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