INAUGURATION DAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE
Friday, January 20
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church
When: 8:30 a.m.
Details: Trump and Pence, along with their families, Cabinet designees and friends, will attend the service on H Street.
White House Tea
Where: White House
When: 9:30 a.m.
Details: The Trump and Pence families will gather on the South Portico of the White House.
Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony
Where: West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
When: Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.; opening remarks at 11:30 a.m.; swearing in at noon by the Supreme Court chief justice, John Roberts Jr.
Details: The Trump and Pence families will join them, as will members of Congress, the Supreme Court, the diplomatic corps and other invited guests. A ticket is not required for general admission.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and America’s Got Talent alumna Jackie Evancho have accepted invitations to perform at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony.
Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee Luncheon
Where: U.S. Capitol
When: 1 p.m.
Details: Trump, Pence and their wives will attend the luncheon.
Where: East Front of the U.S. Capitol
When: 2:30 p.m.
Details: The couples will gather on the East Front of the building.
Where: Starts at the steps of the Capitol Building and proceeds along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
When: 3 p.m.
Details: Trump, Pence and their families will be escorted down Pennsylvania Avenue, followed by parade participants. A ticket is required for special viewing areas.
Thirty-four local and six national groups will participate, according to Roll Call. Despite protests by some alumni, Talladega College is sending its marching band for the parade. (The historically black school is located in Alabama.) The New York-based Rockettes also are slated to perform.
Many streets will be closed along the parade route and around the National Mall. D.C. officials have created a website and Twitter account to help residents prepare for the event. Social media users can ask questions with the hashtag #Inaug2017.
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center and National Building Museum
When: 7—11 p.m.
Details: At least three official inaugural balls are planned, and they will feature dancing, entertainment and appearances by Trump and his wife, Melania. The two main balls will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball will be at the National Building Museum. At 7 p.m., Trump, Pence and their wives will attend the Liberty and Freedom Ball at the convention center. Later, they will attend the military ball.
There also will be several unofficial balls on this night. Landmarks and themes from New York, Trump’s hometown, will dominate the “Big Apple Ball,” the New York Daily News says. A ticket is required.
Saturday, January 21
National Prayer Service
Where: Washington National Cathedral
When: 10 a.m.
Details: This will be an interfaith prayer service for Trump, Pence and their families.