White House Easter Egg Roll 2018

April 2, 2018

Easter Egg Roll Countdown

Official 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll logo



The second Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration will be held on Monday April 2nd, 2018 from 7:30AM - 6:45PM. Thousands of lucky guests from across the nation will gather on the South Lawn of the White House for games, storytelling, entertainment and egg rolling.

View the Live Stream here on the day of the event.

White House Easter Egg Roll Activities and Schedule

April 2nd will be a long busy day starting at 7:30AM and finishing up at 6:45PM. The guests will enter the South Lawn at designated times throughout the day depending on their group assignment:

Last year's event featured an egg roll, egg hunt, music stage, reading nook, egg dyeing, cookie decorating, card-making for troops, an art wall, costumed characters (including the Easter Bunny, Cat In The Hat, Elmo, Peppa Pig, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zootopia and others), USTA tennis, D.C. United soccer, bocce ball, and many picture taking opportunities.

The Easter Egg Roll was live-streamed from the South Lawn of the White House so people could follow along at home.

More information about this year's Easter Egg Roll activities will be posted here when it becomes available.


Easter Egg Roll Map

White House Easter Egg Roll map


Tips for Attending the White House Easter Egg Roll

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:


Official Easter Egg Roll Program

Easter Egg Roll guests received this program at last year's event:


Easter Egg Roll Performers

Musical artists will perform on the Bunny Hop music stage throughout the day. The 2018 Easter Egg Roll talent lineup has not been announced yet. Stay tuned for updates.

United States Marine Band   (video)


United States Army Voices   (video)



The White House Easter Egg Roll on Twitter

The @WHEasterEggRoll Twitter feed contains tweets from attendees, special guests, entertainers, volunteers, media and more.

White House Easter Egg Roll Live Webcam

The 2018 Easter Egg Roll will be live streamed from the South Lawn. Watch the fun from last year below.

Webcam - President Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll

President Trump

Easter Egg Roll webcam - Reading Nook

Reading Nook

Easter Egg Roll webcam - Bunny Hop stage

Bunny Hop Stage

Easter Egg Roll webcam - Livestream from the Truman Balcony

Truman Balcony


Security Information

Persons with tickets(s) are subject to search at the United States Secret Service posted checkpoints, and upon entry to the event. There are no storage facilities available on the White House Complex grounds. Water is available in the venue.

Restricted Items: The following items are prohibited and will not be permitted into general public and public ticket area:


Buy Your Souvenir White House Easter Eggs - 2018

Official wooden White House Easter Eggs for 2018

The 2018 White House commemorative Easter eggs are now available for purchase here. The official souvenir wooden eggs are sold by the White House Historical Association and are available in yellow, green, blue, pink and gold.

White House Easter Egg Roll Volunteers

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 2018 Easter Egg Roll ended on February 23rd. Selected volunteers will be notified via email by March 9, 2018.

Easter Egg Roll Lottery 2018 - Now Closed

Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and were made available via an online lottery from February 9-15. To enter the lottery, participants were prompted to create an account on the Recreation.gov website. The lottery page had a list of all of the available time slots and entrants ranked them in the order of preference. Entrants also specified the number of adults/children on the ticket request screen along with their time slot choices.

Only one application per household was allowed.

The time slots available for this year's Easter Egg Roll (Groups A, B, C, D, and E) were:

Easter Egg Roll lottery ticket screen showing the starting times for each group: A- 7:30AM-9:30AM; B- 9:45-11:45AM; C- 12:15PM-2:15PM; D- 2:30PM-4:30PM; E- 4:45PM-6:45PM

Easter Egg Roll on Whitehouse.Gov - Through the Years

Take a hop back in time and view the Easter Egg Roll pages from whitehouse.gov from the Clinton, Bush and Obama years (1993-2016) by clicking on the screenshots below:

Easter 1993

1993 - 100 Years of Peter Rabbit

Easter 1994

The 1994 Easter at the White House souvenir program featured original art by P. Buckley Moss

Easter 1995

The 1995 Egg Roll souvenir program contained original art from Catherine Grunewald

Easter 1996

The original art in the Easter at the White House 1996 program was by Bill Bell.

Easter 1997

The 1997 theme of the WH egg roll was Learning is Delightful and Delicious

Easter 1998

Dressed in period costume, actors portraying historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, and George Washington strolled around the South Lawn.

Easter 1999

1999 Easter Egg Roll was for children ages three through six

Easter 2000

The 2000 Easter Egg Roll was held from 10AM - 2PM and featured a live webcast from the South Lawn

Easter 2001

The 2001 Easter Egg Roll

Easter 2002

The 2002 White House Egg Roll featured authors such as Norman Bridwell, author of the Clifford series and Marc Brown, author of the Arthur series

Easter 2003

The 2003 Egg Roll honored active duty and reserve members of the military and their families

Easter 2004

The 2004 Easter event had to close early at noon due to rain

Easter 2005

The 2005 Easter Egg Roll continued the tradition that began in 1994 where each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display

Easter 2006

President and Mrs. Bush invited hundreds of outstanding youth volunteers as their special guests at the 2006 Easter Egg Roll

Easter 2007

The 2007 Easter event featured live entertainment from Sesame Street, Miley Cyrus who stars in the hit series Hannah Montana, and several other stage performances

Easter 2008

The 2008 Easter Egg roll had an educational theme, Ocean Conservation, and included marine life painting with the artist Wyland

Easter 2009

The 2009 Easter Egg roll was the first one of the Obama Administration. It's theme was Let's Go Play.

Easter 2010

The theme of the 2010 White House Egg Roll was Ready, Set, Go!

Easter 2011

The theme of the 2011 White House Egg Roll was Get Up and Go!

Easter 2012

The theme of the 2012 White House Egg Roll was Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move

Easter 2013

The theme of the 2013 White House Egg Roll was Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!

Easter 2014

The theme of the 2014 White House Egg Roll was Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape

Easter 2015

The theme of the 2015 White House Egg Roll was #GimmeFive

Easter 2016

The theme of the 2016 White House Egg Roll was Let's Celebrate!

Interesting Facts about the White House Easter Egg Roll



Past Easter Egg Roll Performers, Special guests, and Entertainment


Easter Egg Roll Volunteers

History of the White House Easter Egg Roll