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. During Fairy Winterland, December 13-23, puppet shows are at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. 

Saturday, April 6

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. A charming African tale about the hazards of wishing to be something that you’re not.  Little Stubby has an active imagination and always wants to be other creatures, instead of the little rabbit he is. Be careful what you wish for! Puppets and Scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Script by David C. Jones. 

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

Sunday, April 7

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. A charming African tale about the hazards of wishing to be something that you’re not.  Little Stubby has an active imagination and always wants to be other creatures, instead of the little rabbit he is. Be careful what you wish for! Puppets and Scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Script by David C. Jones. 

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

Friday, April 12

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

Saturday and Sunday, April 13 - 14

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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. Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performance.

 

Friday, April 19 Port of Oakland Day!

10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Port Day Activities: Join us for fun, hands-on science and art activities and take your turn to operate a miniature crane! 

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m.  Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

Saturday, April 20 Bunny Weekend!

Come meet one of Fairyland's own bunny stars and spend time with Critters By The Bay's walk-around bunny characters!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

11:30 a.m. Come see The Tap Dancing Easter Bunnies dance their way into your holiday weekend celebrations.

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 bunny friends. 

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

Sunday, April 21 Bunny Weekend!

Come meet one of Fairyland's own bunny stars and spend time with Critters By The Bay's walk-around bunny characters!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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 bunny friends. 

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

Friday, April 26

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

Saturday and Sunday, April 27 - 28

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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. Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and oddities to create a show called Bizarre and Strange that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Friday, May 3

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

Saturday, May 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

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. 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.

Sunday, May 5

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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. 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.

Friday, May 10

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

Saturday, May 11 Garden Day

Enjoy gardening activities, learn about pollinators, and kids get to take away a seedling! 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

11:30 a.m. Join The Jitterbugs for a toe-tapping performance by colorful tap-dancing insects.

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. Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show presents the intriguing society of bees in a most entertaining way! 

Sunday, May 12

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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. Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show presents the intriguing society of bees in a most entertaining way! 

Friday, May 17

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

Saturday, May 18 Turn the Page!

Presented by Kaiser Permanente Thrive with support from Association of Children's Librarians of Northern CaliforniaChronicle Books and 510Families.

All Day: East Bay Booksellers. Support your local bookseller by purchasing books by our featured authors and illustrators.

All Day: Author/Illustrator Meet & Greet. Meet more than 20 local authors and illustrators! Visit the people who create the books, and have them sign books you buy at the event.

All Day: Visit Oakland Public Library's Fairyland Branch to sign up for the new Fairyland library card, designed by local illustrator Michael Wertz. Or use your creativity to make a bookish craft with OPL librarians!

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Author/Illustrator Presentations. Hear authors read their works aloud, see illustrators demonstrate their techniques, and learn about how children’s books are created!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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.

Sunday, May 19

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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.

Friday, May 24

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.

Saturday, May 25

12 p.m. The after-school MUSE Orchestra of the Oakland Symphony’s MUSic for Excellence program will perform their Spring Program with special guests Oakland Youth Choir and emcee maestro Michael Morgan!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire juggling and a multitude of surprises.

Sunday, May 26

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed 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. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire juggling and a multitude of surprises.

Friday, May 31

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Come with us to India and explore the many tales of The Panchatantra, the Indian version of “Aesop’s Fables”, where each tale teaches young children a lesson about life. In our version, you’ll meet an honest woodcutter, a crow, a serpent – and even a dancing elephant! Traditional music from India and Bollywood highlight this exotic adventure. Adapted by Randal Metz, with original songs by Tony Jonick. Scenery designed by Warren Moten III.