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Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Sunday)

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Marina Green | Marina Blvd & Fillmore St., San Francisco CA

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San Francisco Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels + Schedule of Events

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival which is back in 2022

Although there is a full week of events, the epochal annual air show takes place October 7-9, 2022 when fans from across the Bay converge on hills, rooftops and all along the waterfront to behold the spectacular taking place over San Francisco Bay between Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

San Francisco Fleet Week 
October 3-11, 2022
San Francisco
FREE

See the full air show schedule (updated for 2022)

2022 Schedule of events

Although the festival says the event in 2022 runs from October 3-11, the official calendar doesn’t have any events listed for October 3-4 other than free neighborhood concerts

Wednesday, OCTOBER 5TH
  • Ship Tours – 10am to 4pm – Pier 30/32 + Pier 35
Thursday, OCTOBER 6TH
  • Ship Tours – 10am to 4pm – Pier 30/32 + Pier 35
  • Air Show Practice – Typically in the afternoon you’ll hear the Blue Angels buzzing downtown doing practice runs
  • Honor Our Fallen Concert – 6pm at Herbst Theater w/ U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Band – FREE but tix required
Friday, OCTOBER 7TH
Saturday, OCTOBER 8TH
Sunday, OCTOBER 9TH
Monday, OCTOBER 10TH
  • Ship Tours – 9am to 2pm – Pier 30/32 + Pier 35

2022 Fleet Week Details

Air Show & Blue Angels – Oct 7-9, 2022

Held annually between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, The San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented by United attracts fans from all over the globe. The waterfront event is headlined by The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and is the only air show in the United States with a commercial airliner, the United 777, to perform a fully choreographed act.

  • Full Air Show – The full air show runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Noon to 4pm please note that the official Fleet Week website originally listed the 2022 air show running from 10am to 4pm (two hours longer than usual) but then the start and end times were removed. Please check the fleetweeksf.org for the latest updates.
  • Blue Angels – Typically from 3-4p
  • Practice “Survey Flights” – Although they don’t stick to a specific schedule, typically from about 1-5pm on Thursdays the Blue Angels do survey flights and practice maneuvers.

The show is free to watch from the waterfront, or you can purchase grandstand tickets

Friday Air Show Schedule

Parade of Ships
National Anthem – Flag Jumps
Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs”
United Airlines 777
USCG C-27 / MH-65 Demo
Ace Maker T-33 x 2
C-17 Demo
P-3 / P-8 Demo
Navy F-35C Demo
Navy F-35C / T-2 Legacy Flight
United Airlines 777
Blue Angels Fat Albert
Blue Angels Jet Demonstration
National Anthem – Flag Jumps
Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs”
United Airlines 777
USCG C-27 / MH-65 Demo
Ace Maker T-33 x 2
C-17 Demo
Patriot Jet Team
P-3 / P-8 Demo
Navy F-35C Demo
Navy F-35C / T-2 Legacy Flight
United Airlines 777
Blue Angels Fat Albert
Blue Angels Jet Demonstration
National Anthem – Flag Jumps
Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs”
United Airlines 777
USCG C-27 / MH-65 Demo
Ace Maker T-33 x 2
C-17 Demo
Patriot Jet Team
P-3 / P-8 Demo
Navy F-35C Demo
Navy F-35C / T-2 Legacy Flight
United Airlines 777
Blue Angels Fat Albert
Blue Angels Jet Demonstration

Parade of Ships – October 7, 2022 at 11am

Come see “The Fleet” enter the San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge as visiting ships steam towards the Port of SF. San Francisco Fleet Week hosts the largest parade of ships on the West Coast.

San Francisco Fire Department typically provide lead escort with their fire boat shooting jets of water into the air to celebrate the Fleet’s arrival.

Ship Tours – October 5-10, 2022 (Except Friday)

Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Port of San Francisco to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Ship tours are free and open to the public.

Ship Tour Lineups for 2022

  • USS Michael Monsoor – DDG 1000-class guided missile destroyer
  • USS John S. McCain – DDG 51 class guided missile destroyer.
  • USS Shoup – DDG 51 class guided missile destroyer
  • USS Rushmore – Dock Landing Ships support amphibious operations including landings via Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), conventional landing craft and helicopters, onto hostile shores

Several guides to help you with information about planning your experience at Fleet Week under “Plan Your Trip”.

  • All ship tours are free of charge and queue forms on a first come, first served basis.
  • Due to safety considerations, no children under the age of 7 are allowed on ship tours.

Port of San Francisco – Embarcadero
PIER 30/32 + PIER 35

WED 10/5, THU 10/6, SAT 10/7, SUN 10/9
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

MON 10/10
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Read the list of prohibited items and visitors’ guidelines.

Bark in the Park “K9 Heroes” – Saturday, October 8, 2022

Whether in the field or in the home, military and civilian working dogs save and change lives. Fleet Week celebrates these K9 Heroes.

In the center of San Francisco at Duboce Park, regional and national K9 services bring their stars to demonstrate their abilities, including therapy tasks, drug and food detection, law enforcement, and bomb detection.

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 10am to 2pm – Duboce Park, San Francisco

The event brings dog-loving attendees and includes vendor booths from pet services providers as well as various agencies.
This family-oriented event has gained popularity and is a hit for all ages.

Come see how these four-legged friends have become heroes to so many.

“Honor Our Fallen” Marine Corps Concert – Thursday, October 6, 2021

Please join us for the 2021 “Honor Our Fallen” Tribute Concert. This special performance by the United States Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Band is a poignant tribute to the service members who volunteered to defend their country and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 6:00 PM
Herbst Theatre
SF War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

The concert is FREE and open to the public. As seating is limited, please make reservations in advance.

The Humanitarian Assistance Village – Oct 7-9, 2022

Did you know the military has a disaster response mission to assist after an event like an earthquake? What equipment could they bring, and what will they be able to do to help the people of San Francisco and the Bay Area? What can our first responders ask of them and how will they work with our local government and private sector stakeholders to provide aid and relief in the aftermath of a major disaster?

  • Friday October 7, 2022 – 10a-4p – Marina Green
  • Saturday October 8, 2022 – 10a-4p – Marina Green
  • Sunday October 9, 2022 – 10a-4p – Marina Green

Come find out! The Humanitarian Assistance Village (HAV) is an open-air interactive exhibition of the military’s disaster relief equipment including heavy machinery, communications equipment, search and rescue capabilities, underwater inspection and repair, field hospitals, and much more. Take your family around for a wonderful educational opportunity and see the airshow while you are there!

Neighborhood Free Concerts – October 3-10

We are incredibly grateful for the participation of the Navy and Marine Corps bands each year as part of San Francisco Fleet Week! We are also incredibly proud of Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Concert Program, which gives San Franciscans a chance to interact with our inspiring service men and women through performances in different neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. Check out our 2021 concert schedule below to see if we’re performing in your neighborhood

Check the latest updates – Lineup subject to change

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Kids & Families
Address: Marina Blvd & Fillmore St., San Francisco CA

Sunday, October 9, 2022

9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile  FREE
9:00 am   Blessing of the Fleet Interfaith Service at Presidio Chapel (SF)  FREE
9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022  FREE*
*Free Admission
9:30 am   The Forum w/ Artist Lee Mingwei & Dancers (Grace Cathedral)  FREE
10:00 am   “Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/444979/
10:00 am   Family Fall Fest 2022 + Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt (Benicia)  FREE
10:00 am   Inner Sunset Flea Market “Pawlloween” 2022  FREE*
*No cost of entry, but vendors will charge for their items and services.
10:00 am   “Two-Spirit Electric Powwow” Indigenous People’s Festival at Fort Mason (SF)  FREE*
*Opem to the public
10:00 am   Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market (SF)  FREE*
*Free Admission: All Welcome
11:00 am   “Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)  FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
11:00 am   EV Week 2022 at Embarcadero Plaza (Oct. 8-9)  FREE*
*Sign up on Eventbrite for Test Drives of New and Used EVs
11:00 am   Japan’s Craft Valley Fair in SF (Oct. 7-9)  FREE
11:00 am   Free Guided Walking Tour of SF’s Mission Dolores Neighborhood  FREE*
*best to sign up at www.sfcityguides.org, though walk ups are welcome
11:30 am   49ers Pride Watch Party + Drag Bingo in The Castro (SF)  FREE
12:00 pm   Dogpatch Cleanup & Free Lunch for Volunteers (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/420727/
12:00 pm   “SF Music Day” Fall 2022: Free 7-Hour Music Marathon  FREE
12:30 pm   SF’s 154th Italian Heritage Parade 2022  FREE
1:00 pm   Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   “Redline Redefined” Oakland Launch Party by Thingamajigs  FREE
1:30 pm   Sunday Jazz at Union Station Cannabis Lounge (Mission Dist.)  FREE*
*This is a free event though TIPS are greatly appreciated!
2:00 pm   “A Family Affair” A Free Queer 90’s-00’s Throwback Party (SF)  FREE
4:00 pm   “Slammin’ Sunday” $5 Roller Skate Party at Liberation Park (Oakland)  $5*
*Skaters ages 10+ pay $5 per session unless they have a yearly skate membership and will only have to pay for one session per event. Pre-purchase tickets online or in-person at the door.
4:20 pm   Free Reggae Concert in Golden Gate Park w/ Canadian Artist Jonathan Emile  FREE
6:00 pm   “Comrade Sisters” Black Panther Outdoor Book Reading at Kerouac Alley (SF)  FREE*
*First come, first serve
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
6:00 pm   $10 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt Opening Weekend (Oct. 7-9)  $10 Off*
*$10-$15 off tickets, but only 50 discount tickets available per date
7:00 pm   5th Annual Drunken Film Fest Oakland 2022 (Oct. 9-14)  FREE*
*RSVP encouraged
7:00 pm   “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP
7:00 pm   “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)  FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
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