Thank you to the hundreds of Makers who are co-creating Maker Faire Detroit with us.  We are looking forward to meeting you, hosting you, and playfully learning with you this weekend.

Don’t forget —



Friday, July 27     10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Outdoor exhibits only)

Friday, July 27     3 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Indoor exhibits)

Saturday, July 28    6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Sunday, July 29   7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.



Friday, July 27     10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 28    6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 29    7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please note: If you have assistants or fellow Makers checking in for the first time on Sunday, please let them know they will need to arrive before check-in closes at 2 p.m.


Maker Parking

Ford Engineering Lot: Parking on Saturday and Sunday will be in the Ford Engineering Lot next to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The lot is accessible off Oakwood Boulevard via Beech Street. A courtesy shuttle will pick up in this lot, and drop off at the check-in tent.


UM Dearborn: The UM Dearborn Shuttle is operating extended hours for Makers  8 a.m.-6:15 p.m; Saturday and Sunday. The UM Dearborn lot is a great option for assistants or Makers arriving in the afternoon. The shuttle will drop off in front of the Museum, which is just a short walk to the check-in tent. If you already have credentials (you’ve already checked-in and wristbanded), then you may enter the Museum or Outdoor Midway directly through any open entrance; if you need to check in it’s a quick walk to the check in tent.  UM Dearborn Fairlane Campus Shuttle location is 19000 Hubbard Dr., Dearborn, MI 48124


Arrival Tip: Please have your Maker Number assigned to your project handy. Being ready for check-in will ensure that the line moves a little quicker for everyone.


Oakwood Construction: Please note, the City of Dearborn is working on a construction project on Oakwood Boulevard just south of The Henry Ford. This project runs between Beaumont Hospital and the Dearborn Inn, reducing Oakwood Boulevard from five lanes to two lanes, one in each direction.


Village Construction: Please note, the City of Dearborn is working on a construction project on Village Road east just east of The Henry Ford.


Email if you have any questions or need more information about Maker Faire Detroit.  2019 Maker Applications are expected to open in April.

Maker Faire Detroit Application Tips!

    • We will be using the same application system as 2017, provided by Maker Media for all Maker Faires. There are some nice enhancements – you can save and return to the application if you can’t complete all one time.


    • Read EVERYTHING! We know it can be tempting to skip a line or two to get right into the application, BUT all the information is extremely important to know, so please, read everything! Be as descriptive as possible about your project and fill as much detail as possible, the application cannot be changed after it’s submitted.


    • SPELLCHECK! Especially your e-mail address; e-mail will be our primary source of communication. If your e-mail is spelled incorrectly, or has an extra space, you could miss your opportunity to show off at the Faire!


    • Prepare good photos, or video content, you can provide with your application. These will populate the Maker Faire Detroit website if you are accepted!


    • New: Think about how many Booth Assistants you will need. During the application process, you will be prompted to submit the number of assistants you’re planning to bring to run your project (maximum 5 assistants, unless pre-approved for additional assistant). All assistants MUST be pre-counted to receive their event credentials.


Important Information for Makers

    • Maker Faire Detroit Manual 2018 Be sure to download and review this year’s important information as soon as possible. To ensure Maker Faire Detroit runs safely and smoothly all Makers (and their assistants)should be familiar with the manual contents.  Don’t forget to note deadlines!




    • Commercial Makers, Commercial Food Makers & Craft Sales, once accepted you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your payment. Please consult the Maker Manual for further details.