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2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade Information (FAQ)

Where does the Inaugural Parade take place?

The Inaugural Parade runs for roughly 15-20 blocks along Pennsylvania Avenue starting at the U.S. Capitol Building (Constitution Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave.) and ending at the White House.


When does the parade take place?

The parade takes place on Inauguration Day, January 20th. The parade begins after the Swearing In Ceremony and the proceeding Inaugural Luncheon, and usually kicks off around 2:00pm EST.


Can I bring a chair to the parade? Are any items prohibited from the Inaugural Parade?

Here is a list of prohibited items for the ticketed sections of the Inaugural Parade.


How long does the Inaugural parade last?

The Inaugural Parade typically lasts between 1-2 hours.


Do I need a ticket to watch the Inaugural parade?

No. However the Presidential Inaugural Committee makes available several seated viewing areas for which tickets are issued. These areas are limited, so tickets for these areas are highly sought after.


Who participates in the Inaugural Parade?

The parade is a timed performance of over 11,000 people including floats, vehicles, marching bands, and horses. And of course, the new President, Vice President, and their families will be featured as well. Check out this list of of past performers in Inaugural Parades.


What should I wear to the Inaugural parade?

Please remember to dress appropriately! Warm attire and comfortable shoes are strongly recommended.

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