Grand Rapids holds "maker faire"

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids is going to have its own "Maker Faire".

The first-ever Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be August 30 & 31 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. A Maker Faire is a kind of science fair/county fair with innovation and engineering aspects to make something entirely new. The flagship event, Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, California had over 130,000 visitors in May.

The Grand Rapids event is being organized by the GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis, Inc., and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

"The GR Makers have just returned from the largest Maker Faire the San Francisco Bay Area, and we are excited to be a part of this collaboration bringing Maker Faire to Grand Rapids," said Casey DuBois of GR Makers.

The Grand Rapids event will be a family-friendly celebration of rockets, robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, food and more.


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