James Dean is the legendary hero with a legendary story; live fast and die young. For over half a century, he has captured the world with his casual style, unflinching look and rebel attitude. James Dean has defined the essence of cool and without-a-cause for generations. His star continues to shine brighter and brighter.
Never has there ever been, never will there ever be. The one, the only, James Dean.
Each year the James Dean Festival in Fairmount, Indiana draws fans of all ages from all over the world. This experience is not one to miss. Detailed information is available here or by visiting the Fairmont Historical Museum website.
Farimount MuseumThis four-day long remembrance celebration begins Friday, Sept. 25th and ends Sunday, Sept. 27th. The weekend is full of events for all ages, including live music and parades.
34th Annual Museum Days
James Dean RunEvents will take place all weekend long in Playacres Park from Friday, Sept. 25th through Sunday, Sept. 27th.
30th Annual James Dean Run
It's no wonder Fairmount, Indiana, adopted as its motto "Fairmount--Home of Distinguished People." From this tiny Midwestern town have come numerous notables, including cartoonist and creator of "Garfield," Jim Davis; CBS National News commentator, Phil Jones; Director of the National Hurricane Center, Robert C. Sheets; famed military historian/author, Dr. James A. Huston; and Mary Jane Ward, author of the award-winning novel, "Snake Pit.
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Brian Hatten talks about his tribute to James Dean at the 2007 James Dean Fest, a customized chopper modeled after Deans popular Porsche Roadster