Two-day STEAM Fest to feature drones, robots, karate

BOULDER — Maker Boulder is hosting its annual STEAM Fest on April 29 and 30, which celebrates science, technology, entrepreneurship, arts and making.

More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

The festival is sponsored by Google and Science Galaxy, among others.

More than 100 hands-on activities will be featured at the festival, including drone racing, robot demonstrations and battles, the physics of karate, boat building and an electronics take-apart exhibit.

Companies such as Science Galaxy, Incrediflix, the Gizmo Dojo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Arts Longmont and others will have exhibits.

“We sponsor STEAM Fest because we see how attendees engage with the activities and exhibits,” Mishel Gantz, chief experience officer at the Watershed School in Boulder, said in a prepared statement. “This is nothing like any event you’ve attended — you won’t see cool stuff, you’ll do cool stuff and be so immersed in it, you may not realize you’re learning!”

In addition to activities, food trucks and local craft beers will also be at the two-day festival.

Tickets range from $8 for a one-day ticket for children to $65 for two adults and two children for both days.