-> ''Soon you're gonna leave, so leave us one more weekend''
-->-- Music/TheAcademyIs, "One More Weekend"

A group of friends reach a turning-point in their lives, a moment when they're {{coming of age|story}}. What do they do? Go back to a favourite haunt and re-enact an important ritual from the life they are leaving behind.

Maybe they go to their regular pub or coffee shop for one last time, or spend a day revisiting all their usual haunts and reminiscing. Whatever they do, it's made clear to the audience/readers that this marks a turning-point in their lives. They're growing up, moving on and they want to fix this period of their lives in their memories (and revisit their youth) before they leave.

Related {{tropes}}: GrowingUpSucks, WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic. This is often an EndingTrope, so there be {{spoiler}}s ahead.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' ends with the girls all having graduated HighSchool and soon to begin college, the following semester. Before going their separate ways, they decide to take one last trip to the Magical Land amusement park, for old time's sake. Chiyo's voice-over, along with the music at the end, makes it [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]], bordering on TearJerker.

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[[folder: Fan Fiction]]
* The TropeNamer is the {{Fandom}} of ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'', who, with the exception of {{Creator/TheUltimateSora}}, [[FandomSpecificPlot invariably]] have Ms. Frizzle return to bring the kids on one last, symbolic field trip before they graduate from school.

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[[folder:Film]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' ends with Andy, having outgrown his toys, donating them to a playful ShrinkingViolet named Bonnie. His loving one-by-one description of his old favorites sparks him to join Bonnie for one last big play session in [[TearJerker one of the most]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments emotional farewells in cinema history]].

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[[folder:Literature]]
* {{Invoked}} in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' after Dumbledore's funeral. Harry has lost his mentor and broken up with his girlfriend. He is going to drop out of school to hunt down Voldemort's Horcruxes. He is glad that he has "one last golden afternoon" to spend with Ron and Hermione.

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' when Ross and Monica try to revive their childhood tradition of the Thanksgiving American Football game.
** PlayedStraight in the SeriesFinale when they all go to Central Perk for one last cup of coffee.
** In another episode Ross & Chandler's party animal friend from college comes to town and they all go out partying. He bails on them, so Ross, Chandler and Joey decide to go out on their own, only to discover that they needed a guy like that to really be able to party hard.
* The last episode of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' and then the film deal with the sat summer before the boys leave and go to university, knowing that their friendships may not survive.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted and Marshall do one last of those ''Tantrum''-fueled road trips they used to do during their college years. Only by now, Marshall is married to Lily, and thus she tags along...

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[[folder:Music]]
* The song "One More Weekend" by Music/TheAcademyIs is about this.
* So is "Last Summer" by Music/{{Lostprophets}}.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* The title character of ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'' and her friends throw a party to celebrate them turning 18 soon, and {{Luann}} sarcastically suggests they "eat Fruit Loops and sip Kool-Aid while watching ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in our jammies". [[http://www.gocomics.com/luann/2014/03/27 She was kidding at first,]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/luann/2014/03/28#.U1cJGvk7v00 but they end up doing just that in the next strip and find themselves getting all emotional.]]

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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/GoldenAgeOfAdventurers'' flips the concept around with its premise, which is four elderly adventurers wanting to have one final quest together before settling into retirement.

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', after some classmates make fun of them, Steve and his entourage decide to have one last slumber party (and try to make it a memorable one).
* {{Subverted}} and PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': When Bart starts worrying about growing up he does some childish things to prove he's not, such as going on a mechanical riding pony outside a store. Then we see him thoroughly bored doing it.

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