Gov.-elect Larry Hogan plans to host a "people's celebration" next month along with more traditional formal inauguration parties.
Hogan announced Sunday that he will hold an open house at the governor's mansion and public receiving line after he is inaugurated on Jan. 21. Donors and VIP's can attend a $100-a-head gala at the Baltimore Convention Center, but Hogan also has some low-budget plans for the following weekend.
Dubbed "The People's Celebration," tickets cost $25 a person for the Saturday party on Jan. 24 at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge.
Earlier this month, Hogan told reporters that it was "average people" from across the state who fueled his upset win in November. Hogan will be Maryland's second Republican governor in nearly 50 years, and he catapulted to victory carrying 20 of the state's 23 counties and all its rural voters.
Hogan's inauguration plans also include a free event on Jan. 25 at the Howard County Community College Gymnasium, featuring his wife, Yumi Hogan, and his running mate's spouse, Monica Rutherford.