Attendance is Free! Why register for a ticket?
Registering for a ticket will help us to gauge how many people will be coming and will help us plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy.
Do I need to bring my ticket with me?
No. This is a ticketless event. You do not need to print out or bring your ticket with you.
When will DTLA Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
It will be on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST
More information at dtla.makerfaire.com/
Where can I park?
You may park in the commercial parking lot located at 524 South Flower Street. When entering the garage after 9:30 am and exiting by 5:30 pm, parking is $1.00 flat rate with LAPL library card validation. If you do not have a LAPL library card, you may apply for one on the day of the event. It's free to get a library card.
Where is the handicap parking located?
The Central Library is fully accessible to the disabled throughout the building. Flower and Fifth Street entrances have ramps.
There are two options for handicapped parking:
#1) - There are two handicapped parking spaces with no meters or charge located on the south side of Fifth Street close to the Fifth Street entrance to the building for vehicles with disabled placard.
#2) - The commerical parking lot at 524 S. Flower Street has the disabled parking symbol on its sign. The spaces are available immediately to the right as you enter the garage. Validated parking for people using the Central Library is available in the 524 S. Flower Street garage beneath the Maguire Gardens. To obtain a validation, you must show yoru Los Angeles Public Library library card at the Inforamtion Desk on the first floor during the regular Library hours. Library cards are available free of charge.
Is public transportation available?
The Metro Blue Line and Metro Red Line both have stops near Central Library. Most buses which come downtown stop near the Central Library. Check the MTA website for rates, routes and schedules.
Will you have bike parking?
Yes, the Central Library has 12 U-bike racks in front of the 5th Street entrance, 4 U-bike racks on Hope Street near the library's Hope Street entrance, and there is a single-sided grid bike rack by the staircase next to the Library's Flower Street entrance.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Only a small portion of the exhibits will be outdoor. Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. We will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
DTLA Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
With the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Los Angeles is getting its first ever official Maker Faire, joining a global network of Maker Faires spanning 35 countries. It follows the "big" Maker Faire model of celebrating invention, creativity and resourcefulness, but is much smaller in scale, especially this first year.
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