San Francisco’s Fleet Week 2008, Starring the Navy’s Blue Angels

October has arrived, so it’s time for another Fleet Week in San Francisco. What’s Fleet Week?

Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week. Once the ships dock, the crews can enter the city and visit its tourist attractions. At certain hours, the public can take a guided tour of the ships. Often, Fleet Week is accompanied by military demonstrations and airshows such as provided by the Blue Angels.

O.K. then. See some photos of Fleet Weeks past and also this weekend’s schedule below.

Alcatraz. Click to expand:

An F-86 with an F-15:

The Snow Birds will also come back in 2008:

Fisherman’s Wharf:

 SATURDAY, OCTIOBER 11, 2008:

11:30am-12:30pm
Parade of Fleet Week Ships


12:30pm-3pm

Blue Angels

Air Show


3pm-4pm

 

11am-4pm
“Festival at the Fort”
Fort Mason


1pm-3pm
Rockin’ at Ghirardelli Square


4pm-7pm
PIER 39 Music Festival

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2008

11am-4pm
Ship Tours

 12:30pm-3pm
 Air Show

 3pm-4pm
 Blue Angels

 12:30pm-3pm
 Italian Heritage Day Parade aka Indigenous Peoples’ Day, aka Columbus Day

 11am-4pm
 “Festival at the Fort”
 Fort Mason

 1pm-3pm
  Rockin’ at Ghirardelli Square

  4pm-7pm
  PIER 39 Music Festival

See you there! 

 

This year’s sponsors:

SAAB

The Air Show Network

Consulate General of Canada

Geico

Team Oracle

Lucas Oil

Virgin America

KSFO 560 AM

The San Francisco Examiner

CW Bay Area

Military.com

Pier 39

Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

Fort Mason Center

Doubletree Hotel
San Francisco Airport

Black Diamond Brewing

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Signature Flight Support

Argonaut Hotel

Ontario

TransCanada

Port of San Francisco

San Francisco Marina

National Park Service

San Francisco
International Airport

Seven Hills Group

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