Presidential Inaugural Committee Outlines Schedule of Events and Ways to Watch Inaugural Activities

All Inaugural Events to Stream at and on PIC’s Social Platforms
Schedule Will Update at

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) outlined the schedule of events to date for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris and how Americans can participate and watch. Over the course of five days of programming, “America United” inaugural activities will honor our traditions while safely allowing more Americans than ever before to participate from their own homes.

All inaugural events will stream at as well as PIC’s social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. Additional activities, timing, and details that are to be announced will be updated at

Announced inaugural activities and tentative timing is outlined below and subject to change:
America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers
7:00 PM ET

The PIC will host a welcome event to celebrate America, reflect and honor our history, and highlight the incredible diversity of the nation. Featuring musical performances, celebrity appearances, and remarks from some of the most popular leaders from across the country, the event will kick off five days of programming leading into the inauguration.

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch.
We The People Concert
8:00 PM ET

The PIC will host a first of its kind virtual inaugural concert that will support this historic moment in our country’s history. The concert will be hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing and feature other speakers and performers, including AJR, Michael Bivins, Connie Britton, Fall Out Boy, Ben Harper, Carole King, Kal Penn, James Taylor, and The event will also feature messages from President-elect Biden, Dr. Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and Doug Emhoff.

Supporters interested in joining can visit for more information.

“United We Serve” National Day of Service
All Day

The PIC is partnering with local, state, and national organizations on service events for the National Day of Service on January 18, 2021, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Learn more at

“United We Serve” A Celebration of the National MLK Day of Service
8:00 PM ET

The National Day of Service will culminate in an hour-long celebration that will feature a diverse array of entertainers, inspiring speakers, and stories celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to service. Confirmed participants include Aloe Blacc, Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Chesca, Rep. Sharice Davids, Rosario Dawson, Andra Day, Yo-Yo Ma, Rev. Al Sharpton, Sean Patrick Thomas, Diane Warren, Lynn Whitfield, Bebe Winans, and more.

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch.
I Do Solemnly Swear: The U.S. Presidential Inauguration
12:00 PM ET

Discovery Inc. and Discovery Education will provide a virtual learning experience to educators, students, and families. The program will feature a greeting to students from Dr. Biden and provide behind the scenes access to this historic event through a series of interviews with inaugural experts and historians. Additional learning resources are available at

Streamed at and will air the same week on Discovery Family and in Spanish on Discovery Familia.

Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial
5:30 PM ET

The PIC will host a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 in cities and towns across the country. A Washington, D.C. ceremony will feature a lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

PIC is inviting cities and towns around the country to join Washington, D.C. in illuminating buildings and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. ET in a national moment of unity and remembrance.

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch.

Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans
10:00 AM-12:30 PM ET

The PIC will host a first-ever curated livestream for young Americans before and during the Inaugural Ceremonies. The livestream, hosted by award winning entertainer and advocate Keke Palmer, will feature a special message from Dr. Jill Biden; commentary from historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Erica Armstrong Dunbar; a segment on presidential pets produced by Nickelodeon; excerpts of student voices from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs “We the Young People” programming; trivia questions, including some asked by Doug Emhoff; segments produced by the Library of Congress; and other special features.

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTube channel; broadcasted by Nickelodeon and Discovery Education and steamed via their websites, apps, and social media platforms; steamed online by PBS NewsHour, Amazon Prime Video, and on ABC Owned Television Stations’ 32 connected TV Apps across Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku; and Spanish-language broadcast to air on Discovery Familia later on January 20.

Swearing-In Ceremony and Inaugural Address

President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in on the West front of the U.S. Capitol building. After they take their oaths of office, President-elect Biden will deliver an inaugural address laying out his vision to defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation.

Streamed at and expected to be carried live on all major networks and platforms. Streamed live on PIC social media channels, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, and Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).

Pass in Review

On the East front of the U.S. Capitol, President-elect Biden, hosted by the Commander of Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, will review the readiness of military troops. Every branch of the military will be represented in this event.

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Twitch

Arlington National Cemetery Wreath Laying Ceremony

President-elect Biden, Dr. Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and Doug Emhoff will visit Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor our men and women in uniform who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our common values. They will be joined by President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, and Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Twitch

Presidential Escort

President-elect Biden will receive a Presidential Escort from 15th Street to the White House with every branch of the military will be represented in the escort, including The U.S. Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard, and the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and Fife and Drum Corps from the 3rd U.S. Infantry “The Old Guard.”

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Twitch

Virtual Parade Across America

The President-elect will receive a Presidential Escort to the White House. This will be followed by a “Parade Across America,” which will be televised for the American people and feature diverse, dynamic performances in communities across the country.

Streamed at and PIC’s YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Twitch

“Celebrating America” Primetime Special
8:30-10:00 PM ET

Capstone program featuring remarks by President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, showcasing the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild. Hosted by Tom Hanks and featuring appearances by Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington, this 90-minute program will include performances at iconic locations across the country by Foo Fighters, John Legend, Lin Manuel Miranda, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, and Jon Bon Jovi, with more to be announced.

Carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS. Streamed at; PIC social media channels, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch; and Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).