TIckets, Parade & Inaugural Balls. Your Guide to Attending The Inauguration

2017 Presidential Inauguration

How to get Inauguration Tickets

Inauguration tickets are assigned a month ahead to congressional districts via members of the House of Representatives or US Senate. You may contact your senator or house representative to get tickets to the main event. Washington DC currently expects 800,000-900,000 people to attend the historic inaugural event. While most of these people are there to cheer the new president on, including thousands of Bikers for Trump, there may be large number of protesters who are expected to show up.

To get tickets to the event, you need to be a resident in the congressional district of the congressperson or senator from whose office you are requesting a ticket.  Ticket requests will often require contact information and other details so your representative can mail the tickets to you.  Due to the

Here are some useful links to find the contact information of your senate or representative’s office to request tickets:

Tickets to swearing in ceremony are free of charge and are generally distributed in early January. While the tickets to the inauguration are gratis, some unscrupulous individuals my try and sell them on craigslist, ebay, or some other online marketplace.

Primary seating and viewing areas for the event are ticketed and other areas that are located further away may not require tickets. These public viewing areas allow anyone to witness this historic event.

How to watch the Inaugural Parade

The parade is open to the public and free of charge. Certain premium spots that have seating are available for ticket holders. These tickets are handled by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. The parade includes marching bands from around the country, entertainers, along with Donald and Melania Trump.

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