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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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San Francisco Fleet Week 2011

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San Francisco Fleet Week 2011

Time: October 6, 2011 to October 11, 2011
Location: San Francisco Waterfront
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map:…
Event Type: fleet, week, air, show, public, event, navy
Organized By: San Francisco Fleet Week Association
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2011

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Event Description

San Francisco Fleet Week celebrates the Bay Area's historic connection to the U.S. Navy with a Parade of Ships under the Golden Gate Bridge, the Blue Angels, and more.

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Comment by Bebe on September 30, 2011 at 8:37pm
I've made the plans and can't wait.  This will be our first Fleet anything.  Just heard from my sailor that he'll be manning the rails...I am so looking forward to this experience.
Comment by Bebe on September 24, 2011 at 3:16pm

just started looking into going to SF fleetweek.  Are there any special deals of places to stay?  My sons ship will be there and I would love to see it.


Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by velvetlace on September 23, 2011 at 1:24pm

I live in McKinleyville, CA, and my son is a corpsman stationed now in FLA.   I am thinking about driving to SF  (6 hrs) for fleet week.  Is Saturday the best day to go?Do the Navy Moms get together?  That would be awesome.  Thank you everyone.


Comment by BunkerQB on September 23, 2011 at 2:15am

From last year:

On SAT: We saw the parade of ships from the end of Marina Drive (underneath the Golden Gate Bridge). We took a taxi from the Marines Memorial Hotel where we were staying.  After the parade of ships, we walk along back to Hamilton to Mason St. We were trying to get to Chrissy Field to take a bus. We never make it to Chrissy (it was too long a walk for me), so we took another taxi to the PIER 30/32 to tour the amphibious assault Makin Island. We had lunch at a little sandwich place just across the street.  After the tour we took trolley back to the Union Square area and walk back to the hotel.  There evening, 20 of us got together for dinner at the Marines Memorial Hotel.
On SUNDAY: My husband and I got up early, ate a wonderful buffet breakfast at the MM Hotel, packed, checked out and drove down to Marina Green area. We found a parking space near the Yacht Club and walk east back to Marina Green. A lot of people brought blanket and chairs - there are places for kids to play etc. The area closest to the water was sectioned off for the grandstand area. We got to the grandstand around 12:30. We had brought the Sunday edition for a bunch of papers - time went by pretty fast.
Another possibility would be to go early and find a place near the Warming Hut (983 Marine Drive). We saw people there on Sat from 9:00 AM on with picnic tables and BBQs. I don't know what the view of the Blue Angels would be but you can certainly see the parade of ships. 
Comment by BunkerQB on September 23, 2011 at 2:05am

Please remember there is no official meet and greet as part of Fleet Week.  Everyone is pretty much on their own.

The San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families  group is having a brunch on October 9 from 11 to 2:30 down the Peninsula in Los Altos.  Here is the link to the brunch to RSVP.
Comment by Hannah88 on September 18, 2011 at 3:38pm

Found this after I posted on SF Bay Area group. We can't afford tickets plus he will be bringing his girlfriend, so maybe we'll run into other N4Ms there. It's always a bittersweet day for us.


Victoria Steven's Mom: it's free unless you pay for parking, which we do at the local public middle school parking lot because it's only $10 and helps the school out.

Comment by Victoria Steven's Mom on September 4, 2011 at 3:14am
i have a Question how much does it cost and where do we all meet 4 this event its going to be my frist time so would like to know lol
Comment by Victoria Steven's Mom on August 24, 2011 at 3:16am
Oh 4 sure i have to be there my son's friend Jeard is going to be there and he told me about it so i have to go would not miss it 4 the world ok see everyone there
Comment by BunkerQB on August 3, 2011 at 11:44am

Try these two websites

Last year, we purchased tickets and watch the Blue Angels from Marina Green (a sectioned offed area w separate porta-potties). Tickets included lunch and free drinks. Expensive but worth it.

Comment by Mushell (USSCVN70) on July 3, 2011 at 12:44am
Hello ladies, my son Pir'd on 4/1/11 so I am a fairly new Navy Mom.  I am online trying to book our airline from TX to San Fran for fleet week.  It looks like most of the festivities are just above the Oakland / Bay bridge...I am looking for tips on whether to fly into Oakland or SF, and also best location for a hotel.  My son is looking forward to possibly stating with us and maybe getting off his ship for a few nights, so want to stay close to where they dock.  Thanks in advance for any tips!  Michelle

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