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INAUGURAL PARADE

The Presidential Inaugural Parade

The 2025 Inaugural Parade is a procession of the newly sworn-in US President, Vice President, and their families. 

After the Swearing-In Ceremony and benedictions, a luncheon is held for the newly sworn in administration. Following the luncheon, they will gather at the East Front of the US Capitol and travel down Pennsylvania Avenue. Marching bands and armed forces personnel accompany them on their march down the avenue as they commemorate this 59th inauguration of the President of the United States, finally arriving at the north end of the White House.

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What is the Inaugural Parade?

Be a part of Presidential history by attending this important event and witnessing the Historic Inaugural Parade of the new President. The Parade has been a part of the Nation’s history since the election of General George Washington in 1788.

Inaugural Tickets has been proudly handling Presidential Inaugural event tickets since the inauguration of Bill Clinton in 1993. We buy and sell tickets for all Presidential Inaugural events including the Inaugural Parade, Inaugural Balls, and the Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony. Based in Washington D.C., we specialize in national sports, concerts, and theatrical events.

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Inaugural Parade FAQs

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.

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.

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.

What should I wear to the Inaugural parade?

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

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!

How long does the Inaugural parade last?

The Inaugural Parade typically lasts between 1-2 hours.

Is there security guarding the ticketed areas?

Yes. Passing through security can be a lengthy process so be sure to arrive early. It is best to pack lightly and dress warmly with comfortable shoes, as you will be on your feet for a substantial amount of time.

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.

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