Update: This event does not have an organizer. Attendees will need to meet up at the agreed time & place, as mobile phone coverage on the mall may not be good.
Every 4 years...
... Washington D.C. has a chance...
... to kick off the 4 years of a presidency.
57th Presidential Inauguration
So if you are interested in going to join in on the Washington DC mall, you can sign up here and find people to go with. (Note: Do NOT post any political comments here or you may be removed and banned from the group. This is not a joke.)
The official schedule will look something like this:
9:00 - gates open to enter the Capitol & National Mall areas
10:00 - musical prelude starts
11:30 - ceremony starts
12:30 - ceremony ends
There is always "open seating" areas on the National Mall. But... you have to arrive early for a good view.
There are also tickets, but they are hard to get, for special seating areas: "Tickets for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies will be distributed in January 2013 by both Senators and Representatives elected (or reelected) this November."
More details here: http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/