To mark the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Chicago is celebrating with Ferris Fest, a three-day party inspired by John Hughes’s 1986 film. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 20-22) there will be special screenings of the film at the John Hughes Theater in nearby Lake Forest, Illinois, with cast members on hand to answer all your burning Ferris questions.
There will also be a recreation of the film’s parade sequence, complete with opportunities to “Twist and Shout” just like Ferris and friends did in the film.
The festival will run a bus tour that lets dedicated fans walk in the footsteps of Ferris, Sloane, Cameron, and even Principal Rooney. The tour will stop at filming locations all over the city of Chicago, including Cameron’s house, Wrigley Field, Ferris’ high school, the Sears Tower — now Willis Tower — and the Art Institute of Chicago.
A re-creation of Ferris Bueller’s room will be a part of Ferris Fest, along with a massive collection of Ferris Bueller memorabilia.
Today on the Awesome 80’s Lunch did you ever have a Ferris Bueller type day, skipped school to do something cool and if not if you could have one now what would you do?
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