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.

April Events    
Bunny Weekend
Come meet Fairyland's own bunny star! Spend time with Critters By The Bay's walk-around bunny characters.
April 4 only 11:30am Come see The Tap Dancing Easter Bunnies dance their way into your holiday weekend celebrations.

April
4 & 5

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 Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

April
11 & 12

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 Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performances.

April
18 & 19

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 Dana Smith performs a show for all ages, with circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation.

April
25 & 26

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 Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, "The Wizard of Ahhhhs", astounds and amazes children of all ages with a full show of laughter and surprises.
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!

May
16 & 17

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.