Governor, First Lady announce inauguration details

BATON ROUGE, La. (John Bel for Louisiana) - Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards announced Wednesday that inauguration activities to swear-in statewide elected officials will take place on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards | Source: AP Photo / Brett Duke

In the morning, the Governor and First Lady will begin the day with an invite-only mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Baton Rouge. Following the mass, they will travel to the State Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony. Limited seating is available for the ceremony, but the public will have access to a standing area on the Capitol Grounds to view the ceremony. Registration will be available beginning December 20, 2019, at

Due to the College Football National Championship game being held in New Orleans, Governor and Mrs. Edwards will not hold an inaugural ball. However, plans are tentatively being made for a “Governor’s Ball” in New Orleans in late 2020. More details will be released at a later date.

Additional details will be released regarding inaugural festivities and information for those who wish to participate at a later date.

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