This Month's Inaugural Events

Jan 2, 2014

Richmond leaders are rolling out the red carpet for the inauguration on January 11th and the events leading up to it.

The inauguration itself will have lots of security, including the Secret Service, for the "dignitaries" expected to attend—which organizers are being very tight-lipped about.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones says events will be held throughout Virginia, but mostly the Capitol City. Many are open to the public and will include fundraisers, parades, and balls in several locations.

Jones says Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe wants Virginians to get more involved in civic events, which is why they're holding a day of service this Saturday.  He says although they will keep with many traditions, there will be a lot of new traditions, which he says meet McAuliffe's campaign promise of inclusiveness.

While organizers will not say explicitly, a source has confirmed to Virginia Public Radio that the dignitaries expected to attend the inauguration include McAuliffe's close friends, Bill and Hillary Clinton.