Are you looking for something to do in town this weekend that doesn’t involve intensive bargaining with your kids to use your Scene points for SPECTRE instead of The Peanuts Movie?
Well. Have I got a super-cool alternative for you:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1,100 makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), Shenzhen, and now Ottawa are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires; and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.
The Ottawa Maker Faire is taking place on November 7th and 8th at the Aberdeen Pavilion.
You can find more information on the event here:
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/makerfaireott
And Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakerFaireOttawa
Will we see you there? Check out our own Facebook page for details on how to win a family set of passes!