The Easter Bunny won’t be the only celebrity coming to the White House on Monday for the 134th annual Easter Egg Roll. Stars from Sesame Street, Hollywood and some of the nation’s finest restaurants are slated to join the more than 30,000 visitors for games, stories and, of course, the traditional egg roll at the White House.
While the event is rich in tradition, it’s also intended to promote health and wellness, with the theme “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!” All of this year’s activities, from dancing to cooking, are aimed at encouraging children to lead healthy and active lives.
Kids will recognize some of their favorite characters, including Elmo, Charlie Brown, Curious George, Clifford the Bid Red Dog, Sponge Bob and the gang from Dora the Explorer, among others.
There will also be plenty for the parents, who will spy some big name celebrities, including actress Julianne Moore, who recently starred as Sarah Palin in the movie “Game Change,” and actor Forest Whitaker. Both will be reading stories to the children. Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern and “Top Chef” stars Paul Qui, Richard Blais, Carla Hall and Bryan Voltaggio will lend their culinary expertise to the event.
The NBA’s Etan Thomas and the Harlem Globetrotters will be on the court to encourage guests to get moving, a central part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. Tennis stars Chanda Rubin and Michael Chang will also be on hand.
In addition to the First Family, First Dog Bo, will also likely make an appearance. The Obamas’ famous Portuguese water dog is the face of this year’s event. Bo’s likeness appears on the souvenir egg, and he starred in the online trailer for the event.