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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Gunslinger Band

The Fairmount Lions Club hosts the Gunslinger Band at the James Dean Memorial Stage.

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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. Details to be announced soon.

James Dean Memorial Park

This pocket park and green space is the perfect spot for quiet reflection about the short life and many accomplishments of James Byron Dean, the Hollywood icon. Sit for a moment and view the bust created by Los Angeles based artist Kenneth Kendall. One of the stops along the James Dean Landmark Trail.

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Park Cemetery

Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana is the final resting place of James B. Dean, Hollywood legend and icon. Pay your respects at his tombstone.  Many leave behind a trinket as a memorial to this timeless actor who was taken too soon. Dean grew up in Fairmount and his burial site is just down the road …

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About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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