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 1

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Game Day. Come by the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and play with us! We have a variety of outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to encourage problem-solving and motor skills.

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.

September 2

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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.

September 8 LGBTQ Family Fun Day

In partnership with the

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11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

12 p.m. Join fabulous Drag Queen Kevin aka Royal Grand Duchess Cruzin for stories and a sing-a-long.

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 & 3:30 Children's Theatre presents: Crows. A mysterious ogre lays a curse on a pirate crew, transforming them into crows. Off they fly to complete exciting quests and win back their their human form in the process! Adapted from fairytales about crows and ravens from Italy, Korea, Greece, and China and inspired by the many crows that make Fairyland their home. Written by Doyle Ott.

1 p.m. Parachute Play led by the LGBTQ Center. 

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.

1:15 p.m. Face Painting led by the LGBTQ Center. 

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

September 9

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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 & 3:30 Children's Theatre presents: Crows. A mysterious ogre lays a curse on a pirate crew, transforming them into crows. Off they fly to complete exciting quests and win back their their human form in the process! Adapted from fairytales about crows and ravens from Italy, Korea, Greece, and China and inspired by the many crows that make Fairyland their home. Written by Doyle Ott

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 15 & 16 Dragon Weekend

The San Francisco International Dragon Boat Races will be happening on Lake Merritt. Come celebrate all things dragon, from themed arts and crafts to dragon characters in the park from Critters By The Bay. On this weekend Lake Merritt will be very busy, so plan to take public transportation! Here is detailed information about transportation and parking. 

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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 & 3:30 Children's Theatre presents: In the Land of Morning Calm. Is your fortune what you find, or what you do while you're finding it? A boy sets off on a journey only to find a dragon with nasal congestion, a winged horse with an attitude, and a host of other eccentric characters in this classic story based on a Korean folktale.

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.

 

September 22 & 23

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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 & 3:30 Children's Theatre presents: Rapunzel. She just wants to see the world, but between a bad hair day, a silly prince and some intense helicopter parenting, who can get away?  A fresh and irreverent retelling of the classic fairytale. Written by Corinna Rezzelle.

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.

September 28 Drawn Together

Join us from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., for a magical evening of live art-making, fixed-price art sale, music, food, and magical fun at Children’s Fairyland.

More than 50 exciting artists from Oakland and the Bay Area will team up to create over 100 pieces of original Fairyland-inspired art. There will also be fairy hair extensions from Very Fairy Events, tarot reading brought to you by The Hanged Man, and complimentary beer and wine; food available for purchase.

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase original works of art for a fixed price of $40 per piece, and proceeds will help Fairyland keep admissions affordable for all and free for those most in need, as well as funding much needed park restoration. Space is limited so get your tickets early and support a great cause! This is one of the rare opportunities to experience our magical park after dark. Please note - due to the availability of alcohol, no one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

Get your tickets today!

September 29 & 30

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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 & 3:30 Children's Theatre presents: Crows. A mysterious ogre lays a curse on a pirate crew, transforming them into crows. Off they fly to complete exciting quests and win back their their human form in the process!   Adapted from fairytales about crows and ravens from Italy, Korea, Greece, and China and inspired by the many crows that make Fairyland their home. Written by Doyle Ott.

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 juggling and a multitude of surprises.

October 6

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Game Day. Come by the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and play with us! We have a variety of outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to encourage problem-solving and motor skills.

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: In the Land of Morning Calm. Is your fortune what you find, or what you do while you're finding it? A boy sets off on a journey only to find a dragon with nasal congestion, a winged horse with an attitude, and a host of other eccentric characters in this classic story based on a Korean folktale.  

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.

October 7

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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: In the Land of Morning Calm. Is your fortune what you find, or what you do while you're finding it? A boy sets off on a journey only to find a dragon with nasal congestion, a winged horse with an attitude, and a host of other eccentric characters in this classic story based on a Korean folktale.  

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.

October 13 TREEmendous Day at Fairyland!

Join us on October 13th for tree-climbing demonstrations, milling and carpentry demos, kids activities and more! 

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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: Rapunzel. She just wants to see the world, but between a bad hair day, a silly prince and some intense helicopter parenting, who can get away? A fresh and irreverent retelling of the classic fairytale. Written by Corinna Rezzelle

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 Miranda the Gypsy tells stories and tales of magic and lore.

October 14

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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: Rapunzel. She just wants to see the world, but between a bad hair day, a silly prince and some intense helicopter parenting, who can get away? A fresh and irreverent retelling of the classic fairytale. Written by Corinna Rezzelle

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 Miranda the Gypsy tells stories and tales of magic and lore.

October 20

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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: Crows A mysterious ogre lays a curse on a pirate crew, transforming them into crows. Off they fly to complete exciting quests and win back their their human form in the process!   Adapted from fairytales about crows and ravens from Italy, Korea, Greece, and China and inspired by the many crows that make Fairyland their home. Written by Doyle Ott

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. 

October 21

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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: In the Land of Morning Calm. Is your fortune what you find, or what you do while you're finding it? A boy sets off on a journey only to find a dragon with nasal congestion, a winged horse with an attitude, and a host of other eccentric characters in this classic story based on a Korean folktale. 

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. 

October 27 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree presented by

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"More Delightful than Frightful" Little kids' and bigger kids' bouncer, balloon twisting, creatively crafted environments, special entertainment, costume parades, unlimited rides, arts and crafts and free give-aways! $10 admission per person, 1/2 off for members. No passes of any kind will be accepted.                                             

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

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. & 3 p.m. Children's Theatre presents: Rapunzel just wants to see the world, but between a bad hair day, a silly prince and some intense helicopter parenting, who can get away? A fresh and irreverent retelling of the classic fairytale. Written by Corinna Rezzelle

1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Monster Mash Parade

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Miranda the Gypsy will be strolling the park singing songs and telling tales of magic and lore.

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!

3 p.m. Puppet Show: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" presented by The Puppet Company.

October 28 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree presented by

Scholarshare Logo New2

"More Delightful than Frightful" Little kids' and bigger kids' bouncer, balloon twisting, creatively crafted environments, special entertainment, costume parades, unlimited rides, arts and crafts and free give-aways! $10 admission per person, 1/2 off for members. No passes of any kind will be accepted.                                             

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: Rapunzel just wants to see the world, but between a bad hair day, a silly prince and some intense helicopter parenting, who can get away? A fresh and irreverent retelling of the classic fairytale. Written by Corinna Rezzelle

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic returns to the Storybook Puppet Theater. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts! Can she find her way out of this nonsensical world? Original songs by Tony Jonick. Script adapted by Randal Metz. Puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann based on the original drawings by John Tenniel.

11:30 a.m. Children's Theatre presents: Crows. A mysterious ogre lays a curse on a pirate crew, transforming them into crows. Off they fly to complete exciting quests and win back their their human form in the process!   Adapted from fairytales about crows and ravens from Italy, Korea, Greece, and China and inspired by the many crows that make Fairyland their home. Written by Doyle Ott.

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: In the Land of Morning Calm. Is your fortune what you find, or what you do while you're finding it? A boy sets off on a journey only to find a dragon with nasal congestion, a winged horse with an attitude, and a host of other eccentric characters in this classic story based on a Korean folktale. 

1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Monster Mash Parade

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Miranda the Gypsy will be strolling the park singing songs and telling tales of magic and lore.

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!

3 p.m. Puppet Show: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" presented by The Puppet Company.