San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off Monday

- This year's San Francisco Fleet Week festivities launches on Monday and runs through the following weekend, featuring ship tours, music, air shows and of course, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Ships open to visitors will be tied up along the waterfront starting on Wednesday. They will include U.S. Navy ships to be announced and a Royal Canadian Navy frigate, the HMCS Vancouver.

The parade of ships will take place on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, to be followed by Fleet Week's signature aerial acrobatics from noon to 4 p.m.

The air show, sponsored by United Airlines, will also take place from noon to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7.

Besides the Blue Angels, the air show will feature the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, the Lucas Oil Air Shows, Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, the U.S. Coast Guard and Ace Maker T33 Jet Performance.

Mayor London Breed will join the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Rana Sarkar, the consul general of Canada, at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pier 96 for a press conference to kick off the week's events.

Before Monday's press conference, local, state and federal officials will hold a Disaster Response Exercise at 9 a.m., also at Pier 96. The event is aimed to practice the city's emergency fuel and communications plan following a catastrophic earthquake.

For a full list of Fleet Week events, go to https://fleetweeksf.org.

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