White House Announces 2016 Easter Egg Roll

Online ticket lottery is Friday, Feb. 12, noon, to Wednesday, Feb. 17, noon.
The President and First Lady announced today that the South Lawn of the White House will be opened up for children 13 years and younger and their families on Monday, March 28 for the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll. This will be the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, and will feature live music, sport courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. In honor of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s event will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run.
 
White House Easter Egg Roll tickets can be requested through an online lottery which opens today, Friday, Feb. 12, at noon and closes on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon. Winners will be notified at a later date; tickets are free of charge and cannot be sold. To enter the lottery, visit recreation.gov.
 
To honor the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, this year’s theme will be “Let’s Celebrate,” and will feature aspects of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiatives, as well as the contributions the Obama Administration has made to the Easter Egg Roll.
 
This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll features five souvenir eggs, designed by graphic designer and blogger Joy Cho. The collection features four colored eggs with stamped signatures of the President and First Lady on the back, and one gold “Bo and Sunny” egg, with stamped “signatures” and “paw prints” of Bo and Sunny on the back.
 
The National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, produces and sells the commemorative White House Easter eggs. Each child 13 years and younger who attends the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, which sits on President’s Park, will also receive a souvenir egg.
To place your order for the full collection of 2016 White House Easter Egg (all five eggs), visit easter.nationalparks.org.