Discover Maker Faire Again

October 13-15 & 20-22

Mare Island, CA


Celebrate Creativity and Curiosity

The legendary and mind-blowing Maker Faire is back for its 15th time in the Bay Area! Experience the ultimate showcase of creativity, innovation, and endless possibilities.



Are you creating immersive installations, kinetic art pieces, interactive exhibits, or cool tech? We're searching for projects that will captivate and inspire. We invite you to participate and showcase what you have been inspired to create.



Reserve your spot to step into an immersive world full of robots, art, drones, tech, and hands-on activities. Reward your curiosity and spark your creativity. Space is limited and we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.



Be a part of an event that propels the future's groundbreaking ideas, technologies, and innovations. Not only that, it's a game changer for children, showcasing real-life examples of STEAM applications and sparking their curiosity.

1 Island, 2 Weekends, 6 Days

The first weekend one two of the six buildings of the venue will be taken over by eFashion, cosplay, wearables, and Make: Fashion dark will take over with performance and a runway show. The following weekend will welcome robots combat robots and a robot showcase of all sized and technologies! Meet the Makers.


October 13th & 20th

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

October 14th & 21st

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

October 15th & 22nd

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Full Event

FRI 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SAT & SUN 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

maker-faire_getting started A Maker Faire Debut, Robotic Couture by Anouk Wipprecht

maker-faire_getting started Fizzy Fan Favorite, Eepy Bird Coke & Mentos Show

maker-faire_getting started Join the Drone School of San Fransisco for racing, situations, demos, and autographs!

maker-faire_getting started Shawn Thorsson’s Costume & Prop Shop

maker-faire_getting started Large Scale Fire Arts from Burners and Beyond

maker-faire_getting started Live music from Rock the Bike a People-powered Pedal Stage

maker-faire_getting started Experience the live making of Industrial Arts and Skills

maker-faire_getting started Crafts Bazaar brought to Maker Faire with SF Bazaar showcasing the DIY movement and handmade goods.

maker-faire_getting started Build and Bash Trash Bots with Obtainium Works

maker-faire_getting started Kinetic Steam Works blends vintage steam power, industrial art, and education.

October 13–15, 2023

FRI 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SAT & SUN 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

maker-faire_getting started Featuring Adam Savage’s Sunday Sermon 

maker-faire_getting started Live performance by Marquette King

maker-faire_getting started Learn electronics with Raspberry Pi

maker-faire_getting started Wearable LED fashion show

maker-faire_getting started Cosplay wonderland 

October 20–22​, 2023

FRI 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SAT & SUN 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

maker-faire_getting started Combat Robot Matches and Demos

maker-faire_getting started Meet local First Robotics teams

maker-faire_getting started Build robots with Obtanium Works 

maker-faire_getting started Tour light exhibits in the dark room

Choose Your Own Adventure

Get ready for a fantastic event! We’re putting together a carefully crafted experience with fewer crowds and a whole lot of hands-on fun.Tickets are Limited!


Single Day


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Full STEAM Ahead


Student Days at Maker Faire

Maker Faire is all about learning, playing, and having a blast while trying out new ideas. From preschool to retirement, anyone can join in on the fun. And the best part? You don't need to be taught how to do it - just set yourself free and explore! Maker Faire empowers students and teachers alike to embrace their creative side and discover new educational horizons while keeping costs as low as possible. Sign up to stay to be notified of the program.

Showing and Telling Across the Seas

Get ready for the biggest, most epic celebration of the Maker Movement of the Bay Area this October! But guess what? It’s  happening around the world on 4 continents in two weeks. Large scale, mind-blowing festivities will also be taking place in Italy, Tokyo, and Egypt. No matter where you are celebrate the global wave of creativity and innovation with us!

Thank you to our Sponsors of Maker Faire Bay Area

Maker Faire Bay Area 2023

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
560 Nimitz Ave. Mare Island Ca 94592

Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 Sponsors

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

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