Fleet Week Returns To Bay Area With Blue Angels, Ship Parade Following Year Of Budget Cuts

SAN FRANCISCO  (CBS SF) — The San Francisco tradition celebrating military service that draws in tens of thousands of people to the waterfront returns to the Bay Area after missing a year due to federal budget cuts.

Tickets for the Oct. 9 – 13 airshow cost $60 on some days, but there are other good hot spots to watch the show from, including Marina Green.

Blue Angels are practicing Thursday, Oct. 9 from 12-5 p.m., which the public can watch for free. Another air show rehearsal is on Friday, Oct. 10 from 12:30-4 p.m. with the Blue Angels practicing from 3-4 p.m.

AIR SHOW SCHEDULE: 

Friday Oct. 10th, Saturday, October 11th, Sunday, October 12th (From FleetWeekSF)
12:30 pm US Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team
12:45 pm US Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
1:00 pm The Horsemen P-51 Flight Team
1:15 pm Super Dave and the MX-1
1:30 pm Red Star Pilots Formation Team
1:45 pm Michael Wiskus and the Lucas Oil Air Show
2:00 pm Patriots Jet Team Formation Demonstration
2 :30 pm United Airlines 747 Demonstration
2:45 pm Sean Tucker’s Team Oracle Pitts Special
3:00 pm United States Navy Blue Angels
Schedule subject to change without notice

 

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COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF FLEET WEEK EVENTS

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Tuesday October 7th

  • K9 Heros “Bark in the Park” 3:00pm Jefferson Park (Eddy & Gough St)

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Wednesday October 8th

  • Art Exhibit 10:30am – 5:00pm The Cannery
  • Ships Tours 1:00pm – 4:00pm See Navy Ships page

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Thursday October 9th

  • Art Exhibit 10:30am – 5:00pm The Cannery
  • Blue Angels Arrival & Practice 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Ships Tours 1:00pm – 4:00pm See Navy Ships page
  • 32nd Street Brass Band 1:00pm – 2:00pm  Pier 39

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Friday October 10th

  • Softball Tournament 8:00am Moscone Field at Chestnut & Laguna St
  • Art Exhibit 10:30am – 5:00pm The Cannery
  • USMC Band Performance 11:00am Pier 39
  • Parade of Ships 11:00am Northern Waterfront
  • Air Show Rehearsal 12:30 – 4:00pm  (Blue Angels from 3pm – 4pm)
  • Veterans War Memorial Dedication and Reception 3:00pm Van Ness Ave
  • The Destroyers Band Peformance 4:00pm Pier 39

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Saturday October 11th

  • Ships Tours 9:00 – 4:00pm See Navy Ships page
  • Humanitarian Village 10:00am – 5:00pm Marina Green
  • Art Exhibit 10:30am – 5:00pm The Cannery
  • Powell St. Band Concert 11:00am Powell & Market
  • The Destroyers Band Peformance 12:00pm Pier 39
  • Air Show 12:30 – 4:00pm (Blue Angels from 3pm – 4pm)
  • Blue Angel Meet & Greet 6:15pm Pier 39
  • Pier 39 Fireworks 8:30pm

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Sunday October 12th

  • Ships Tours 9:00 – 4:00pm See Navy Ships page
  • Art Exhibit 10:30am – 5:00pm The Cannery
  • Humanitarian Village 11:00am – 5:00pm Marina Green
  • USNSCC Band of the West Performance 12:00pm Pier 39
  • Italian Heritage Parade 12:30pm starts at intersection of Powell & Jefferson and ends at Washington St.
  • Air Show 12:30 – 4:00pm (Blue Angels from 3pm – 4pm)

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Monday October 13th

  • Ships Tours 9:00 – 4:00pm See Navy Ships page
  • High School Band Challenge 10:00am – 1:00pm Golden Gate Park

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More information on schedules and tickets at Fleetweek.us

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