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A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy, Fairytale Town’s popular fairy-themed fundraiser and ice cream social, will return on Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. Inspired by Shakespeare’s famous play, this enchanting evening features nonstop entertainment for the whole family, including costumed performers, fanciful arts and crafts activities, live music, food and all the Crystal Ice Cream one can eat.
Celtic-rock band Tempest will perform throughout the evening. Since forming in 1988, the band has won rave reviews for their musical hybrid of high-energy folk rock with Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the act has released 15 critically acclaimed albums and played more than 2,000 gigs.
Multiple arts and crafts activities will be stationed throughout the park, and old-time vendors will be on hand to offer their traditional wares. Guests can also sample different Crystal Ice Cream flavors throughout the evening. Costumes for the entire family are strongly encouraged.
John Frisch, regional managing director at Cornish and Carey, and Monica Woods, News 10’s chief meteorologist, will serve as the evening’s hosts and honorary king and queen. Taking on the roles of Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies in Shakespeare’s play, Frisch and Woods will kick off the event and greet guests. Mix 96’s Jennifer Wood will emcee the event.
“The Shakespeare-inspired festivities combined with Fairytale Town’s playful environment makes A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy an event that adults and children will enjoy,” said Marci Reynolds, event chair and Fairytale Town board member. “The event brings all ages together in support of the park and its programs and improvements.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 2-12 in advance. Day-of tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. Children ages 1 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.fairytaletown.org.
Proceeds from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy support Fairytale Town’s programs and park improvements.
The title sponsor of the event is Crystal Ice Cream, produced by Foster Farms Dairy. Additional sponsors include Mix 96 Radio, Downey Brand LLP, Sacramento Credit Union, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, the Lerseth Family, KVIE Television, Jordan Blair, Sacramento Coca Cola, Scott Naake Paper Products, Securitas Security Services, the Gartner Family, Otto Construction, Wendy Holmquist and Jeff Chenu, and Gilbert Associates, Inc.
For more information, visit www.fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.
Fairytale Town is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit children’s park and educational center in Land Park whose mission is to promote the imagination, creativity and education of children. Established in 1959, Fairytale Town is home to 25 three-dimensional play sets based on favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes, a family of 22 rare and miniature breed animals, three interactive learning gardens and two performing arts stages. From March through October, the park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From November through February, the park is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.