It’s hard to believe that 30 years have passed since Ferris Bueller, the rambunctious high school student portrayed by actor Matthews Broderick, took his now-legendary day off.
And yet, that truly is the case. The generation-defining John Hughes film hit theaters on June 11, 1986, instantly launching Broderick to stardom and reminding teenagers everywhere that life moves fast, so they better stop and look around once in a while.
Naturally, the best way to celebrate such an occasion is for a bunch of adults to spend a day consuming booze as they travel from bar to bar, which is exactly what will happen at the Ferris Bueller’s Leisure Day Pub Crawl this Saturday, June 11.
The event–organized by local dance troupe’s the Disco Amigos and Organ Grinders–will take a sizable group of people on a journey across New Orleans’ Mid City neighborhood as they make stops at Bayou Beer Garden, Finn McCools, Mid City Yacht Club and Second Line Brewing.
Participants will be treated to a keg of beer and a variety of activities at each stop, beginning with a sausage-eating contest at Bayou Beer Garden (the winner will be named “Abe Freauxman, Sausage King of New Orleans”). It will be followed by a “Danke Schoen” lip sync contest at Finn McCool’s, as well as a Sloan/Mr. Peterson Kissing Contest and Twist and Shout Dace Off at Mid City Yacht Club. Finally, the party will close out at Second Line Brewing with a Ferris Bueller costume contest, a couple of food trucks and music from DJ Soft Talk.
Tickets to the pub crawl can be purchased online for $25, or on-site for $30. Participants will also receive “Save Ferris” koozies and a pair of sunglasses.
Registration will open at 2:30 on Saturday, and the party will go from 3:30pm to 9pm.