WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) released an updated schedule of official events for the second Inaugural of President Obama and Vice President Biden.
Please note that the schedule below includes all official Inaugural events planned as of January 15, 2013. All media wishing to cover official events that are open to media coverage will be required to show PIC-provided media credentials; the deadline to apply for credentials has passed. Media credentials are non-transferable. For more information on media coverage of events, visit: http://www.2013pic.org/press.
“This Inauguration is about bringing Americans together to celebrate our shared purpose,” said David Cusack, Executive Director of the PIC. “The schedule of official public events will allow Americans across the country to participate in the celebration.”
The following events will take place in Washington, DC between Saturday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 22. The start times listed detail when the event will begin; media pre-set times may be different and are covered in information being provided to credentialed media organizations.
For any questions about events that are not open for media coverage, contact the Presidential Inaugural Committee for more information.
National Day of Service Summit on the National Mall Location: The National Mall Start Event: 9:30 AM ET Coverage: Open Press
The First and Second families are issuing a call to action for all Americans to join together in service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is encouraging all Americans to participate in a National Day of Service on Saturday, January 1 – a tradition started by the Obamas at their first Inaugural four years ago.
As part of this Day of Service, the Inaugural Committee will host a Service Summit on the National Mall, and is planning service events in all 50 states. In addition to the Service Summit, on Saturday the President, Vice President, and their families will also participate in service events in Washington DC.
Kids’ Inaugural Concert Location: Washington Convention Center Start Time: 6:00 PM ET Coverage: Open Press
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will host the Kids’ Inaugural for America’s children and families as part of their ongoing commitment to military families. The concert continues a tradition they started in 2009 that builds on initiatives like Joining Forces by honoring and celebrating the service and sacrifice of our U.S. military as part of official Inaugural activities.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Vice President Biden’s Official Swearing-In Location: Naval Observatory Start Time: 8:15 AM ET Coverage: White House Pooled Press
President Obama’s Official Swearing-In Location: White House - Blue Room Start Time: 11:55 AM ET Coverage: White House Pooled Press
Historically, Inaugural Ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because Courts and other public institutions are not open. This year, in accordance with the requirements of the United States Constitution, President Obama and Vice President Biden will officially be sworn-in on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony Location: Capitol Hill Start Time: 11:30 AM ET Coverage: Open Press
On Monday, the President and Vice President will be sworn in the traditional ceremonial swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that is open to the public. Note: Per tradition, the event is hosted by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and media credentials for this event are issued by the Senate Media Galleries.
Inaugural Parade Location: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue Estimated Start Time: 2:35 PM ET Coverage: Open Press
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 Location: Washington Convention Center Doors open: 6:00 PM Coverage: Pooled Press
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
Location: Washington Convention Center – Halls A, B and C Doors open: 6:30 PM Coverage: Open Press
Location: Washington Convention Center – Halls D and E Doors open: 7:00 PM Coverage: Pooled Press 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.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
National Prayer Service Location: Washington National Cathedral Start Time: 10:30 AM ET Coverage: Open Press
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their spouses will attend a prayer service on Tuesday morning.
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