Fairy Tales in the Park In Its Final Season

Fairy Tales in the Park, a popular children’s program offered for free in the summertime at the Channel Islands Harbor and other Ventura County locations, is in its final season.

Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer group of actors who perform Fairy Tales in a Park, announced on their website they will be discontinuing after this season, which will mark its 27th year.

Here is the message they posted on their website:

They say that all good things must come to an end and so it is with Fairy Tales in the Park. 27 seasons is a long time for a free program like this to endure. When we began this labor of love, there were those who didn’t think it would even last the first season. Well, they were wrong, we’re still here thanks to every director, actor, and audience member over those 27 seasons! 

The founding group members that started Fairy Tales in the Park have now retired or moved away. It’s time for Fairy Tales in the Park to now retire as well. Thank you for supporting us over the years and we hope you’ll join us for our final season.

We are so looking forward to seeing you in the park one more summer for a full season of our FREE Fairytales in the Park!  We can’t wait to bring you this great lineup of shows!!

Fairy Tales in the Park at Channel Islands Harbor

This great program is offered at Harbor View Park, located at 3600 Harbor Blvd., just south of Marine Emporium Landing. Curtain time is 2 p.m. and the show is designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10-year-olds.

Dates for Harbor performances are here:

May 8th: Snow White in Neverland

June 5th: Zorro Meets Merida

July 3rd: The Princess & the Pirate

August 7th: The Adventures of Hansel and Gretel

September 4th: The Wizard of Oz

Shows are always free, but donations are welcome.

Editor’s Note: this story was published on May 3, 2022.