Events

James Dean Fans Spring Get-Together

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Events for the Spring Get-Together include a barbecue/picnic in Fairmount’s Playacres Park. Other events to be announced.

James Dean Spring Car Show

June 24, 2017

The Spring Car Show is hosted by the 9th Street Gang Car Club and usually draws about 500 custom and hot rod cars in Playacres Park. There will be food vendors, a swap meet and music throughout the day. Admission to the public is FREE.

20th Annual James Dean Fans Weekend

July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017

The annual James Dean Fans Weekend events include a meet & greet at Payne’s Restaurant, Lenny’s Famous James Dean Jeopardy Game at The Fairmount Lions Club and a dinner banquet and film at Grains & Grill Restaurant.

42nd Annual James Dean Festival & Car Show

September 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017

The annual James Dean Festival & Car Show draws crowds of up to 20,000 people throughout the weekend with a huge car show, grand parade, street vendors, carnival rides, James Dean lookalike contest, 50’s dance contest and live music throughout weekend. All events are Free to the public!

James Dean Memorial Service

September 30, 2017

The annual memorial service begins at 1 pm at The Back Creek Friends Church with guest speakers followed by a walking procession to Park Cemetery where James Dean is laid to rest.