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.

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.

June 3 & 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.

June 10

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. Presentation Day: Meet this year's Children's Fairyland Personalities at an inaugural ceremony & costume premiere performance.

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.

June 11

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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. Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performance.

June 17 & 18

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Aesop’s Fables - We offer the classic tales of Aesop told through song, dance, puppetry and circus arts. Our young performers tell both the familiar stories of the country mouse and city mouse, the tortoise and the hare, and a few lesser-known classics. Adapted by Doyle Ott with and music and lyrics by Richard Jennings and Doyle Ott. Costumes by Patti Baugh.

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 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.

June 24 & 25

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Mariposas - A multilingual musical story of the mariposas that migrate between California and Mexico. How does a butterfly remember the land of her grandmother even though she’s never been there? A celebration of the monarchs that call Fairyland home. Written by Doyle Ott. Costumes by Gypsycat Studios.

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. Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!

 

July 1 & 2

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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.

KQED Members

KQED members receive $1 off admission from July 3 - 9.

July 8 KQED Day

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Nature Cat is here to visit with you and your family!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Tunisian Tail - When a curious cat steals a fish, the cook steals his tail. Follow the adventures of the cleverest of silly cats to get the water to get the grain to get the milk to get the butter to get his tail back. Based on a Tunisian folktale. Adapted by Doyle Ott. Costumes by Gypsycat Studios.

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. 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.

July 9

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Three Pigs in the 1920’s. This zany retelling of the classic three pigs tale takes place in the Roaring Twenties.  Can the three pigs outwit the gangster wolf who constantly tries to capture them?  Filled with the lively music of the era, you’ll dance along with our animal friends as they work together to build strong houses, live peacefully, and share bad jokes.  Adapted by Randal Metz.  Puppets by Randal Metz with scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Tunisian Tail - When a curious cat steals a fish, the cook steals his tail. Follow the adventures of the cleverest of silly cats to get the water to get the grain to get the milk to get the butter to get his tail back. Based on a Tunisian folktale. Adapted by Doyle Ott. Costumes by Gypsycat Studios.

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. 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.

July 15

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Adventures of Peer Gynt. This classic tale from Norway’s Henrik Ibsen comes to life accomplished by the classical music of composer Edvard Grieg. Peer is not content to stay at home and raise a family; he wants to see the big, wide world.  But after being pursued and captured by a Troll King and his daughter, home and his true love start looking better and better. But how to get there? Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann and Randal Metz.  Puppets and scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Aesop’s Fables - We offer the classic tales of Aesop told through song, dance, puppetry and circus arts. Our young performers tell both the familiar stories of the country mouse and city mouse, the tortoise and the hare, and a few lesser-known classics. Adapted by Doyle Ott with and music and lyrics by Richard Jennings and Doyle Ott. Costumes by Patti Baugh.

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. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Lady Emerald will enchant guests of all ages with her stories and the magical sounds of her harp.

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleep Over! Experience the magic of Fairyland in the moonlight. Pitch your tent in the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and enjoy dinner, rides & entertainment under the stars.  In the morning, wake up to fresh coffee, bagels and cereal, with our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required

July 16

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Adventures of Peer Gynt. This classic tale from Norway’s Henrik Ibsen comes to life accomplished by the classical music of composer Edvard Grieg. Peer is not content to stay at home and raise a family; he wants to see the big, wide world.  But after being pursued and captured by a Troll King and his daughter, home and his true love start looking better and better. But how to get there? Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann and Randal Metz.  Puppets and scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Aesop’s Fables - We offer the classic tales of Aesop told through song, dance, puppetry and circus arts. Our young performers tell both the familiar stories of the country mouse and city mouse, the tortoise and the hare, and a few lesser-known classics. Adapted by Doyle Ott with and music and lyrics by Richard Jennings and Doyle Ott. Costumes by Patti Baugh.

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. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Lady Emerald will enchant guests of all ages with her stories and the magical sounds of her harp.

July 22 & 23

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Adventures of Peer Gynt. This classic tale from Norway’s Henrik Ibsen comes to life accomplished by the classical music of composer Edvard Grieg. Peer is not content to stay at home and raise a family; he wants to see the big, wide world.  But after being pursued and captured by a Troll King and his daughter, home and his true love start looking better and better. But how to get there? Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann and Randal Metz.  Puppets and scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Mariposas - A multilingual musical story of the mariposas that migrate between California and Mexico. How does a butterfly remember the land of her grandmother even though she’s never been there? A celebration of the monarchs that call Fairyland home. Written by Doyle Ott. Costumes by Gypsycat Studios.

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. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.

July 29

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Adventures of Peer Gynt. This classic tale from Norway’s Henrik Ibsen comes to life accomplished by the classical music of composer Edvard Grieg. Peer is not content to stay at home and raise a family; he wants to see the big, wide world.  But after being pursued and captured by a Troll King and his daughter, home and his true love start looking better and better. But how to get there? Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann and Randal Metz.  Puppets and scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Tunisian Tail - When a curious cat steals a fish, the cook steals his tail. Follow the adventures of the cleverest of silly cats to get the water to get the grain to get the milk to get the butter to get his tail back. Based on a Tunisian folktale. Adapted by Doyle Ott. Costumes by Gypsycat Studios.

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.

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleep Over! Experience the magic of Fairyland in the moonlight. Pitch your tent in the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and enjoy dinner, rides & entertainment under the stars.  In the morning, wake up to fresh coffee, bagels and cereal, with our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required

July 30

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Adventures of Peer Gynt. This classic tale from Norway’s Henrik Ibsen comes to life accomplished by the classical music of composer Edvard Grieg. Peer is not content to stay at home and raise a family; he wants to see the big, wide world.  But after being pursued and captured by a Troll King and his daughter, home and his true love start looking better and better. But how to get there? Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann and Randal Metz.  Puppets and scenery 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.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Tunisian Tail - When a curious cat steals a fish, the cook steals his tail. Follow the adventures of the cleverest of silly cats to get the water to get the grain to get the milk to get the butter to get his tail back. Based on a Tunisian folktale. Adapted by Doyle Ott. Costumes by Gypsycat Studios.

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.