Dillinger Speakeasy
Dillinger Days Reenactments
Tucson Jazz Festival

Dillinger Days 2020 Hotel Congress experiences

Mobs of history buffs, fans of the 1930s, and pop culture enthusiasts crowd the historic Hotel Congress annually for Dillinger Days weekend, one of our premier experiences, to pay homage to the man that famously earned the title Public Enemy No. 1 and his nationally-renowned apprehension.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Dillinger Speakeasy

Dillinger Speakeasy Hotel Congress experiences

Celebrate the first night of Dillinger Days 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!

Be sure to catch performances by Desert Melodies, Emelie Marchand, Kings of Pleasure, Dancehall Dames, and the Johnny Hotshot Gun Show throughout the evening! Ticket also includes 5 spirit tastes, 2 cocktails, 1 beer, and food.

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.

Dillinger Days Reenactments

Dillinger Days Reenactments Hotel Congress Experiences

Come to the annual Dillinger Days spectacle at Hotel Congress in honor of the capture of America’s most notorious outlaw by the Tucson Police and Fire Departments!

Experience the re-enactment of John Dillinger’s downfall at the hands of Tucson law enforcement, famously known for succeeding with Dillinger’s arrest when the FBI couldn’t.

The 2020 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 Local First Arizona Roadshow featuring great local vendors!


10am: Lecture: “A Nine Ring Legal Circus” by Andy Dowdle in (Club Congress)
10-10:45am: Desert Melodies (Plaza)
11am: Dillinger Reenactment (5th Ave)
11:45am: Dillinger Historic Walking Tour (sign up on Plaza)
11:45am-12:45pm: Desert Melodies (Plaza)
1pm: Dillinger Reenactment (5th Ave)
1:45pm: Dillinger Historic Walking Tour (sign up on Plaza)
1:45-2:45pm: Prison Band (Plaza)
2pm: Lecture: “History of Hotel Congress” by Ken Scoville (Club Congress)
3pm: Dillinger Reenactment (5th Ave)
4pm: Lecture: “The 1930s, Tucson’s Last Quiet Decade” by Ken Scoville (Club Congress)
4-5pm: Tom Walbank (Plaza)
5pm: DJ Carl Hanni (Plaza)
7-9pm: Closing party with Gabrielle Pietrangelo Trio (Plaza)

Tucson Jazz Festival

Tucson Jazz Festival 2020
Tucson Jazz Festival Downtown Jazz Fiesta

The long weekend doesn’t end there! Don’t miss Tucson Jazz Festival’s free daylong Downtown Jazz Fiesta featuring two outdoor stages and performances at multiple venues downtown!

The 2020 dates for Tucson Jazz Festival are January 10-20, 2020. World-class jazz acts ranging from straight ahead to contemporary jazz are featured at The Fox Tucson Theatre, Club Congress and other downtown venues.

Tucson Jazz Festival

Hotel Congress Experiences include annual signature events including Dillinger Days, Agave Heritage Festival, HOCO Fest, Nightmare on Congress Street, and downtown Tucson biggest New Year’s Eve Party!