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    The blue skies above the San Francisco Bay will belong to the Blue Angels this weekend as large crowds take in the 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 6, 2017)

    The blue skies above the San Francisco Bay will belong to the Blue Angels this weekend as large crowds take in the 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week. 

    The annual event has been around since 1981 and is best known for the parade of ships and the Blue Angels air show. Fleet Weeks has become a Bay Area tradition and is one of the largest events of its kind in the country. 

    In light of the recent violence in Las Vegas, Fleet Week organizers say everyone who plans to attend the festivities should expect stepped up security

    Fleet Week will take place from October 1 - 9 on the Marina Green.

    Check out a few of the cool events: 

    Tuesday, October 3rd

    • Veterans Art Exhibit: The Cannery Galleries
      9 AM – 6 PM
      Exhibit open October 3-26, 2017; Tuesday-Sunday 9 am – 6 pm, closed Mondays. 

    Wednesday, October 4th

    • USS ESSEX LHD 2
      10 AM – 2 PM
      Location: SF Pier 30-32
      United States Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship


    Thursday, October 5th

    • Honor Our Fallen Tribute Concert: Marines’ Memorial Club
      6 PM – 8 PM
      The concert is free and open to the public. 


    Friday, October 6th

    • Parade of Ships: The United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green
      11 AM – 12 PM
    • Fleet Week Air Show: The United Airlines Festival Center On Marina Green
      12 PM – 4 PM


    Saturday, October 7th

    • AT&T K-9 Heroes: Bark at the Park: Duboce Park
      10 AM – 1 PM
      Demonstrations include dogs trained in urban search and rescue, detection and more. 
    • Fleet Week Air Show: The United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green
      12 PM – 4 PM


    Sunday, October 8th

    • The United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green
      10 AM – 5 PM
    • Fleet Week Air Show: The United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green
      12 PM – 4 PM


    Monday, October 9th

    • High School Band Challenge: Golden Gate Park Band Shell
      10 AM – 2 PM
      Select Bay Area high school bands take the stage, competing for prize money, to support their school music programs.


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