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San Francisco Fleet Week

Oct 06, 2016 11:58AM ● Published by Elena Hutslar

Photo by Susan Wood

San Francisco Fleet Week

Taking place every October on the Marina Green over Italian Heritage Weekend, SFFW’s air show, parade of ships and many community events have become a significant and integral part of the city’s local culture and economy.  Special events take place October 3 through October 10, attracting over a million people every year.

 

Air Show

The air show includes the United States Navy Blue Angels, the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor and the Team Oracle biplane. The Breitling Jet Team from France will be making their first Bay Area appearance.

 

Humanitarian Village

The Humanitarian Assistance Village is an interactive demonstration of US Military and Civil capabilities in responding to a disaster. The 2016 Village, held on the Marina Green, will include an educational program for participants to learn about these capabilities.  Guided by a “Passport”, participants will be encouraged to explore four different theme camps and receive a stamp from each: Mass Care and Shelter, Power and Utilities, Community Response & Rescue, and Environmental Management & Decontamination. Participants who turn in a completed Passport with 4 stamps will be eligible for a prize drawing.

 

Marina Green Festival Center

A variety of military exhibits, along with many civilian food stands, souvenir tents, and rides for kids are available.

 

The K9 Heroes Program.

Military, police, search & rescue and fire dogs demonstrate their talents in saving lives, while post-traumatic stress therapy dogs show how their love and guidance assist veterans returning from war. Duboce Park, Duboce & Scott Streets, San Francisco.

 

Parade of Ships and 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, U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian Navy.

 

For full schedule information, please visit fleetweeksf.org.

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