The 4th Annual Lansing Maker Week

A team of more than a dozen community partners are excited to kick off Michigan’s third Maker Week. Held September 30th through October 8th, the week is stacked with a lineup of tours, hands-on projects and guest speakers in areas that include food and drink, textiles and apparel, 3D printing, electronics and programming, and the intersection of 21st century jobs and maker skills.


Learn from the professionals. Find out about the technologies that exist are being developed to further the industry.


Find out what the makers are doing in the region. Tour the facilities and hear about the resources available.


Connect with fellow DIYers and organizations and expand your networks.


Hear from industry experts on the emerging technologies and ideas. 


Stay up to date on every single event.

Saturday, Sept. 30th

Maker Expo
presented by the Holt Arts Council
10 AM to 4 PM

A day-long celebration of innovation and creativity has something for everyone: art, technology, hands-on, locally made and FUN! Come learn something new and get inspired!

Beer Works: Craft Beer Tasting
presented by the Holt Arts Council
4 PM to 8 PM
$10 for 3 samples, $25 for 10 samples

Craft brewing is the perfect blend of art and science. Come out and enjoy the best local brews and chat with the makers themselves. Food, music, and fun. Cheers!

Maker Studio Open House
Presented by East Lansing Public Library
11 AM to 1 PM

The East Lansing Public Library is celebrating Lansing Maker Week by hosting an open house in in the maker studio. Come check out the new tool library, the library's newest 3D printer, an SLA printer from Formlabs, and everything else new in the maker studio.

Sunday, Oct. 1st

Barnes & Noble Makerspace
Presented by Barnes and Noble
12 - 2 PM

Check out all of the fun Maker Products that Barnes & Noble has to offer. From robots to smart writing tools to 3D pens and printers, we've got a lot to play with!

Monday, Oct. 2nd

STEAM Activities (Ages 5-15)
Presented by Capital Area District Libraries: Holt - Delhi
4 - 5 PM

Use STEAM skills to create a new invention each week (while supplies last).

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

3D Printing Demystified: An Introduction to 3D Printing
Presented by MSU Libraries Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace
6 - 7 PM
Free (Public Welcome)
Register here!

Heard about 3D printing but don’t know where to start? In this hands-on session, participants will design a model using beginner level cloud based software.

Wednesday, Oct. 4th

Incubator Kitchen Tour and Talk
Presented by Allen Marketplace Incubator Kitchens
5 - 6 PM

Tour the Allen Market Place Incubator Kitchens and meet entry-level food entrepreneurs who are creating product and often selling at Allen Farmers Market, happening that day, 2:30-7pm!

Thursday, Oct. 5th

Light up The Runway
Presented by Dr. Stephanie Vasko and The Runway Fashion Incubator
5:30 - 7 PM
Register here!

Join Dr. Stephanie Vasko for a talk on the history of e-textiles/wearable electronics and an interactive e-textile workshop where you will take home a functioning soft circuit.

Friday, Oct. 6th

National Manufacturing Day
Presented by the Capital Area Manufacturing Council
9 AM - 1 PM
Invitation Only

CAMC is planning multiple tours in Mid-Michigan to celebrate MFG Day on
10/6/17 to expose 1,000 K-12 students to our local manufacturing community!

Saturday, Oct. 7th

Family Day at the MSU Broad Art Museum
Presented by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
11 AM - 3 PM

Join us for hands-on art making and family fun! Create silly, spooky, and surprising disguises at the MSU Broad. Sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Sunday, Oct. 8th

Open House and Pop-Up Shop
Presented by Lansing Maker's Network
12 - 4 PM

Check out the arts, crafts and products made at your local makerspace!


Here are some frequently asked questions about the Lansing Maker Week and their answers.

The movement is both pro-technology and pro-DIY, and fits well in Lansing’s unique culture at the intersection of higher education and manufacturing.

A maker is anyone who creates, builds, tinkers, or imagines.

No way, the event was creating to be a “drop-in” week-long experience for participants to attend whatever pieces fit into your schedule.

Think of this as a choose your own adventure. Go to whichever tours or keynotes you would like.

Visit early and often to find out more about each day’s events and schedule

Yes. There is no charge to attend as most events are free.


The generous contributors of Lansing Maker Week.


The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region.