SF’s “Opening Day on the Bay” Boat Parade
The annual Opening Day on the Bay shows off over 105 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classic and contemporary craft.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Holidays on the Bay”. The parade will be a fun display of boats decorated to depict various holidays from flag flying holidays, holiday celebrations, days to honor historic figures or commercially created calendar holidays.
This marks the official start of the San Francisco boating season.
Prior to the beginning of the parade is the Blessing of the Fleet, at 10:30 in Raccoon Strait, hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club.
The parade begins at noon, led by the San Francisco fireboat St. Francis, so participating in the blessing and parade is possible. The “Blessing Boat” will be anchored in Raccoon Strait, come through from the backside and then cruise on over to the San Francisco waterfront and join in on the fun.
Boat Parade registration is free.
This is a unique opportunity to see the annual decorated boat parade which sails close to the shore, so land-based spectators can view from almost anywhere along SF’s northern shoreline.