Ships, planes, pomp and celebrations honoring the men and women of our nation’s armed forces is making its return to the Bay Area this week! Fleet Week is back and taking the San Francisco Bay by storm kicking off the many exciting October events to come. The event runs from October 1 through October 8, and includes ships and planes from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps participating in parades and air shows.
There are a ton of events taking place all week long but to help you easily navigate this Bay Area wide celebration, I've put together a list of my personal favorite ways for families to experience the festivities.
Friday, October 5 thru Sunday, October 7, 12-4pm, Bay Area Wide.
Taking place over three consecutive days in the skies above the City’s waterfront, this air show event attracts over a million people around the Bay. Featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels.
Air Show Performers Include:
United States Navy Blue Angels
Navy Leap Frogs
Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle
Lucas Oil Air Shows
Patriots Jet Team
US Navy P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon
Ace Maker T33 Jet Performance
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 the Royal Canadian Navy.
All Ship Tours are FREE of charge. Best to get there as early as possible to avoid waiting.
Friday, October 6, 11am-12pm.
The annual SFFW Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, 06 October 2017
The SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” will be the first ship under the GG Bridge at 11:00 AM
Saturday, October 6, 11am-1pm, Duboce Park, San Francisco
Demonstrations include dogs trained in urban search and rescue, detection and more. Learn why these K-9’s are heroes to so many!
Friday, Oct 5th - Sunday, Oct 7th, Marina Green, San Francisco
The Humanitarian Assistance Village is an interactive demonstration of U.S. Military and Civil capabilities in responding to a disaster. The 2017 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.