SOURCE: recreation.gov & whitehouse.gov
The 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll Ticket Lottery is Live
MARCH 15, 2017 AT 4:08 PM ET BY THE WHITE HOUSE
Today, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are pleased to announce additional details for the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll taking place Monday, April 17, 2017, on the South Lawn of the White House!
ONLINE TICKET LOTTERY
White House Easter Egg Roll tickets are free to the public and can be requested through an online lottery that opened today Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT and closes on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT. Entering the lottery is free of charge, and winners will be notified via email on Friday, March 31, 2017. Tickets are not for sale or resale. Those interested in attending can enter the lottery here.
This year’s official White House Easter Egg Roll commemorative eggs are available to the general public. More information and online purchase will be available soon by visiting the lottery website.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless White House tradition, dating back to 1878 and the presidency of President Rutherford B. Hayes. The President and First Lady are honored to continue the traditions of the past, while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our Nation’s history.
Stay tuned for more information!
Ticket Lottery Information
The 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 17th. The ticket lottery opens Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) and closes on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET. Entering the lottery is free of charge, and lottery results will be announced on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Lottery winners will be granted tickets free of charge. Tickets are not for sale and not transferable. Enter the lottery now.
Please ensure that the contact information on your account is correct. Your email address will be used for lottery and ticket communications. You can create an account or update your profile here.
About the Event
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates to 1878. Originally, young children in Washington, D.C., would flock to Capitol Hill every Monday after Easter for egg rolling and a day of activities. Members of Congress grew tired of the growing crowds and passed an Act of Congress which prohibited egg rolling on the Capitol grounds. The event was moved to the White House in 1878 after President Hayes was approached by young children to use his backyard to roll eggs. Nearly every Easter since, the White House has invited young children to roll eggs on the White House lawn.
Today, the Easter Egg Roll has grown from a few local children rolling eggs on the White House lawn to become the largest event held at the White House, filled with live entertainment, and, of course, the traditional rolling of the Easter eggs. The Easter Egg Roll is designed for children 13 years of age and under.
About the Commemorative Eggs
The official White House Easter Egg Roll commemorative eggs will be available whether or not you attend the event. Commemorative eggs will be available for sale online soon, and information on how to purchase will be linked on this page.
Ticket lottery is now OPEN. Access the official lottery website here.