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2021 Presidential Inaugural Parade Information (FAQ)

The 2021 Inaugural Parade will take place immediately proceeding the Swearing-In Ceremony on January 20th, 2021. The President, Vice President, and their families will make their way from the West Front of the US Capitol to the White House via Pennsylvania Avenue.

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, a few hours after the Swearing In Ceremony. 

Will there be COVID-19 procedures in place for the Parade?

Each inauguration, the Presidential Inaugural Committee organizes all of the official Inaugural events. This Committee does not meet until after the Presidential election, so information regarding any COVID-19 strategies that will be implemented is not currently available. We will publish this information as it is released, so check back often!

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 2017 Inaugural Parade. This list changes for each Inauguration.

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.