Monday is an eventful day for our country as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participate in the 57th ceremonial swearing-in Presidential Inauguration scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Eastern, on Capitol Hill. The event is open to the public.
Inaugural Parade: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue. Estimated Start Time: 2:35 p.m. Eastern.
President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will participate in the Inaugural Parade following the public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. This year’s parade features participants, floats and vehicles representing more than 58 groups.
The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball, Washington Convention Center, at 6 p.m.
As he did at his first Inauguration in 2009, President Obama will host the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball to honor America’s brave service members and their families, a tradition started by President George W. Bush in 2005. Active duty and reserve military, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors and their spouses will attend. Troops from around the world will also be able to join the celebration virtually.
The Inaugural Ball, Washington Convention Center – Halls A, B and C, at 6:30 p.m. and at the Washington Convention Center – Halls D and E, at 7 p.m.
Americans across the country are invited to share in the celebration at The Inaugural Ball, a unified celebration for all Americans that will span every hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
National Prayer Service, 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Washington National Cathedral. President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their spouses will attend this prayer service.