Now in its 137th year, the event will take place Monday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.
In celebration of the First Lady’s Let's Move initiative, this year’s theme is #GimmeFive, which challenges Americans to list five things they are doing to lead a healthier life. As an added tie-in, this year’s Easter Egg Roll will feature sports and fitness zones and cooking demonstrations alongside Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt, live music and storytelling.
Radio DJ Tommy McFly will emcee the event, with Fifth Harmony, Disney's
and the Sesame Street gang all set to perform. Other celebrities that will be attending include Connie Britton, Miles Brown, Misty Copeland and Bobby Flay.
Players and coaches from professional sports teams will show kids fun ways to stay active with
A cast of costume characters will also be in attendance including Angry Birds, Barbie, Buddy from "Dinosaur Train," Captain Barnacles and Kwazii from "The Octonauts," Charlie Brown, Cheer Bear from the Care Bears, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, Daniel Tiger, Dora the Explorer, Emmet and WyldStyle from
The LEGO Movie
, Little Nutbrown Hare, Maya & Miguel, Miffy, Ninjago Kai, Oh and Captain Smek from the movie
, Olive the Ostrich, Peppa Pig and George, Peg + Cat, Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Charge, Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Cat in the Hat and YooHoo and Pammee from YooHoo & Friends.
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