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What to look out for during Trump's swearing in, starting with morning church services all the way through the inaugural balls.


  • 8:30am: Donald and Melania attend service at St. John's Church
  • 9:40am: The Trumps head to the White House for coffee with Obama and Michelle
  • 10:30am: Trumps and Obamas head to the U.S. Capitol

At the Capitol

  • 11:16am: Chairman of the Inaugural Committee, Sen. Roy Blunt, delivers opening remarks
  • 11:21am: The Archbishop of New York — Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan; President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership — Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez; and Trump's pastor — Paula White-Cain deliver invocations
  • 11:30am: Chuck Schumer delivers remarks
  • 11:35am: Vice Presidential oath is administered by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
  • 11:47am: Presidential oath is administered by Chief Justice John Roberts
  • 11:51am: President Donald Trump delivers inaugural address
  • 12:12pm: Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rev. Franklin Graham and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson deliver benedictions
  • 12:18pm: America's Got Talent star Jackie Evancho performs the National Anthem


  • 12:30pm: Obama departs by helicopter from the East Front
  • 12:54pm: President's Room signing ceremony
  • 1:08pm: Luncheon
  • 2:35pm: Review of the troops
  • 3pm: Parade down Pennsylvania Ave from the Capitol to the White House
  • 7pm: Inaugural balls begin

Also happening

8:00am: America's All Stars Prayer Breakfast at The City Club of Washington8:00am: Politico Inauguration Hub at The W Hotel9:00am-5:00pm: Newseum Inauguration Experience11:00am-3:00pm: Hillsdale College Inauguration Open House at the Kirby 5:30pm: American Legion Veterans Inaugural Ball at the Renaissance Hotel7:00pm: Native Nations Ball at the National Museum of the American Indian7:00pm: Deploraball at the Maryland Bolger Center7:00pm: Veterans Inaugural at Hay-Adams Hotel8:00pm: Dardanella Great Gatsby Ball at The National Portrait Gallery9:00pm: Great American Ball at MGM National Harbor

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