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Dillinger Days! Hotel Congress takes Tucson back to the 1930s

Hotel Congress celebrates 100 years
Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 19:17:39-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Dillinger Days weekend is back at Hotel Congress for an experience that takes Tucson back to the 1930s.

Hotel Congress hosts the annual two-day event to remember the arrest of the notorious outlaw by Tucson Police Department and the Tucson Fire Department in 1934. Dillinger Days include reenactments of the famous arrest of John Dillinger captured by Tucson law enforcement.

Saturday kicks off the first night with a Dillinger Speakeasy, which includes food, beverages, a live gun show, and entertainment from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. attendees 21 years and older can purchase tickets for $45. All proceeds raised will go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation to assist in fire-service community needs.

Sunday is a free family-friendly day that includes three Dillinger’s capture reenactments, historical exhibit, vintage car show, arts and crafts, and the authentic Tommy Gun display from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the reenactments will take place on 5th Avenue along with new story lines.

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