It's that time of year—time for Once Upon a Time at Fairyland!
Springtime in Oakland brings with it brilliant costumes, joyous laughter, and transformative investment in Oakland and Bay Area families through the annual Children’s Fairyland Gala fundraiser! Almost 300 guests will celebrate beneath the stars at this magical event specially designed for philanthropic grown-ups.
In May 2024, Once Upon a Time at Fairyland returns to the shores of Lake Merritt, bringing with it a rare—and coveted—opportunity for adults to experience the park without littles. Add to that a gorgeous evening of food, wine, costumes, and magic, and you’ve got an evening that cannot be missed. Through partnerships with numerous local businesses and sponsorships from community-focused individuals and corporations alike, our goal is to raise a record amount of funds to support diverse representation, broad access, and meaningful community for all families while investing in local vendors, diverse musicians, and East Bay joy.
Bookmark this page for all the information you need for this must-attend event—from completing your sponsorship to submitting your meal choice, and from perusing auction listings to getting costume recommendations, you’ll find it all added here as we get closer and closer to May 22, 2024.
See you soon!
The 2024 Gala Committee
Dawn Newton, Co-Chair
Theresa Nelson, Co-Chair
Deborah Van Nest