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.

August 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.

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

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleepover! 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 fresh coffee, bagels and cereal, with our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required.

August 5

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.

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

August 11 & 12

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.

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.

August 18

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.

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. Silly Clown Show. Join Bri on a silly circus adventure!  This show will have the little ones captivated with a fusion of circus, vaudeville, and silliness. Featuring juggling, magic, illusion, and physical comedy.  Objects come to life, logic is turned upside-down, and curiosity prevails.

5:45 p.m. Summer Sleepover! 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 fresh coffee and our continental breakfast. Savor some quality time with your kids! Pre-registration required.

August 19

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.

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. Silly Clown Show. Join Bri on a silly circus adventure!  This show will have the little ones captivated with a fusion of circus, vaudeville, and silliness. Featuring juggling, magic, illusion, and physical comedy.  Objects come to life, logic is turned upside-down, and curiosity prevails.

August 25 Puppet Fair

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10:30 a.m. Puppet Show: The Frog Prince. Presented by Will Lewis of Dragon Fly Theatre.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.

12 p.m. Puppet Show: The King's Problem. Based on India Tales of the Panchatantra. 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 & 3:30 Children's Theatre presents: Rapunzel. Rapunzel 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. Since 1963, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been part of imagination and fantasy that thrives in Los Angeles, with over 200 performances a year, utilizing over 2,000 handcrafted puppets. Join Alex Evans as he presents his one-man variety show with marionettes from Bob Baker.

2:30 p.m. Puppet Show: A Modern Little Red Riding Hood. A twist on this classic fairy tale. Presented by the 4-H Puppeteers.

3:30 p.m. Puppet Show: Perez & Mondinga. Mexican fiesta tale of a cockroach who marries a mouse. Presented by The Puppet Lady, Rhonda Kay.

 

August 26 Puppet Fair

Sponsored by

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10:30 a.m. Puppet Show: The Frog Prince. Presented by Will Lewis of Dragon Fly Theatre.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.

12 p.m. Puppet Show: The King's Problem. Based on India Tales of the Panchatantra. 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 & 3:30 Children's Theatre presents: Rapunzel. Rapunzel 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. Since 1963, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been part of imagination and fantasy that thrives in Los Angeles, with over 200 performances a year, utilizing over 2,000 handcrafted puppets. Join Alex Evans as he presents his one-man variety show with marionettes from Bob Baker.

3:30 p.m. Puppet Show: Mother Goose Land. Enter a special world, where beloved nursery rhyme characters are brought to life. Presented by The Fratello Marionettes.

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 & 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

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 Dragon Weekend

The San Francisco International Dragon Boat Races will be happening on Lake Merritt. Come celebrate all things dragons 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 transportion!

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 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.