Large crowds gather far beforehand to occupy the best spots along the waterfront on San Francisco Bay during the Fleet Week, as they are going to see the grand parade of huge American and Canadian Navy ships sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and view splendid air shows of roaring Navy Blue Angels performing breathtaking stunts. Different foreign services also participate in the military show. The fans will be able to talk with pilots in person around the Fisherman’s Wharf and even get their autographs.
In addition to the main spectacle, there are lots of minor performances prepared by navy parachute team, coast guard demonstrations, and stunt plane swoops and loops. Moreover, Fleet Week presents a unique opportunity for the most curious spectators to go inside warships and explore everything personally. Other events of Fleet Week include the Italian Heritage Parade, a festival at the Marina Green, and Marine and Navy Band concerts. The fan favorites are the “Honor Our Fallen” memorial concert and “K9 Heroes” in Duboce Park. The latter features K9 search and rescue dogs, screening dogs, Coast Guard landing dogs, and their handlers and it is insanely cute!