Gov. Jeb Bush won't be inaugurated until Jan. 7, but Republicans already are planning parties for the politically faithful and for the public.
There will be a free barbecue in Miami on Sunday, Jan. 5, and a "black tie and blue jeans" inaugural ball in Tallahassee Jan. 6.
Bush said he will wear jeans. "I hate tuxedos," the governor said.
After Bush is sworn in Jan. 7, there will be a free street festival in Tallahassee. The Governor's Mansion will hold an open house. The public will be invited to a prayer breakfast on Inauguration Day.
Details are still sketchy, said inaugural spokesman Todd Harris. There's no word yet on how much a ticket to the ball will cost.
_ Staff, wire reports