Each year, the White House opens up its south lawn for a huge day of family fun. The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual tradition that dates back to 1878.
The event is for families with children under 12 years old. There is live music, storytelling, and of course the big Easter egg roll. In 2009, the event attracted more than 30,000 families, so expect a big crowd if you plan to attend.
If you can’t make it to the event, you can purchase a souvenir egg online at the White House Historical Association website. Each wooden egg is expertly crafted and includes the signatures of the President and First Lady.
Tickets to the event are distributed through an online lottery system. Visit Recreation.gov to apply for the ticket lottery.
As you can imagine, security is pretty intense for this event, so leave the food and beverages, coolers, duffel bags, etc. at home. The 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday April 22nd, 2019.
The 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery opens Thursday, February 28, at 10 a.m. EST and closes March 4 at 10 a.m. EST. Winners will be contacted by email by March 14, 2019.
* Photo source: Recreation.gov
White House Easter Egg Roll
Admission: Free, but tickets are required.
Parking: On street parking is not available.
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