Fleet Week 2019

Fleet Week San Francisco Salutes the Navy with a Week Long Celebration

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Look up! Everybody loves Fleet Week. It comes roaring back to the skies above San Francisco in the first week of October 2019, with the main air show events occurring on the afternoons of Saturday, and Sunday, Oct.

San Francisco has hosted America’s biggest Fleet Week since 1981. The weeklong event run by a non-profit organizing committee is designed “to honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and to advance cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response personnel.”

Parade of Ships & Boarding

The ships begin arriving in San Francisco Bay on Friday, Oct. 11, 11am - noon.
Boarding: Saturday, Sunday & Monday 9am - 4pm

The best places for a good view include Alcatraz Island, Crissy Field, Marina Green, along the waterfront at the San Francisco Maritime Museum or even high on an overlook in the Presidio.

Air Shows

It’s possible to catch the rehearsal air shows on Thursday and Friday afternoons without the crowds. Fleet Week air show is on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m., generally through 4 p.m. under clear October skies. At 3 p.m., there’s no missing the start of the United States Navy Blue Angels precision performance over San Francisco Bay.

  • Phone: (415) 306-0911
    Fisherman's Wharf, Marina Green. Ships tours at Pier 15, Pier 30-32, and Pier 80.
    San Francisco, CA
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