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Inauguration Galas and Balls 2013

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President Obama will get sworn into his second term on January 21, 2013. Several state societies based in Washington are already planning their galas and balls and even selling tickets. Here are all the fun details on how to celebrate Inauguration weekend 2013.

The Texas State Society of Washington, D.C., Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball will feature Texas entertainment, food and drinks from Texas restaurants, a Texas fair, and lots of cowboy hats, and cowboy boots.

When: January 19, 2013

Where: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md.

Tickets: $250 for society members and $300 for non-members.

For more info: Call 202-445-8972 or e-mail hotline@texasstatesociety.org.

California State Society Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show

When: January 19, 2013 at 11 AM

Where: Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 22nd and M Street, NW, Washington

Tickets: $250 per person

For more information: Contact Annette Dumont at info@californiastatesociety.com. To RSVP for the Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show, e-mail rsvp@californiastatesociety.com.

Georgia State Society Inauguration Gala

When: January 20, 2013

Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., NW, Washington

Tickets: $150 per member and $200 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online.

For more information: http://www.georgiastatesociety.org/event/georgia-state-society-inauguration-gala

Hawai’i State Society Inaugural Ball

When: January 20, 2013 from 6 PM to 10 PM

Where: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Ave., Arlington, VA

Tickets: $200 per member and $225 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online.

The Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala will include open bars, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and buffet stations, as well as continuous live music and dancing from. And since Illinois is President Obama’s home state, there’s a good chance he’ll make an appearance.

When: January 19, 2013 from 8:30 PM to 1:30 AM

Where: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 9th St., NW, Washington

Tickets: $260 per person with a 10-person per household limit. Tickets can be purchased online or via mail.

For more information: Call the society at 703-461-3610 or visit www.IllinoisStateSociety.org.

Indiana Society Inaugural Ball

When: January 20, 2013

Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., NW, Washington

Tickets: Tickets will go on sale in November.

For more information: http://shop.indianasociety.org/

Kentucky Society of Washington Bluegrass Ball

When: January 19, 2013

Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington

Tickets: $250 per person and are available online.

The Maryland State Society will hold its Presidential Inaugural Celebration in conjunction with the New York and Delaware State Societies. It will include continuous appetizers, a souvenir photograph, a tasting room, a game room, a silent auction, open bar, and music and dancing, as well as carving stations, tapas areas, sweets and beverages, and roaming patisserie.

When: January 20, 2013 from 7 PM to midnight

Where: Fairmont Washington, DC Hotel, 2401 M St., NW, Washington

Tickets: $400 per ticket, which includes a one-year membership to the Maryland State Society.

For more information: http://www.marylandstatesociety.org/

Nebraska Society of Washington, D.C., Inauguration Brunch

When: January 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington

Tickets: Seats can be reserved online.

For more information: E-mail inaugural@nebraskasociety.org

New Jersey State Society Inaugural Gala

When: January 20, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Where: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington

Tickets: Tickets are $225 per person or $450 for two and can be purchased online. A portion of ticket sales will go toward disaster relief for New Jersey hurricane victims. Prices will go up in December.

New Mexico Inaugural Ball will feature authentic New Mexican food, wine, guest speakers, a band, and door prizes.

When: January 19, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 12 AM

Where: Carnegie Institute of Science, 1530 P St., NW, Washington

Tickets: Member tickets are $125 per person and $160 per person for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online.

New York State Society Inaugural Celebration

When: January 20, 2013 from 7 PM to midnight

Where: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St., NW, Washington

Tickets: $415 per person and can be purchased online. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to hurricane victims.

For more information: E-mail nyss1@verizon.net.

North Carolina Society Inaugural Ball will feature entertainment by Liquid Pleasures and food and beverages.

When: January 19, 2013 from 8 PM to 12 AM

Where: Stars and Stripes Club at Washington Nationals Ballpark, 1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington

Tickets: $150 per person and can be purchased online.

For more information: E-mail northcarolinasociety@gmail.com.

South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball

When: January 20, 2013

Where: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th St., and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington

Tickets: $135 per person and available online.

Oklahoma State Society Inauguration Gala will feature Oklahoma-themed hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, and dancing.

When: January 19, 2012 from 7 PM to midnight

Where: Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St., NW, Washington

Tickets: Information about tickets is not yet available.

For more information: http://www.okstatesociety.org/gala.htm

Pennsylvania Society Inaugural Gala

When: January 20, 2013

Where: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St., NW, Washington

Tickets: Available December 1, 2012

For more information: http://www.pastatesociety.com/2013-inaugural-gala.htm

South Dakota State Society Inauguration Celebration will feature open bar and heavy appetizers.

When: January 20, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11 PM

Where: Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington

Tickets: $85 per person for members and $100 for non members until Dec. 7, 2012. The price will increase to $100 or higher after Dec. 7. Tickets can be purchased online.

Vermont State Society Inaugural Reception

When: January 20, 2013 from 8 PM to 11 PM


Where: 101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington

For more information: E-mail vermontstatesociety@gmail.com

Virgin Islands Association of DC Inauguration Ball will feature dinner and dancing.

When: January 19, 2013 from 7 PM to 1 AM

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 901 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va.

Tickets: $100 per person

For more information: Contact Beaver at 240-447-8643

The Alaska State Society will hold an Inauguration event and an indoor viewing party the morning of the ceremonies.

When: January 19, 2013

For more information: E-mail alaskastatesociety@gmail.com

The Arkansas State Society of Washington says it’s planning a ball but doesn’t yet have details.

For more information: Call Glenn Mahone at 202-329-6711 with questions.

The Delaware State Society’s Facebook page says there are some big plans in the works for its Inaugural ball.

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