President Obama Inauguration 2013: Schedule and Events List


What time is the inauguration? President Obama’s second presidential inauguration will commence Monday, January 21.

After he takes his public oath of office — administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts — Obama will begin his second inaugural parade, riding down second avenue to the White House.

See the schedule of Monday's events below:


Former presidents, House of Representatives members, senators, governors and Cabinet designees begin to arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the public, ceremonial inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden. 

9:30 a.m.

Fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 in Staten Island, New York performs.

10 a.m.

U.S. Marine Band performs.

11:14 a.m.

First Lady Michelle Obama takes her seat.

11:18 a.m.

Vice President Joe Biden takes his seat.

11:20 a.m.

President Barack Obama takes his seat.

11:35 a.m.

Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, gives the invocation.

11:38 a.m.

The Brooklyn (New York) Tabernacle Choir sings "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

11:46 a.m.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administers the vice presidential oath of office to Vice President Biden

11:50 a.m.

Singer James Taylor performs "America the Beautiful."

11:55 a.m.

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts administers the presidential oath of office to President Obama.

11:56 a.m.

Trumpets perform "Ruffles and Flourishes" and the U.S. Marine Band performs "Hail to the Chief," followed by a 21-gun salute.

12 p.m.

Obama delivers the inaugural address.

12:21 p.m.

Singer Kelly Clarkson performs "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)."

12:26 p.m.

Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco reads a poem.

12:30 p.m.

Benediction is delivered by the Rev. Luis Leon.

12:34 p.m.

Singer Beyonce sings the national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

12:39 p.m.

President Obama signs official documents. The Obamas then attend the inauguration luncheon at the Capitol with the Bidens.

2:32 p.m.

Review of the troops.

2:36 p.m.

The Obamas and Bidens begin the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

6 p.m.

Commander-in-chief's inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center with military personnel and their spouses. The Obamas and Bidens are scheduled to attend.

6:30 p.m.

Official Inaugural Ball, at the Washington Convention Center. The Obamas and Bidens are scheduled to attend.