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Inauguration Balls, Parties and Galas in D.C.

Events surrounding Donald Trump’s big day

Which balls will President-elect Trump and his wife Melania attend?. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Which balls will President-elect Trump and his wife Melania attend?. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Inauguration Day comes once every four years and is the biggest event that Washington, D.C., has to offer.

Surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s big day — Friday, Jan. 20 — state societies, organizations and nonprofits hold parties, balls and galas to celebrate.

Stay tuned as we update this list, provide further information on certain parties, and add other events in the District as they come up.


Kentucky Bluegrass Ball: hosted by the Kentucky State Society, 6:00 to 11:59 p.m., Omni Shoreham Hotel. Tickets are sold out and the wait list is closed.


Black Tie & Boots: hosted by the Texas State Society, 7:00 to 11:59 p.m., Gaylord National Resort. Tickets are available online.

Heartland Ball: hosted by the Illinois State Society, 5:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Tickets are available online.

Inaugural Ball: hosted by the Georgia State Society, 8 p.m. to midnight, National Museum of Women in the Arts. Tickets are sold out.

Garden State Inaugural Gala: hosted by the New Jersey State Society, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Washington Court Hotel. Tickets are available online.

2017 Inaugural Ball: hosted by the Indiana State Society, 6 p.m., Grand Hyatt Washington. Tickets are sold out.

Inaugural Celebration 2017: hosted by the New York State Society, 7 p.m. to midnight, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown. Tickets are sold out.

Inaugural Gala: hosted by the Oklahoma State Society, 8 p.m., Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC. Tickets are available online.

2017 South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball: hosted by the South Carolina State Society, 8 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Tickets are sold out.

Welcome Reception: hosted by the Alabama State Society, 4-7 p.m., Due South. Tickets are available online.

The Best Presidential InaugurationParty: hosted by Deplorables Nation, 7-11 p.m., Ronald Reagan Building. Tickets are available online.

2017 Inaugural Gala: hosted by the Sister Cities Exchange, 8:45 to 11 p.m., Organization of the American States. Tickets are available online.

Washingtonian Inaugural Ball: Sponsored by The Washingtonian, 8 p.m. to midnight, National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Tickets are sold out.

All American Inaugural Ball 2017: hosted by the Republican Party of Virginia, 8 p.m. to midnight, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Tickets are available online.

Asian Pacific American Presidential Inaugural Gala 2017: hosted by the Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee, 6-11 p.m., Mayflower Hotel. Tickets are available online.

Pre-Inauguration Event hosted by Capitol File in partnership with The Artists & Athletes Alliance, Ernst & Young LLP and BP America, Fiola Mare. Invite only.


Great American Inaugural Ball: hosted by the USO and other organizations, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., MGM National Harbor. Tickets are available online.

Inauguration Gala 2017: hosted by the Michigan State Society, 7:30 p.m. to midnight, National Museum of American History. Tickets are available online.

Inauguration Debate Showcase & Gala: hosted by Metropolitan Speech and Debate, 6:30 to 11 p.m., Impact Hub DC. Tickets are available online.

Inaugural DeploraBall: hosted by Gays for Trump Organization, 7 p.m. to midnight, William F. Bolger Center. Tickets are available online.

Veterans Inaugural Ball: hosted by The American Legion, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. Tickets are sold out.

The Great Gatsby Presidential Inaugural Ball: hosted by Dardanella, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., National Portrait Gallery. Tickets are available online.

Inaugural Ball 2017: hosted by the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training, 7-11 p.m., Folger Shakespeare Library. Attendance through sponsorship only.

Native Nations Inaugural Ball: hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian, 7 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian. Tickets are available online.

The Vettys Presidential Inauguration Ball and Awards: hosted by Paralyzed Veterans of America and others, p.m., The Hay-Adams. VIP tickets still available online.

The Whiskey Ball: hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council, 8 p.m. – midnight, MXDC. Tickets are available online.


Best of the West: hosted by the Colorado State Society, 7 p.m., Old Ebbitt Grill. Tickets are sold out.

Voluncheers: hosted by the Tennessee State Society, 9 p.m. to midnight, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. Tickets are available online.

North Carolina Inaugural Ball: hosted by the N.C. State Society, 8 p.m. to midnight, Arena Stage. Tickets are available online.


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