Love it or hate it, it's San Francisco Fleet Week again. Have questions? We've got you covered.
What is Fleet Week?
Every October since 1981, military ships fill San Francisco Bay and the Blue Angels usually take to the skies. Fleet Week is a celebration of the Bay Area's naval history and is made up of a series of events taking place all around San Francisco, from art exhibits to ship tours and air shows. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and the California National Guard are all partners for this event.
“Fleet Week is a time when we celebrate our city’s rich naval history and maritime traditions and pay tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces for their service to the defense of our country,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in a press release.
It's known to draw millions of visitors and, according to the press release from Breed, Fleet Week brings over $100 million to San Francisco's economy.