Monday, December 29, 2008

Obama's Inauguration Travel: Balls and Parties, part 2

Just days away from the historic event of Obama's Inauguration - so many events and parties, so little time. Here's more to add to your calendar and watch list!

Check out prior helpful hints here:

Pre-Inauguration Balls

January 16, 2009. United States Chamber of Congress, 1615 H St., NW. Sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women. Tickets: $135 Dessert Reception, $285 Dinner.

44/44 Grassroots Pre-Inaugural Ball, Virginia
January 17, 2009
The Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia and The Virginia Association of Democratic Chairs
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Blue Jeans Inaugural Ball "Denim to Diamonds"Fairfax County Democratic Committee
January 17, 2009
Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

Jan. 17, 2009.
Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. Sponsored by The Babyboomer Professionals. Event is open to all professionals, their families and friends. Tickets: $175.
Jan. 17, 2009.
Camelot by Martins, 13905 Central Ave. Upper Marlboro, MD. Formal dinner gala, Live entertainment, special guest soloist, video tribute and more. Hosted by volunteers from the Obama For America organization. Tickets: $75
Jan. 17, 2009.
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. DC’s most environmentally-friendly pre-Inaugural celebration. Organic food and drink, LED lighting, entertainment audio-visual production will be tailored to minimize environmental impact. Tickets: $500.
Jan. 17, 2009.
Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. The event will give youth the opportunity to share in the inaugural festivities. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to National Network for Youth. Tickets: $75 first 200 sold - $100 thereafter.

Mocha Moms, Inc. Inauguration Gala
January 18, 2009
7pm - Midnight

$100/Mocha Couple ticket, $150/Non-Mocha Couple ticket, $50/Mocha Single ticket and $75/Non-Mocha Single ticket. Purchase tickets via Mocha Moms' website.
This Gala will be a night to remember, as Mocha Moms and their husbands from around the country join in celebration of the inauguration of our nation’s first African-American President. We will celebrate that night with fabulous food, great dancing, and intimate fellowship. There will be a live DJ, full cash bar, and a photographer to capture the night’s memories.
Jan. 18, 2009.
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, National Mall. Tickets: $150.

Jan. 18, 2009.
Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The black-tie event will bring together notable business persons, political figures and entertainers for an inter generational celebration. Tickets: $350-$550. Contact Francesca Louis at

Jan. 18, 2009.
The James Monroe Mansion, 2017 I St., NW. Sponsored by Embassies of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Ghana. Tickets: $350. Available to the public after Dec. 29.
Jan. 18, 2009.
Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD. Sponsored by Therapeutic Wellness LLC to benefit the Diane Freeman Foundation. Black tie, four course dinner, live music, silent auction. Tickets: $150.
Jan. 18, 2009.
Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street NW. Hosted by the Junior State of America and The Junior Statesmen Foundation. Tickets: $75, or sponsorship levels available. Contact

Loudoun County Grassroots Inaugural Ball, Virginia
Loudoun County Democratic Committee
January 19, 2009
7 PM - 1 AM
O'Faolain's Restaurant and Pub
20921 Davenport Dr
Sterling, VA 20165

Inauguration Dinner and Dance, Virginia
January 20, 2009
Alexandria Democratic Committee
Evening (Time TBA)
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
For More Details: 703-549-DEMS or

Mocha Moms, Inc. Inauguration Watch Party
January 20, 2009

Mocha Families will gather to watch the inauguration events in a safe and warm environment. The country club will be converted into a family-friendly atmosphere where children will be comfortable while the adults enjoy the events by big screen television. While millions converge on the Mall of our Capital, we will get to enjoy the occasion together in the comfort of the indoors. We will have a buffet lunch of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, deli sandwiches, all the fixings, chips, fruit, cookies, tea and lemonade. This event will only be $25/adult and free for children 12 and under!


Pink Heels said...

Thank you for sharing this fun list of events to celebrate the historical event!

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

We have tickets to one of these balls..not sure which aunt and uncle (the ones with the real clout) got them for us. We also were invited to the parade in a VIP box! Yippee so excited! Glad I found you on Twitter!