Innovation, Experimentation At Chukchansi Park

ImageMark your calendars now for Sunday, April 21st. Why? Because for the first time ever, the maker movement will take over a professional baseball game with the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire.

What is the maker movement?

From Maker Faire,

Many makers are hobbyists, enthusiasts or students (amateurs!)–but they are also a wellspring of innovation, creating new products and producing value in the community. Some makers do become entrepreneurs and start companies.

Needing a place to exhibit ideas and share projects, the idea of Maker Faire took shape. Maker Faire is “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.”

MAKE Magazine launched in 2005 to help nurture the ground for the growing maker community.

The Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire will be the first Maker Faire held in Fresno in addition to the first at a professional baseball game. It will showcase makers from the Central San Joaquin Valley and beyond with their Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects on display. A Grizzlies game will become a complete learning experience.

The Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire begins at 12 pm and runs through the end of the Grizzlies game.

The event is for all ages. We are currently seeking makers for event, so if you are interested in sharing your DIY project, please email us here.

As for entry, a Grizzlies game ticket gets you admission into the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire. Tickets are available here.

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