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.
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.
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:
Easter Egg Roll guests received this program at last year's event:
The @WHEasterEggRoll Twitter feed contains tweets from attendees, special guests, entertainers, volunteers, media and more.
The 2018 Easter Egg Roll will be live streamed from the South Lawn. Watch the fun from last year below.
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:
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.
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 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:
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: