The Inaugural Parade, generally held on the afternoon of the swearing-in ceremony, is a popular part of the inaugural festivities. After the president and vice-president have been sworn in (and after the inaugural luncheon), they typically travel down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, where they remain while they review the rest of the parade as it passes by. The tradition of the inaugural parade goes back to the first inauguration of George Washington, though it has changed in a variety of ways over the centuries. The event is currently coordinated by the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee in conjunction with the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC).
The 2017 Inaugural Parade
The 2017 Inaugural Parade will take place in the afternoon of January 20 and will proceed down 15 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House. In the past, public entrances to the parade route opened at 6:30 a.m. and the parade itself began at 2:30 p.m. The typical duration of the parade is about two hours. There are ticketed and non-ticketed viewing areas of the parade. A limited number of tickets are made available for bleacher seating through the Presidential Inaugural Committee.