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Opening Day on the Bay

A huge decorated parade along SF’s northern shore kicks off the 2016 boating season
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The annual Opening Day on the Bay shows off over 100 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classic and contemporary craft.

This marks the official start of the San Francisco boating season.

99th Annual “Opening Day on the Bay” Boat Parade
Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Noon to 2pm or 3pm
View from Crissy Field to Pier 39, SF
FREE to watch from the shore

  • 10:30am – Blessing of the Fleet – Raccoon Straight (btwn Angel Island & Tibeuron)
  • Noon to 3pm – Boat Parade – Place of Fine Arts to Pier 39 – please note that some websites say it ends at 2pm, others at 3pm

Please note the boat parade is best viewed from the Marina and not Sausalito as previously listed.

Read More | visitfishermanswharf.com | baycrossings.com

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.

Photo credit: Edward Woods