As January approaches and many begin to prepare their inauguration plans, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced that public tickets will be made available for one of the two inaugural balls that will be held on Jan. 21. Tickets will be priced at $60 for the Inaugural Ball and those interested can sign up online for more information on how to purchase tickets here. However, entry into the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball will only be available to invited members of the U.S. military and will be provided free of charge.
The second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will feature two official Inaugural balls on Monday, January 21st. In addition to the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball for members of the U.S. military, Americans from across the country will be invited to share in the celebration at The Inaugural Ball, a unified celebration for all Americans that will span every hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
“The President and Vice President’s second Inaugural will continue their commitment to giving Americans from across the country the chance to share in this celebration,” said Stephen J. Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. “Additionally, by holding a smaller number of Inaugural balls in a centralized location, we are continuing a more than 200-year-old tradition while reducing the burden on local law enforcement and security personnel, as well as on DC residents.”
Read more about the inauguration at the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2013.