The Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire began in 2008 as the first ever community-scale version of the large Maker Faires organized by Maker Media/Make Magazine. Rebranded in 2018 as an independent event to better reflect our local community, its new name is AACME, Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo


An idea starts as a tiny seed and through inspiration, planning and developing, an idea becomes a reality.  To get to that point, we need to find tools and resources that can help us.  People are builders, creators, innovators who inspire each other through the knowledge that they acquire and share.  AACME aims to celebrate the diverse skills and tiny seeds that grew and developed into something wonderful.

The organizers of AACME believe that in problem solving and creating, there are no boundaries or limits to what we can learn, the people we meet and the skills that we acquire.  It is our mission to provide an event that showcases and celebrates our diverse creative backgrounds and what we have built and developed and the skills we have acquired.



This event is always free to attend and free to exhibit. It showcases DIY science, green technology, robotics, historical and new technologies, professional businesses, student STEM and STEAM projects, digital artists, tinkerers and hobbyists, Ham radio and rockets, and vibrant makers from Southeast Michigan and northern Ohio. It is usually in May or early June, and for the past few years, the Ann Arbor District Library's downtown location has hosted.

2018 AACME

This year marks the 10th anniversary of this event. The organizer's are cooking up lots of surprises for both exhibitors and attendees. Why not join in the fun! The 2018 Exhibitor Application opens Friday, February 16, 2018 and closes Friday, April 13. This year's Expo is Sunday, May 20 from 12-5pm at the Ann Arbor District Library's downtown location. Join us in sharing creativity with our community

While we transition to the new webpage, find out more on the old website A2makerfaire