Today, Governor-Elect Tate Reeves released the full schedule of public events celebrating his inauguration in 2020. Mississippians and supporters from across the country will come together in our state’s capital on January 12th through the 14th to mark this historic moment. Continuing Mississippi’s inaugural traditions, the celebrations will include the swearing-in ceremony, a parade winding through downtown Jackson, the inaugural ball, and much more.

“Elee and I are blessed to join our fellow Mississippians for a big, fun-filled day to celebrate this moment in history. Having grown up in a small town in Mississippi, I know how important and auspicious this day is not only for my family but for everyone living in small towns across our great state. I am truly honored that the people of Mississippi elected me as their next Governor and look forward to being sworn in to represent all Mississippians as the 65th Governor of Mississippi,” said Governor-elect Tate Reeves.


Great is Thy Faithfulness: A Celebration of Worship

Galloway United Methodist Church • 4:00 PM

Galloway United Methodist Church has served as the church home to the Governor-elect and his family for many years. In fact, Tate and Elee were married there in 2001. What a special time to gather and pray over them as they continue on the path that God has planned for them.


Inauguration Ceremony for the 65th Governor of Mississippi

Mississippi State Capitol • 10:30 AM

Come make history! Join us during the swearing-in ceremony of Mississippi’s 65th Governor on the South Lawn of the State Capitol.

Inaugural Parade

Downtown Jackson • 2:00 PM

Celebrate as the state ushers in the leadership of its new Governor. The parade marches through downtown Jackson finding its way to the main stage at the Governor’s Mansion.

Mississippi Governor’s Mansion Open House

Mississippi Governor’s Mansion • 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Come visit the home that has housed Mississippi’s Governors since 1842. The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is the second oldest continuously occupied governor’s residence in the United States. Take part in touring the mansion as our new Governor and his family begin their journey in this historic landmark.

Celebrate Mississippi: Inaugural Ball

Mississippi Trade Mart • 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Dance the night away at the Mississippi Trade Mart with Tate and Elee as we honor this historic occasion. Mississippi’s best talent will be there to celebrate as well, including Mississippi’s own Country Music Star, Randy Houser.

The full schedule, accommodations, and additional details are available here:

For any media inquiries regarding Inauguration events or press RSVPs for the Inauguration Ceremony, please email [email protected].

Tate Reeves Press Release