Friday Night Preview Party


Meet Heavy Meta, a 30′ long, 19′ tall fire-breathing dragon art car from Toronto, Canada. Heavy Meta will help kick off the Faire – and our new Friday Preview Party (5 pm to 9 pm) – in the Back 40 (Gate 4 and 84th Street). What else do we have planned?  So glad you asked!

  • Catch some of Milwaukee’s young music talents on Main Street in front of the Expo Center from 5 pm to 8 pm, presented by FREESPACE;
  • Radio Milwaukee DJ Tarik Moody will host a set in the Back 40 at 7:30;
  • Back by popular demand – Rat Patrol Bikes!
  • Power Racing Series exhibition races; and
  • Maker Faire Milwaukee’s Handmade Marketplace will also be open on Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm in Expo Hall A – more than 30 makers will be exhibiting and selling their work.

All indoor and outdoor exhibits will open on Saturday morning at 10 am.

Thanks to community support, the Faire is free to attend but you will need to register for a wristband. Want to skip the line every day of the Faire? Pre-register!