What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Our Maker Faire

We are very excited to announce the First Annual Coeur d’Alene Mini Maker Faire! Coeur d’Alene Maker Faire is co-sponsored by Gizmo CdA, North Idaho College, University of Idaho, and the Community Library Network.




The 1st Annual Coeur d’Alene Mini Maker Faire will have 50+ demos and interactive exhibits from everything to the sciences and technology to the arts and crafts. We are calling it the “Greatest Show (and Tell) in Coeur d’Alene.” Attendees will be able to learn how to make a variety of things through hands-on activities and demonstrations. We also have a lineup of live music and fantastic food! This event will take place both inside the Gizmo-Cda makerspace and outside in the grass and parking lot.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.