Inauguration Day Activities: What is Going On and How to Watch from Home

The Inauguration Day Ceremony is where Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first ever female Vice President of the Unites States on January 20th. Many activities are planed for this day, most are virtual.

Many streets are blocked off in DC like never before because of the potential threat of more violence after the January 6th riot at the Capitol building. DC residents are living in a boarded up and blockaded city, waiting for the Inauguration activities to be over. 

The day before the Inauguration, on Tuesday, 1/19 and for the first time ever, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will be lit at 5:30pm “to honor those lives we have lost to COVID-19.” Light a candle in the wondow to join in. Find more information at

According to the NYTimes, on Inauguration Day, “Mr. Biden will be sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on the Capital’s West Front sometime around noon. The new president is expected to give his inaugural address and conduct a review of military troops, as is tradition.” You will also be able to see it all go down from the swearing in to the Presidential Escort to the White House to the parade on most major news networks and

Later in the evening of Inauguration Day, there will be a 90- minute “Celebrating America” special at 8:30pm hosted by Tom Hanks. So many celebrities will be there speaking and performing. Learn more at

Stay informed, follow reliable news sources, and celebrate Inauguration Day safely!