Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obama's Inauguration Travel Plans: Ball and Parties

Break out your cocktail dresses! Many details on some of the hottest Inauguration Balls and parties are being released. In case you still need travel help, check out other recent posts:

Here's a listing of what we've found so far regarding Balls:

January 18, 2009

California State Society's Presidential Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show

11:30 AM

The Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC 1150

22nd St. NW

Aloha Inaugural Ball

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Rd. NW

Tickets: $250

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Organized by former Obama campaign workers, the ball will carry out a Hawaiian theme with island entertainers and hula dancers, reminiscent of the president-elect' s years in Hawaii.

January 19, 2009

Arkansas State Society Inaugural Party for Razorbacks

The Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Avenue NW

Information: 202-329-6711

Sunshine and Stars (Florida State Society)

Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 17th Street NW

Information: 202-298-7710

Land of Lincoln Inaugural Gala (Illinois State Society)

Reception and dinner at 5:30 PM, gala follows from 8:30 PM-1:30 AM

Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

999 9th St. NW

Tickets: $400, $200 for gala only

Information: 703-451-1747

Themed "Illinois Heroes," the State Society's inaugural gala highlights the many magnificent cities, towns, riverfronts, and historical sites of Illinois.

Indiana Inaugural Ball

6 PM

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW

Tickets: $295 before Dec. 19, $350 after Dec. 19;

reserved tables$7500 before Dec. 19, $9000 after Dec. 19


Featured talent includes the Singing Hoosiers from Indiana University and the Donati Orchestra.

Bluegrass Ball (Kentucky State Society)

6:30 PM

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Rd. NW

Members: $175

Information: 202-399-2032

Chef Michael Paley from Louisville's acclaimed Proof of Main restaurant will serve as executive chef for the inaugural gala.

Land of Enchantment Inaugural Ball (New Mexico State Society)

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

4th St. & Independence Ave. SW

Information: 505-463-3908

North Carolina Society Inaugural Ball

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Rd. NW

Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball (Texas State Society)

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

201 Waterfront St.National Harbor, MD 20745

Information: 301-809-8989

History in the Making: "A Dream & A Change" Inaugural Ball

The Babyboomer Professionals

Hyatt Regency Washington

400 New Jersey Ave. NW

Tickets: $175 before Dec. 5, $199 after Dec. 5

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HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

8 PM-1 AM

Sequoia at Washington Harbor

3000 K St. NW

Heroes Red, White, and Blue Inaugural Ball

International Conservation Caucus Foundation Inauguration Gala ICC Foundation

6:30 for VIP and general receptions, 7:30 dinner

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Tickets: $2,500

Information: 202-471-4222

Pearl Gala, Asian Americans for Obama

7 PM-midnight

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC Hotel

1330 Maryland Ave. SW

Tickets: $250

Guests are also invited to attend a morning conference about voting results, the political appointment process and the legislative issues for the next Congress.

January 20, 2009

Spirit of Hope Inaugural Ball

Tickets: $175/person, $300/couple

The "Spirit of Hope" Inaugural Ball sponsored by The Empowerment Network (, Amourai Organique ( and Point Bird Productions( will be held at the prestigious Patterson House Mansion (The Washington Club)

Inaugural Parade Brunch (New York State Society)

11 AM-4 PM

Willard Intercontinental Hotel

1401 Pennsylvania Ave.

Tickets: Member $155, Non-members: $180

Information: 301-330-6197

State Society of Arizona Inaugural Ball

8 pm-midnight

The Historical Society of Washington, DC801 K St. NW

Tickets: Single:$175, Couple: $300, Family of 4: $650

Information: 202-777-2612

Garden State Inaugural Gala

7:30-11:30 PM

Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Ave. NW

Tickets: $100 single, $175 per couple; Non-members: $125 single, $200 per couple

Information: 202-333-5750

The gala features a performance by Bruce Springsteen tribute band, B Street Band.

A Night of Stars (Pennsylvania State Society)

Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC22nd and M Sts. NW

Tickets: $150 before Jan. 1, $200 on or after Jan. 1

Information: 703-415-0344

Fox News' Tony Perkins will emcee the event, which features performing artists from Mark Rivera Entertainment.

The George Washington University Inaugural Ball

8 PM-midnight

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert St. NW

Information: 202-994-1600

The gala celebration features live bands, talent from the GW performance community, and televised Inauguration Day coverage.

Human Rights Campaign Equality Ball

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

1143 New Hampshire Ave.


Guests to include Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright and Cyndi Lauper

Bytes & Books Inaugural Ball

National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. SE

11th American Indian Inaugural Ball American Indian Society (AIS) of Washington, D.C.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, VA

Unity in Service Inaugural Ball Unity in Service

Trinity University

125 Michigan Ave. NE

Tickets: $90 standard, $120 preferred before Dec. 20, $110 and $150 after Dec. 20

Inaugural Purple Ball

Eracism Foundation

8 PM

The Fairmont Washington, DC Hotel

2401 M St. NW

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Guests will enjoy fine champagne and cuisine served in a purple velvet-draped ballroom; the host committee includes notable names like Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd , Brad Silberling, Josh Lucas, Kate Walsh and Patricia Arquette.

Change Has Come Inaugural Gala

The Babyboomer Professionals

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel

1001 14th St. NW

Tickets: $125 before Dec. 5, $150 after Dec. 5

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Demand in DC: Applauding the Empowerment of People Thru Art, Film, and Music

Black Cat

1811 14th St. NW

Tickets: $10

Information: 202-667-7960

The Creative Coalition Gala Inaugural Ball

9 PM

Harman Center for the Arts

610 F St. NW

Tickets: Bronze package (2 tickets): $10,000

Young and Powerful Black Tie Gala and Awards Ceremony

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
400 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Tickets: $125, includes open bar from 8pm - 9pm, heavy Hors D'oeuvres and live music

Dine, dance and toast President-elect Obama's victory with young professionals from across the nation.

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