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Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Oath of Office Ceremonies for Legislators
Respective Chambers, State Capitol.
Open and free to the public.
12:00 noon
Oath of Office Ceremony for Governor, Lt. Governor, and other Constitutional and Elected Officials
State Capitol Rotunda.
Open and free to the public.
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Receiving Line
First floor of the Capitol. Public greeting of Governor, First Gentleman, and Constitutional and Elected Officials.
Open and free to the public.
6:30 - 10:30 PM
Capitol Ball
State Capitol. Features Over Forte band. Tickets are $25 per person.
Dress is formal.
7:00 PM
Grand March at Capitol Ball
8:00 - 1:00 AM
Inaugural Ball
Ramkota River Centre. Features the 147th Army Band, South Dakota National Guard. Tickets are $25 per person.
Dress is formal.
9:00 PM
Grand March at Inaugural Ball


Ball tickets are available starting Monday, December 3, 2018 at
By calling toll free 1.800.962.2034 between 8 AM- 5 PM (CT) or at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce at 800 West Dakota Avenue in Pierre.

Individuals attending inaugural events who require auxiliary aids or services for a disability are asked to contact 1.800.265.9684 at least 10 days in advance.

Grand marches include: Inaugural chairs, Mayor of Pierre and spouse, Constitutional and elected officials and spouses, Supreme Court Justices and spouses, Lt. Governor and spouse, members of the First Family, and Governor and First Gentleman of South Dakota.