25th Anniversary of Dillinger Days

The 25th Anniversary of Dillinger Days - Celebrate Dillinger's Famous Capture & All Things 1930's at Hotel Congress

The Hotel Congress hosts the 25th 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 infamously earned the title Public Enemy No. 1 and his nationally-renowned apprehension. The proceeds from the event go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation to raise funds to assist with the unmet fire-service community needs in the areas of advanced training, technology, survivor's help, education campaigns, firefighter health and wellness, and other support services.

Dillinger Days Speakeasy
WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701
WHO: Ages 21 and older
COST: GA tickets are $40 each, VIP tickets are $75 each. Space is limited.

Dillinger Days weekend begins with the Dillinger Speakeasy, an exclusive Hotel Congress experience to travel back to the 1930s. Celebrate the first night of Dillinger Day’s weekend with tastings from an extensive list of the finest whiskeys, delicious appetizers, live music, premium cigars, a live gun show, era related entertainment, and historic fun! Gain access to the Hotel Congress 3rd Floor with the first time ever VIP exclusive pass!

Throughout the night bottles of whiskeys will be opened for tasting, but not just any whiskeys, only the best at Hotel Congress!
Nikka Takatsuru - Renowned 17-year Japanese whiskey, awarded World's Best Blended Malt - World Whiskies Awards
BenRiach - The train stops with this 20-year single malt award-winning scotch
Ardbeg Corryvreckan - Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible named this single malt the Best No Age Statement Scotch, but coming from the 2018 Distiller of The Year, that is no surprise!
Hamilton Distillers Whiskey Del Bac - Tucson's favorite whiskey is making a statement outside of our city, named 7th Best Whiskey in the US by Esquire Magazine.
These bottles and many others will bring the heat all night long!

2019 Speakeasy Menu
Roast beef carving station
Smashed fingerling potatoes
Mini sweet peppers stuffed with herb goat cheese
Orzo pasta salad
Stuffed endives
Swedish meatballs
Mini vegetable wellingtons
Chef board, artisan crackers, and Barrio Bread
Herb crusted arancini stuffed with mozzarella
Assorted petit fours
Mini cupcake display

Dillinger Days Celebration and Reenactments
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701
WHO: Family-friendly, open to public

The 2019 Dillinger Days family-friendly festivities include three Dillinger’s capture reenactments, historical artifacts exhibit, vintage car show, historic lectures, arts & crafts, historical walking tours of downtown, and the actual Tommy Gun on display.

Experience Dillinger Days from the Front Row!
COST: $30 per person

Take a seat front row at our Dillinger Reenactments while enjoying a delicious brunch at your favorite Cup Cafe! Tickets include a brunch entrée and non-alcoholic beverage, plus a 2019 Dillinger Days commemorative gift!

For more event information visit http://hotelcongress.com/dillinger-days/

About Hotel Congress
Hotel Congress, a historic hotel, is home to the award-winning The Cup Café restaurant, famous Club Congress, and beautiful Copper Hall, located in the center of Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End. For more information call (520) 622-8848 or visit www.hotelcongress.com.


Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019


Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701


520-622-8848 or 800-722-8848


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