(CNN) – President-elect Barack Obama has added more inaugural balls to his list, taking the total number of celebratory events to ten.
The President-elect will host a Youth Inaugural Ball, five Regional balls, and inaugural events for his home states of Illinois and Hawaii on January 20, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Committee announced Tuesday.
The Youth Inaugural Ball is intended for individuals aged 18-35 and will be held to focus on young Americans and their service to their communities. The regional balls, an inaugural tradition, and the celebrations in Illinois and Hawaii will be held for invited guests only.
"This is America's inaugural celebration in every way," said Presidential Inaugural Committee Executive Director Emmett S. Beliveau. "Young people are more engaged in this country's future than ever before and we want to harness that excitement by inviting them to participate in this historic occasion. In that same vein, we are hosting events to bring people from all walks of life and from across the country – from the President-elect and Vice President-elect's home states, as well as every corner of the nation – to celebrate this country's unity moving forward."
President-elect Obama and VP-elect Joe Biden will attend all ten inauguration events.