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Maker Fest Portsmouth

October 14, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Are you a maker at heart? From artisanal skills like painting, weaving, and glass blowing to high-tech endeavors like coding and 3D printing, Maker Fest Portsmouth is fun for all ages and skill levels! Come explore “maker culture” with interactive displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Learn from accomplished makers – artisans, technology gurus, and everything in between – who are eager to pass their knowledge and passion on to fellow enthusiasts like you. This family-friendly event is included with admission to the Children’s Museum of Virginia, and free to the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, (including all outside activities).


Handmade Costumes
Animation and Film*
Comic Publishing*
Spheroes *
Snap Circuits & Ozobots
Children’s Crafts
Lapidary – jewelry making and rock polishing*

* with museum admission

Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center logoFluid Art Pouring
Encaustic Painting
Knitting and Fiber Arts
Clay Arts

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum LogoBuild your own boat & race it
Model shipbuilding
And More


Enjoy all these activities and more within an easy four block walk.  Check out the Farmer’s Market and all the museum exhibits while you’re here.

Map of Olde Towne Portsmouth showing locations of events


October 14, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Portsmouth Museums
Olde Towne Portsmouth
Portsmouth, VA 23704 United States
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