The Blue Angels Return to San Francisco for Fleet Week 2016!
September 26, 2016Posted by pamela |
Come and celebrate the men and women who serve in our country’s Navy and Marine Corps at San Francisco Fleet Week 2016. Fleet Week features a variety of events, including a parade of ships, an air show, live music, ship tours, and of course exciting performances by the Navy’s popular Blue Angels precision flying team.
Events take place in a variety of locations on the San Francisco waterfront from October 3–10. The Blue Angels practice on Thursday, October 6, from 1 to 5 pm, and they'll perform over San Francisco Bay on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 7, 8, and 9, at 3 pm. They can be seen from a variety of locations on the Bay, including Angel Island and Fort Baker in Sausalito. The Blue Angels' performance is part of a Fleet Week airshow that also includes the US Navy Leap Frogs parachute team, a Coast Guard rescue demonstration, the Patriots jet team, the Red Star Pilots formation team, and more.
The Fleet Week Parade of Ships takes place Friday, October 7 from 10 am to noon. Ships will pass through the Golden Gate, make their way past Marina Green, and berth along the San Francisco waterfront, where some will be available for tours on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
This year's Fleet Week includes a Humanitarian Village on Marina Green, which features food, entertainment, and interactive displays from both military and civilian organizations about disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Fleet Week will also include a variety of other events from art shows and band concerts to search-and-rescue demonstrations and public safety canine demos.
San Francisco's 148th Italian Heritage Parade takes place in conjunction with Fleek Week on Sunday, October 9. The parade—San Francisco's oldest civic event and the oldest Italian heritage parade in the county—starts at 12:30 pm at the foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets in Fisherman's Wharf, proceeds south through North Beach on Columbus Avenue, and ends in Washington Square in front of St. Peter and Paul Church.
Events are free, although reserved box seats along the waterfront are $55 on Friday, $75 on Saturday, and $65 on Sunday. For more information, tickets, and a complete schedule of exciting Fleet Week events visit fleetweeksf.org.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jen Blake.