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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…

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 and the 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, dance contest, carnival rides and lots of fun along Main Street in the heart of James Dean’s hometown of…

Classic Cool Indiana

Grant County will take you back to all things classic cool. Some may even say we are going all the way back to the 50s! If you are looking for a small town filled with old-fashioned fun, Grant County is the place to be. Cruise on over to classic cool Indiana and discover nostalgic goodies…

Indy Airstrip Attack 2020 in Grant County

Grant County, Indiana’s reputation as the coolest destination in the Midwest was established in 1955 when hometown boy James Dean became an instant film sensation. Dean’s cool, self-assured style is the hallmark of our community and today Dean’s legendary love of cars and motorcycles lives on in his home of Grant County, Indiana. From the…

James Dean Spring Run Car Show 2020

Grant County, Indiana is home to everything classic and cool, and one of Hollywood’s coolest icons, James Dean, was born and raised right here in Fairmount, Indiana. Dean is best known for his famous roles in three Hollywood movies and for his love of classic cars. Each year, Grant County hosts a James Dean Spring…

Nostalgic Family Road Trip to Grant County

Remember when you were a kid and your family took a road trip? You can relive those days with your family; however, with you in the driver’s seat, this time will be even more fun!  Cruise on over to Grant County for a nostalgic family road trip, complete with roadside attractions, small towns and picnic…

Remembering James Dean and His Classic Cool Cars

Born and raised in Grant County, Indiana, James Dean is one of the world’s most iconic movie stars. Dean is remembered for his unforgettable roles in three movies during his short life, as well as or his love for cool cars! Every year the Grant County community celebrates Dean’s life during the annual Remembering James…

James Dean’s Life in Grant County

James Dean spent a short 24 years on Earth, but he left a huge mark on the world. The famed actor only appeared in three major films but became a true Hollywood icon.  While most people knew him as a Hollywood actor, many in Grant County knew him as the neighbor boy who showed amazing…