Google Fiber Returns for 10th Year as STEM Building Sponsor at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Craft Lake City and Google Fiber are thrilled to announce the return of the Google Fiber STEM Building to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival for the 10th consecutive year! 

The Google Fiber STEM Building offers festival goers the chance to experience science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) through demos and hands-on activities provided by 35+ of Utah’s engineers, scientists, tech hobbyists, tinkerers, major research institutions & local STEM-centric businesses. These demonstrations also include the fan-favorite DIY water rocket launch activity for attendees of all ages.

The 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons will take place Fri., Aug. 9, Sat., Aug. 10 and Sun., Aug. 11 at the Utah State Fairpark. This year’s festival is expected to welcome 350 local artisans & vintage vendors, dozens of craft food & food truck vendors, more than 40 local performers and over 40 STEM exhibitors, reaching an accumulated 500+ Utah creatives in total.

“GFiber is proud to partner with Craft Lake City to foster STEM engagement in the Utah community,” said Alberto Garcia, Government & Community Affairs Manager for GFiber.

“The DIY Festival’s STEM Building provides a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and exploration in science, technology, engineering, and math. We are excited to continue to sponsor this important community event.”

A festival goer favorite, the STEM Building has been a staple of the DIY Fest since 2012, with GFiber’s sponsorship taking it to the next level in 2015 and every year since. Craft Lake City’s year-round STEM programming has grown as well, teaching concepts like rocketry to K-12 students in schools across Utah through our rocket launch program, and bringing new avenues of creativity to all ages through STEM Labs workshops.

“Much of our STEM program’s growth would not be possible without GFiber’s direct support as our STEM Building and rocket launch sponsor,” says Craft Lake City’s STEM Coordinator, Sergio Hernandez. “The Google Fiber STEM Building continues to help our programming grow each year as it uplifts and empowers Utah’s scientists, researchers, STEM-related businesses, young minds and wider community by engaging curiosity, building connections and providing support.”

General admission tickets & VIP tickets for the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons are currently available for advance purchase on For more information about this event, visit

About Craft Lake City:

Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity. @craftlakecity

Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, Utah Division of Arts & Museums the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and SLUG Magazine.

The 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. The DIY Fest features over 500 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August. The 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons features the Google Fiber STEM Building, the VIP Lounge Sponsored By Utah’s Own, Mark Miller Subaru Leave Your Mark Park Kids’ Area, the 90.9FM KRCL Stage and the SLUG Mag Main Stage. Additional support is provided in part by the Willard Eccles Foundation, Stephen G. Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation, UTA, PCTV, Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, McCarthey Family Foundation, PBS Utah, 90.1 KUER, Offside Printing & Apparel, Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office ACE Grant, Meta, STEM Action Center,, Visit Salt Lake, Cricut and XMission.