25th Dillinger Days Reenactment Returns to Hotel Congress

Time travel to the 1930s with your favorite mob.

Last modified on January 3rd, 2019 at 11:36 am

Dillinger Days Enactment/Costumes (Credit: Hotel Congress)

It’s one of Tucson’s most wanted events, and this year it’s hitting a major milestone.

The historic Hotel Congress downtown is hosting the 25th Dillinger Days event from Friday, January 18 to Saturday, January 19.

The experience takes you back to the capture of gangster John Dillinger in Tucson. It will feature whiskey tastings, appetizers, premium cigars, a gun show, live music, and entertainment related to the 1930s era.

The speakeasy event on Friday night is a hot item, and Tucsonans have already mobbed up the VIP Admission tickets. However, there are still General Admission tickets available at $40 per person. The experience gets you several whiskey tastings from different distillers and small bites from 7 – 10 p.m.

On Saturday, there’s going to be quite a commotion outside during the Dillinger Days Reenactments. There are a few shows throughout the day, but the seats outside of Cup Cafe are already selling out.

Tickets are $30 each and include a brunch entrée and non-alcoholic beverage — plus a 2019 Dillinger Days commemorative gift. The 11 a.m. show has already sold out, but there’s still room at the 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. shows.

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Proceeds go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation to assist with needs in the fire service community, such as advanced training, technology, survivor’s help, education campaigns, and more.

Hotel Congress is located downtown at 311 E. Congress St. For more information, call (520) 622-8848, or visit hotelcongress.com to purchase your tickets.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.
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