Each year we are blown away by the creative minds at Maker Faire Austin. We’re proud to sponsor this exciting event that captures wonder, whimsy and imagination in an amazing showcase of creations & experiments. But at Maker Faire, you’re not just browsing what other awesome DIYer’s have made — you are invited to jump into a full weekend of hands-on tinkering yourself! Mark your calendars and get your tickets for Maker Farie on Saturday, May 5 & Sunday, May 6 at Palmer Event Center. From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day, you can enjoy workshops, watch performers, and participate in many art & science projects.

Photo credit: Nine Francois

What Is Maker Maker Faire? Called “The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth”, this annual event is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. It’s a gathering of engineers, artists, scientists and crafters who love sharing their hobbies, experiments, and projects.

Photo credit: Nine Francois

Photo credit: Nine Francois

What’s New This Year? The May event will include a Hackathon, a build then fly a drone zone, and a tiny house village. Returning is the Drone Race, the Remake Runway Fashion Contest, Fashion Shows, Dark Room, Robots, Power Tool Drag Racing, and the Fire Garden.

Photo credit: Nine Francois

With hundreds of makers at the Faire, you’re sure to be amazed by a wonderous sights. Click here to view the full list of makers who will be in attendance. Click here for the full schedule of events!

Photo credit: Nine Francois

–> Get Your Tickets: Click here to purchase your tickets online! Save with advanced tickets!

  • Single Day Advanced (through May 1): $12 for children (ages 4-18); $18 for adults.
  • Weekend Pass Advanced (through May 1): $18 for children; $29 for adults.
  • Single Day Week-of (May 2-6): $16 for children; $25 for adults.
  • Weekend Pass Week-of (May 2-6): $25 for children; $36 for adults.
  • Free for children ages 3 & under!

Interested in volunteering in exchange for admission? Click here to learn about opportunities.

For much more info, you can visit austin.makerfaire.com and follow on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and sign up for their email newsletter.

Photo credit: Nine Francois

–> Giveaway: We have a family 5-pack of Sunday passes to give away to this awesome event. Enter below. Good luck! *Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best Austin family events each week.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to Laurie for winning the tickets!