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.

September 23 & 24 Dragon Weekend!

While the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Races are taking place on Lake Merritt, come celebrate all things dragon – from themed arts and crafts to Critters by the Bay dragon characters. On this weekend Lake Merritt will be very busy, so plan to walk, bike, or take public transportation!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

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

September 30 & October 1

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

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

October 7

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Game Day. Drop by the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and play with us! We will have various outdoor games and activities for children of all ages to promote their motor and problem-solving skills. Come play a game of Connect 4, start a hula hoop contest, find your way out of a maze, or bowl with us!

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. Award-winning storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.

October 8

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

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. Award-winning storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.

October 14 & 15

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

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

October 21 & 22

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

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. Blake Maxam performs "Shivers, the Slightly Silly, Slightly Spooky Safety Show." This fun and goofy show comes with a special message for your trick and treating during Halloween.

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October 28 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

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

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Balloon Twisting

12:30 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. & 4:30 p.m. Monster Mash costume parade

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy appears with her guitar, making wishes come true with her crystal wand and fairy dust.

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. Magician Mike Della Penna presents The Not-So-Scary Halloween Show!

2:30 p.m. Join Dance/10 Performing Arts Center for a high energy dance revue.

3 p.m. The Puppet Company presents "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

 

October 29 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree

10:30 a.m. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling and a multitude of surprises.

10:30 a.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.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Why The Sea Is Salt. Do you know why the sea is salt? Let’s visit the undersea kingdom of Gillie and Granny fish as they share  this wonderful Norwegian folk tale of a kindly couple who befriends a troll, and is given a magic grinding mill that will grind out anything they wish for. But don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you!” The show is done in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, as you see the puppeteers working the three-foot tall puppets. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Randal Metz.

11:30 a.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.

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

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Balloon Twisting

12:30 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. & 4:30 p.m. Monster Mash costume parade

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy appears with her guitar, making wishes come true with her crystal wand and fairy dust.

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. Magician Mike Della Penna presents The Not-So-Scary Halloween Show!

3 p.m. The Puppet Company presents "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".