Once upon a time … there was an enchanting storybook park on the shores of a beautiful lake in the middle of Oakland. That park, Children’s Fairyland, thrives today because of people like you who believe in our story. Join us on Wednesday, May 30, to celebrate Fairyland’s 68 years and to propel us into a magical future. We’ll open our fairy gates for adults only, with twinkling lights, whimsical décor, and lavish hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by a sumptuous catered banquet and live auction.
Dress in your favorite fairy-tale or storybook attire and enjoy a memorable evening on the shores of Lake Merritt. As a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring that all kids have access to the magic of our park, we rely on our annual fundraising Gala to keep our fairy wings aloft.
Won’t you help us turn Once upon a time into Happily ever after?
Our online auction begins at 9 a.m. on Friday May 18 and ends on Thursday June 7 at 8 p.m.
Our event is sold out, but you can still sign up for our wait list.
We invite individuals and businesses to donate gift certificates, wine, and travel packages to our online and live auctions. Please fill out the donation form.
A big "thank you" to our 2017 Gala Sponsors
Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle
Isakow and Salinas Family
Port of Oakland
Mark and Kay Barchas
Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits
Jamie Flaherty-Evans & Ken Evans
Diane and Neil Goodhue, Goodhue Investments
Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini
Lorna Padia Markus
Beryl and James Potter
Clear Channel Outdoor
The Piedmont Post
Ron & Sally’s Oyster Bar