Come to the annual event at Downtown Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress commemorating the capture of PUBLIC ENEMY No.1, John Dillinger! Hosted on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2016.
Celebrate Dillinger’s Famous Capture and All Things
1930’s at Hotel Congress This January
THIS YEAR WE ARE LIVE STREAMING THE REENACTMENTS
Stay tuned for details.
Mobs of history buffs, fans of the 1930’s, pop culture enthusiasts, and more 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. Each year The Hotel Congress hosts a two-day spectacle in honor of the capture of America’s most notorious outlaw by the Tucson Police Department and the Tucson Fire Department. The festivities commence with a fundraising Speakeasy at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 22 and continue with a free family-friendly, all-day event starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 23. Gas up your speedster because all roads lead to Hotel Congress for the cultural and historical event of Southern Arizona.
We are excited to announce our new Dillinger Days Front Row Seats!
Purchase a ticket for only $20 to get up close and personal with the reeenactment, (1) Brunch Entree, (1) Drink Ticket, and a commemorative shot glass.
We Have SOLD OUT!
The 2016 Dillinger Days festivities include:
|· (3) Dillinger’s capture reenactments
at 11 a.m., 1 :15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
|· Historical walking tours of downtown
2 tours at 11:45 a.m. and 2 tours at 2 p.m.
|· Historical artifacts exhibit||· Vintage car show with over 40 cars|
|· A fundraising Speakeasy on January 22||· Turn of the century magic shows|
|· Historical lectures||· Art exhibit by Danny Martin|
|· Live music by Kings of Pleasure||· Art & Crafts|
|· Award-winning food from the Cup Café|
Don’t forget to finish the day with a musical performance by Desert Melodies at 4:30 p.m. and a screening of the 1933 classic A Shriek In The Night starring Ginger Rogers at 5:30 p.m. at THE SCREENING ROOM located at 127 E. Congress Street.
Tickets for the show are only 25¢!
Click here to learn everything you need to know about parking downtown for Dillinger Days!
HA-CHA-CHA IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR FOR DILLINGER’S SPEAKEASY!
Friday, January 22 kicks-off the spirited celebration with a Speakeasy. This slap-happy speako is every bootlegger’s paradise and happens to be for a good cause with proceeds benefiting The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation. Tickets to the ages 21 and older event are only $25 and limited to 200 guests. Get your tickets, dress in your 1930’s best, practice the password (Dillinger’s famous catchphrase “I’ll be damned”), and get down to Club Congress.
Premium Cigars from Anthony’s Cigar Emporium
Exclusive Smoke & Irons Brew from Borderlands Brewing Company
Whiskey Tastings including the internationally-coveted Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon
Performances by Katherine Byrnes and Jeff Haskell at 7 p.m.
Dancehall Darlings at 7:45 p.m.
Gun Show by Johnny Hot Shot at 8:00 p.m.
Vintage Burlesque Performance by Contessa Oblivian at 8:15 p.m.
Live Music By Kings of Pleasure at 8:30 p.m
Photo Booth & Cigar Lounge
Hors D’oeuvres from The Cup Cafe, featuring :
* THOMPSON AUTOMATICS
* SONORAN CORNDOGS
* A SMOKED WHOLE PIG ACTION STATION
Get up close and personal with the American La France which helped extinguished the infamous fire in 1934 and other vintage 1930’s fire memorabilia