Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Comments 46 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Walking through the PNE Forum last year, John and I were in awe of call the cool gadgets, roaming exhibits, and fascinating creations that were a part of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Robots were rolling around, inventions and crafts were being shown off, and the soldering station was full of dads and daughters working together. It was such a fun and creative atmosphere, and it’s coming back to the PNE Forum this summer.


Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

What do liquid nitrogen desserts, stained glass video game characters, and interactive art installations have in common? They’re just some of the fascinating Maker projects exhibiting at the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!

When: June 11-12, 2016 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Where: PNE Forum (Renfrew & Hastings)
Tickets: On sale online now

This year is shaping up to be the biggest and best year yet featuring a curated selection of workshops and presentations, and more than 120 exhibits for attendees to discover what Vancouver Makers have been creating behind closed doors.

VancouverMiniMakerFaireCollageWhat once may have been a solo project by a garage tinkerer or a side diversion by a hobby club is now celebrated at this yearly show-&-tell. Since the first event in Vancouver in 2011, VMMF has showcased the do-it-yourself ethos that has inspired not only a global movement of Makers, but the cooperative and creative community that has sprouted in Vancouver in recent years.

It’s the only event where you’ll see this city’s tech enthusiasts, crafters, librarians, science clubs, hobbyists, artists, and imaginative kids congregated under one roof in a two-day celebration of learning, inventing and making. Complete with interactive displays, hands-on workshops, roaming exhibitions, boisterous performers and lively project demonstrations, the event is perfect for the creative or the curious of all ages. We’ve also got food trucks to keep you going as you explore the grounds.

Whether you build, craft, teach, hack, invent, or just want to learn, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire encourages everyone to roll up their sleeves, cast off the fear of failure, and make!

Win a Family Pack of Tickets

I have a family pack of tickets (4) to give away to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Follow Vancouver Mini Maker Faire on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Extra Giveaway!

Update The first winner is Steve V! I’m going to keep this going with ANOTHER family pack up for grabs until Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:00pm.

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46 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Mary YThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 8:56am PDT

    would love to check it out.

  2. christopheThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 9:17am PDT

    Me me me!

  3. UrsulaThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 9:21am PDT

    Would love to go!

  4. AlexThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 11:28am PDT

    Sounds cool

  5. Eric RThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 2:22pm PDT

    I would love to go to this my birthday is June 13th

  6. TiffanyThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 2:32pm PDT

    Yes please!

  7. Mike GismondiThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 5:13pm PDT

    This sounds like a lot of fun!

  8. SaraThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 5:50pm PDT

    Sounds cool! Would love to check it out! 🙂

  9. pookiemanThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 5:54pm PDT

    looks great!

  10. P. MannThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 8:49pm PDT

    I would love to go and think it would be a perfect family event to inspire my child. Thank you for offering this contest.

  11. AndreaThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 9:29pm PDT

    The Maker Faire sounds so cool!

  12. AngelaThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 9:52pm PDT

    Ohhhh my kids loved the faire last year! We’d love to go again!

  13. StephanieThursday, May 12th, 2016 — 11:15pm PDT

    So cute! I love miniature things

  14. RuthFriday, May 13th, 2016 — 6:45am PDT

    My daughter would love this!

  15. sarbjit DhaliwalFriday, May 13th, 2016 — 5:15pm PDT

    love to win the tickets for my kids

  16. HelenaFriday, May 13th, 2016 — 10:01pm PDT

    It would be so amazing to win these tickets!! ?

  17. Steve v.Saturday, May 14th, 2016 — 6:07am PDT

    Been on my list for a long time,

  18. MaryanneSaturday, May 14th, 2016 — 9:40pm PDT

    We would love to go!

  19. roland moustacheSunday, May 15th, 2016 — 6:04pm PDT


  20. caroline m.Sunday, May 15th, 2016 — 6:04pm PDT

  21. TasSunday, May 15th, 2016 — 8:45pm PDT

    Cant wait to go

  22. JasonMonday, May 16th, 2016 — 2:00am PDT

    Would love to check it out.

  23. tammyMonday, May 16th, 2016 — 3:41pm PDT

    Would love to check this out

  24. MandanaTuesday, May 17th, 2016 — 1:14am PDT

    Had no idea this event existed!! Now that I know about it, need to check it out!!

  25. Ariel CTuesday, May 17th, 2016 — 1:51pm PDT


  26. bonnie lamWednesday, May 18th, 2016 — 7:44am PDT


    Good luck to you all. Hugs.

  27. Vesna S.Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 — 9:42am PDT

    Never knew this was going on…thanks for keeping us informed 🙂

  28. Nicole WaldenWednesday, May 18th, 2016 — 10:49pm PDT

    Yaaaaaaaas!!! Pleeeeze

  29. sanazThursday, May 19th, 2016 — 2:18pm PDT

    I’d love to check this out!

  30. CarmelleThursday, May 19th, 2016 — 3:47pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I definitely want to check it out. 😀

  31. BiancaThursday, May 19th, 2016 — 6:08pm PDT

    It would be neat for us to go and check this out!

  32. Steve MThursday, May 19th, 2016 — 9:52pm PDT

    My wife and 2 kids have been going to maker faire every year and would love to win a pack of tickets!

  33. Amy OFriday, May 20th, 2016 — 7:44am PDT

    I love crafting and I’ve been wanting to go to this fair. And it would be a great way to introduce my 3 yr old daughter what creative things other people can make.

  34. JonFriday, May 20th, 2016 — 7:55am PDT

    I had so much fun at Maker Faire. I’m excited to see what’s new this year.

  35. ElaineFriday, May 20th, 2016 — 9:17am PDT

    Me pretty please?

  36. HollyFriday, May 20th, 2016 — 9:28pm PDT

    Maker Faire is the best! Such a wonderful group of the most interesting and talented people all under one roof!

  37. CindySaturday, May 21st, 2016 — 1:29pm PDT


  38. EvelynSunday, May 22nd, 2016 — 10:29pm PDT

    So excited to see the neat ideas at Maker Faire!

  39. RosemaryMonday, May 23rd, 2016 — 9:25am PDT

    Looks like an interesting event

  40. RenfrewMonday, May 23rd, 2016 — 11:10am PDT

    Would love to go.

  41. SorrelMonday, May 23rd, 2016 — 2:10pm PDT

    Looks cool, would definitely love to check it out.

  42. AmandaMonday, May 23rd, 2016 — 2:13pm PDT

    Sounds like a great event! Would love to check it out! ?

  43. Stefanie LeBlancTuesday, May 24th, 2016 — 7:57am PDT

    I have a friend who would love to go to this, with or without me!

  44. KristaTuesday, May 24th, 2016 — 1:50pm PDT

    Sounds fascinating! I would love to take my kids.

  45. CarolynWednesday, May 25th, 2016 — 3:26pm PDT

    I’d love to go and get ideas with my little boys 🙂

  46. SusanFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 12:43am PDT

    Oh my gosh, my boys would love this!

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