The 137th White House Easter Egg Roll

April 6, 2015

Intro

The 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll logo

On Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family will host the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme is “#GimmeFive,” and more than 35,000 people will gather on the South Lawn to join in the celebrations. Keeping history alive, the event will feature sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt, live music and storytelling. In addition to all of the fun, the day’s activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative.

Tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll are provided free of charge and will be distributed via an online lottery hosted on www.recreation.gov. The lottery will open at 12:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 23 and will close on Thursday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Please visit www.recreation.gov for more details.

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White House Keepsake Eggs

This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll features five souvenir eggs. Four of the eggs are painted in festive colors – sea breeze blue, sunburst orange, petunia purple, and spring green. These eggs feature the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady on the back. The fifth egg, the “Bo and Sunny” egg, is a natural American Birchwood egg that is included only in the 2015 5-pack Collector’s Egg Set. This egg has the stamped “signatures” and “paw prints” of Bo and Sunny on the back.

The eggs first became part of the tradition in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of actors, actresses, famous politicians, and athletes.

Learn more about the official White House keepsake eggs.

The 2015 White House Keepsake Easter Eggs

The 2015 souvenir eggs.

Design Contest

One of two 2014 design winners depicting a scene on the South Lawn of the White House

  One of last year's two winners.

The White House invites all elementary and middle school students to submit original artwork related to this year’s theme for the 2015 Easter Egg Roll Design Contest. The First Lady will select two winning designs, which will be used as part of the White House 2015 Easter Egg Roll program and souvenir poster. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Easter Egg Roll theme is “#GimmeFive,” challenging families across the nation to show the First Lady five ways they’re leading healthier lives.

The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST. Designs should be uploaded to www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll/2015designcontest. Artwork should reflect this year’s theme, “#GimmeFive.” Please note submissions may be made public during the selection process.

Submit your design today.

A Look Back at the White House Easter Egg Roll

Highlights from 2014

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Highlights from 2013

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Highlights from 2012

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Highlights from 2011

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Highlights from 2010

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Highlights from 2009

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An American Tradition Since 1878

The White House Historical Association presents a look back at the White House Easter Egg Roll from 1898 to 2002.

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Storytime on the South Lawn

2014 White House Easter Egg Roll: President Obama Reads to Kids

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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll: The First Lady Reads to Kids

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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll: Debby Ryan Reads "Curious George"

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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll: Nina Davuluri Reads "The Giving Tree"

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2013 White House Easter Egg Roll: The Wanted Reads "Caps for Sale"

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2013 White House Easter Egg Roll: President Obama Reads to Kids

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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll: Danica Patrick Reads "Go, Dog. Go!"

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2013 White House Easter Egg Roll: Julianne Moore Reads "Freckleface Strawberry"

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2013 White House Easter Egg Roll: The First Family Reads "A Sick Day for Amos McGee"

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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll: The First Lady Reads to Kids

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