Come to the annual two-day spectacle in honor of the capture of America’s most notorious outlaw by the Tucson Police Department and the Tucson Fire Department. Experience the re-enactment of his downfall at the hands of Tucson law enforcement, famously known for succeeding with Dillinger’s arrest when the FBI couldn’t. Mobs of history buffs, fans of the 1930’s, and pop culture enthusiasts crowd the historic Hotel Congress annually to pay homage to the man that famously earned the title Public Enemy No. 1 and his nationally-renowned apprehension.



FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 | 7-10pm

TICKETS $35, limited to 225 guests | 21+

Dillinger Days weekend begins with the Dillinger Speakeasy, an exclusive Hotel Congress experience to travel back to the 1930’s. Celebrate the first night of Dillinger Day’s weekend with whiskey tastings, delicious appetizers featuring a carving station and our famous Thompson Automatics, live music, premium cigars, a gun trick show, and era-related entertainment! This year’s whiskeys come from award-winning distilleries including Copper City Bourbon, Peerless, and Royal Rye. Enjoy craft beers Roadrunner Red by Dillinger Brewing Company and Kindness for Weakness by Crooked Tooth Brewing, and sip on mixologist David Clarke’s Dillinger Days specialty cocktail, Kinder’s Spirit, which features Whiskey Del Bac Classic and St. Germain. Be sure to get your mug shot taken at our photo booth between 7 and 10pm! Proceeds go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation to assist with unmet needs in the fire service community in the areas of advanced training, technology, survivor’s help, education campaigns, firefighter health and wellness, and other support services.


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SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 | 9am-5pm


The 2018 Dillinger Days family-friendly festivities include three Dillinger’s capture reenactments, historical artifacts exhibit featuring the actual Tommy Gun, vintage car show, historic lectures, historical walking tours of downtown, and arts & crafts. NEW for 2018 is the Dillinger Beer Garden at Maynards Market & Kitchen! The Beer Garden opens at 10am and features live music by Desert Melodies & Prison Band and craft beers from local breweries, including Dillinger Brewing Company, Crooked Tooth Brewing, and Borderlands Brewing Company!

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Experience Dillinger Days from the FRONT ROW of cup cafe!

Take a seat front row at our Dillinger Reenactments while enjoying a delicious brunch at your favorite Cup Cafe for just $30 each! Tickets include a brunch entrée and non-alcoholic beverage, plus a 2018 Dillinger Days commemorative gift.


11am – SOLD OUT

1:15pm – SOLD OUT

3:30pm – SOLD OUT

These seats are sold out, but no worries, we have stadium seating on the plaza for everyone to come out and sit up close and personal for the live reenactments. Bring the whole family down, as these seats are FREE!


Friday, January 19th Schedule

7-10pm: Pop up 1930s memorabilia museum with vintage firefighting equipment @ Copper Hall
7-9pm: Katherine Byrne, torch singer @ Copper Hall
7:15pm: Desert Melodies @ Club Congress
8pm: Kings of Pleasure @ Hotel Congress Plaza
8:15pm: Dancehall Darlins @ Club Congress
8:30pm: Johnny Hotshot Gun Show @ Club Congress
9pm: Desert Melodies @ Club Congress


Saturday, January 20th Schedule

9am: Arts and Crafts vendors
10am: Lecture: “A Nine Ring Legal Circus” @ Club Congress
10am: DJ Carl Hanni spins Prohibition era music @ Maynards Beer Garden
10am: Desert Melodies with emcee Sheldon Petz @ Hotel Congress Plaza
11am: Dillinger Reenactment – Full Show!
11:45am: Dillinger Historic Walking Tour (sign up at table in front of Maynards)
11:45am: Live Entertainment – Desert Melodies Maynards Beer Garden
1:15pm: Dillinger Reenactment – Full Show!
2:00pm: Dillinger Historic Walking Tour (sign up at table in front of Maynards)
2:00pm: Prison Band Maynards Beer Garden
3:30pm: Dillinger Reenactment – Full Show!
4:15pm: Lecture: “The 1930’s – Tucson’s Last Quiet Decade” @ Club Congress
4:15pm: Carl Hanni Maynards Beer Garden
5pm: Joe Novelli & Gabe Sullivan Tap Room Patio
6pm: Retro Game Show – Dillinger Edition



Thank you to our Dillinger Days 2018 sponsors!