You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

SCHEDULE: Timing of Inauguration Day Events

Below is a rundown of the timing of today's Inauguration Day festivities:

8:45a ETPresident and Mrs. Obama attend prayer service at St. John's Church
10a ETPresident and First Lady host tea with JCCIC members at White House
10:35a ETPresident & Mrs. Obama, and VIPs depart the White House en route Capitol Hill
11:12a ET Dr. Jill Biden announced and seated
11:14a ET First Lady Michelle Obama announced and seated
11:18a ET Vice President Joe Biden announced and seated
11:20a ET President Barack Obama announced and seated
11:30a ET Chairman Schumer delivers opening remarks
11:35a ET Invocation by Myrlie Evers-Williams
11:38a ET Brooklyn Tabernacle performs
11:46a ET Vice Presidential Oath administered by Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
11:46a ET Herald Trumpets perform four "Ruffles and Flourishes" and U.S. Marine Band performs "Hail Columbia"
11:50a ET James Taylor performs "America the Beautiful"

11:55a ET Presidential oath is administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts
11:56a ET Herald Trumpets perform 4 "Ruffles and Flourishes" and the U.S. Marine Band performs "Hail to the Chief."
11:59a ET Chairman Schumer introduces the President
12p ET President Obama delivers his inaugural address
12:21p ET Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country Tis of Thee"
12:26p ET Richard Blanco reads poem
12:30p ET Benediction delivered by Reverend Dr. Luis Leon
12:34p ET Beyonce performs the National Anthem
12:39p ET President's Room signing ceremony
1p ET Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall
2:35p ETThe President and Vice President will participate in the traditional parade down Pennsylvania Avenue following the swearing-in ceremony.

There are 2 official balls Monday night. The Commander in Chief's Ball, and The Inaugural Ball
6pm ET Commander in Chief Ball.
6:30p ET The Inaugural Ball

Complete coverage of the inauguration:

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!