Live Stream and Schedule of Events: The 57th Presidential Inauguration

Here's your guide to the inauguration of President Barack Obama today. What are your plans for viewing the inauguration? Tell us in the comment section below.

The following is the updated schedule of events for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Note: All times are Eastern.


Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony
Location: Capitol Hill
Start Time: 11:30 AM ET

On Monday, the President and Vice President will be sworn in the traditional ceremonial swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that is open to the public.

Inaugural Parade
Location: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue
Estimated Start Time: 2:35 PM ET

President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will participate in the Inaugural Parade following the public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. This year’s parade features participants, floats and vehicles representing more than 58 groups.

The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center
Doors open: 6:00 PM

As he did at his first Inauguration in 2009, President Obama will host the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball to honor America’s brave service members and their families, a tradition started by President George W. Bush in 2005. Active duty and reserve military, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors and their spouses will attend. Troops from around the world will also be able to join the celebration virtually.

The Inaugural Ball

Location: Washington Convention Center – Halls A, B and C
Doors open: 6:30 PM

Location: Washington Convention Center – Halls D and E
Doors open: 7:00 PM

Americans across the country are invited to share in the celebration at The Inaugural Ball, a unified celebration for all Americans that will span every hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.


National Prayer Service
Location: Washington National Cathedral
Start Time: 10:30 AM ET

President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their spouses will attend a prayer service on Tuesday morning.

Where to Watch From Ferndale

HuffPost Live will livestream the inauguration ceremony.

NBC will provide full coverage of Inauguration Day starting at 10 a.m., as well as a variety of social media and online options for following the day's excitement. Check out their NBC News Inauguration Cheat Sheet.

CNN's coverage will continue all day from the ceremony to the parade and into the night at the inaugural ball. Check out "13 reasons to follow the inauguration on CNN and nowhere else."

Fox News will provide coverage of the swearing in ceremony, plus coverage from the Inaugural Ball starting at 9 p.m. Check out their Inauguration Homepage, where they'll also be live streaming the event.

Do you plan on watching today's festivities? Share your impressions in the comments section.

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