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Fleet Week San Francisco

Fleet Week San Francisco

The tail end of Summer in San Francisco, October brings lots of great events to the city leading up to San Francisco Halloween at the end of the month. One of the best events of the year takes place during the second week of October, Fleet Week San Francisco. The week long series of events, leading up to the climactic airshows, is a celebration to honor the Marines, Sailors and Coast Guard who serve the country. 

The concept of Fleet week dates back to 1935 during the California Pacific International Exposition that took place in San Diego. During the event, 400 military planes, 114 warships and 48 battleships, aircraft carriers and cruisers arrived in San Diego along with 55,000 enlisted men and 3,000 Officers. Although the debut Fleet Week was meant to show the public the expansion of the U.S. Navy and was considered a one-time event, it became the birth of the current Fleet Week that takes place in many cities across the nation. 

The San Francisco version of Fleet Week arose from the common practice of Navy ships docking in San Francisco for smaller events. Although this happened for years, in 1981 over Columbus Day Weekend, the common event became more organized and officially took on the name “Fleet Week San Francisco” and became an annual event. 

San Francisco Fleet week includes several major events including the Parade of Ships, Ship Tours, Meeting the Blue Angels Pilots, Fleet Week Cruises and the two-day airshow over the weekend. 

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April

2024

Taylor Crawl

Del Mar

04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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20

April

2024

The Taylor Brunch + The Tortured Poets Department Listening Party

The Brixton

11:00 AM – 03:00 PM

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04

May

2024

May the Fourth Be With You – San Francisco Pub Crawl

Mayes

04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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05

May

2024

San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl

Mayes Oyster House

04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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05

May

2024

Cinco De Mayo in San Francisco

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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16

May

2024

National Mimosa Day

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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01

June

2024

Union Street Festival

Union Street

11:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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13

June

2024

Odesza at The Greek Theatre

Shoreline Amphitheater

05:00 PM – 11:55 PM

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14

June

2024

Odesza Bay Area

Shoreline Amphitheater

05:00 PM – 11:55 PM

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19

June

2024

National Martini Day

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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04

July

2024

San Francisco Fourth Of July Pub Crawl & Hot Dog Eating Contest

Mayes (Starting Location)

04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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04

July

2024

Fourth of July in the San Francisco Bay Area

08:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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12

July

2024

National French Fry Day

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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27

July

2024

Crawlympics Pub Crawl

Del Mar

04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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24

August

2024

Festicrawl – The San Francisco Music Festival Pub Crawl

Mayes

04:00 PM – 08:00 PM

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06

September

2024

National Chianti Day

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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21

September

2024

The San Francisco Barbie Pub Crawl

Del Mar

04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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29

September

2024

Folsom Street Fair

10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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08

October

2024

National Pierogi Day

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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25

October

2024

Crawloween San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl

Mayes

06:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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26

October

2024

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Maye’s (Starting Location)

02:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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31

October

2024

San Francisco Halloween

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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31

October

2024

San Francisco Halloween: Adult Trick ‘r Treating Pub Crawl

Mayes (Pub Crawl Check-in)

06:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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03

November

2024

National Sandwich Day

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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17

November

2024

National Zinfandel Day

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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