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James Dean Memorial Service

At 5:45pm on September 30, 1955 the world lost movie star James Dean, but gained a timeless legend.  Fairmount, Indiana native James Dean made only three movies in his short life:  East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant, but the mark he made on an entire culture is his true legacy.  Memorial service…

Remembering James Dean Festival & James Dean Run Car Show

Sponsored by the Fairmount Historical Museum annually, this event includes a huge car show featuring 50’s classic and custom autos.  Parade of Neon, special guests, swap meet, and plenty of 50’s entertainment!  James Dean look-alike contest, 50’s dance contest, 5k walk, Pet Parade, and showings of Dean’s three films.

James Dean Memorial Service

At 5:45pm on September 30, 1955 the world lost movie star James Dean, but gained a timeless legend.  Fairmount, Indiana native James Dean made only three movies in his short life:  East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant, but the mark he made on an entire culture is his true legacy.  Memorial service…

Remembering James Dean Festival & James Dean Run Car Show

Sponsored by the Fairmount Historical Museum annually, this event includes a huge car show featuring 50’s classic and custom autos.  Parade of Neon, special guests, swap meet, and plenty of 50’s entertainment!  James Dean look-alike contest, 50’s dance contest, 5k walk, Pet Parade, and showings of Dean’s three films.

Pre-James Dean Run Car Show

Annual Pre-James Dean Run Car Show event in downtown Fairmount features all pre-1980 cars.  Hosted by the Fairmount Lions Club. Entry Fee $10.  16 Special Car Awards, Dash Plaques for the first 100 entries. Terrific 50’s and 60’s era music throughout the evening.

James Dean Fans Weekend

Make a pilgrimage to Fairmount, Indiana and join other James Dean Fans for a weekend of fun, games, food and laughter.  Enjoy all the Dean sites in Dean’s hometown and bask in the camaraderie of true fans. Saturday 1pm Lenny’s World Famous James Dean Jeopardy Game, 6:30pm Fans Banquet Sunday 10am free light brunch at…

James Dean Spring Run Car Show

Fabulous classic cars abound at this open car show presented by the 9th Street Gang Car Club.  Rain or Shine event. Free entry for spectators. Registration for cars $10 from 9am-noon. Street Rods, Classics, Muscle Cars and special interest cars.  Dash plaques to the first 400 registered. Drive through judging 9am-1pm. 41 classes/3 awards per class…

Grains & Grill French Market

Join Indiana artisans who will have handmade, homemade, recycled, antique, and repurposed items at our market. No admission charge. Antiques, hand-crafted items, jewelry, homemade foods, and so much more!  Artisans galore, and brunch on the patio.  Children’s activities. Bad Dad Brewery next door will be open early.

James Dean Fans Spring Get Together

Join Dean fans as they celebrate the life and times of this fabled Hollywood actor.  Food, fun, games and all the famous Dean hometown sites open all weekend for tours. Friday night Meet & Greet.  Deaners picnic at Playacres Park on Saturday at 5:30pm; bring a dish for this pitch in picnic.  Sunday enjoy a…

On Golden Pond

Hosted by the Grant County Players.  Tickets available at the door.  Friday and Saturday shows 7:30, Sunday matinee only 2:30pm. Directed by Mark Hamilton, Co-Directed and Produced by Kathy Boxell.  Cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer and his conciliatory wife, Ethel, spend summers at their New England vacation home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond. This…