The 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday April 2nd, 2018. Lottery information will be posted here when it's announced.
In 2017, twenty-one thousand lucky guests from the local D.C. area and across the nation gathered on the South Lawn of the White House for egg rolling, storytelling, picture taking, entertainment and fun activities.
Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and will be made available via an online lottery. (Lottery date to be announced). To enter the lottery, participants are prompted to create an
account on the Recreation.gov website. The lottery page will have a list of all of the available time slots and entrants rank them in the order of preference.
Entrants also specify the number of adults/children on the ticket request screen along with their time slot choices.
Only one application per household will be allowed.
The time slots available for last year's Easter Egg Roll (Groups A, B, C, D, and E) were:
The 2018 White House commemorative Easter eggs will go on sale in the Spring. The official souvenir wooden eggs are sold by the White House Historical Association.
Each year, the National Park Service puts out a call for Easter Egg Roll volunteers to assist with directions, ticketing, and crowd control. Volunteers must be 18 or over and attend a two-hour orientation.
To volunteer for the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll, visit the NPS website to learn more.
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.
Watch these videos from the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll.
In 2017, musical artists performed on the Bunny Hop music stage throughout the day. Guests included:
The first Trump Administration 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.
Guests entered the South Lawn at designated times throughout the day depending on their group assignment:
The 2018 Easter Egg Roll will be live streamed from the South Lawn. Watch the fun from last year below.
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: