White House Easter Egg Roll 2017

April 17, 2017

2017 Ticket Lottery is now CLOSED

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.

The White House Easter Egg Roll on Twitter

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.


















Souvenir White House Easter Eggs

Official wooden White House Easter Eggs for 2017

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 Lottery (now closed for 2017)

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


2017 Easter Egg Roll Performers

2017 White House Easter Egg Roll stage

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.


2017 White House Easter Egg Roll Schedule of Events

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.

Egg Hunt & Easter Egg Roll

Children hunt for Easter Eggs and race each other while pushing eggs with wooden spoons.

Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage

Live musical performances throughout the day.

Storytime Stage

Celebrities read favorite story books.

Hop To It!

Featuring jump rope, hula hoop, dance and more.

Eggtivity Zone

Players and coaches from professional sports teams lead kids through a fun fitness obstacle course

Eggsperiment Zone

Fun with science

Yoga Garden

Professional yoga instructors teach movement, breath, and mindfulness.

Eggspress Yourself

An arts and crafts area with egg dying, egg decorating, exciting craft projects and more

Play with your Food

Learn about healthy eating with famous chefs.

Basketball and Tennis Courts

Professional athletes provide hands-on training in basketball and tennis.


Easter Egg Roll Map of Activities

White House Easter Egg Roll map - 2016


Tips for Attending the White House Easter Egg Roll

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:

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. 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.

Easter Egg Roll Videos

Watch these videos from a previous White House Easter Egg Roll

Easter Egg Roll Photos

White House Easter Egg Roll photogallery



White House Easter Egg Roll Live Webcam

There are four live web cams in operation at various times throughout the day.

Balcony Cam Live Stream

Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage

Play With Your Food Stage

Storytime Stage

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



Past Easter Egg Roll Performers, Special guests, and Entertainment


Easter Egg Roll Volunteers

History of the White House Easter Egg Roll