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Now until Labor Day
Playland is open EVERYDAY this summer!!!
Playland is open every day this summer! To give you extra time to play, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach will be open every day July 1st thru Labor Day.
  • We will be open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 noon through 8:00pm.
  • On Fridays we will be open from 12:00noon to 10:00pm
  • On weekends the hours will remain 10:00am to 5:00pm.
This is a great chance for you to bring your group to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach during the week, to take a long lunch with pinball machines or have a date night at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. We look forward to seeing you whatever days you decide to visit Playland-Not-at-the-Beach!

Open All Week
    including
        Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day
        September 5th, 6th, & 7th
        Labor Weekend
Labor Day? Not at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. Forget the concerns of the working world with FREE PLAY pinball, carnival games, attractions and curiosities. Relax in our indoor, climate-controlled Museum of Fun packed with things to see and do. Bonus: Playland is open on Monday for an extra day to play! $15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

  • Open Monday through Thursday (August 31st - September 3rd) from 12:00 noon through 8:00pm
  • Open Friday (September 4th) 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Open weekends plus Labor Day 10:00am-5:00pm
Fabulous Frank
Monday - Friday
   (August 31st - September 4th)
    4:00 PM
Sunday, September 6th
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Monday - Labor Day
    4:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Saturday, September 5th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Scott Alcalay was the very first magician to perform at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach — way back at our Sneak Peek event in 2005. Ironically that day he created exquisite balloon animals for our many guests. We did not learn until later of his magical powers. He is also the president of the Oakland Magic Circle.

Playland After Dark
Tuesday, September 8th
Date Night
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Join us for a date night like no other – Playland After Dark's twice monthly grown-up game night featuring board games galore and all the unique exhibits, classic carnival games and free-play pinball always available at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach…without any kids. Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

September 11th, 12th & 13th
Grandparents' Weekend
Join Playland as we honor the wisest among us – our grandparents! Who better to enjoy our nostalgic indoor museum of amusements, carnival games and memorabilia, not to mention free-play pinball for the whole family? Grandparents will receive $2 off the regular admission price this weekend (even if you treat them)! $15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

Sunday, September 13th
Solano Stroll
Who doesn't love the Solano Stroll? Bring the whole family and stop by our booth at this annual parade and community celebration all along Solano Avenue. All-day events include magic shows, live music, street food, toy and game demos and amusement park rides. Come join the fun!

September 18th, 19th & 20th
Childhood Cancer Awareness Weekend
All weekend Playland-Not-at-the-Beach will donate half the proceeds of all kids' admission tickets to the American Cancer Society to help fund cancer research and programs specifically for children. Bring the family, have fun, and help us make more birthdays possible!

$15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Saturday, September 19th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Scott Alcalay was the very first magician to perform at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach — way back at our Sneak Peek event in 2005. Ironically that day he created exquisite balloon animals for our many guests. We did not learn until later of his magical powers. He is also the president of the Oakland Magic Circle.

Sunday, September 20th
El Sobrante Stroll
We love a parade! Come check out this heartfelt, annual showcase of El Sobrante's finest in classic and custom cars and family-friendly entertainment.

Playland After Dark
Thursday, September 24th
National Comic Book Night
at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Celebrate National Comic Book Day a day early at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's grown-ups only After Dark event! Spend the day at a local comic bookstore, and your night with us playing all the carnival games, video games and pinball machines you like, all free with admission.

Adults only (18-years and older), no children or babies please. Only $10 per person. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Saturday & Sunday
September 25th, 26th & 27th
Animation Weekend
Before Real 3-D and CGI, groups of dedicated craftsmen produced films with brush and pen on cels. Relive the magic of these works of art with animation artist and teacher Steve Segal. Steve's resume includes Toy Story, A Bug's Life and The Brave Little Toaster.

He provides unique insight into the techniques and history of films that are paintings come to life. You'll see 'toons in a whole new light! (Presentations at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday Only).

$15 for general admission ($10 for children and seniors). Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
October 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Weekend


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
October 9th, 10th, & 11th
Superheroes and Villains Weekend


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
October 16th, 17th, 18th
Wizards and Witches Weekend


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
October 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Pirate Weekend

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
October 30th, 31st, & November 1st
Halloween Costume Weekend







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