The third Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration will be held on Monday April 22nd. Nearly 30,000 adults and children from across the nation will gather on the South Lawn
of the White House for egg rolling, storytelling, picture taking, entertainment and fun activities.
Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and were made available via an online lottery from Feb 28th thru March 4th. To enter the lottery, participants are prompted to create an
account on the Recreation.gov website. The lottery page has a list of all of the available time slots and entrants rank them in the order of preference.
Entrants also specify the number of adults/children on the ticket request screen along with their time slot choices.
Only one application per household is allowed.
The time slots available for this year's Easter Egg Roll (Groups A, B, C, D, and E) were:
The @WHEasterEggRoll Twitter feed contains tweets from attendees, special guests, entertainers, volunteers, media and more.
Watch these videos from the last year's White House Easter Egg Roll.
Last year's event featured an egg roll, egg hunt, music stage, reading nook, egg dyeing, cookie decorating, card-making for troops, a coloring wall, lawn bowling, costumed characters, tennis activities and many picture taking opportunities.
There was also a State Egg display on the Ellipse featuring designs from students across the nation.
The Reading Nook lineup included: First Lady Melania Trump, General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr., Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marsha Coats, Susan Pompeo, Administrator Linda McMahon, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Secretary Elaine Chao, Secretary Betsy DeVos, Administrator Seema Verma, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson
The Easter Egg Roll was live-streamed from the South Lawn of the White House so people could follow along at home.
Guests entered the South Lawn at designated times throughout the day depending on their group assignment:
The Easter Egg Roll is live-streamed from the South Lawn each year. There are four different cameras broadcasting the event.
Click below to select an Easter Egg Roll webcam from last year:
Easter Egg Roll guests received this program in 2017:
The easiest way to get to the White House is by taking
the Metro. The closest Metrorail stations to the White House are Federal Triangle (blue and orange lines), Metro Center (blue, orange, and red lines) and McPherson Square (blue and orange lines).
If you do decide to drive, you can find nearby publicly available parking lots and garages here.
Be prepared to wait in long lines when you get there. Your ticket will say what time the line opens up for your group. You may want to get there earlier to get a better place in line. Past Easter Egg Roll attendees have written about their experience and have posted tips and advice for attending the big event. Here are some of the most helpful postings:
Each year, the White House puts out a call for Easter Egg Roll volunteers to assist with directions, ticketing, and crowd control. Volunteers must attend an orientation. Volunteer recruitment for the 2019 Easter Egg Roll took place in early March.