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. 

Friday, August 2

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: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in! Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from. Her journey takes her on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

Saturday, August 3

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in! Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from. Her journey takes her on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

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 Theater presents: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

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 wooly 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!

Sunday, August 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in! Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from. Her journey takes her on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

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 Theater presents: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

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 wooly 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!

Friday, August 9

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: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in! Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from. Her journey takes her on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

Saturday, August 10

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in! Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from. Her journey takes her on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

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 Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

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 wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Lady Emerald will enchant guests of all ages with her stories and the magical sounds of her harp.

5:30 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.

Sunday, August 11

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in! Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from. Her journey takes her on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

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 Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

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 wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Lady Emerald will enchant guests of all ages with her stories and the magical sounds of her harp.

Friday, August 16

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: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in!  Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from.  Her journey takes her from her home and on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary.  Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in!  Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from.  Her journey takes her from her home and on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary.  Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

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: Jack and the Beanstalk. How did that beanstalk grow so fast? What will Jack find if he climbs it? And what does the cow he traded for those magic beans think about the whole situation? Come find out in a new telling of the classic fairytale. 

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 wooly 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

Friday, August 23

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: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in!  Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from.  Her journey takes her from her home and on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary.  Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

Saturday, August 24 Puppet Fair Weekend!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in!  Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from.  Her journey takes her from her home and on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

12 p.m. Puppet Show: Jack and the Beanstalk. 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: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

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 wooly 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 2000 handcrafted puppets. Join Alex Evans and Audrey presents "Something to Crow About" from Bob Baker. 

2:45 p.m. Puppet Show: Don Quixote. Presented by Dragon Fly Theatre, Will Lewis.

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

Sunday, August 25 Puppet Fair Weekend!

10:30 a.m. Puppet Show: Don Quixote. Presented by Dragon Fly Theatre, Will Lewis.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Thumbelina. What a big world we live in!  Particularly for Thumbelina, who is no taller than a thumb. Born from an enchanted flower, she tries to find out who she is and where she comes from.  Her journey takes her from her home and on many adventures before reaching the Land of the Fairies. Adapted from a script, with music, by Forman Brown of L.A.‘s famous Turnabout Puppet Theater. Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann with original scenery by Garth Geary. Music performed and re-scored by William Lewis.

12 p.m. Puppet Show: Jack and the Beanstalk. 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: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

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 wooly 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 2000 handcrafted puppets. Join Alex Evans and Audrey presents "Something to Crow About" from Bob Baker. 

3:30 p.m. Puppet Show: "Carnival of the Animals". Presented by The Fratello Marionettes.

Friday, August 30

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 Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an Emperor who only cares about his looks, returns once again to the Fairyland Puppet Stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent, spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, August 31-September 1

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an Emperor who only cares about his looks, returns once again to the Fairyland Puppet Stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent, spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

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 wooly 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 6

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 Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday, September 7 LGBTQ Family Fun Day

We're partnering with our friends at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center for our second annual LGBTQ Family Fun Day. Join us for special activities, including stories and "sing-a-long" with a very fabulous drag queen, parachute play, and face painting. All free with Fairyland admission! Sparkly dress-up is optional but encouraged.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

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 Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

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 wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

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, September 8

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

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 Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

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 wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

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, September 13

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 Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

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 Theater presents: Jack and the Beanstalk. How did that beanstalk grow so fast? What will Jack find if he climbs it? And what does the cow he traded for those magic beans think about the whole situation? Come find out in a new telling of the classic fairytale. 

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 wooly 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 and a multitude of surprises.

Friday, September 20 STEM@Fairyland

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. East Bay EDA will host its 4th annual early STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event at Children's Fairyland. The event is designed to introduce STEM to pre-kindergarten aged children and their caregivers, to illustrate the importance of early STEM education and to think about career opportunities requiring a strong STEM foundation. Throughout the day, children will engage in hands-on experiments, interactive games and demonstrations, and will be rewarded with fun giveaways.

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 Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

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 Theater presents: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

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 wooly 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, September 27

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 Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 Dragon Weekend!

The San Francisco International Dragon Boat Races will take place 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 if you can!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

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 Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

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 wooly 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.