Save the date!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Noon-7pm, Downtown Mesa, AZ


The first SOUTHWEST MAKER FEST was a one-day festival in downtown Mesa held on Saturday, March 22, 2014. It was created to celebrate the power in all of us to create, innovate and realize our ideas! The event featured exhibits, workshops and demonstrations by inventors, artists and makers in a wide variety of areas!

The second SOUTHWEST MAKER FEST, held on March 28, 2015 was bigger and better than the first, with more maker areas, demonstrations, music and workshops. Included in the second year was a Young Makers' Village that included the i.d.e.a. museum and a youth stage. We would like to thank our 2015 Sponsors, who made this expanded event possible.

PLAN AHEAD to experience new things and explore the designs and products of creative minds at Southwest Maker Fest 2016!


Share Your Creativity @SWMF

Save the date: March 12, 2016! Plan to show off your creations, spread your ideas, and share your skills at Southwest Maker Fest!

Stay tuned for exhibitor application!

Get Involved

Please join us on Tuesday, December 1, 5:30-8:00 pm for a gathering to Kick Off Southwest Maker Fest 2016! 

Come hear about SWMF's new Strategic Framework, Committees and opportunities to volunteer. Find out how you can join in engaging the community and supporting the event.

The Kick Off event will be held at
Il Vinaio, 270 West Main Street, Mesa. Please RSVP at 

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