DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – It’s a weekend to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering and technology — Maker Faire Detroit is here!
The Henry Ford is celebrating its sixth year of hosting the festival, with events this Saturday and Sunday in Dearborn. This year’s event features a new location for the outdoor midway, new projects and more than 70 participants making their debuts.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
The new location — from the front of Henry Ford Museum to the Lovett Hall lot located behind the museum — will more convenient parking opportunities and easier access to makers located both inside and outside.
Also making its Maker Faire Detroit debut this year is Cirque Mechanics. Inspired by the modern circus, Cirque Mechanics is known for its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging through acrobatics and a bit of clowning around.
One attraction you won’t be able to miss is a three-story Hot Wheels ramp created by Ford Motor Co. employee Matt West and his son, Blake. It’s going for a world record attempt for the largest Hot Wheels ramp ever.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Visitors also will be able to get inside a 50-foot motion simulator rocket.
Hundreds of Detroit youth participating in the Summer in the City program will get a sneak peek at Friday’s VIP Maker Faire experience, which is supported by a Comerica Charitable Foundation grant.
Tickets for Makes Faire cost $28 and include all day admission to Henry Ford Museum.
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