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Inauguration Balls 2013: A Guide To Official Inaugural And State Balls

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama looks as first lady Michelle Obama straightens out her gown during their dance at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington. President Obama is restricting the inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years with just two official parties plus a concert honoring military families planned for next month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama looks as first lady Michelle Obama straightens out her gown during their dance at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington. President Obama is restricting the inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years with just two official parties plus a concert honoring military families planned for next month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WASHINGTON -- After a record-setting Inauguration in 2009, President Obama's second time around later this month is expected to be a bit smaller affair. In fact, there will be just two official inaugural balls that the president and first lady are anticipated to attend.

The Commander-In-Chief’s Ball, started by President George W. Bush, is for members of the U.S. military. The Inaugural Ball is for the general public.

Both events will be held throughout the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Mount Vernon Square. The public can request tickets for the Inaugural Ball at the event's official site. The tickets are priced at $60 and requesting tickets does not guarantee entrance to the event.

Although Obama will attend the lowest number of official inaugural balls since Dwight Eisenhower, there's no shortage of State Society Inaugural Balls and other celebrations, from the Black Tie & Boots Ball to the Kentucky Bluegrass Ball to the North Carolina Society's big party at Nationals Park.

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Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

2013 Official And State Inaugural Balls