Because of the high demand to attend this event, the White House – through Recreation.gov – holds a lottery for tickets every year and its our technology that powers the Recreation.gov website, as well as the lottery administration. More than 57,000 people applied last year for roughly 12,000 tickets and this year it’s expected to be just as popular.
Let’s go back to where it all began. Started in 1878, the Easter Egg Roll has grown from a few local children rolling eggs on the White House lawn to the largest event held at the White House, filled with live entertainment, sports and interactive cooking demonstrations, and, of course, the rolling Easter eggs.
Visit the White House website for more information on the event.
Did you know that ACTIVE Network technology powers lotteries, permitting, reservations and ticketing at many iconic American experiences, like national parks, federal lands and national landmarks? Below is just a taste of the activities we power:
- Yosemite National Park’s Cables on Half Dome and nearby campgrounds
- Mt. Whitney Day Hiking and Overnight Permits
- The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permits
- Pack Creek Bear Viewing at Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
- 4 Rivers Floating Permits