Lottery results will be available on March 31st. Email notifications from Recreation.gov will be sent to the lottery winners with instructions for obtaining tickets.
This Easter Egg Roll Twitter feed contains the best tweets from attendees, special guests, entertainers, volunteers, media and more. For the latest updates, follow @WHEasterEggRoll on Twitter.
The 2017 White House commemorative Easter eggs will be available for sale to the public. Details will be posted here when available and the image above will be updated to show the 2017 edition.
Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and were made available via an online lottery March 15-18, 2017. 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 had to rank them in the order of preference.
Entrants also had to specify 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 the 2017 Easter Egg Roll (Groups A, B, C, D, and E) were:
Musical artists will perform on the South Lawn stage throughout the day. The 2017 Easter Egg Roll talent lineup has not been announced yet. Stay tuned for updates.
Last year's guests included singer/actress Idina Menzel; 18 year-old rapper Silentó; California indie/pop band Echosmith; singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Daya; singer, songwriter, dancer and actor Trevor Jackson; and singing sisters Chloe x Halle.
Previous Easter Egg Roll events featured the following performers: Diggy Simmons, DJ Fussyman, Newsies, Fifth Harmony, MKTO, Jordin Sparks, Austin Mahone, Coco Jones, The Wanted, Janelle Monae, Zendaya, Cody Simpson, Rachel Crow, China Ann McClain and the McClain Sisters, Colbie Caillat, Greyson Chance, Willow Smith, Mindless Behavior, Sara Bareilles, Justin Bieber, the cast of the television show Glee, Yo Gabba Gabba, Fergie, Ziggy Marley, and Jessica Jarrell.
Past Easter Egg Rolls have featured live music, storytelling, sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and the traditional egg roll and egg hunt. Below is a list of activities from last year. This list will be updated when the 2017 activity list 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:
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.
The volunteer recruitment for 2017 has closed.
To volunteer for the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll, visit the NPS website to learn more and sign up to be on their mailing list.
Watch these videos from a previous White House Easter Egg Roll
There are four live web cams in operation at various times throughout the day.
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: