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What to Know: San Francisco Fleet Week Events

From the Blue Angels to the parade of ships, here's a guide for this year's San Francisco Fleet Week events, including when and where they're happening

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San Francisco Fleet Week is back.

The fall tradition will be highlighted by the Blue Angels taking to the skies over the weekend, but there are plenty of other events to check out.

Explore the guide below to learn more about some of the Fleet Week events.


Air Show

Look up above San Francisco Bay to catch a spectacular aerial display featuring the Blue Angels, a United Airlines 777, a Red Bull helicopter and much more.


Parade of Ships

Watch a fleet of ships pass under the Golden Gate Bridge and head for their ports in the Bay.

  • When: 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8
  • Where: San Francisco waterfront (the parade can be seen along the water from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge)


Ship Tours

Climb aboard an array of ships, including the USS Michael Monsoor and the USS John S. McCain, to see what it's like to be a sailor in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

  • When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, Thursday, Oct. 7, Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11
  • Where: Port of San Francisco - Embarcadero (Pier 30/32 and Pier 35)
  • Additional details: Everyone must wear a face mask when on a U.S. Navy vessel
The U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault carrier, the USS Tripoli is home to some 1,100 sailors, and serves as an offshore base for Marine Corps aircraft flying missions over land.

K-9 Heroes

Dog lovers, this is for you. See military and civilian working dogs show off their abilities when it comes to drug, food and bomb detection as well as search and rescue.

  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9
  • Where: Duboce Park

Honor Our Fallen Concert

Pay tribute to the U.S. service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice by attending the Honor Our Fallen concert led by the U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Band.


Neighborhood Concert Series

Listen to Navy and Marine Corps bands perform during free concerts happening throughout San Francisco. The concert series schedule is listed below.

Monday, Oct. 4

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Destroyers
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: 425 Mission St.

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Brass Band
When: 7 - 8 p.m.
Where: 600 3rd St.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Ceremonial Band
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: Patricia's Green, 50 Oak St.

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Destroyers
When: 3 - 4 p.m.
Where: 900 North Point St.

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Brass Quintet
When: 6 - 7 p.m.
Where: 3861 24th St.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Destroyers
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: 1825 Irving St.

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Brass Quintet
When: 5 - 6 p.m.
Where: 22 Peace Plaza

Thursday, Oct. 7

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Brass Quintet
When: 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: Sloat Boulevard and Upper Great Highway

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Destroyers
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: 2820 Taylor St.

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Brass Quintet
When: 3 - 4 p.m.
Where: 1 Ferry Building

Friday, Oct. 8

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Brass Band
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: 333 Post St.

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Brass Band
When: 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: 202 Clement St.

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Brass Quintet
When: 6 - 7 p.m.
Where: Recovery Room, 4528 Mission St.

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Ceremonial Band
When: 7 - 8 p.m.
Where: Between 16 and 17th streets on Valencia Street

Saturday, Oct. 9

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Ceremonial Band
When: 11 a.m. - Noon
Where: Duboce and Scott streets

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Destroyers
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: 2018 Lane St.

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Brass Quintet
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: 1995 37th Ave.

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Brass Band
When: 1 - 2 p.m.
Where: 1850 Polk St.

Who: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Brass Band
When: 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: 82 West Portal Ave.

Who: Navy Band Southwest | Brass Quintet
When: 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: Grant Avenue and Commercial Street

For information about other Fleet Week events, visit the San Francisco Fleet Week website.

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