Dick Tracy Birthday
Oct 07, 2017
513 6th St
Make your way to Pawnee to celebrate the birthday of the "Dick Tracy" cartoon, created by Chester Gould, a cartoonist born and raised in Pawnee. He was born at his Grandpa Miller's one-room log cabin in 1900 and began his career as an artist at age 7. Chester Gould then created Dick Tracy in 1931 after graduating from Pawnee High School. Pawnee is home to the world's largest Dick Tracy mural.
At the Dick Tracy Birthday celebration, birthday cake will be served during the birthday party at the Dick Tracy Headquarters, located in the Pawnee County Historical Museum on the west side of Courthouse Square. Visitors will enjoy a police parade with a proclamation by the mayor at 10am featuring local law enforcement vehicles from near and far, including police cars, firetrucks, highway patrol and more. Visitors to Pawnee's Dick Tracy Birthday will also enjoy various vendor booths set up in Courthouse Square. This family-friendly event includes student art displays, sidewalk art, crafters and live entertainment. There will also be music at the gazebo and a flea market, as well as Dick Tracy souvenirs, movies and radio shows.