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Dillinger Days

January 23rd, 2014 by Betty Ross

dillingerCome to the annual event at Downtown Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the capture of PUBLIC ENEMY No.1, John Dillinger! January 25, 2014

The Saturday event is FREE & FAMILY-FRIENDLY, as always, with re-enactments of Dillinger’s capture, food, live music, and a vintage car show. To heighten the historic experience, this year’s annual on-site fire re-enactment will be supplemented with the first-ever re-enactment in the original Pima County courtroom from Dillinger’s 1934 trial! Plus, to top it all off, we’ll be offering:

…arts, crafts and carnival games

…family-friendly firetruck rides starting at Maynards Market & Kitchen

…two historical lectures – “A Nine Ring Legal Circus: 10 Eventful Days in Tucson”  by Andy Dowdle, and “The 1930′s – Tucson’s Last Quiet Decade” by Ken Scoville

…a historic Dillinger walking tour lead by Andy Dowdle including the courtroom re-enactment

…events at Tucson’s cafe, beer garden, and “artisan maker space,” Maker House

…the truck that put out the infamous 1934 Hotel Congress fire – American La France – newly restored

…and a full Downtown merchant presence featuring the Chicago Music Store, Hydra, and Buffalo Exchange!

A portion of the weekend’s proceeds benefits the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, whose mission is to assess and respond to unmet needs of the greater Tucson firefighter community by facilitating access to health and wellness resources, while recognizing the firefighting heritage and culture.

Reenactment Shows produced by HotshotPerformer.com

Saturday Schedule of Events
9:00am – Arts and Crafts and Carnival Games Open

10:00am –Lecture:  “A Nine Ring Legal Circus” -10 Eventful Days In Tucson – Andy Dowdle. Club Congress.

10:00am – Live Music – Old Time Radio Programming. Hotel Congress Plaza.

11:00am –Dillinger Re-enactment Full Show. Hotel Congress Plaza.

12:15pm – Live Music – Hotel Congress Plaza

12:30pm – Dillinger Historic Walking Tour – Andy Dowdle. Includes courtroom reenactment.

1:00pm – Old Time Radio Program – Hotel Congress Plaza

1:30pm – Live Music. Hotel Congress Plaza

2:20pm – Fashion Expo by Buffalo Exchange and Hydra. Hotel Congress Plaza

2:45pm – Brothers Macabre –Turn of the Century magic Show

3:00pm – Dillinger Re-enactment Full Show. Hotel Congress Plaza