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

Puppets are at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. every day the park is open.

April 1 & 2

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Wishes. In this classic German folk tale, Hummock the woodcutter is rewarded with three wishes after freeing an elf’s beard from a tree. Although he is warned to use them wisely, things get out of control. Come see what happens. Adaptation and designs by Don Ingraham.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and oddities to create a show called Bizarre and Strange that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

April 8 & 9

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Wishes. In this classic German folk tale, Hummock the woodcutter is rewarded with three wishes after freeing an elf’s beard from a tree. Although he is warned to use them wisely, things get out of control. Come see what happens. Adaptation and designs by Don Ingraham.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, "The Wizard of Ahhhhs", astounds and amazes children of all ages with a full show of laughter and surprises.

April 15 - Bunny Weekend

11:30 a.m. Come see The Tap Dancing Easter Bunnies dance their way into your holiday weekend celebrations.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

April 16 - Bunny Weekend

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

April 22 & 23

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Storyteller Kirk Waller will present a series of classic tales with an original flair.

April 29 & 30

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performance.

May 6 - Turn the Page!

A children’s book festival at Children’s Fairyland.
Presented by Kaiser Permanente with support from Chronicle Books and ScholarShare.

All day: Laurel Book Store Support your local bookseller by purchasing books by our featured authors and illustrators.

All day: Author/Illustrator Meet & Greets Meet more than 25 local authors and illustrators! Buy books at the Laurel Book Store table and then visit the people who created them for signatures and to chat.

All day: Visit Oakland Public Library Fairyland Branch to sign up for a library card or use your creativity to make some bookish crafts with OPL librarians!

10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm: Author/Illustrator Presentations Hear authors read their works aloud, see illustrators demonstrate their techniques, and learn about how children’s books are created!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

May 7

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, "The Wizard of Ahhhhs", astounds and amazes children of all ages with a full show of laughter and surprises.

May 13 - Garden Day

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 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!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

11:30 a.m. Join The Jitterbugs for a toe-tapping performance by colorful tap-dancing insects.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show presents the intriguing society of bees in a most entertaining way!

May 14

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show presents the intriguing society of bees in a most entertaining way!

May 20 & 21

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress. Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson. Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Dana Smith performs a show for all ages, with circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation.

May 27

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress.  Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson.  Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. The after-school MUSE Orchestra of the Oakland Symphony’s MUSic for Excellence program will perform their Spring Program with special guest emcee maesto Michael Morgan!

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Award-winning storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.

May 28

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Appearing Knightly. Adventure back in time to land of dragons, wizards and princesses in distress. Young knight Sir Robin wants nothing more than to marry Princess Priscilla. Sadly, the evil Knight Mordred has captured her and is holding her for ransom. Can Robin find them a happily ever after?  Original tale by Andrew Peterson. Puppets by Benjamin Blake.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Award-winning storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.