The city of Chicago is offering the perfect excuse for John Hughes fans to play hooky. From May 20-22, Chicago will host Ferris Fest - the 30th anniversary celebration of Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). The event offers everything a die-hard Bueller (or Fry...Fry...Fry) fan could hope for:

  • tours of filming locations in the Chicago area
  • a recreation of Bueller's bedroom (including the body-double rig)
  • Q and A sessions with former cast (no word yet on whether the elusive Abe Froman will show)
  • a reenactment of the "Twist and Shout" parade

But don't delay in booking your trip. As Bueller would say, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." And you'll definitely miss out if you put off buying tickets because many of these events have already sold out.

"Ferris Fest" is being organized by a group of diehard John Hughes fans who decided to take the anniversary celebrations into their own hands when they learned that no one else was doing anything to mark this milestone in pop culture history. And they've added a few events for fans of "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and "The Breakfast Club" (1985) as well.

Here's a trailer for the event, starring Ferris' parents.

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