Three decades ago, a trio of friends ditched school and had the time of their lives lollygagging around Chicago. You know this as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which was released on June 11, 1986. For the film’s 30th anniversary, the good times had by Ferris, Sloan, and Cameron will be channeled through an epic celebration in May.
Dubbed Ferris Fest: A 30th Anniversary Leisure Weekend, the three-day-long event will feature a variety of activities around Chicago, including a screening of the film and a Q&A with some of the cast members. Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward (Ferris’ parents), and Jonathan Schmock (French restaurant maitre d’) are confirmed, while Ferris Fest is “currently in talks with more stars and production members.”
Other events include a live recreation of the film’s “Twist and Shout” parade sequence, a two-day, two-part bus tour of the filming locations (such as Cameron’s house and Glenbrook North High School), and a recreation of Ferris’ room by artists Sarah Keenlyside and Joe Clement.
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FERRIS FEST received a great shout-out yesterday from the Chicago edition of the noted world magazine, TIME OUT! http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/ferris-fest-is-bringing-a-replica-of-ferris-buellers-bedroom-to-lake-forest-021716 Created in 1968, the London-based publication has expanded its editorial recommendations to 107 cities worldwide, across 39 countries, with a monthly audience of 40 million readers across content distribution platforms including mobile, website, magazine and events. Thanks to staff writer/deputy editor Zach Long for this wonderful acknowledgment! #FerrisBuellersDayOff #FerrisFest2016
Ferris Fest will take place from May 20-22, and tickets are now available to purchase.