January 20, 2017 Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States on Friday, Watch the inauguration ceremony as President-elect Donald J. Trump takes the Oath of Office and becomes the 45th President of the United States.. 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony of Donald J. Trump. but that’s far from the only event happening this week to mark the country’s transition of power. Inauguration events started Thursday and will run through the weekend. Some of the festivities will be taking place amid several organized protests, including the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw about 200,000 people on Saturday. The massive demonstration calls for people to to march in solidarity with “women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault,” according to its Facebook page. There are also other anti-Trump marches planned in other parts of the U.S. and abroad.