2017 Presidential Inauguration Schedule of Events
Here is a list of events planned for the next few days provided by the Presidential Inauguration Committee.
Thursday, Jan. 19
10:30 a.m. — “Voices of the People” event
This daylong public concert at the Lincoln Memorial kicks off Thursday morning and serves as a welcome celebration. It will feature groups such as the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, the Republican Hindu Coalition, high school marching bands, choirs and baton twirlers.
3:30 p.m. — Wreath Laying Ceremony
President-elect Trump will participate in a private event at Arlington National Cemetery.
Trump will speak at the Lincoln Memorial in the second part of the morning’s celebration. The afternoon event will also feature acts such as country star Toby Keith, actor Jon Voight and rock band 3 Doors Down.
Friday, Jan. 20
9:30 a.m. — Musical guests begin performing
The inauguration ceremony begins at the west front of the Capitol Building with musical performances.
11:30 a.m. — Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony
Opening remarks begin at 11:30 a.m. and religious leaders will offer prayers and readings. Then, Mike Pence will be sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Trump will by sworn in as president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
3 p.m.— Inaugural Parade
After the ceremony, Congress will host a luncheon in the Capitol. Then, Trump will participate in the presidential procession and inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Avenue.
7 p.m. — Inaugural balls
Trump, Pence, and their wives will attend three official inaugural balls on Friday evening. Two balls will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and the third, the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, will take place at the National Building Museum.
Saturday, Jan. 21
10 a.m.— National Prayer Service
Trump and Pence will participate in an interfaith prayer service at Washington’s National Cathedral.