Inauguration Day 2017 Schedule: Official Events, Protests Will Overlap In A Crowded Washington, D.C.

Darien Cavanaugh

The schedule for Inauguration Day 2017 and its related events is shaping up to make for a crowded day for Washington, D.C. While hundreds of thousands of of people are expected to show up in support of President-elect Donald Trump on Inauguration Day, still hundreds of thousands more are expected to come to the nation's capital to protest the incoming president.

The number of people expected, and the anticipation of tension between supporters and protesters, is causing complications in ironing out a schedule for all the events of the inauguration weekend.

— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 3, 2017

"The National Park Service, which controls much of the public land in Washington, from sidewalks to the National Mall, has already seen permit requests from groups hoping to host events both for and against Mr. Trump skyrocket to 23," Nicholas Fandos writes for the Times. "In typical inauguration years, the agency receives just a handful of requests."

— Women's March (@womensmarch) January 7, 2017

Donald Trump's inauguration committee has released a "schedule" of official events, but it is missing some of the standard features of a schedule — such as the times that many of the events will begin. It appears that not all of the details have been ironed out, or they at least are not being shared with the public yet.

A rundown of the Inauguration Day schedule published by UPI is riddled with the phrase "Details have not been publicly announced."

The schedule offered by groups organizing protests provide greater details for their events.

The schedule below is compiled from the UPI rundown, the calendar on the Donald Trump inauguration committee's official website, an article from local news station WTOP, and the websites and press releases of groups organizing protests (linked below).

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of the nation's veterans.

No other schedule details are currently listed.

Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration Location: Lincoln Memorial Time: Ticket Information: Ticket required for special viewing areas. No ticket required for general public viewing areas.

"This celebration will combine a diverse group of performers and is the official kick-off to the inaugural events," according to the inauguration committee website. "The concert will include an appearance by the President-elect and Vice President-elect."

No other schedule details are currently listed.

Inaugural Gala Location: Time: Ticket Information:

"The country performers Big & Rich plus Cowboy Troy will headline an Inauguration Gala presented by the Great America Alliance, a superPAC that supported Donald Trump's campaign," according to UPI. "Celebrity cameos announced so far include former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, actor and conservative commentator Jon Voight, 'conservative star Sheriff David Clarke' and Dr. Dorothy Woods. It's not clear if Trump or Pence will be present."

No other schedule details are currently listed

"Progressive people from all over the country will be descending on Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017 to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day," says a press release from the ANSWER coalition, the organization sponsoring this protest. "It is critically important that we keep building a larger grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalism's assault against workers' living standards and the environment."

For a list of anti-Trump protests and pro-Trump rallies compiled by Politico, click here.

Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony Location: West front of the U.S. Capitol Building Time: Musical performances begin at 9:30 a.m. EST, and guest speakers begin at 11:30 a.m. EST Ticket Information: Tickets are required for sections "near the event." No tickets are required to view from the National Mall area.

"Trump and Pence will be sworn in on the west front of the Capitol," UPI reports. "Their families and members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, diplomatic corps and other invited guests will be seated on the ceremony platform. Amid tight security and frigid weather, the best seat is likely going to be your couch.

An estimated 250,000 people will attend in the ticketed areas, and an additional 500,000 are expected to attend in non-ticketed areas. The swearing-in will also be televised live and live-streamed on numerous media outlets.

Musical guests scheduled so far include America's Got Talent winner Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Radio City Rockettes, and the Missouri State University Chorale.

Guest speakers on the schedule listed by UPI include New York Archbishop Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center, Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Reverend Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International.

Inaugural Parade Location: Pennsylvania Avenue Time: After the swearing-in ceremony concludes Ticket Information: Ticket required for special viewing areas. No ticket required for general public viewing areas.

"Trump and Pence will make their way from the Capitol to the White House down Pennsylvania Avenue as part of a parade that includes high school and college bands; police posse, motorcycle and cavalry units; veterans and active members of the military; and the Boy Scouts of America, among others," UPI reports.

No other schedule details are currently listed.

Inaugural Balls Location: Various Time: Various Ticket Information: Tickets required — limited availability, and various prices.

"Three official inaugural balls are planned featuring appearances by Trump, including one being dubbed the Big Apple Ball in Washington but with New York-themes dominating under Trump's personal direction," UPI reports.

Details are "still developing."

In addition to the three "official" balls, there are numerous unofficial balls the night of January 20. For a listing, click here and scroll down.

"In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore," reads the Mission Statement from the organizers of the protest. "The Women's March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us."

Organizers hope that at least 200,000 people will attend this protest, which is expected to be one of the largest of the anti-Trump protests scheduled for the inauguration weekend.

For a list of anti-Trump protests and pro-Trump rallies compiled by Politico, click here.

National Prayer Service Location: Washington National Cathedral Time: Ticket Information:

"On Saturday, January 21, an interfaith prayer service will be held at Washington's National Cathedral. More information coming soon," reads the inauguration committee website.

No other schedule details are currently listed.

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