Inauguration Information

President Obama’s Inauguration will take place at noon on Monday, January 21, 2013, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.  Below are links to information about the festivities surrounding the 57th Presidential Inauguration. 

Pre-Inaugural Michigan Open House [PDF]

The Michigan Bipartisan Congressional Delegation cordially invite you and your family to attend a pre-Inaugural Michigan Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.  Hot chocolate, coffee and tea will be served.  There is no ticket cost, but please RSVP to your Michigan congressional office.  There will be a security checkpoint upon entering the Rayburn Building

Michigan Inaugural Ball

The Michigan State Society Inaugural Celebration, which will be held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, will celebrate Michigan food, culture and Michigan pride.  It is to honor the members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation, as well as President Obama.

Swearing-In Ceremony

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is responsible for organizing all inaugural ceremonies such as the swearing-in held at the U.S. Capitol and on the Capitol grounds.  We are no longer accepting ticket requests.  Please note that there will be several areas on the National Mall on the morning of January 21st where you can view the swearing-in without a ticket.

Inaugural Parade

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is charged with organizing the Inaugural Parade, as well as the two official Presidential Balls.  Tickets are not required for the parade; however, spectators are required to pass through security checkpoints to gain admission to the viewing areas along portions of the parade route.


More Information

For more information about the inaugural ceremony, please visit the Presidential Inaugural Committee website, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website or follow on Facebook or Twitter.