Donald Trump's inauguration: Schedule of the day

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By: CBS News
January 13, 2017

Donald Trump will be sworn in as president on Friday, Jan. 20 with an inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. followed by an inaugural parade to the White House.

Here’s a rundown of the official government events that weekend:

Inauguration 2017 Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 19
Wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia

Welcome celebrations at the Lincoln Memorial, which include local school bands as well as celebrity appearances by Toby Keith, Jennifer Holliday, and 3 Doors Down

Friday, Jan. 20
Inauguration ceremony

Where: West front of the U.S. Capitol Building


9:30 a.m. ET Musical guests perform

11:30 a.m. ET Opening remarks begin

12:00 p.m. ET Donald Trump is sworn in by the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts

The inaugural parade will take place following the swearing-in ceremony, starting from the steps of the Capitol to the White House down Pennsylvania Ave.

Three official inaugural balls will take place Jan. 20 as well. Two of them will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the Armed Services Ball will be held at the National Building Museum.

Saturday, Jan. 21
Interfaith prayer service will be held at Washington’s National Cathedral.