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The time has come again. Inauguration weekend, as it happens every four years, is here. Events and road closures will cause challenges getting around the city. Not to mention bike lane closures, metro line changes, and simply where to use the bathroom or other necessities (see tips below).

While the Inauguration Day itself is January 20th, different events will be held throughout the weekend. Friends and guests of Attache, we hope the following information will help you navigate and survive this weekend.


January 19th:

  • Wreath laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery, 3.30-4 p.m.

  • Welcome celebration at Lincoln Memorial, 4-6 p.m. featuring a concert and appearance of the President-elected

January 20th:

  • Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony, at U.S. Capitol. Beginning at 9:30, with remarks at 11:30 a.m., swearing-in will take place at 12:00 p.m. Event will end by 12:30.

  • Inaugural Parade, Pennsylvania Avenue, approximately 3 p.m.

  • Inaugural Balls. There are three official balls, two at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball at the National Building Museum. These balls run from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Numerous other organizations will be holding unofficial balls.

January 21st:

  • Women’s March on Washington: 10am to 5pm, Independence Ave and 3rd Street SW


In depth information can be found at, where an interactive map has been created to give an overlook of the closures and restrictions. Whereas to know about the metro, make sure to check the website In case you will join the Women's March, make sure to check out this info.

As always, Stay Safe, Stay Unique, Stay Attache.