Saturday, April 23 – Jones College Prep 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Find something new to do this summer! Be part of Chicago City of Learning’s FREE bi-annual festival of doing and making, where young people and the adults who care about them can explore citywide opportunities. Register here.
Chicago North Side Mini Maker Fair
Saturday, May 7 – Schurz High School 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Come and join the Maker Movement and experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics while enjoying some hands-on fun right in our own backyard!
Chicago Northside Mini Maker Fair is the first and largest Maker Fair in the Chicagoland area. We began humbly, as a grassroots effort to bring the maker movement to Chicago, straight into the hands of our city’s youth. In 2011, local lockpicker and mathematics educator Christina Pei teamed up with Schurz High School‘s Principal Dan Kramer to found this local celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit. Chicago Northside Mini Maker Fair focuses on education – educators teaching educators, amateurs teaching professionals, students teaching families. With a shoestring budget and only a dream, our inaugural Maker Fair in April 2012 was a smashing success thanks to the 50+ makers who shared their talents in 3D printing, up-cycling, and urban farming just to name a few. Each year we returned bigger and better than the last. On Saturday, May 7 we present our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY event. We anticipate 100+ makers and 2,000+ attendees. Come join the fun! Find out More.