Hundreds of thousands of onlookers attend the 56th Presidential swearing in ceremony in front of the U.S. Capitol building, January 20, 2009.

Public Participation in
U.S. 57th Presidential Inauguration

Check this page frequently as events become scheduled!

Tentative Inaugural based on previous schedules include:

Swearing-In Ceremony, Jan. 21
Gates open: TBD
Location: US Capitol, West Front

No tickets are required to view the Inaugural Ceremony on the National Mall west of 4th Street.

2013 Inaugural Parade, Jan. 21
Gates open: TBD
Event begins: approximately 2:30 PM
Location: Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The majority of the parade route will be free and open to the public for standing room access. Viewing spots on the parade route are available on a first come, first serve basis.


Parade Applicants

UPDATE: The online form for Parade Applications has closed to new users as of 8:00pm EDT, Nov. 30, 2012. All materials that are provided by applicants will be processed for review by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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