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Your 2013 Presidential Inauguration Guide!

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The parade, the swearing in, and all the parties!

Your 2013 Presidential Inauguration Guide!

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Jan 17, 2013 —  The holidays might be over, but the party is just getting started in the United States Capital. When the MLK, Jr. holiday weekend rolls around, Washington, DC will play host to hundreds of Inaugural Balls and Galas in honor of the reelection of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and the hundreds of new and veteran elected state representatives.

Countless ball and gala hosts have sent President Obama an invitation, but the only events he’s sure to be at are The Inaugural Ball (the only official Inaugural event open to the public) and The Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball (only open to invited members of the U.S. military).

But you don’t need to see the Commander-in-Chief to have a good time during the Inauguration weekend. One way to take part is by lining up (for free) along Pennsylvania Avenue to watch the pomp and circumstance of the Inauguration Parade, which features marching bands, mounted units, and dozens of performers from across the country.

Who needs to see the President when they can party with citizens from their home state? Almost every state – from Hawaii to New Jersey – hosts a unique gala that celebrates what makes it different from the rest of the Union. The best thing about the state galas is that most of them have an open bar and a buffet.

Make sure to head to America’s Capital when it becomes the World’s Party Capital on Inauguration Weekend.

  • Inaugural Parade 2017

    Parade Jan 20, 2017 2:30 pm

    Inaugural Parade 2017 - Parade in Washington, DC.
    Pennsylvania Avenue

    1101 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20004

  • The 58th Presidential Inauguration

    Special Event / Concert Jan 20, 2017 12:00 pm

    The 58th Presidential Inauguration - Special Event | Concert in Washington, DC.
    Capitol Hill The National Mall

    Between Independence Avenue and
    Constitution Avenue from the Capitol
    to the Lincoln Memorial
    Washington, DC 20560

    Visitor Information: 202–426–6841; Park Headquarters: 202–485–9880

  • The Inaugural Ball 2013

    Party Jan 21, 2013

    The Inaugural Ball 2013 - Party in Washington, DC.
    Penn Quarter Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    801 Mount Vernon Place NW
    Washington, DC 20001

    202‑249‑3000

  • Commander In Chief’s Ball 2013

    Party Jan 21, 2013

    Commander In Chief’s Ball 2013 - Party in Washington, DC.
    Penn Quarter Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    801 Mount Vernon Place NW
    Washington, DC 20001

    202‑249‑3000

  • The Illinois State Society Inaugural Heartland Ball 2017

    Party / Food & Drink Event Jan 19, 2017 8:30 pm

    Penn Quarter Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

    901 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • The Washingtonian Inaugural Ball 2017

    Party / Concert / Food & Drink Event Jan 20, 2017 8:00 pm

    The Washingtonian Inaugural Ball 2017 - Party | Concert | Food & Drink Event in Washington, DC.
    Smithsonian American Art Museum

    8th and F Streets, NW
    Washington, DC 20004

    202‑633‑1000

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  • The George Washington University Inaugural Ball 2017

    Party Jan 20, 2017 8:00 pm

    The George Washington University Inaugural Ball 2017 - Party in Washington, DC.
    Omni Shoreham Hotel

    2500 Calvert Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008

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  • Garden State Inaugural Gala 2017

    Party / Concert / Food & Drink Event Jan 19, 2017 7:30 pm

    Garden State Inaugural Gala 2017 - Party | Concert | Food & Drink Event in Washington, DC.
    Washington Court Hotel

    525 New Jersey Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20001

    202‑628‑2100

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  • Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball 2017

    Party / Concert / Food & Drink Event Jan 19, 2017 7:00 pm

    Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball 2017 - Party | Concert | Food & Drink Event in Washington, DC.
    Gaylord National Resort

    201 Waterfront Street
    National Harbor, MD

Where will you be celebrating the Inauguration?

Paul F. Jan 17, 2013
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