White House Easter Egg Roll 2024

April 1, 2024

2024 Easter Egg Roll

Are you ready for some egg-cellent fun? Look no further than the White House Easter Egg Roll! This annual event is a time-honored tradition that takes place on the South Lawn of the White House.

Thirty thousand people participated in 2023's Easter “EGGucation” Roll on Easter Monday including thousands of military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors. Additional lucky guests from across the country received tickets through a free online lottery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Egg Roll Lottery 2024

White House Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and will be made available via an online lottery in early 2024. Lottery dates and details will appear here following the official White House annnouncement.

How to enter the White House Easter Egg Roll lottery

To enter the lottery, participants are prompted to create an account on the Recreation.gov website. The lottery page has a list of time preferences to choose from: Morning (8:15am-11:45am), Afternoon (1:30pm-5:15pm), or Any. Entrants also must specify the number of adults/children on the ticket request screen along with their time preference.

There must be at least one child (age 12 and under) and one adult to apply with a maximum of two adults per application. Each household will be limited to one lottery application for a maximum of six tickets.

Email notifications from Recreation.gov will be sent to the lottery winners with instructions for obtaining tickets.

 




White House Easter Egg Roll Volunteers

Volunteers Wanted! Every year the White House puts out a call for Easter Egg Roll volunteers. A link to the volunteer application will be posted here when it becomes public.

Follow the White House Easter Egg Roll

The best posts and photos from attendees, special guests, entertainers, volunteers, media and more. For the latest updates, follow @EasterEggRoll on X.

2024 Easter Egg Design Contest Featuring National Guard Families

Each state is holding an egg design contest for children of National Guard members. Selected designs will be brought to life on real eggs by artists and displayed at the White House during the Easter season.

 

Easter Egg design contest at the White House

White House Easter Egg Roll Program and Schedule of Events

In 2023, the South Lawn was transformed into a school community featuring a School House Activity Area, Reading Nook, Talent Show, Field Trip to the Farm, Picture Day, a Physical “EGGucation” Zone, Snack Time and more. And of course plenty of egg rolling and egg hunts.   Map link

White House Easter Egg Roll map - 2023



 

Physical EGGucation (PE)

A fun obstacle course will have guests hopping, bouncing, kicking, running and throwing

Snack Time

Yummy seasonal snacks

Band Hall

Featuring local marching bands

Egg Roll

Children use wooden spoons to roll colorful eggs in a race across the South Lawn

Reading Nook

Story time featuring children's books authors and special guests

Egg Hunt

Children look for hidden eggs and special prizes

Picture Day

Pose with your favorite costumed character or take a family photo with the White House in the background

School House

Fun educational activities

Talent Show

Talent Show stage featuring kids’ acts and performances

Field Trip

It's off to the farm where children will learn how farmers feed our families

History Class

Learn about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll

Easter Egg Roll Performers and Special Guests


2022 White House Easter Egg Roll stage

In 2023, musical artists, bands, celebrities, athletes, children's book authors, costumed characters and special guests were present throughout the day including appearances by:

- Cast members from Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway

- Halle Bailey, Singer-Songwriter, Actress, and “Ariel” in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

- Children’s Book Authors: Marie Boyd, Gigi McBride, Andrea Beaty, Jeff Kinney, Rocco Smirne (age 8)

- Washington Commanders, Baltimore Ravens, DC United, Philadelphia Eagles

- United States Marine Corps Band

- United States Air Force Band

- United States Army Band

- United States Navy Band



View the complete list of participants including costumed characters

2023 White House Easter Eggs: Available for Purchase


Official wooden White House Easter Eggs for 2023


Each year, souvenir wooden eggs are given to children attending the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. These commemorative eggs are also made available for purchase online as a 5-piece set.

The 2023 eggs have the North Portico of the White House with Easter eggs out front. The special Biden Blue egg features an Easter Bunny with First Pets Commander and Willow.

You can purchase the wooden eggs here.

 

 

Easter Egg Roll Videos

Watch these videos from the 2023 White House Easter Egg Roll



 

Easter Egg Roll Photos

White House Easter Egg Roll photogallery

Tips for Attending the White House Easter Egg Roll

The easiest way to get to the White House is by taking the Metro or using a rideshare app. The closest Metrorail stations to the White House are Farragut West and Federal Triangle which are both on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines

If you do decide to drive, you can find publicly available parking lots and garages at Colonial Parking, LAZ Parking, SpotHero, to name a few.

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:

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

Ticketing

Eggs

Past Easter Egg Roll Performers, Special guests, and Entertainment

Sustainability

Easter Egg Roll Volunteers

History of the White House Easter Egg Roll