Each year, in October San Francisco is hosting its Fleet Week. 2013 was off as a consequence of the shutdown. But 2014 is on and the event is definitely not to be missed... anyway, could you?


Fleet Week’s purpose is to honor and thank the men and women of the United Forces for their contributions to the city of San Francisco and abroad.


Once the fleet arrives in  the Bay, festivities don't stop. Parades of ships, free ships tours, US Navy and Air Force bands concerts, air shows, fireworks, family pic-nics along Marina Green to look at the incredible Blue Angels' aerial parade... 


The most exciting moment is probably the air show with the Blue Angels closing it. This year, it will take place 3 days in a row!




A few advice for Saturday and Sunday's Air shows: 


Marina Green Park offers a perfect point of view overlooking the Bay. It's a great spot to share a pic-nic with some friends and family while waitiong for the Blue Angels. For last minute pic-nics, you will find everything you need at Safeway or Real Food Company- 3060 Fillmore street. Every high spot from Presidio Heights to Coit Tower will be fine. The best is of course to know someone with a rooftop overlooking the Bay or even a sailing boat!


You can also take the ferry to Angel Island from SF or Tiburon, and enjoy the air show from the other side of the Bay. Planes will literally fly above your heads! 


Last but not least, do not forget to bring your camera*, and ear plugs for your young children. 



Fleet Week

October 7-13, 2014

October 10-11-12, 2014: Air show 12 :30am-4pm, Blue Angels parade 3pm-4pm

Starting Thursday, you will hear the Blue Angels practice, a friendly but noisy reminder of the upcoming shows.

Check the program.



* Do not hesitate to send us your best pictures at [email protected] . We will publish them with your consent and copyright on LostinSF photo gallery.



Top picture:

© Greta & Manu Schnetzler — at Fleet Week Air Show/Blue Angels Marina Green