Long ago, in a land by the sea – OK, near a lake by the sea – some bold pioneers created a special outpost filled with wonder and delight. Its name was Children’s Fairyland, and it became one of Oakland’s most beloved treasures.
All year round, Fairyland gives children a place to play and learn. But on Thursday, June 1, our magical park will be open to adults only for our “Hidden Treasure” Gala. And you’re invited!
Fairyland is a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring that all kids have access to the magic of our park. We rely on our annual fundraising Gala to keep our treasure glowing. It’s one of the most enchanting and entertaining events on the East Bay calendar: We decorate the park with twinkling lights, serve bounteous food and drink, and host live and silent auctions. Visitors dress in pirate, fairy-tale, or storybook attire and enjoy a memorable evening on the shores of Lake Merritt.
Donate to the auction -Individuals and businesses are invited to donate to the auction that takes place at the event. If your company is interested in participating, please click the link above to fill out the donation form.
Donate food and services - Restaurants, you can donate your services to our event. If your restaurant is interested in participating, please click the link above to fill out the donation form.
Donate drinks and services - Wineries, distilleries, or beverage vendors, you can donate your services to our event. If your company is interested in participating, please click the link above to fill out the donation form.
Our online auction begins on Friday, May 12, at 9 a.m. and ends on Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m.
A big "thank you" to our 2016 Gala Sponsors
Diane and Neil Goodhue/Goodhue Investments
Glenn and Ellen Voyles
Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle
Mark and Kay Barchas
Larry Magid & Amy Toro
Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits
Lorna Padia Markus
Ken Evans & Jamie Flaherty Evans
Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini
Beryl & James Potter
Clear Channel Outdoor
The Piedmont Post
Food Provided By
Ron & Sally’s Oyster Bar
Dorothy Holmes & Monte Bolmer