If you had a jet pack, you could do it all in a day: Listen to blue grass Sunday morning in Golden Gate Park, then zoom over to Candlestick Park taking a bit of the Italian Heritage Parade and the Castro Street Fair en route to the 49ers game while the Blue Angels thunder overhead, leaving in time to get a glimpse of the towering America's Cup catamarans as they race across Bay, then blasting over to AT&T Park to watch the Giants.
We're guessing you don't have any such sci-fi exemption from the laws of space and time. And if you try traveling between any of these events in an automobile you're likely to spend your day pounding on the steering wheel.
But fortunately, BART and Muni are both stepping up their efforts this weekend. With this guide you can see what you most want to, without getting stuck.
Here's what's happening:
This celebration of US naval power and rehearsal of rescue operations kicked off when the USS Makin sailed into the San Francisco Bay on Wednesday, but the main events are Saturday and Sunday, including ship tours, weapons displays, Navy and Marine Band concerts, a parade of ships coming under the Golden Gate Bridge, and fireworks. You can get the details on this schedule. These events take place from Crissy Field to Aquatic Park, with special activities at Pier 80.