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March 20-21, 2021


Registration deadline: February 19, 2021

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 8 p.m. Friday

Teardown Hours:
5 to 7 p.m. Sunday

FAME Festival

Due to the health concerns about the COVID-19 virus, FAME cancelled  the 2020 FAME Festival.

The next FAME festival is scheduled March 20-21, 2020 at the grand Wayne Center.  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, March 20, and Sunday, March 21, 2020, at the Grand Wayne Center. This year’s festival will spotlight Planet Earth, culminating with the Celebration of Youth Concert on Sunday.

This is the thirty-third year for a festival of this kind in Fort Wayne. 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 2020 Fort Wayne Festival, call the FAME office at 260-247-7325 or email .

You can volunteer online with


*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 and colored with fabric markers 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.

Scavenger Hunt

Extremely popular event – so we will be “hunting” again.


  • Grand Wayne Center map
  • Art Board Locations
  • Festival Performance Schedule

Teacher Packet

  •  Complete Teacher’s packet -zip file
  • Parent’s Letter
  • Mayor’s Choice Award Letter
  • Teacher’s Choice Letter
  • Performing Arts Teacher Information
  • Nameplates
  • Visual Arts 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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