White House Easter Egg Roll 2017

April 17, 2017

Official 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll logo

 

 



The first Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration was held on Monday April 17th. 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.

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 next year.

2017 Easter Egg Roll Photos

White House Easter Egg Roll photogallery

 

See more #EasterEggRoll photos on Instagram.


Here are some Easter Egg Roll photos on Flickr

2017 Easter Egg Roll Videos

Watch these videos from the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll.



 

 

2017 Easter Egg Roll Performers


Musical artists performed on the Bunny Hop music stage throughout the day. Guests included:




United States Marine Band   (video)

 


United States Army Voices   (video)

 


United States Navy Band   (video)

 


United States Air Force Band   (video)

 


Martin Family Circus   (video)

 


Pop-rock boy band Bro4   (video)

 


Singer/songwriter Jack Vandervelde   (video)

 

2017 White House Easter Egg Roll Activities and Schedule

This 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.

Guests entered the South Lawn at designated times throughout the day depending on their group assignment:

Easter Egg Roll Map



White House Easter Egg Roll map

The White House Easter Egg Roll on Twitter



The @WHEasterEggRoll Twitter feed contains tweets from attendees, special guests, entertainers, volunteers, media and more.




White House Easter Egg Roll Live Webcam

The 2017 Easter Egg Roll was live streamed from the South Lawn.



Webcam - President Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll

President Trump

Easter Egg Roll webcam - Reading Nook

Reading Nook

Easter Egg Roll webcam - Bunny Hop stage

Bunny Hop Stage

Easter Egg Roll webcam - Livestream from the Truman Balcony

Truman Balcony

 

Souvenir White House Easter Eggs

Official wooden White House Easter Eggs for 2017


The 2017 White House commemorative Easter eggs are now sold out. The official souvenir wooden eggs were sold by the White House Historical Association.

White House Easter Egg Roll Volunteers

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 and sign up to be on their mailing list.

Easter Egg Roll Lottery (2018 dates not announced yet)

How to enter the White House Easter Egg Roll lottery

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:

Easter Egg Roll lottery ticket screen showing the starting times for each group: A- 7:30AM-9:30AM; B- 9:45-11:45AM; C- 12:15PM-2:15PM; D- 2:30PM-4:30PM; E- 4:45PM-6:45PM

 

Easter Egg Roll on Whitehouse.Gov - Through the Years

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:



Easter 1993

1993 - 100 Years of Peter Rabbit

Easter 1994

The 1994 Easter at the White House souvenir program featured original art by P. Buckley Moss

Easter 1995

The 1995 Egg Roll souvenir program contained original art from Catherine Grunewald

Easter 1996

The original art in the Easter at the White House 1996 program was by Bill Bell.

Easter 1997

The 1997 theme of the WH egg roll was Learning is Delightful and Delicious

Easter 1998

Dressed in period costume, actors portraying historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, and George Washington strolled around the South Lawn.

Easter 1999

1999 Easter Egg Roll was for children ages three through six

Easter 2000

The 2000 Easter Egg Roll was held from 10AM - 2PM and featured a live webcast from the South Lawn

Easter 2001

The 2001 Easter Egg Roll

Easter 2002

The 2002 White House Egg Roll featured authors such as Norman Bridwell, author of the Clifford series and Marc Brown, author of the Arthur series

Easter 2003

The 2003 Egg Roll honored active duty and reserve members of the military and their families

Easter 2004

The 2004 Easter event had to close early at noon due to rain

Easter 2005

The 2005 Easter Egg Roll continued the tradition that began in 1994 where each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display

Easter 2006

President and Mrs. Bush invited hundreds of outstanding youth volunteers as their special guests at the 2006 Easter Egg Roll

Easter 2007

The 2007 Easter event featured live entertainment from Sesame Street, Miley Cyrus who stars in the hit series Hannah Montana, and several other stage performances

Easter 2008

The 2008 Easter Egg roll had an educational theme, Ocean Conservation, and included marine life painting with the artist Wyland

Easter 2009

The 2009 Easter Egg roll was the first one of the Obama Administration. It's theme was Let's Go Play.

Easter 2010

The theme of the 2010 White House Egg Roll was Ready, Set, Go!

Easter 2011

The theme of the 2011 White House Egg Roll was Get Up and Go!

Easter 2012

The theme of the 2012 White House Egg Roll was Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move

Easter 2013

The theme of the 2013 White House Egg Roll was Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!

Easter 2014

The theme of the 2014 White House Egg Roll was Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape

Easter 2015

The theme of the 2015 White House Egg Roll was #GimmeFive

Easter 2016

The theme of the 2016 White House Egg Roll was Let's Celebrate!

Interesting Facts about the White House Easter Egg Roll

Ticketing

Eggs

Past Easter Egg Roll Performers, Special guests, and Entertainment

Sustainability

Easter Egg Roll Volunteers

History of the White House Easter Egg Roll