Tesla’s Birthday Party



Pikes Peak Makerspace, 735 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, 80903

Event Description

Pikes Peak Makerspace is pleased to present the inaugural Tesla’s Birthday Party, on July 13th from 11am-3pm.

Yes, we know that Tesla’s actual Birthday is July 10th, but we want to show ol’ Nikola how much he is loved so we are hosting on a Saturday so everyone can attend!

We figured that Nikola wouldn’t mind us fundraising in his honor. After all, Pikes Peak Makerspace is located only a few blocks from where some of his most famous experiments were performed!

Tickets are just $10 per person, so bring your friends and join us for a good time at the premier Makerspace of the Pikes Peak Region.
(PPM Dues Paying Members, check Slack and Email! Member Tickets are just $5)
Here is how we’ll be celebrating:

Live Music All Day
Hear from a variety of talented musicians including: The Church of Tomatillo, Kentucky Colts, and maybe you'll also want to sing or jam along during this open mic format.

Door Prizes
Your entry includes a chance to win prizes donated by our members and local businesses.

Tours of Pikes Peak Makerspace (Available 11-3pm)
Learn all about our Makerspace and the amazing equipment we have on site for members.

11:30-1pm BBQ
(Burgers, Dogs, and all the trimmings)

1pm Tesla's Birthday Song + Cake
Our favorite Nikola impersonator, Gabriela, will give a short speech highlighting stories of Nikola's life and career. We'll sing "Happy Birthday Tesla" and then cut the cake!

1:30-3pm Tesla Make and Takes ($5 each)

Make a Nikola Tesla commemorative coaster or ornament on our 150 watt CO2 Laser!

Sublawhat? Don’t worry, you’ll walk away with all of your particles in the right place, and a beautiful magnet commemorating Tesla's 168th Birthday.

Make a Vinyl Decal of the amazing Pikes Peak Makerspace logo for your car, window, or water bottle!

1:30-3pm Tour Pike Ride and optional ride to the Tesla Memorial at

Memorial Park
Take a peek behind the scenes at Pike Ride HQ, Colorado Springs non profit electric bike share provider. Located just next door, you'll be electrified after seeing the heartbeat of the e-bike fleet! Want to go for a spin? Jump on a Pike Ride for a self guided ride over to Memorial Park and take a selfie with the Nikola Tesla memorial plaque, just a few blocks away.

This is a FUNdraiser. We want to have a ton of fun and and raise money to support our mission as a community of cooperative hobbyist and early-stage entrepreneurs that empowers members to turn ideas into reality. Pikes Peak Makerspace strives to provide access to tools and resources to confidently and safely design, develop and make.

Our goal is simple: Walk in with an idea, walk out with it in your hands.

Can't make it? Donate here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for more information.

We hope you can join us on July 13th in celebrating Nikola Telsa's Birthday!