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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

2008 White House Easter Egg Roll
The Crowd at the 2008 White House Easter Egg Roll.
NPS Photo by Donna Spiewak

White House Easter Egg Roll


The 136th White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014. The event will feature live music, sports, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. More information about events and activities is available on the White House website or by calling the White House Visitors Office 24-hour information line at 202-456-7041. In support of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, the activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives. The White House will open the South Lawn for children ages 13 years and younger and their families.

Ticket Lottery

White House Easter Egg Roll tickets are distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878. The lottery was opened for entries on March 7th at 10 am EST and closed on March 10th at 10 am EDT. Tickets are free of charge and are non-transferable. Lottery results will be available March 14th.

White House Easter Eggs

Commemorative Easter eggs are available for purchase through the National Park Foundation.

History of the White House Easter Egg Roll

To find out more about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll, visit our page on the history of the Easter Egg Roll.

View photo gallery of previous Easter Egg Roll activities

Did You Know?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

On June 10, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6166, which placed jurisdiction of all the public lands in the federal city, including the President's Park, under the Department of the Interior's National Park Service.