Update: You can watch the Fleet Week air show live from the comfort of you sofa over at fleetweeksf.org.
Look up, Bay Area.
Those low-flying jets you hear above this week aren’t a direct call to arms. That boisterous brouhaha signifies the beginning of Fleet Week, which happens from October 1 to October 7.
Before the weekend’s airshows take flight, expect to hear the roar of Canadian Snowbirds, United States Navy Blue Angels, Air Force F-16s, and other airborne crafts as they practice throughout the week.
While many enlistees can be found roaming city streets in full military regalia, here’s what will be happening in skies the above:
- Thursday, October 4: Blue Angels survey flights (1p.m. – 5p.m.)
- Friday, October 4: air show (12p.m. – 4p.m.)
- Saturday, October 6: air show (12p.m. – 4p.m.)
- Sunday, October 7: air show (12p.m. – 4p.m.)
There are many spots in the city to see the practice sessions and official airshows. Devotees can throw down anywhere from $55 to $250 for a Marina Green box seat. Otherwise, hilltop locales, like Chestnut and pass Leavenworth in Russian Hill, are free and easy. You can also check out the soaring vehicles of steel and grit from almost anywhere along the Embarcadero.
But not all Fleet Week merriment happens in the sky. Here are some options for people who prefer their Fleet Week fun with less warfare:
K-9 Heroes: Bark at the Park, showcasing dogs trained in urban search and rescue, detection, will happen in Duboce Park on Saturday, October 6.
The Veterans Art Exhibit will feature works of artists who have also made the choice to serve. The show will be under the guidance of the Academy of Art University, staged in the gallery of the Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf,
If you're looking for a schedule of additional Fleet Week events, check out other highlights on the Fleet Week website. Be sure to tour some of the big ships docked in the bay. Over at Pier 30/32 you can tour the USS Bonhomme Richard, while at Pier 35 you can visit the USS Manchester.
Ship Tours continue today!!! Head on over to SF Pier 30/32 to get a tour of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and to SF Pier 35 for a tour of USS Manchester (LCS-14)! Meet MC3 Cosmo Walrathhttps://t.co/4WmLenZ5MO#USNavy #ShipTours #SFPier #USSBonhommeRichard #USSManchester— Fleet Week SF (@FleetWeekSF) October 4, 2018
- Fleet Week [site]