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.

July
Events
   
July
4 & 5

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

July
11 & 12

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baums famous American fairytale comes to life! Join Dorothy as she tries to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and help the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion find a brain, a heart, and courage. Will Dorothy be able to bring peace to Oz, and find a way home to her beloved Kansas? With Glinda the Good’s help, we’re sure she can. Puppets and scenery designed by Elizabeth Luce. Puppets and script by Randal Metz with scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: The Voyages of Sinbad. Join Sinbad as he sails the seas to find fortune and adventure. How can a simple sailor turn misadventures with giants, genies, monkeys, pirates and even a huge whale into fortune and fame? Based on the stories often included in the Arabian Nights, these perennial favorites include stories influenced by myths from ancient sea-going cultures from Greece to India. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  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.
11th only 5:45pm 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 the smell of fresh coffee, bagels and cereal, with our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required.

July
18 & 19

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baums famous American fairytale comes to life! Join Dorothy as she tries to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and help the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion find a brain, a heart, and courage. Will Dorothy be able to bring peace to Oz, and find a way home to her beloved Kansas? With Glinda the Good’s help, we’re sure she can. Puppets and scenery designed by Elizabeth Luce. Puppets and script by Randal Metz with scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: Baba Yaga. In the forests of Russia, a witch named Baba Yaga lived in a hut – that walked on chicken legs!… Join Vasilisa and Ivan as they journey into the forest where they meet Baba Yaga, and escape her spells with the help of new friends they find on the way, including a magical Matryoshka doll and the mystical Firebird. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  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 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.
18th only 5:45pm 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 the smell of fresh coffee, bagels and cereal, with our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required.

KQED Weekend
KQED members receive $1 off admission from July 20th through July 26th

July
25 & 26
All Day KQED star Clifford The Big Red Dog will be here to visit with you and your family.

 

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baums famous American fairytale comes to life! Join Dorothy as she tries to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and help the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion find a brain, a heart, and courage. Will Dorothy be able to bring peace to Oz, and find a way home to her beloved Kansas? With Glinda the Good’s help, we’re sure she can. Puppets and scenery designed by Elizabeth Luce. Puppets and script by Randal Metz with scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: Volcanoes! All around the world there are mighty mountains that erupt in smoke and flame, and wherever these mountains are found people have invented stories about how they were created, why they smoke and who might live inside them. Join us for a fiery celebration of volcanos from Iceland to Japan told in an eruption of stories and song.
  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.
August Events    

August
1 & 2

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baums famous American fairytale comes to life! Join Dorothy as she tries to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and help the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion find a brain, a heart, and courage. Will Dorothy be able to bring peace to Oz, and find a way home to her beloved Kansas? With Glinda the Good’s help, we’re sure she can. Puppets and scenery designed by Elizabeth Luce. Puppets and script by Randal Metz with scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: The Voyages of Sinbad. Join Sinbad as he sails the seas to find fortune and adventure. How can a simple sailor turn misadventures with giants, genies, monkeys, pirates and even a huge whale into fortune and fame? Based on the stories often included in the Arabian Nights, these perennial favorites include stories influenced by myths from ancient sea-going cultures from Greece to India. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  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.
1st only 5:45pm 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 the smell of fresh coffee, bagels and cereal, with our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required.

August
8 & 9

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baums famous American fairytale comes to life! Join Dorothy as she tries to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and help the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion find a brain, a heart, and courage. Will Dorothy be able to bring peace to Oz, and find a way home to her beloved Kansas? With Glinda the Good’s help, we’re sure she can. Puppets and scenery designed by Elizabeth Luce. Puppets and script by Randal Metz with scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: Baba Yaga. In the forests of Russia, a witch named Baba Yaga lived in a hut – that walked on chicken legs!… Join Vasilisa and Ivan as they journey into the forest where they meet Baba Yaga, and escape her spells with the help of new friends they find on the way, including a magical Matryoshka doll and the mystical Firebird. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  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 Jacqueline Lynaugh as Queen Ozma, the ruler of Oz. Join her as she read tales and sings songs from the magical land of Oz.

August
15 & 16

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baums famous American fairytale comes to life! Join Dorothy as she tries to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and help the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion find a brain, a heart, and courage. Will Dorothy be able to bring peace to Oz, and find a way home to her beloved Kansas? With Glinda the Good’s help, we’re sure she can. Puppets and scenery designed by Elizabeth Luce. Puppets and script by Randal Metz with scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: Volcanoes! All around the world there are mighty mountains that erupt in smoke and flame, and wherever these mountains are found people have invented stories about how they were created, why they smoke and who might live inside them. Join us for a fiery celebration of volcanos from Iceland to Japan told in an eruption of stories and song.
  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.
15th only 5:45pm 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 the smell of fresh coffee, bagels and cereal, with our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required.

August
22 & 23

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese fairy story by Hans Christian Anderson, this is the tale of the Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical nightingale from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: The Voyages of Sinbad. Join Sinbad as he sails the seas to find fortune and adventure. How can a simple sailor turn misadventures with giants, genies, monkeys, pirates and even a huge whale into fortune and fame? Based on the stories often included in the Arabian Nights, these perennial favorites include stories influenced by myths from ancient sea-going cultures from Greece to India. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  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.
Puppet Fair Weekend
August
29 & 30
All Day Puppet Petting Zoo! Now's your chance to get up close and make these wonderful puppets come alive.

 

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: The Emperor’s Nightingale. A lovely Chinese fairy story by Hans Christian Anderson, this is the tale of the Emperor who falls in love with the song of a simple nightingale. When he is given a beautiful, mechanical nightingale from Japan, he forgets his friend, and she flies away. Will she return? Script and designs by Lewis Mahlmann. Scenery by Annie Wong. Puppets by Randal Metz.
  12pm Puppet Show: Puff The Magic Dragon. Presented by The Puppet Company
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theatre presents: Baba Yaga. In the forests of Russia, a witch named Baba Yaga lived in a hut – that walked on chicken legs!… Join Vasilisa and Ivan as they journey into the forest where they meet Baba Yaga, and escape her spells with the help of new friends they find on the way, including a magical Matryoshka doll and the mystical Firebird. Costumes by Patti Baugh.
  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.
29th only 1:30pm
Puppet Show:Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colors which introduces children to Harlequin, the father of all clowns. Presented by Whorls of Wonder Puppet Theatre
30th only 1:30pm Puppet Show: Alameda County 4H Puppeteers.
  3:30pm Puppet Show:A Brave Little Tailor. Presented by The Vagabond Puppets