Hawaii's Obama Inaugural Balls
Here is information about all of the Hawaii-related Obama
inaugural balls and other inaugural events that will take
place on Sunday, January 18, 2009 and on the evening of
President Obama's inauguration day, Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Hawaii's Obama Inauguration Day Events in DC
Obama Home States Inaugural Ball
(Washington Convention Center)
This is one of the ten official inaugural balls
organized by the Presidential Inauguration Committee
and it is the event President is mostly like - almost certain -
to attend. The event is being held at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center at 7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Tickets are $150 but
they are not available to the general public, only to
invited guests from President Obama's home states
of Hawaii and Illinois.
Hawaii State Society Inaugural Ball
(Mandarin Oriental Hotel)
This event organized by the Hawaii State Society of
Washington DC was one of the first inaugural balls
to be announced and it sold out almost immediately
It will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in
Washington DC, tickets are $200 per person, and up
to 1000 people are expected to attend. It will take
place in inauguration night, Tuesday, January 20, 2009
at 7:00 p.m. This event will feature an all-star lineup
of Hawaii entertainers including Raiatea Helm, Eddie Kamae,
the Aunty Genoa Keawe Ohana, Kohala, Walter Keale, and
The President Obama Inaugural Luau was organized by a
group of friends who were traveling to Washington DC
for the inauguration who were unable to get tickets
for the Hawaii Society Ball unless they bought them
from scalpers. It will take place at 6:00 p.m. on
January 20, 2009 at the Hotel Monaco in Washington DC.
The menu will feature Hawaiian food
prepared by Maui's Chef Les Tomita and other food
provided by the Hotel Monaco. Entertainers will include
Hawaii's Maunalua and John Cruz.
Hawaii's Obama DC Events Before Inauguration Day
Hawaii for Obama Inaugural Gala
(Hay Adams Hotel)
This event organized by the Hawaii Democratic Party
and Hawaii for Obama will take place two days before
the inauguration, on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.,
on the rooftop of the Hay Adams Hotel, across Lafayette
Park from the White House. Attendees will include
all four of Hawaii's congressional representatives
and Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann. Asian and American
cuisine will be featured and Hawaii's John Cruz will perform.
Aloha Inaugural Ball in Washington DC
(Marriott Wardman Park Hotel)
The space for this Obama inaugural ball was booked
by Gloria Borland in April of 2008, before Barack Obama
was even elected. It will take place
two days before Obama's inauguration, on Sunday, January 18, 2009,
at 7:30 p.m., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC.
Tickets are $300 and $550 per person, and up to 8000 people are
expected to attend. Entertainers will include
George Clinton and his P-Funk All Stars,
traditional Hawaiian music by Manu Ikaika, Jazz/Hawaiian fusion music by
Brother Ah and the Aloha World Music Ensemble, and hula
performances by Halau O Aulani and Halau Hoomau I Ka Wai Ola O Hawaii.
Hawaii Inaugural Events in Honolulu
Aloha Inaugural Ball in Hawaii
(Royal Hawaiian Hotel)
This event organized by the Hawaii Democratic Party
will take place in the Monarch Room of the
newly reopened Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki,
tickets are $250 and $1000 per person, and 600 to 1000
people are expected to attend.
Entertainers will include Willie K,
Jimmy Borges, and an all-star band that will be
known for one night as the "Aloha Obama Yes We Can Band".
The Royal Hawaiian is offering an Obama inauguration hotel room
package that includes two tickets to the ball.
Inaugural Party for Barack Obama
(Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii)
this event in the Manoa Grand Ballroom of the
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii is
a fundraiser for the Hawaii Food Bank.
Tickets cost $65 per person and guests fare
asked to bring a canned food donation.
Heavy appetizers will be served, there will
be a no host bar, and entertainment will
include Danny Carvalho and Freddie Alcantar.
Honolulu Rainbow Obama Inauguration Ball
(Queen Kapiolani Hotel)
The Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation
is hosting an Obama inaugural ball in the
Peacock Room of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel on
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Video feeds
of the inauguration will be projected onto large screen
and the event will also feature heavy appetizers,
a no host bar, and continuous live entertainment.
The event is a benefit for the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation,
the sponsor of the 2009 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival.
Everyone is welcome, not only LBGT.
Tickets are $40 per person.
Other Obama Inaugural Balls
The 10 Official Obama Inaugural Balls
Information about the ten official Barack Obama inaugural balls.
These are the inauguration day event events Barack Obama will
definitely attend. Five of the inaugural balls are being held
at the Washington Convention Center, the other four locations
are the National Building Museum, the Hilton Hotel, Union Station,
and the D.C. Armory.
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