San Francisco Fleet Week

Head to the Port for San Francisco Fleet Week! From October 2- 10, 2023, visitors can watch the famous Fleet Week Air Show, Parade of Ships and climb aboard various military ships docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the US. Navy and the US Coast Guard. Visit the San Francisco Fleet Week website for the full schedule of events and ticket information.

Experience the Air Show from the water aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a Bay Voyager excursion or the San Francisco Belle

Ship Tours

Aboard a military vessel at Fleet Week
  • Locations: Pier 35 near Fisherman's Wharf, and Piers 30/32 between the Ferry Building and the Giants ballpark.
  • Cost: Free, queues are first come, first served - read Fleet Week Shipboard Guidelines   

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Parade of Ships

  • Date: Friday 10/6 
  • Location: Between the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge
  • Cost: Free

The procession will move across the waterfront towards the Bay Bridge, and any clear bayfront area is an ideal viewpoint to see the parade. Areas with unobstructed views include the apron at Pier 45, Pier 41 walkway, the Pier 39 boardwalk, the Pier 27 Cruise Terminal and walkways at Piers 15, 7, 1 and 14. 

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Fleet Week Air Show

People watching the Fleet Week Air Show from Cruise Terminal Park at Pier 27.
  • Date: Friday 10/6, Saturday 10/7, and Sunday 10/8
  • Location: Between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz

The waterfront event is headlined by the Blue Angels and is the only air show in the US with a commercial airliner, the United 777, to perform a fully choreographed act. 

Ticketed seats in Marina Green may be purchased on the Fleet Week website. Open spaces on the waterfront often fill early and quickly. It is recommended to arrive early to find your ideal viewing spot.

The air show may be too loud for dogs. People with sensitivities to noise may benefit from earplugs or ear covers.

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