Fleet Week SF 2021: Schedule of events & Blue Angels flight times

Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The Blue Angels are getting ready to soar over the city soon for the annual San Francisco Fleet Week!

The event, which is being held in person for the first time since 2019, is expected to draw more than a million people to see the return of the Naval Ships Air Teams over the Bay.

This year, the Blue Angels Air Show is Friday, October 8, Saturday, October, 9, and Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get tickets to the event here.

KRON4 is home to the Blue Angels Live! We’ll broadcast the 2021 Fleet Week Air Show on Saturday, October 9 starting at 2 p.m.

You can watch the show live on television or watch on our live stream at KRONon.tv.

KRON4 is also covering Fleet Week leading up to the spectacular Air Show. Find our Fleet Week coverage here

The week-long event will also feature disaster capabilities, training exercises and senior leader talks, community relations projects, band concerts, ship tours, a parade of ships, veterans art show, aviation demonstrations, and the popular K9 Heroes featuring military and civilian K-9 demonstrations in Duboce Park.

San Francisco Fleet Week is the non-profit organization that organizes the annual salute to the Armed Forces during October.

A full schedule of Feet Week activities and events happening is below:

Tuesday, October 5

Iconic Photo Exhibition

Check out San Francisco Fleet Week iconic images by Alumna Elena Zhukova on display at the Academy of Art University, 625 Sutter Gallery 1st Floor.

The exhibit will be open through Oct. 12, Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6

Ship Tours

Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

All ship tours are free of charge and queue forms on a first-come, first-served basis.

>> Click or tap here to Plan Your Trip

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pier 30/32 and Pier 35

Honor Our Fallen Concert

6:00 PM
Herbst Theatre, SF War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

This tribute concert is free and open to the public. The special performance put on by the United States Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Band is a poignant tribute to the service members who volunteers to defend their country and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

As seating is limited, reservations in advance are recommended.

>> Click or tap here to Reserve Tickets

Iconic Photo Exhibition

Check out San Francisco Fleet Week iconic images by Alumna Elena Zhukova on display at the Academy of Art University, 625 Sutter Gallery 1st Floor.

The exhibit will be open through Oct. 12, Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 7

Ship Tours

All ship tours are free of charge and queue forms on a first-come, first-served basis.

>> Click or tap here to Plan Your Trip

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pier 30/32 and Pier 35

Iconic Photo Exhibition

Check out San Francisco Fleet Week iconic images by Alumna Elena Zhukova on display at the Academy of Art University, 625 Sutter Gallery 1st Floor.

The exhibit will be open through Oct. 12, Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brass Quintet

Come listen to the Navy Band Southwest’s free concert from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the San Francisco Zoo.

Destroyers

Join the fun from noon to 1 p.m. with a free concert by the Destroyers at Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel Plaza.

Friday, October 8

Parade of Ships

See the fleet enter the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge as the visiting ships steam towards their ports, and Liberty Call for our honored Sailors and Marines.

San Francisco Fire Department will provide lead escort with their fire boat shooting jets of water into the air to celebrate the Fleet’s arrival.

The procession of ships can be seen from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge, with the viewing stand at the Marina Green.

11:00 AM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

Humanitarian Assistance Village

This is an open-air interactive exhibit of the military’s disaster relief equipment including heavy machinery, communications equipment, search and rescue capabilities, underwater inspection and repair, field hospitals, and more.

10:00 AM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

STEM Center

This fully interactive and educational program is designed to inspire youth in the fields of science and technology.

Adults and children will be able to learn about renewable energy, robotics, water desalination and purification techniques, and more. Displays are designed to educate and entertain children of all ages.

10:00 AM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

The San Francisco Fleet Week AIR SHOW

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

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

Iconic Photo Exhibition

Check out San Francisco Fleet Week iconic images by Alumna Elena Zhukova on display at the Academy of Art University, 625 Sutter Gallery 1st Floor.

The exhibit will be open through Oct. 12, Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Old George Funk Band

Check out a free concert put on by the USMC 1st Marine Division Brass Band from noon to 1 p.m. at Union Square, 333 Post Street.

Brass Quintet

Come listen to the Navy Band Southwest’s free concert featuring the Brass Quintet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Recovery Room in the Excelsior District, located at 4528 Mission Street.

They play again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 202 Clement Street.

Ceremonial Band

The USMC 1st Marine Division Ceremonial Band will hold a free concert from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mission, between 16th St. and 17th St.

Saturday, October 9

The San Francisco Fleet Week AIR SHOW

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

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

Ship Tours

All ship tours are free of charge and queue forms on a first-come, first-served basis.

>> Click or tap here to Plan Your Trip

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pier 30/32 and Pier 35

Humanitarian Assistance Village

This is an open-air interactive exhibit of the military’s disaster relief equipment including heavy machinery, communications equipment, search and rescue capabilities, underwater inspection and repair, field hospitals, and more.

10:00 AM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

STEM Center

This fully interactive and educational program is designed to inspire youth in the fields of science and technology.

Adults and children will be able to learn about renewable energy, robotics, water desalination and purification techniques, and more. Displays are designed to educate and entertain children of all ages.

10:00 AM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

K9 Heroes

Regional and national K9 services bring their stars to demonstrate their abilities, including therapy tasks, drug and food detection, law enforcement, and bomb detection.

The event includes vendor booths from pet services providers as well as various agencies.

Children and adults alike are invited to see how these four-legged friends have become heroes to so many.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Duboce Park

Iconic Photo Exhibition

Check out San Francisco Fleet Week iconic images by Alumna Elena Zhukova on display at the Academy of Art University, 625 Sutter Gallery 1st Floor.

The exhibit will be open through Oct. 12, Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ceremonial Band

The USMC 1st Marine Division Ceremonial Band will hold a free concert from 11 a.m. to noon at Duboce Park, Duboce St. and Scott St.

Destroyers

Join the fun from noon to 1 p.m. with a free concert by the Destroyers in the Bayview, 2018 Lane St.

Brass Quintet

Come listen to the Navy Band Southwest’s free concert featuring the Brass Quintet from noon to 1 p.m. at Sunset Mercantile’s Second Hand Saturday, 1995 37th Ave.

They play again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Chinatown, Grant Avenue and Commercial Street.

Old George Funk Band

Check out a free concert put on by the USMC 1st Marine Division Brass Band from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 1850 Polk St.

They play again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 82 West Portal Ave.

Sunday, October 10

The San Francisco Fleet Week AIR SHOW

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

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

Ship Tours

All ship tours are free of charge and queue forms on a first-come, first-served basis.

>> Click or tap here to Plan Your Trip

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pier 30/32 and Pier 35

Humanitarian Assistance Village

This is an open-air interactive exhibit of the military’s disaster relief equipment including heavy machinery, communications equipment, search and rescue capabilities, underwater inspection and repair, field hospitals, and more.

10:00 AM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

STEM Center

This fully interactive and educational program is designed to inspire youth in the fields of science and technology.

Adults and children will be able to learn about renewable energy, robotics, water desalination and purification techniques, and more. Displays are designed to educate and entertain children of all ages.

10:00 AM
Marina Green, San Francisco waterfront

Ceremonial Band and Full Band

TBD

Monday, October 11

Ship Tours

All ship tours are free of charge and queue forms on a first-come, first-served basis.

>> Click or tap here to Plan Your Trip

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pier 30/32 and Pier 35

Tuesday, October 12

Iconic Photo Exhibition

Check out San Francisco Fleet Week iconic images by Alumna Elena Zhukova on display at the Academy of Art University, 625 Sutter Gallery 1st Floor.

The exhibit will be open through Oct. 12, Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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