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March 11-12, 2023


Registration deadline: Feb 10, 2023

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. Saturday

View 2021 Festival
FAME Festival Crowd Watching Choir Perform
FAME Festival Crowd Watching Choir Perform

Ft. Wayne FAME Festival

Kids Coloring T-shirts At FAME Festival

Kids coloring T-shirts at FAME Festival

Piano Recital In Main Hall Of Grand Wayne Center

Piano recital in main hall of Grand Wayne Center

FAME Festival Goers Enjoy Artwork

FAME Festival goers enjoy artwork

Conducting An Orchestra At FAME Festival

Conducting an orchestra at the FAME Festival

Fort Wayne Community Schools Dance Troup Performs At FAME Festival

Fort Wayne Community Schools Dance Troup performs at FAME Festival

FAME Registration to FAME by February 15.  The registration fee is only $25 and allows your school to participate in our FAME Programs; excluding FAME Summer Arts Camp. Please send in registration to


300 East Main Street

Fort Wayne, IN  46802



Earth Day!

April 22-25, 2021



· Maximum of 60 pieces of artwork

· No boarders required

· First Name, grade, school

· Place pictures in a Power Point slideshow then save to a pdf.

· Number each slide

· Email to

· Due March 19


MUSIC: Choir, Band, Orchestra, Drama, Dance

· Take video of your musical group

· 4 minute maximum video (may have more than one video if you have multiple projects, up to  10–12 minutes per school)

· Pick an outgoing student to announce your group

· Email videos to in a MP4 format

· Does music have copyright?

· Due March 19

***Filming Instructions***


Participation Certificates for Students





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Due to the COVID-19, the festival plans may be subject to change,

We thank you for understanding the situation.

You can support FAME’s future programs by making a donation on our website at

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 11-12, 2023, at the Grand Wayne Center.

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

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


*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.

FAME white T-shirts may be purchased as a keepsake of this year’s festival.

****Attention Art Specialists****

We have new art boards this year.  Sizes are different.   -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-

Artboard Locations

Performance Schedule and Locations


Teacher Packet

  •  Complete Teacher’s packet -zip file
  • Student Take Home Letter
  • Mayor’s Choice Award Letter-updated
  • Teacher’s Choice Letter
  • Performing Arts Teacher’s Information
  • Nameplates
  • Visual Arts Teacher’s Information
  • Participation Certificate: Art
  • Participation Certificate: Dance
  • Participation Certificate: Drama
  • Participation Certificate: Music (includes choir, band, orchestra)

For Teachers Using the Grand Wayne Loading Dock

Loading Dock Pass

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