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.

September
Events
   
September
5 & 6

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese tale by Hans Christian Anderson about Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical bird from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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 Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performance.

September
12 & 13

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese tale by Hans Christian Anderson about Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical bird from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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: 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 Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

September
19 & 20

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese tale by Hans Christian Anderson about Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical bird from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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: The Voyages of Sinbad. Join Sinbad as he sails the seas to find fortune and adventure. How can a simple sailor turn misadventures with giants, genies, monkeys, pirates and even a huge whale into fortune and fame? Based on the stories often included in the Arabian Nights, these perennial favorites include stories influenced by myths from ancient sea-going cultures from Greece to India. 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.

Happy 65th Birthday, Children's Fairyland!
Join us to wish a happy birthday to the first children's storybook park in the US.

September
26 & 27

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese tale by Hans Christian Anderson about Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical bird from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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 Join Cotton Candy Express as they sing & dance to celebrate our 65th.
26th only 11:30am 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.
  3:30pm Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.
27th only 11:30am Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, "The Wizard of Ahhhhs", astounds and amazes children of all ages with a full show of laughter and surprises.
  3:30pm Dana Smith performs a show for all ages, with circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation.
October Events    

October
3 & 4

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese tale by Hans Christian Anderson about Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical bird from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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: 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 Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!

October
10 & 11

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese tale by Hans Christian Anderson about Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical bird from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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: The Voyages of Sinbad. Join Sinbad as he sails the seas to find fortune and adventure. How can a simple sailor turn misadventures with giants, genies, monkeys, pirates and even a huge whale into fortune and fame? Based on the stories often included in the Arabian Nights, these perennial favorites include stories influenced by myths from ancient sea-going cultures from Greece to India. 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 Jim Murdoch is Jimbo the Musical Clown. Join Jimbo as he delights audiences of all ages with his unique blend of traditional accordion music from around the world, circus clowning, dance, pantomime, juggling, hat tricks and audience participation.

October
17 & 18

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese tale by Hans Christian Anderson about Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical bird from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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 Blake Maxam performs "Shivers, the Slightly Silly, Slightly Spooky Safety Show." This fun and goofy show comes with a special message for your trick and treating during Halloween.
17th only 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.
18th only 12:30pm & 3pm Children'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.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree "More Delightful than Frightful"
Little kids' and bigger kids' bouncer, balloon twisting, creatively crafted environments, special entertainment, costume parades, unlimited rides, arts and crafts and free give-aways! $10 admission per person, 1/2 off for members. No passes of any kind will be accepted.

October
24 & 25
All Day Join the Puppet Petting Zoo in the Merry Meadow for an interactive puppet experience.

 

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese fairy story by Hans Christian Anderson, this is the tale of the Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical nightingale from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  11:30 Story Reading by SAG - BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a nationwide program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Professional actors and performers volunteer their time reading aloud in children's programs around the Bay Area to promote literacy and inspire young readers.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12pm-4pm Balloon Twisting
  1pm Magician Mike Della Penna presents The Not-So-Scary Halloween Show!
  1pm-4:30pm Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy appears with her guitar, will be strolling around the park making wishes come true with her crystal wand and fairy dust.
  1:30pm 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 & 4:30pm Monster Mash Costume Parade
  3pm Puppet Show: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" presented by The Puppet Company
25th only 12:30pm Children's Theatre presents: The Voyages of Sinbad. Join Sinbad as he sails the seas to find fortune and adventure. How can a simple sailor turn misadventures with giants, genies, monkeys, pirates and even a huge whale into fortune and fame? Based on the stories often included in the Arabian Nights, these perennial favorites include stories influenced by myths from ancient sea-going cultures from Greece to India. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  2:30pm Join Dance/10 Performing Arts Center for a high energy dance revue.
26th only 10:30am Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling and a multitude of surprises.
  10:30am 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.
  11:30am Children'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.
  12:30pm Children's Theatre presents: The Voyages of Sinbad. Join Sinbad as he sails the seas to find fortune and adventure. How can a simple sailor turn misadventures with giants, genies, monkeys, pirates and even a huge whale into fortune and fame? Based on the stories often included in the Arabian Nights, these perennial favorites include stories influenced by myths from ancient sea-going cultures from Greece to India. Costumes by Patti Baugh.

October
31 & November 1

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese fairy story by Hans Christian Anderson, this is the tale of the Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical nightingale from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  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.