San Francisco Fleet Week 2017

Fleet Week San Francisco returns to Fisherman’s Wharf on October 1st!  Come see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, along with the Canadian Snowbirds and the Patriots Jet Team.
Join us for a week of fun-filled, family activities for all to enjoy along our beautiful waterfront. Here’s a preview of just some of the many activities taking place!

San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Fleet Week Events​​

Fleet Week is the Bay Area’s opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of our Nation’s armed forces.  This spectacular event features a parade of ships, ship tours, military displays, an impressive air show that includes the Blue Angels and more. PIER 39 joins the celebration with live entertainment featuring special military band performances, interactive exhibits, military vehicles and displays, and more.*

Thursday, October 5:  The Destroyers from Navy Band Southwest on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 6:  Parade of Ships, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (best viewing from bay end of PIER 39); Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 32nd Street Brass Band from Navy Band Southwest on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
The Destroyers from Navy Band Southwest on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 7:  Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; The Destroyers from Navy Band Southwest on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Blue Angels Meet & Greet near PIER 39 Entrance Plaza, 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, October 8:  Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  *Air Shows, Meet and Greet, performances, and other event activities are weather-permitting and subject to change without notice.

For more info: Call 415-705-5500 or email 


Bay Voyager's Fleet Week Cruises

It’s Fleet Week!  Join Bay Voyager in celebrating the return of the Blue Angels and the always exhilarating air show of commercial and military airplanes, as well as the Parade of Ships, a display of some of the most modern military vessels on the ocean. Enjoy watching the Blue Angels perform their precision maneuvers, as our boat cruises the bay right beneath the fighter jets during their performance.  We will be maneuvering all over the bay to watch the show from the best viewpoints.

Seating on our high-speed RIB vessel is limited to 12.  Advance reservations required.  These cruises will sell out soon!  Click hereto book online.  $95.00 per person.  (Active Military personnel — $25.00 OFF per person.  Advance reservation suggested.)

Dates: October 7 – 9, 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Departure Time: Varies (Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.)

Location: PIER 39, Gate C (behind the Aquarium of the Bay)
For more information or reservations: 
Call 1-510-612-1251 or email


Blue & Gold Fleet's Fleet Week Air Show Cruise

View the Blue Angels’s Fleet Week Air Show up close on board Blue & Gold Fleet’s 2-hour Fleet Week Air Show Cruise.  Tickets include a buffet lunch, dessert, and open bar (house beer, wine, and an assortment of cocktails). Seating is limited and unassigned.  

Dates: October 7 – 8, 2017
Time: Departs at 2:00 p.m. and returns at 4:00 p.m.  (Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure.)
Location: PIER 39
For more information: Email
Click here for online ticket purchases

Fleet Week Cruises with Hornblower

Experience the best of San Francisco’s Fleet Week with
Hornblower Cruises & Events! Fleet Week cruises feature welcoming service, gourmet cuisine prepared fresh on board, and dazzling views. Step aboard for an amazing view of the air show as the renowned Blue Angels fly overhead.  Then, continue the festivities into the evening with a dinner cruise featuring Hornblower’s very own fireworks display.  

Dates: October 6-8, 2017
Times: Varies by cruise
Location: Hornblower Landing, Pier 3
For more information: Call 1-888-467-6256

Red and White Fleet's Fleet Week Airshow Cruises

Celebrate Fleet Week aboard Red and White Fleet!  In early October, Fleet Week takes over San Francisco with a series of Navy-inspired events, entertainment and the legendary Blue Angels air show.  To complement all the
festivities,  Fleet Week Cruises will be offered for the afternoon air shows of the Blue Angels along with other commercial and military airplanes.  They’re the best seats in the house!  Guests will gather mostly on the outdoor decks of the vessels to see the Blue Angels perform their spectacular air show acrobatics, as our boats cruise right underneath the fighter jets during the airshows.

Pricing: Adult (18+): $80.00; Youth (5-17): $56.00.  We recommend booking early, as the afternoon airshow cruises sell out quickly!
Dates: October 6 – 8, 2017
Departure Time: Departs at 1:30 p.m. (Cruises are 2.5 hours.)
Location: Pier 43 1/2 
For more information: Call 1-415-673-2900 
Click here for online ticket purchases

Fleet Week Cruises Aboard the SSJeremiah O'Brien

These annual cruises honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response personnel.

The O’Brien participates with the SF Fleet Week Cruise around San Francisco Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge for amazing views of the San Francisco waterfront, the visiting Navy ships, and the air show featuring the US Navy Blue Angels.  Complimentary food and drink provided by Boudin Bakery and Beach Chalet Brewery.
Tickets for Saturday or Sunday are $140.00 Adult; $85.00 Youth; Family Group $330.00 (2 Adults, 2 Youth) and may be ordered online.   

Dates: October 7 – 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Boarding at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: Pier 45

Click here for online ticket purchases

For more information: Call 415-544-0100 or email 


The Buena Vista Cafe Salutes the Fleet!

Since its opening in 1889, the historic Buena Vista Cafehas welcomed members of the US Navy (as well as military from the nearby Presidio post), providing hearty meals, belly-warming beverages and a lively, convivial atmosphere. Continuing the tradition, this year the BV celebrates Fleet Week and salutes the troops with a special discount for all members of the US military. Stop by and show your military ID to receive a 20% discount on all food orders during Fleet Week 2017.  Savor our bountiful all-day breakfasts or enjoy lunch or dinner featuring an appetizing array of fresh seafood and BV signature favorites. And don’t forget our heartwarming, world-famous Irish Coffee! 

Be sure to visit our gift shop (located adjacent to the cafe), where you can find a wide assortment of BV logo merchandise, souvenirs and unique gifts to commemorate your visit.

Dates: October 1 – 9, 2017

Hours: Open Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.  
Location: 2765 Hyde Street
For more information: Call 415-474-5044

NEW Pumpkin Curry Salmon at Fog Harbor Fish House

Join us at Fog Harbor Fish House for a seasonal fall favorite —Pumpkin Curry Salmon served over sweet potatoes, butternut squash, spinach, and a pumpkin curry sauce.  

During Fleet Week, we are offering 15% off to all military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID.
Dates: October 1 – 9, 2017​
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)​
Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Second Level
For more information: Call 415-421-2442 or email 

NEW Pumpkin Curry Salmon at Fog Harbor Fish House

Come to Pier Market Seafood Restaurant and enjoy everyone’s favorite fall dessert — housemade Pumpkin Bread Pudding made with sourdough bread, served with ice cream.

During Fleet Week, we are offering 15% off to all military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID.

Dates:October 1 – 9, 2017​
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Lower Level, in the middle of PIER 39
For more information: Call 415-989-7437 or email

MLB at Wipeout Bar & Grill

Catch all the MLB games at Wipeout Bar & Grill!  With a wide-open patio and outdoor fire pit, celebrity-signed surfboards, and word-famous beach signs, Wipeout Bar & Grill is San Francisco’s wildly popular surfing restaurant!  

During Fleet Week, we are offering 15% off to all military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID.

Dates:October 1 – 9, 2017​
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to closing
Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Lower Level
For more information: Call 415-986-5966 or email 


AT&T Park Tours

It’s a ballpark where home runs can be “splash hits” and the breathtaking bay view rivals the action on the field. It’s where one of baseball’s most hallowed franchises plays inside an architectural landmark.  Come visit the Home of the San Francisco Giants and go behind the scenes with one of our seasoned Tour Guides. Get a player’s-eye view from the Dugout, the Visitor’s Batting Cage and Clubhouse, and the Giants Press Conference Room.  Tour stops may also include the Bob Stevens Press Box, a Luxury Suite, and our Giants memorabilia display on the Club Level.  Military members are eligible to receive one free Tour ticket with current Military ID.  Please call in advance to reserve your spot as spaces are limited and Tours do sell out.

Date: October 1 – 9, 2017​
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.​
Location: Tours depart from the Giants’ Dugout Store located on the Third Street side of the ballpark.​
For more information: Call 1-415-972-2400 or email

Fleet Week with a Waterfront Seat!

Join us for a sky and sea view of the Blue Angels and Fleet Week air show.  Sail past the crowds onto Historic Pier 45.  You will enjoy our indoor and outdoor observation areas, beer, wine, and a delicious lunch buffet prepared by San Francisco’s Original Joe’s.  
Tickets can be purchased online: $60.00 General; $45.00 Tweens (5-12); $20.00 Tykes (under 5)

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Historic Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf
For more information: 
Call 1-415-561-6662 or email 

Tower Tours Welcomes San Francisco Fleet Week

Welcome to San Francisco for Fleet Week!  Let Tower Tours take you for a drive.  Explore all of San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, and much more by luxury coach!  We’ll do all the work.  Complimentary hotel shuttle service is provided for you on all of our tours!  

Fleet Week Reservations:  Must mention “Fleet Week Military Offer” when speaking to our reservation specialists by phone.  To book online, please use code MILITARY in promo code section.

Offer valid for all active/retired military during Fleet Week through October 9, 2017.  Applies to DIRECT bookings only. Offer not valid with Alcatraz Package.  Cannot be combined with other discounts/coupons.

Date: October 1 – 9, 2017​
Departure Times: Varies by tour

Location: 288 Beach Street (at Mason).  

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-345-TOUR (8687) or toll free 1-866-345-8687​

149th San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade

San Francisco’s Annual Italian Heritage Paradeis the city’s oldest civic event, and the nation’s oldest Italian-American parade and community celebration.  Highlights include dozens of handcrafted parade floats featuring Bay Area businesses, community groups, and Italian organizations; local high school Italian clubs and marching bands; festive open-air dining featuring Italian wine and food specials at North Beach restaurants lining the parade route; performances by a variety of traditional Italian musicians and performance artists; special appearances by Bay Area and Italian-American celebrities; and a Ferrari sports car display at Washington Square Park!

Date:Sunday, October 8, 2017​
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Parade begins at Fisherman’s Wharf (at the foot of Jefferson Street and Stockton) and ends at Washington Square Park in the North Beach (Italian) District.

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