Schedule of Events for Donald Trump’s Inauguration
President-elect Donald Trump will officially take the oath of office as the President of the United States at 12:01 pm on Friday, January 20th, but there are many other events that surround the swearing-in ceremony.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
What: Wreath-Laying Ceremony
Where: Arlington National Cemetery
Time: 3:30 pm ET
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence will attend a wreath laying ceremony to honor our nation’s armed forces.
What: “Make America Great Again!” Welcome Concert Celebration
Where: Lincoln Memorial or [Watch Livestream HERE]
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET
The incoming administration touts the event that will, “combine a diverse group of performers and is the official kick-off to the inaugural events.” President-elect Trump is expected to make an appearance.
What: Inaugural Gala (not an official event)
Country stars Big & Rich, plus Cowboy Troy will headline an event where former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, actor and conservative commentator Jon Voight, “conservative star Sheriff David Clarke” and Dr. Dorothy Woods are expected to appear. The event is hosted by Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump Super PAC.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
What: Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony
Where: U.S. Capitol Building Steps
The ceremony kicks off at 9:30 a.m. EST with music and performances by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform along with Jackie Evancho and the Radio City Rockettes.
The opening remarks will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will feature New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Donald Trump at noon; Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that she will be in attendance alongside Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as will members of Congress.
At the conclusion of the Swearing-In ceremony, President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and their families will walk up Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol Building to the White House. Thousands of high school band members, as well as motorcyclists and military members, will also march as part of the historic parade.
Secret service has released the following map showing road closures and vehicle restrictions.
What: Official Inaugural Ball
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
When: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Our newly sworn President will attend this black-tie event themed “the Big Apple”, an open homage to the President’s hometown.