PIC Announces Inaugural Parade Participant Lineup
Additional Media Coverage Opportunities on Sunday and Monday
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) released additional details about the Inaugural Parade including the list of groups planned to participate in the parade and the marching order.
The Inaugural Parade will feature eight official inaugural floats, sixty groups – including marching bands, mounted units, cultural organizations, and more – along with military units representing our nation’s Armed Forces. In total, more than 8,800 people and close to 200 animals will take part in the parade that follows President Obama and Vice President Biden from the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue after the swearing-in ceremony.
The President, Vice President, and their families will watch the processional from the reviewing stand in front of the White House. The parade is scheduled to begin at about 2:30 PM.
Prior to the start of the parade, there will be several opportunities for media coverage of parade participants and floats. On Sunday, members of the media are invited to attend the arrival, assembly, and preparation of the floats. On Monday, members of the media are invited to interview parade participants in the Pentagon Staging Area and the Mall Assembly Area before the parade begins. RSVP is required to attend any of these events. Additional information is available at the bottom of this release.
Members of the public attending the parade should click HERE to find maps and additional information on entry points. Parade attendees cannot bring the following items to the parade: aerosols, animals (guide dogs will be allowed), backpacks, bags larger than 6”x4”x8”, balloons, bicycles, coolers, glass or thermal containers, horns, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, structures, sign supports, weapons, and any additional items deemed a safety hazard by security.
The list below reflects the planned order for the Inaugural Parade. Please note that the participants and their order in the Inaugural Parade are not considered final until the parade begins. For additional information on the parade and participants, you can find the full media guide HERE.