Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office outside the Capitol on Friday, officially becoming the 45th president of the United States. But the ceremony is only the centerpiece of the week’s inaugural festivities — and protests.
We’ve pulled together a schedule of events to guide you through the week. Exact times are subject to change, but much of it is guided by precedent.
Thursday, Jan. 19
The festivities officially kick off on Thursday afternoon, with a wreath-laying ceremony, a concert and an intimate dinner.
3 p.m. | Wreath-laying ceremony
Mr. Trump will begin his public schedule with an inaugural tradition: laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the nation’s fallen soldiers.