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March 15-16, 2025


Registration deadline: Feb 14, 2025

Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

$5 for adults
Free for children under 18

Exhibit hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday  Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Setup Hours:
2 to 7 p.m. Friday

Teardown Hours:
5 to 7 p.m. Sunday

2024 Festival Video

Student performances (piano, vocal, dance, and drama) and student art displays, along with workshops featuring guest musicians, dancers, and visual artists, will all be a part of the Fort Wayne FAME Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, 2025, at the Grand Wayne Center.

The first FAME Festival was in 1987. This is the thirty-eighth anniversary of the FAME festival.

This year’s theme is

  • “Tides and Tales,” Caribbean countries: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico

Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and free for children 18 and under and participation in most of the activities is free of charge.

*Photo/video Disclaimer:

During your visit to the FAME Festival, you, members of your family or party may be filmed, videotaped and/or photographed by a FAME employee, contract photographer or the media.  Your attendance at the FAME event serves as permission for the use of your image, the image of members of your family, or your party, by FAME.

Visitors acknowledge that FAME shall own all rights,  title, and interests in all photographs and materials created incorporating the photograph or likeness. 

Art Projects

Student artwork will be on display in the main exhibit hall of the Grand Wayne Center. Art boards and sculpture garden tables are arranged by school.

****Attention Art Specialists****

   -Art boards details here-


The popular Imaginarium make-it, take-it craft area, featuring theme related projects will be in the center of the main exhibit hall.


FAME Festival Directory-

Grand Wayne Center Map

Artboard Locations

Performance Schedule and Locations

Holding Rooms



Teacher Packet

  •  Updated Post-Festival Events for Art Teachers
  •  Complete Art Teacher’s packet -zip file
  •  Complete Music Teacher’s packet -zip file

Individual files:

For Teachers Using the Grand Wayne Loading Dock

Loading Dock Pass

You can purchase your tickets online  at 2024 Festival tickets, or:


The performance schedule will be posted on this page the last week in February.


If you like to volunteer and help at the Fort Wayne Festival, signup at Signup Genius, or

or call the FAME office at 260-247-7325 or email .


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