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.

January
Events

   

January
3 & 4

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  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. 

January
10 & 11

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  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 Dana Smith performs a show for all ages, with circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation.

January
17 & 18

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  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.

January
24 & 25

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  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 Snow Queen performs "Tales from Winter Wonderland", a magical music and storytelling performance.

Jan. 31
& Feb. 1

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  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 Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!

February
Events

   

February
7 & 8

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  11:30am Join us for the reveal of our new Story Quilt, created by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland for outdoor reading!
  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 Halloween magic performances.
Black History Weekend

February
14 & 15

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Mrs. Witherspoon’s Busy Day. Mrs. Witherspoon is a kindly lady who likes to live alone in her comfortable cave home. So why do her neighbors think she’s a witch? When she tricks someone into believing that she has given him a bravery potion, get ready for some dragon action! Original tale by Lettie Connell Schubert of Oakland’s Vagabond Puppets. Scenery and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppet design and script by Lettie Schubert.
  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 Storyteller Kirk Waller will present a series of classic tales with an original flair.

February
21 & 22

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Mrs. Witherspoon’s Busy Day. Mrs. Witherspoon is a kindly lady who likes to live alone in her comfortable cave home. So why do her neighbors think she’s a witch? When she tricks someone into believing that she has given him a bravery potion, get ready for some dragon action! Original tale by Lettie Connell Schubert of Oakland’s Vagabond Puppets. Scenery and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppet design and script by Lettie Schubert.
  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 Ravioli, one of the Bay Area's friendliest clowns, will enchant and amaze audiences of all ages with his funny magic!

Lunar New Year
Come join us in celebration of the Lunar New Year as we welcome the Year of the Sheep with family lore and folktales from China.

Feb. 28
& Mar 1

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Mrs. Witherspoon’s Busy Day. Mrs. Witherspoon is a kindly lady who likes to live alone in her comfortable cave home. So why do her neighbors think she’s a witch? When she tricks someone into believing that she has given him a bravery potion, get ready for some dragon action! Original tale by Lettie Connell Schubert of Oakland’s Vagabond Puppets. Scenery and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppet design and script by Lettie Schubert.
  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 Storyteller Clara Yen - As a child, she listened to the stories of her parents as they spoke about their childhoods in China. Clara re-creates those memories for herself, for her parents, and for her listeners by delicately weaving family lore with folk tales, and English with Mandarin.