Inauguration Schedule of Events


The president is introduced at an inaugural function Januray 20, 2009

Schedule of Events for U.S. 57th Presidential Inauguration

Saturday, January 19 - National Day of Service & Children's Concert. 
President Obama will ask Americans across the country to organize and participate in service projects in their communities. The President, Vice President and their families will participate in service projects in the Washington, DC area
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The children's concert will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Tune in to www.2013pic.org/live starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time to watch it live!


Sunday, January 20 - Official Swearing-in.
As mandated by the Constitution, the president will participate in a small, private swearing-in ceremony.


Monday, January 21 - Inauguration Day.
Swearing-in Ceremony; Inaugural Parade; and official Inaugural Balls.

Tickets to the swearing-in ceremony will be distributed by members of the 113th Congress, although the general public may view the ceremony and the president's Inaugural Address from the National Mall.

The Inaugural Parade will commence at 2:30 p.m. along Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House. Tickets are not required to view the parade. Public entry points will open at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21st, 2013, and will remain open until the parade route can no longer accommodate additional people.Public entry points will open at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21st, 2013, and will remain open until the parade route can no longer accommodate additional people.

Tickets for the Inaugural Ball are available on a first-come, first-served basis via the PIC Web site http://action.2013pic.org/page/s/inaugural-ball-public-tickets-signup. Tickets to the Commander in Chief ball will be free to invited members of the Armed Forces. 


Tuesday, January 22 - Inaugural National Prayer Service.
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Americans of diverse faiths will attend the service, which will include prayer, readings and musical performances at the Washington National Cathedral.

 

Comprehensive details on traffic, security restrictions/prohibited items and public transportation can be found on the District of Columbia Inauguration Page.


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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