2016 marks the 30th anniversary of John Hughes's classic film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which was shot in Chicago and suburban Lake Forest. If you're looking to celebrate the occasion, you should consider making the trek to Ferris Fest, a three-day event based out of Lake Forest that immerses attendees in the world of the infamous slacker. It all happens May 20–22—request a day off now so you don't have to resort to the old "dummy and a tape recorder" trick.
The festival will also include a two-day tour of Ferris Bueller's Day Off filming locations, including the Glenbrook North High School parking lot, Cameron's house in Highland Park and the Northbrook water tower. The tour will also visit Chicago, making stops at the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis Tower and Wrigley Field (where you'll get to sit in the same seats that Ferris, Sloan and Cameron watched a game from). You'll be able to participate in a recreation of the iconic "Twist and Shout" parade sequence, check out a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder (like the one Cameron's dad owned) and step into an intricate re-creation of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom. The weekend will also include a screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off at the John and Nancy Hughes Theater in Lake Forest, hosted by Chicago film critic Richard Roeper.
Tickets for Ferris Fest, including three-day passes and access to individual events, are on sale now. Life moves pretty fast and we expect that these tickets will follow suit.