Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and are available via an online lottery. The official Easter Egg Roll lottery will be held on the Recreation.gov website. To enter the lottery, you will be prompted to create an
account on the Recreation.gov website (or login if you already have an account). The lottery page will have a list of all of the available time slots and you will rank them in the order of your preference.
Each household is limited to one lottery application for a maximum of six tickets. You will also need to specify the number of adults/children on the ticket request screen along with your time slot choices.
Here is an example lottery screen from 2013 (subject to change for 2016).
Lottery results will be available on February 25, 2016. Email notifications from Recreation.gov will be sent after that date to the lottery winners with instructions for obtaining tickets.
High energy volunteers are needed to assist with crowd control at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, March 28, 2016.
Individuals are needed to assist guests entering from the Ellipse; to direct visitors on 15th Street and Sherman Park; to help guests find where they need to be; and to direct line movement and to maintain order.
If you are comfortable being around large crowds and are interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out an application form. Deadline is March 14th. Volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation session. Free t-shirt!
The Easter Egg Roll features live music, storytelling, sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and traditional Easter activities such as the egg roll and egg hunt. Past events have included the activities listed below. This section will be updated as soon as the official 2016 Easter Egg Roll activities are announced.
Rolling Easter eggs on the White House South Lawn is one of the most eagerly anticipated spring events in our Nation's Capital. Celebrate the tradition with your very own White House Easter Egg. The 2016 official keepsake eggs from the White House Easter Egg Roll will be offered for sale by the National Park Foundation on the same day the Easter Egg Roll lottery opens.
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).
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. For some detailed advice from someone who attended last year's event, head on over to the Attic Girl's blog.
Watch these videos from last year's White House Easter Egg Roll
Last year, DJ Fussyman, Diggy Simmons, Fifth Harmony, MKTO, Newsies, Sesame Street, and “So You Think You Can Dance” All-Stars performed on the Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage. In addition, there were many celebrity readers on the Storytime Stage and professional athletes participating in the Eggtivity Zone. The complete talent line-up for the 2016 Easter Egg Roll will be listed here as soon as it is announced in March.
Be sure to visit this page on the day of the Easter Egg Roll to view live video feeds from the White House. In the meantime, here's a time-lapse video from last year's event.