Schedule of Events

Here’s our schedule of weekend events for the next two months.
If you prefer to plan ahead, check out our seasonal park hours and annual events.

May
Events
   
May
2 & 3

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Magic Tea Kettle. A wonderful Japanese fairytale about a “Tanuki” animal who can change himself into a teakettle. In this tale, the Tanuki comes to the aid of a kind family, and helps them realize their dreams as he avoids being mistaken for a teapot. Puppets and script by Randal Metz. Songs and lyrics by Tony Jonick. Puppet design and scenery by Annie Wong.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.
Join us for Garden Day!
May 9 only 12pm-3pm Spend some time in our vegetable garden with Fairyland horticulturist Jackie. Enjoy gardening activities, learn about pollinators, and kids get to take away a seedling!

May
9 & 10

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Magic Tea Kettle. A wonderful Japanese fairytale about a “Tanuki” animal who can change himself into a teakettle. In this tale, the Tanuki comes to the aid of a kind family, and helps them realize their dreams as he avoids being mistaken for a teapot. Puppets and script by Randal Metz. Songs and lyrics by Tony Jonick. Puppet design and scenery by Annie Wong.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show presents the intriguing society of bees in a most entertaining way!

Chalk Talk Weekend

Watch amazing artwork be created right before your eyes!

May 16 only 11:30am Join the Berkeley Morris Dancers as they perform dances originated from the Cotswold district of England, specifically the traditions of Fieldtown and Bledington.
May
16 & 17
10am-4pm The Chalk Twins are identical twins, and award-winning chalk artists who have worked at some of the country’s most famous amusement parks. Join us this weekend as Devon and Lexi create a very Fairylandish, original art piece while you watch. Be inspired by their performance art, and feel free to talk to the twins as they work.

 

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Magic Tea Kettle. A wonderful Japanese fairytale about a “Tanuki” animal who can change himself into a teakettle. In this tale, the Tanuki comes to the aid of a kind family, and helps them realize their dreams as he avoids being mistaken for a teapot. Puppets and script by Randal Metz. Songs and lyrics by Tony Jonick. Puppet design and scenery by Annie Wong.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Award-winning Storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.
May 23 only 12pm The after-school MUSE Orchestra of Oakland East Bay Symphony’s MUSic for Excellence program will perform their Spring Program with special guest emcee maesto Michael Morgan!

May
23 & 24

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Magic Tea Kettle. A wonderful Japanese fairytale about a “Tanuki” animal who can change himself into a teakettle. In this tale, the Tanuki comes to the aid of a kind family, and helps them realize their dreams as he avoids being mistaken for a teapot. Puppets and script by Randal Metz. Songs and lyrics by Tony Jonick. Puppet design and scenery by Annie Wong.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and oddities to create a show called Bizarre and Strange that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

May
30 & 31

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Hansel & Gretel. We present our adaptation of the famous children’s opera, “Hansel & Gretel.” Can these two children defeat the wicked Gingerbread Witch, or will they be turned into cookies themselves? With a song in your heart, good will always triumphs over evil. Puppet designs created by Bob Brown, puppeteer on “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”, with scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy appears with her guitar, Prince Charming. She will be performing well known folk songs and helping children make wishes come true with her crystal wand and fairy dust.
June Events    

June
6 & 7

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Hansel & Gretel. We present our adaptation of the famous children’s opera, “Hansel & Gretel.” Can these two children defeat the wicked Gingerbread Witch, or will they be turned into cookies themselves? With a song in your heart, good will always triumphs over evil. Puppet designs created by Bob Brown, puppeteer on “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”, with scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.
June 13 only 12:30pm Presentation Day: Meet this year's Children's Fairyland Personalities at an inaugural ceremony & costume premiere performance.

June
13 & 14

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Hansel & Gretel. We present our adaptation of the famous children’s opera, “Hansel & Gretel.” Can these two children defeat the wicked Gingerbread Witch, or will they be turned into cookies themselves? With a song in your heart, good will always triumphs over evil. Puppet designs created by Bob Brown, puppeteer on “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”, with scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Jacqueline Lynaugh as Queen Ozma, the ruler of Oz. Join her as she read tales and sings songs from the magical land of Oz.

June
20 & 21

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Hansel & Gretel. We present our adaptation of the famous children’s opera, “Hansel & Gretel.” Can these two children defeat the wicked Gingerbread Witch, or will they be turned into cookies themselves? With a song in your heart, good will always triumphs over evil. Puppet designs created by Bob Brown, puppeteer on “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”, with scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: Baba Yaga. In the forests of Russia, a witch named Baba Yaga lived in a hut – that walked on chicken legs!… Join Vasilisa and Ivan as they journey into the forest where they meet Baba Yaga, and escape her spells with the help of new friends they find on the way, including a magical Matryoshka doll and the mystical Firebird. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Storyteller Kirk Waller will present a series of classic tales with an original flair.

June
27 & 28

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Hansel & Gretel. We present our adaptation of the famous children’s opera, “Hansel & Gretel.” Can these two children defeat the wicked Gingerbread Witch, or will they be turned into cookies themselves? With a song in your heart, good will always triumphs over evil. Puppet designs created by Bob Brown, puppeteer on “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”, with scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Chidlren's Theatre presents: Volcanoes! All around the world there are mighty mountains that erupt in smoke and flame, and wherever these mountains are found people have invented stories about how they were created, why they smoke and who might live inside them. Join us for a fiery celebration of volcanos from Iceland to Japan told in an eruption of stories and song.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performances.