This is Tampa Bay’s oldest and biggest Maker festival celebrating the DIY Inventive Spirit! More than 100 exhibitors, comprising more than 400 technologists, artists, crafters, mechanical and electrical wizards, costumers and prop makers, roboticists, musical artists, inventors, coders, gamers, electric car races, battle bots, drone racing, and more! Check out a video overview from last year HERE.
Make stuff? Love sharing what you make? Love seeing what others make? Looking for maker inspiration? Join us at the 6th Gulf Coast MakerCon, our annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit! Visit our website and related social media for general admission discounts between now and event day!
Gulf Coast Makers are a creative community of innovative and enthusiastic DIYers, inventors, repurposers, crafters, artists, and just about anyone that MAKES anything. It’s a place where everyone can join together and share resource, learn a craft, hone their skills, participate in events and so much more.
Every spring, we hold Gulf Coast MakerCon, our annual community festival celebrating the DIY (Do It Yourself) Inventive Spirit! Here's some of what we have on tap for 2017:
- 40,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space at the Special Events Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
- Cigar City Multirotor Drone Race exhibition
- 3rd Annual Southeast Combat Robotics Championship
- 3rd Annual Electrathon Car Races
- Annual Inventors & Entrepreneurs Showcase
- Makers Market
- Young Makers Village
- Workshops & Demos
- Deconstruction Zone
- Gaming Expo
- Heritage Makers
- Transportation Exhibits
- Garden Tech & Sustainability
- 21st Century Tech
- Robotics and Mechatronics
and much more!
Fairgrounds Parking is $6/vehicle.
If you're interested in exhibiting at Gulf Coast MakerCon, visit our Maker Registration page.
If you're interested in being a Gulf Coast MakerCon Sponsor, please visit our Sponsor Registration site.