Inaugural Ball FAQ


2017 N.C. Governor’s Inaugural Ball

Questions & Answers

When is the Inaugural Ball being held?

Due to the state of the emergency the Governor has called and for the safety of our event attendees, we are moving many elements of the Inaugural Ball to tonight, Friday, Jan. 6 to coincide with the already planned Council of State reception at Marbles Museum.

If you have a ticket for Saturday night’s events, starting at 6 p.m., you are welcome to join us at Marbles for tonight’s festivities. Tonight’s attire is black-tie optional. We will have a cap on the number of attendees that Marbles can hold, so attendees will be on a first come, first served basis.

Who is coming? Here’s who is confirmed:

Chefs and breweries: Oak & Dagger Public House, Piedmont, Death & Taxes, Raleigh Cake Pops, Bida Manda, Empire Eats (The Pit, specifically), Ponysaurus Brewing, Fullsteam Brewery, White Street Brewing Company, Highland Brewing Company

Entertainment: Bull City Syndicate, Kasey Tyndall, Old Habits

What about parking?
Any parking pass for the Council of State or Inaugural Ball events that is presented at the Wilmington Station deck tonight starting at 4 p.m. will be honored for complimentary parking. The address for the deck is 117 South Wilmington Street.

Uber and Taxi drop for tonight:
Uber and Taxi drop is on Person Street between Hargett and Martin.

All bags and persons are subject to search as permissible by law. Refusal will be grounds to prohibit admission.