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.

July 3 & 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Dragon Who Wasn’t. An original tale written by teenage puppeteer Frank Oz in the 1960s. Visit a magical kingdom in desperate need of its own fire-breathing dragon, where the local (and last) dragon only likes to bake cakes, sing songs, and hasn’t any idea how to breathe fire. Based loosely on the classic cartoons of Jay Ward’s Fractured Fairy Tales. Puppets by Jesse Vail of Fool Moon Puppetry, and scenery by Annie Wong.

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. 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 & 10

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Dragon Who Wasn’t. An original tale written by teenage puppeteer Frank Oz in the 1960s. Visit a magical kingdom in desperate need of its own fire-breathing dragon, where the local (and last) dragon only likes to bake cakes, sing songs, and hasn’t any idea how to breathe fire. Based loosely on the classic cartoons of Jay Ward’s Fractured Fairy Tales. Puppets by Jesse Vail of Fool Moon Puppetry, and scenery by Annie Wong.

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: Johnny Appleseed. A whimsical collection of familiar and not-so-familiar stories about America’s legendary apple-planting hero. How did he befriend a wolf? Why did he wear a pot for a hat? And what did he make of the star hidden in the middle of an apple? Fairyland’s young performers tell the story though music, dance and puppetry.

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.

July 16

KQED Weekend
KQED members receive $1 off admission from July 11 through July 17

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Curious George is here to visit with you and your family!

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleepover 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 & 17

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and 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: Once in Aleppo - Stories of Luck and Fate. Join our heroes as they journey into the wilds to trust their luck and find their fate in a delightful musical tale of merchants, musicians; princesses and potters, based on Samir Tahhan’s collection of folktales from Syria.

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 Muriel Johnson shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages; her interactive style keeps everyone captivated.

July 23 & 24

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and 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: Needle and Thread. Folktales from around the world featuring brave tailors and wise weavers brought to life by Fairyland’s young performers. We’ve stitched together three tales in a delightful tapestry of music and dance, drawing on the traditions of Korea, Europe, and Central America.

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, magic and a multitude of surprises.

July 30

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleepover 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 & 31

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and 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: Johnny Appleseed. A whimsical collection of familiar and not-so-familiar stories about America’s legendary apple-planting hero. How did he befriend a wolf? Why did he wear a pot for a hat? And what did he make of the star hidden in the middle of an apple? Fairyland’s young performers tell the story though music, dance and puppetry.

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

August 6

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleepover 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.

August 6 & 7

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and 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: Once in Aleppo - Stories of Luck and Fate. Join our heroes as they journey into the wilds to trust their luck and find their fate in a delightful musical  tale of  merchants, and musicians; princesses and potters, based on based on Samir Tahhan’s collection of folktales from Syria.

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!

August 13 & 14

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and 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: Needle and Thread. Folktales from around the world featuring brave tailors and wise weavers brought to life by Fairyland’s young performers.  We’ve stitched together three tales in a delightful tapestry of music and dance, drawing  on the traditions of Korea, Europe, and Central America. 

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.

August 20

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleepover 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.

August 20 & 21

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and 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: Johnny Appleseed. A whimsical collection of familiar and not-so-familiar stories about America’s legendary apple-planting hero.  How did he befriend a wolf? Why did he wear a pot for a hat? And what did he make of the star hidden in the middle of an apple? Fairyland’s young performers tell the story though music, dance and puppetry.

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.

August 27

Celebrate 60 Years of Puppetry at Fairyland!
Puppet Fair Weekend
Sponsored by Folkmanis Puppets

11 a.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. Puppet Show: A Day in the Forest - 3 Pigs, Marx Brothers' Style. Performed by The Vagabond Puppets

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: Once in Aleppo - Stories of Luck and Fate. Join our heroes as they journey into the wilds to trust their luck and find their fate in a delightful musical  tale of  merchants, and musicians; princesses and potters, based on based on Samir Tahhan’s collection of folktales from Syria.

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 p.m. San Francisco Puppet Guild hosts Make A Puppet, an arts and crafts special project.

2 p.m. Special Guest Tony Urbano, one of Fairyland's first Puppet Theater Directors. Tony joins us to share his memories of the puppet theater and Fairyland, and stories of his successful career in films and television.

3:30 p.m. Puppet Show: Mother Goose Land. Presented by The Fratello Marionettes.

August 27 - Forbidden Puppet Cabaret

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
In honor of the 60th birthday of Fairyland’s Storybook Puppet Theater, Fairyland is hosting the Forbidden Puppet Cabaret, sponsored by Folkmanis Puppets. Join us for an evening of innovative performances by some of the Bay Area’s most creative puppeteers. Because of the availability of alcohol, no one under the age of 21 will be admitted. Limited tickets available and Pre-registration required

August 28

Celebrate 60 Years of Puppetry at Fairyland!
Puppet Fair Weekend
Sponsored by Folkmanis Puppets

11 a.m. 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Urashima. A lovely Japanese fairy tale about a kind boy whose adventures take him under the ocean. Meet dancing fish, frolicking ocean life, and Kouramotchi, the Dragon King of the sea! A tale of kindness, told with traditional Japanese music. Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann. Marionettes by Patricia Platt and Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. Puppet Show: Fantasy on Strings Presented by The Puppet Company

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: Once in Aleppo - Stories of Luck and Fate. Join our heroes as they journey into the wilds to trust their luck and find their fate in a delightful musical  tale of  merchants, and musicians; princesses and potters, based on based on Samir Tahhan’s collection of folktales from Syria.

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 p.m. Puppet Show presented by the  Alameda County 4H Puppeteers.

3:30 p.m. Puppet Show: Magic Mayhem & Marionettes. Presented by Rhonda Kaye, The Puppet Lady.

September 3 & 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Tricks & Treats. Master puppeteer Nick Barone has brought his special brand of Halloween magic to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Nick, a popular Bay Area performer who died in 2014, gifted this show to the children of the Bay Area. The Storybook Puppet Theater is proud to present this original tale for our theater’s 60th. What do you do when a group of monsters meet and greet in Fairyland? Put on a variety show of course! Filled with lovable and friendly monsters, this comical show is designed to delight. Puppets, story and songs by Nick Barone. Additional scenery by Annie Wong.

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.

September 10 & 11

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Tricks & Treats. Master puppeteer Nick Barone has brought his special brand of Halloween magic to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Nick, a popular Bay Area performer who died in 2014, gifted this show to the children of the Bay Area. The Storybook Puppet Theater is proud to present this original tale for our theater’s 60th. What do you do when a group of monsters meet and greet in Fairyland? Put on a variety show of course! Filled with lovable and friendly monsters, this comical show is designed to delight. Puppets, story and songs by Nick Barone. Additional scenery by Annie Wong.

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: Needle and Thread. Folktales from around the world featuring brave tailors and wise weavers brought to life by Fairyland’s young performers.  We’ve stitched together three tales in a delightful tapestry of music and dance, drawing  on the traditions of Korea, Europe, and Central America. 

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.

September 17 & 18

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Tricks & Treats. Master puppeteer Nick Barone has brought his special brand of Halloween magic to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Nick, a popular Bay Area performer who died in 2014, gifted this show to the children of the Bay Area. The Storybook Puppet Theater is proud to present this original tale for our theater’s 60th. What do you do when a group of monsters meet and greet in Fairyland? Put on a variety show of course! Filled with lovable and friendly monsters, this comical show is designed to delight. Puppets, story and songs by Nick Barone. Additional scenery by Annie Wong.

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: Johnny Appleseed. A whimsical collection of familiar and not-so-familiar stories about America’s legendary apple-planting hero.  How did he befriend a wolf? Why did he wear a pot for a hat? And what did he make of the star hidden in the middle of an apple? Fairyland’s young performers tell the story though music, dance and puppetry.

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.

September 24 & 25

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Tricks & Treats. Master puppeteer Nick Barone has brought his special brand of Halloween magic to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Nick, a popular Bay Area performer who died in 2014, gifted this show to the children of the Bay Area. The Storybook Puppet Theater is proud to present this original tale for our theater’s 60th. What do you do when a group of monsters meet and greet in Fairyland? Put on a variety show of course! Filled with lovable and friendly monsters, this comical show is designed to delight. Puppets, story and songs by Nick Barone. Additional scenery by Annie Wong.

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: Once in Aleppo - Stories of Luck and Fate. Join our heroes as they journey into the wilds to trust their luck and find their fate in a delightful musical  tale of  merchants, and musicians; princesses and potters, based on based on Samir Tahhan’s collection of folktales from Syria.

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.