2011 White House Easter Egg Roll

Boys at the Egg Roll

A group of boys fling their eggs towards the finish line at the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 5, 2010. (Official White House Photo By Chuck Kennedy)

The President and First Lady announced that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011 with the theme of “Get Up and Go!” promoting health and wellness. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. All of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives and follow the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. The White House will open its South Lawn for children aged 12 years and younger and their families.

Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest

The White House invited all elementary and middle school students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to submit poster designs for the 2011 Easter Egg Roll.  The First Lady has selected the winning designs, which will be used as part of the White House 2011 Easter Egg Roll program.

White House Easter Egg

Eggs for the 2011 Easter Egg Roll photographed on the South Lawn of the White House

Eggs for the 2011 Easter Egg Roll photographed on the South Lawn,

The 2011 White House Easter Egg is here!  This souvenir wooden egg features the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.  Order now at easter.nationalparks.org.

Terms and Conditions

View the full 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll Terms and Conditions.

Easter Egg Roll Tickets

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 online lottery application period for the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll is now closed. No additional applications will be accepted. If you have already applied for the lottery, the results will be published on www.recreation.gov.

2010 Easter Egg Roll Video Highlights

Download Video: mp4 (45MB)

View a photo gallery of images from the 2010 Easter Egg Roll.

Learn more about the 2010 Easter Egg Roll.

Latest News and Updates

The Vice President of the United States: Middle Class Task Force