“Dillinger Days” Returns to Hotel Congress with Whiskey Specials, Gun Shows and More

Travel back in time to the 1930s with your favorite crowd.

After taking a year off in 2021, John Dillinger and the gang are gearing up for a comeback.

Annual Dillinger Days event makes a comeback Congress Hotel from Saturday January 15 to Sunday January 16.

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

If you’ve been here before, you know it’s best to get your gang together for the event, which is known to be one of the Tucson events. most wanted. This year, there are two fun days – the Dillinger Days pre-party on Saturday and the re-enactment of John Dillinger’s fall to Tucson law enforcement on Sunday.

There is a lot of fun in 30s style fun, so pay attention to what happens when.

saturday january 15
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dillinger Days at the Congress Hotel

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

For $ 10 per person, you can enjoy an evening of live music from Desert Melodies and Kings of Pleasure, Johnny Hotshot’s tricks show, burlesque dancers, whiskey specialties and more at the Hotel. Congress. Plus, be sure to gear up as you’ll have a chance to win prizes in the Dillinger Days Best Dressed Contest.

Part of the profits will go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation to help with advanced training, technology, survivor assistance, education campaigns, firefighter health and wellness, and other support services.

For more information and tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

Sunday January 16
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dillinger Days at the Congress Hotel

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

Throughout the day, see the re-enactment of John Dillinger big shebang and fight with Tucson law enforcement. Additionally, crowds of history buffs, 1930s era fans and those who believe themselves to be passionate about pop culture will be all over the hotel – paying homage to the Public enemy n ° 1.

Plus, vintage cars, live music, 1930s entertainment, a costume contest, cocktails, reenactments, and more.

Seating for shows is allocated on a first come, first served basis, so take a look at the schedule so you can start planning as early as possible.

Dillinger Days reenactment schedule

  • 10:00 am – Live music by Desert Melodies
  • 11h00 – Reconstruction of Dillinger
  • 11:30 am – Live music by Desert Melodies
  • 12:45 p.m. – Dillinger’s reconstruction
  • 1:15 p.m. – Lecture: “History of Hotel Congress” by Ken Scoville
  • 1:30 p.m. – Historical Dillinger Walking Tour, including a stop at Dillinger Courtroom
    • You will need to register at the Plaza
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Live music by Prison Band
  • 3 p.m. – Reconstruction of Dillinger
  • 4 p.m. – Lecture: “The 1930s, the last quiet decade of Tucson” by Ken Scoville
  • 5:00 p.m. – Live music by Mr. Boogie Woogie

The Congress hotel is located at 311 E. Congress St. For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

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