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.

August 27 Puppet Fair Weekend

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. Puppet Show:The Boy Who Cried Wolf a special performance from Puppet Art Theater Company.

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 Puppet Fair Weekend

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 Warren Moten III.

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 Warren Moten III.

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 Warren Moten III.

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 Warren Moten III.

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.

September 30 - Drawn Together

4th Annual Drawn Together: A Celebration of Bay Area Artists at Fairyland

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. Tarot and palm readings from the Hanged Man Co. and fairy hair extensions from Very Fairy Events. 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 now!

October 1 & 2

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 Warren Moten III.

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

October 8 & 9

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 Warren Moten III.

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.

October 15 & 16

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 Warren Moten III.

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

October 22 & 23

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 Warren Moten III.

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


October 29 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree

"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: 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 Warren Moten III.

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: 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. & 4:30 p.m. Join us for the Monster Mash costume parade.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy strolls the park 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. Puppet Show: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, presented by The Puppet Company

October 30 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree

"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: 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.

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 Warren Moten III.

11:30 a.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. 

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: 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. & 4:30 p.m. Join us for the Monster Mash costume parade.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy strolls the park 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. Puppet Show: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, presented by The Puppet Company