Schedule of events announced for Trump inauguration

via the Presidential Inaugural Committee:

Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) Unveils Inaugural Schedule of Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) released the schedule of official events for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The official portion of the inaugural will begin with the President-elect and Vice President-elect laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, continue with a welcome concert on Thursday, January 19th, and end with the National Prayer Service on Saturday, January 21st. The inaugural will carry the message of President-elect Trump’s historic campaign, “Make America Great Again!”

“President-elect Trump is committed to unifying our country as we once again celebrate the foundation of our American system and the peaceful transfer of power,” said PIC Chairman Tom Barrack. “The 2017 inaugural celebrations will reflect President-elect Trump’s eagerness to get to work in order to make our country safer and stronger.”

The Committee also released an extensive schedule of inaugural events to be held over a five day span starting Tuesday, including several dinners honoring the President-elect, Vice-President-elect, and cabinet secretaries, a concert celebrating the American people, the swearing-in, the inaugural parade, two inaugural balls and a ball saluting our armed forces and first responders.

Many of the ticketed events will be available to the general public, and information can be found at the PIC website at for those interested in obtaining tickets.


Wreath Laying Ceremony

January 19th • Arlington National Cemetery


Welcome Concert

January 19th • National Mall

This celebration will combine a diverse group of performers and is the official kick-off to the inaugural events. The concert will include an appearance by the President-elect and Vice President-elect.


Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration

January 19th • Lincoln Memorial

Ticket required for special viewing areas.

No ticket required for general public viewing areas.



Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony

January 20th • United States Capitol

President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence will be sworn in to office on the west front of the United States Capitol. Joining them will be their families, members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished invited guests.

For more information about America’s historical inaugural history and swearing-in ceremonies, visit the The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonieswebsite.



Presidential Inaugural Parade

January 20th • Pennsylvania Avenue

Following the swearing-in ceremony, the parade will follow the President and Vice President from the Capitol to the White House.The parade is a favorite tradition for families and supporters from all over the country to see our nation’s new President, Vice President and their families make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue followed by parade participants.

General Admission:

Non-ticketed general admission for the parade will be available at select locations along the parade route. Please visit our website after January 1st for further information regarding non-ticketed general admission.

Ticketed Admission:

The Presidential Inaugural Committee will release a limited number of tickets for bleacher seating along the parade route as details are finalized. The cost of these tickets will be posted on our website after January 1, as route and security measures are determined.


National Prayer Service

January 21st • Washington National Cathedral




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