San Francisco Fleet Week – October 4-8, 2012

A tradition since 1981, Fleet Week is one of the most anticipated Fall events in San Francisco. With an estimated audience of 1 million, visitors are drawn every year to the city’s northern waterfront to be awed by a parade of Navy ships along with a spectacular aerial show.

The blue angels, probably the main event of Fleet week, will be featuring awesome aerial stunts guaranteed to take a spectator’s breath away from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday (October 5-7, 2012). The Air Force F-22 expects to fly over the city about 1 p.m. each day. More information about the Blue Angels is available by this link. Here is a partial list of events open to the public:

Thursday, October 4, 2012:

1 to 4 p.m.: Blue Angels arrive and do a survey flight over the city from about 1 to 4 p.m.

Friday, October 5, 2012:

11 a.m.: Marine Band plays in Union Square.

1 to 4 p.m. The Blue Angels rehearse overhead.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The military opens its “Humanitarian Assistance Village” on Marina Green.

11 a.m.: Parade of ships on the San Francisco waterfront.

1 p.m.: Air show begins.

2 p.m.: Marine Band holds a concert at Pier 39.

6 p.m.: Band puts on a concert in Huntington Park.

Sunday, October 7, 2012:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Ships are open to the public on Piers 30-32, 27, 29 and 35.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The military’s “Humanitarian Assistance Village” displays on Marina Green.

12:30-3:30 p.m.: Italian Heritage Parade, North Beach

1 p.m.: Air show begins.

Thursday, 4 October 2012 10:12 PM

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