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Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival.

logo[1]38th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week 
October 2 – 8, 2018
San Francisco
FREE

Much more than just the Blue Angels, this yearly festival and celebration of military power typically features a full airshow, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations, plus Navy ship tours, live music, a parade of ships underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and tons more.

Air Show & Blue Angels – Oct 5-7

Taking place over three consecutive days in the skies above the City’s waterfront, this event attracts over a million people around the Bay.

Featuring the Blue Angels, Navy Leap Frogs, Patriots Jet Team, Team Oracle, a fly-by by a United 777, Lucas Oil Air Shows and tons more.

  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 1pm – 5pm – Typically includes survey flights & a few practice runs by Blue Angels
  • Friday, October 5, 2018 – 12 pm – 4 pm (Blue Angels approx 3pm)
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 12 pm – 4 pm (Blue Angels approx 3pm)
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 12 pm – 4 pm (Blue Angels approx 3pm)

Parade of Ships – Friday, Oct. 5

The annual Fleet Week Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 from approximately 11 am to Noon with the first ships under the GG Bridge just before noon preceded by the SFFD Fireboat.

Ship Tours – October 3-8

Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Navy. Admission to ship tours is first-come-first served and there’s a list of prohibited items and visitors’ guidelines.

2018 Ship Tour Schedule
Subject to change

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Ship Tour: Pier 35 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 30/32 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • Ship Tour: Pier 35 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 30/32 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, October 5, 2018
No ship tours instead it’s the parade of ships from 11:00 am – Noon

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 15/17 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – HMCS VANCOUVER
  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 30/32 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 35 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 50 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – MV CAPE HORN

Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 15/17 – 9:00 am – Noon – HMCS VANCOUVER
  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 30/32 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, October 8, 2018

  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 15/17 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – HMCS VANCOUVER
  • Ship Tour: SF Pier 30/32 -9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bark in the Park “K9 Heroes” – Sat. Oct. 6

The annual “Bark at the Park” honors our K-9 heroes and their human friends during San Francisco Fleet Week at Duboce Park from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Watch and learn about working K-9s. Each year is different but expect to see demos of doggies that work for the coast guard, SFPD, the fire department, the sheriff’s department, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and more.

High School Band Challenge – Oct. 8

The United States Marine Corps Band kicks off this event with a stirring performance of patriotic songs and a musical celebration. The thrill of the music continues as select Bay Area high school bands then take the stage, competing for prize money to support their school music programs. (View High School Performing Schedule)

The Humanitarian Assistance Village – Oct 5-7

The Humanitarian Assistance Village is an interactive demonstration of U.S. Military and Civil capabilities in responding to a disaster. The 2018 Village will include an educational program for participants to learn about these capabilities. Guided by a “Passport”, participants will be encouraged to explore four different theme camps and receive a stamp from each: Mass Care and Shelter, Power and Utilities, Community Response & Rescue, and Environmental Management & Decontamination.

Participants who turn in a completed Passport with 4 stamps will be eligible for a prize drawing.

The Village is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday-Sunday, October 5-7, 2018 on Marina Green.


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