Inauguration Schedule: List of Events for Thursday, January 19

A marching band rehearses on the East side of the US Capitol in Washington, DC during a dress rehearsal on January 15, 2017 five days ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump. / AFP / Eva HAMBACH (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

A marching band rehearses on the East side of the US Capitol in Washington, DC during a dress rehearsal on January 15, 2017 five days ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump. (Getty)

Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities begin Thursday, January 19 and will continue through Saturday. He will be sworn in on Friday, but there are many other activities and events happening today, before he becomes the 45th President of the United States. We have a complete list of what’s going to happen today, both official events and unofficial events.


Official Inauguration Events on Thursday, January 19

Voices of the People Concert & March: 10:35 a.m. Eastern

Starting at 10:35 a.m. Eastern, a “Voices of the People” march and concert will take place at the Lincoln Memorial. This event is free and open to the public.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony: 3:30 p.m. Eastern

At 3:30 p.m. Eastern, Trump and Vice-President Elect Mike Pence will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Inauguration Concert: 4 p.m. Eastern

After the wreath-laying ceremony, an inauguration concert will begin and last until 6 p.m. Eastern at the Lincoln Memorial. Called the “Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration,” this concert will feature Toby Keith, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, 3 Doors Down, RaviDrums, and The Frontmen of Country. This event is free and open to the public.

Candlelit Dinner with Trump & Pence

This private candlelight dinner will be held at Union Station, for select large-money donors.


Unofficial Inauguration Events for Thursday, January 19

There are a number of unofficial inauguration events happening today, too. Many of these were shared courtesy of Donald Trump’s supporters on Reddit. If you see anything here that we missed, please let us know in the comments below. (All times are Eastern.)

8:00 a.m. Capitol Hill Club – Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan Prayer Breakfast – Tickets are $25 apiece

8:30 AM-10:30 a.m. Four Seasons Hotel – RightNOW Breakfast with Kellyanne Conway – Tickets are $250 apiece

5:30 p.m. Marriott Marquis – Illinois State Society reception and dinner, followed by an Inaugural Heartland Ball at 8 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Mayflower Hotel – Asian Pacific Advisory presidential gala, open to all. (Tickets $75 to $150)

7:00 p.m. Clark Hill – State Society of Arizona inaugural celebration (Tickets Closed)

7:00 p.m. Gaylord National – Texas Black Tie & Boots inaugural ball. (Tickets no longer being sold)

7:00 p.m. Reagan Building – Deplorables Inaugural Ball with three live bands and an open bar. (General admission tickets $500)

7:30 p.m. Washington Court Hotel – New Jersey State Society inaugural gala (tickets $175 to $300)

8:00 p.m. Busboys & Poets Peace Ball (Sold Out)

8:00 p.m. National Press Club – DeploraBall (Sold out)

8:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill – All American Ball (Sold Out)

8:00 p.m. National Portrait Gallery – South Carolina State Society Inaugural Ball (Sold Out)

9:30 p.m. Omni Shoreham – Kentucky State Society Bluegrass Ball (Sold Out)


Read more about today’s inaugural events in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com: