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Fleet Week, San Francisco Bay 2019

If you are close to the water, you have probably already noticed the fighter jets going across the San Francisco Bay.


Fleet week San Francisco is an annual event that draws thousands of people into the city. It's a free event in the Fisherman's Wharf district that features the Blue Angels, a full air show over the SF Bay, and ship tours all weekend long.

This year, Fleet Week is October 6 - 14, 2019. Most activities and the excellent air show are over the weekend of October 11 - 13. You will find additional ship tours throughout the week.

It began in 1981 to honor the US Armed Forces and to educate civilians and military personnel about best practices in humanitarian assistance. It's held every year in San Francisco on the first or second weekend in October.

The US Navy Blue Angels are set to perform on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon from 3 pm to 4 pm. They will usually do some practice runs on Thursday also.


New for 2019 is The F-35 is a stealth fighter jet, and it's pilot, Captain Andrew Olson, will be doing 15 minutes worth of acrobatics above the bay. Watch for his loops, rolls, upside-down flying, and combat simulation.

Make sure to watch out for reckless boaters if you are out on the San Francisco Bay. Be cautious and look out for your fellow Bay Area resident.


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