Category Archives: Events in Vancouver

Maker Faire 101: Free Evening of Info & Socializing

Not sure about being a Maker and want some encouragement or more information? Thinking about volunteering? Want to find out what exactly Maker Faire is all about? We’ve got just the thing for you!


Maker Faire 101 is an evening of meeting and greeting, asking and answering, showing-and-telling. Come out and meet some Makers and see their projects (a mini-mini Maker Faire, if you will). Find out from the organizers what it takes to participate as a Maker or volunteer. Have some snacks and beverages. Stay for a free screening of Maker: The Movie.


Date: Saturday Feb. 21, 2015
Time: 6:30-10pm
Location: MakerLabs, 196 Kingsway, Vancouver
RSVP: This is a free event, but capacity is limited. Please RSVP.



Maker Picnic Sunday June 1st!

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The days leading up to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire can be stressful for makers. Many makers spend days locked away, missing the light of day as their projects slowly (and sometimes painstakingly!) come to fruition. So this Sunday (June 1st, 2014) we invite makers to take a day off from their projects, relax, meet awesome people, troubleshoot and celebrate maker culture!


Not a maker? That’s ok too! Come check out what people are up to and participate in some fun games and activities designed to get your gears turning.


The Love Bus will be parked nearby for your ball pit pleasure (yes, adults are allowed!), the “Fun silly-tator” will be hosting a blueprint area to brainstorm “Machines of the Future“, you can make some creepy monsters in the Creature Creation Zone. Remember to bring something to roast on the BBQ!


Bring your quadro-copters, tall bikes, homemade instruments, knitting projects, sketchbook, toys, and food! Or just bring yourself! Anything goes! Hope to see you there!


Sunday June 1st @ Dude Chilling Park (2390 Brunswick Street) from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Rain or Shine!



Maker Town Hall

Thinking about participating for the first time at this year’s Vancouver Mini Maker Faire? Not sure if what you do makes you a Maker, or if anybody else would be interested in your project? Maybe you’ve participated at a past VMMF but have some questions that need answering before you do it again.


Then the Maker Town Hall is for you!


Join us for an evening of presentations, Q&As, socializing & meeting of fellow makers. Get your curiosity piqued, questions answered, and enthusiasm pumped.


Date: Saturday March 1, 2014
Time: Doors at 7:30pm, event from 8:00-10:30pm
Location: One Thousand Rivers, 54 E. 4th Ave., Vancouver
Cost: The Maker Town Hall is free but due to limited space pre-registration is strongly suggested.


*Please note: The Maker Town Hall is intended for people new to participating in a Mini Maker Faire, or past participants who are uncertain about their involvement this year. We will be having another event in a couple of months for veteran VMMF Makers who are already planning on participating.


photo by blue mollusc

photo by blue mollusc



Maker Green:

Green Jam and Kegs


Are you a maker interested in making Vancouver’s Mini Maker Faire the greenest anywhere?robot tiltThis is a call to all tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, exhibitors and attendees. Help answer such questions as how we might target zero waste? Can we reduce the carbon emissions of everyone travelling to the faire? What can exhibitors do to reduce their environmental footprint? Let’s get together at the HiVE and jam over a beer!


Join the community, get Involved and help shape the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!

Where: The HiVE @ 210 – 128 W. Hastings St.
When: Friday February 28, 2014, Gather at 6pm, start at 6:30pm
What: Maker Faire “Green Jam and Kegs”
Drinks by donation, potluck offerings welcome.  RSVP here.