Liverpool MakeFest was founded back in 2015 and has run each year since, with the exception of 2020/21 due to the COVID-19 lockdown of course, but we had no control over that. We didn’t visit Wuhan, or Barnard Castle either for that matter!

It is one of the largest free and open Maker events in the UK and is proud to have spawned a series of sister MakeFests all over the country. We even published official guidance on how to set up a MakeFest if you’re interested.

The event has always been free for exhibitors and attendees alike. It is strictly non-commercial.

It is held in Liverpool Central Library which provides an amazing open, friendly and accessible space. We love our library home.

A photo of the Discovery room at Central Library packed with people perusing the stalls
The Discovery space was busy all day, so many stalls and all staffed by volunteers.

Previous Events

The last Liverpool MakeFest took place on Saturday July 2nd 2022.

The event took place at Liverpool Central Library, William Brown St, L3 8EW. It was completely free to attend and jam packed with fun things to do for all the family!.

To get an idea of what a MakeFest looks like please see the short video below