Here's the Joe Biden Inauguration Day Schedule—Timings and Who is Appearing

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated as President and Vice President of the United States today, January 20, 2021.

The 59th Presidential Inauguration official events will look a little different from previous inauguration days, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Capitol riots mean that the National Mall will be closed to the public. Nearly 200,000 flags have been planted on the National Mall to represent the Americans that would have been in attendance under different circumstances.

Those hoping to watch the Inauguration Day events at home may be wondering—what time is it? The inauguration ceremony will begin at 10.30 a.m. ET, but for the full schedule, keep reading below.

Inaugural Ceremonies from 10.30 a.m. ET

Coverage of the inaugural ceremonies will begin at 10.30 a.m. ET. The inaugural ceremony will see President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris sworn in in front of the U.S. Capitol building. They will take their oaths of office and President Biden will then deliver an inaugural address.

After the ceremony, the president, first lady, vice president, and second gentleman will participate in a Pass in Review with members of the military.

"Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans" livestream from 10 a.m.-12.30 p.m. ET

Before and during the Inaugural Ceremonies, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will host a livestream for young Americans. The livestream will be presented by entertainer Keke Palmer and will feature a message from Dr. Jill Biden, plus commentary from historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Erica Armstrong Dunbar.

The "Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans" livestream will also feature a Nickelodeon-produced segment on presidential pets, student voices from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs "We the Young People" programming, trivia questions—including some asked by Doug Emhoff, and segments produced by the Library of Congress.

Wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery from 2 p.m. ET

From 2 p.m. coverage of the wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery will begin. The president, first lady, vice president, and second gentleman will visit Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton will be in attendance.

National Mall Inauguration Day
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., is decorated with US flags on January 19, 2021, one day before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. Susan Walsh

Presidential Escort from 3 p.m. ET

The Presidential Escort will take President Biden from 15th Street to the White House, with the escort representing every branch of the military.

The Presidential Escort will be followed by a "Parade Across America," which will feature diverse performances by communities across the U.S.

Celebrating America Primetime Special 8.30 p.m. ET

The Celebrating America Primetime Special will be hosted by Tom Hanks and will feature remarks from the president and vice president-elect. The 90-minute special will also feature Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, and Kerry Washington.

The inauguration events will be aired on major news networks and on streaming platforms.