Fleet Week in San Francisco Scaled Back - NBC Bay Area

Fleet Week in San Francisco Scaled Back



    Because of sequestration, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will not be flying over head during San Francisco's Fleet Week. Still, organizers at Pier 39 say there will be other events going on throughout the month of October, including fireworks every Saturday. Christie Smith reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013)

    The good news: Fleet Week is still on in San Francisco this month. The bad news: It's going to be largely scaled back because of the government sequestration in April, not to be confused with the current government shutdown that began this week.

    As a result, there will be no U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying across San Francisco Bay.

    But there still will be events happening from  Oct. 7 to 13 at Pier 39, including an art exhibit by veterans, and fireworks every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. through October in honor of the pier's 35th anniversary.

    For the full list of events at Pier 39 events, click here.

    "They are a huge draw," Pier 39 organizer Sue Muzzin told NBC Bay Area, referring to the Blue Angels. "They definitely will be missed.