Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Live coverage on PBS
11 a.m. – Joe Biden arrives at the U.S. Capitol.
11:15 a.m. – The inauguration program begins.
- Invocation – Father Leo J. O’Donovan
- Pledge of Allegiance – Andrea Hall
- National Anthem – Lady Gaga
- Poetry Reading – Amanda Gorman
- Musical Performance – Jennifer Lopez
12 p.m. – Biden is sworn in as 46th president. Usually, the vice-president is sworn in first and the president at exactly 12 noon.
2:30 to 3 p.m. – Biden lays a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush and President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton.
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. – Joe and Jill Biden receive presidential military escort to the White House.
TBD – The virtual “Parade Across America” begins once the Bidens enter the White House and will feature communities around the country.
8:30 p.m. – Actor Tom Hanks hosts a 90-minute special featuring remarks by Biden and Harris and performances by Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, and others.
All day live coverage on NBC