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Blue Angels flight schedule and Fleet Week traffic guide

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels soar over Marina Green Park during an air show as part of Fleet Week in San Francisco, Calif. October 7, 2016.

Those familiar roars overhead have returned to San Francisco: Fleet Week is here.

The Blue Angels are flying the blue skies over The City this week, with practice set for Thursday and airshows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Catch the action from the Marina Green for a festival rife with activities. Air show performers include the Blue Angels, Patriots Jet Team, the Navy “leap frogs,” Sean D. Tucker from Team Oracle, and more.

United Airlines Presents The San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Schedule

Thursday: Blue Angels flight practice 1-5 p.m.
Friday: Fleet Week Air Show 12-4 p.m.
Saturday: Fleet Week Air Show 12-4 p.m.
Sunday: Fleet Week Air Show 12-4 p.m.

Traffic, street closures and Muni adjustments

Traffic coming into San Francisco and around the Marina District is expected to see congestion, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Muni routes will be free for anyone in military uniform or to those presenting a military ID card during Fleet Week, through Monday, October 8, according to the SFMTA. SFMTA anticipates crowds up to 300,000 each weekend day.

Read below for the SFMTA’s full traffic advisory, including Muni service advisories, for Fleet Week:

Fleet Week is being held along Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina District. For more event information, visit the San Francisco Fleet Week Association’s website at www.fleetweeksf.org.

In support of our military personnel, the SFMTA is offering free Muni Service (including Cable Car) to those in uniform or those who present military ID card during Fleet Week from Monday, October 1 through Monday, October 8.

The Blue Angels will have official shows on Friday, October 5, Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, from Noon to 4 p.m., each day.

From Friday through Sunday, the Parade of Ships, air shows and ship tours will be held to celebrate the U.S. Navy Fleet Week. These events will impact the Fisherman’s Wharf area and the Marina District.

The celebration will begin on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Parade of Ships and continue on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Ship tours will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday. A crowd of over 300,000 is expected each weekend day.

Street Closures

Jefferson Street between Hyde Street and westerly terminus will be closed from 6 a.m., Friday, October 5 to 6 p.m., Sunday, October 7.

Supplemental Muni Service

To accommodate the crowds for these events, SFMTA will provide additional service on the following lines and routes during the time specified:

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday

F Market & Wharves line will be supplemented by F-line shuttle buses to and from The Ferry Building and Fisherman’s Wharf.

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., each day, Saturday and Sunday

F Market & Wharves line will be supplemented by F-line shuttle buses to and from The Ferry Building and Fisherman’s Wharf.
8 Bayshore route (Outbound Only) will be supplemented between Kearny/Pacific streets and City College.
28 19th Avenue route will be supplemented.
47 Van Ness route will be supplemented to and from stops along Van Ness Avenue between North Point and Market streets.
25 Treasure Island route will be supplemented to and from between Treasure Island and the temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Main streets.
Muni Metro Shuttle trains will provide additional service in the subway.

Service Adjustments Saturday and Sunday

Due to heavy congestion in the event area, the following cable car lines will be substituted with Muni buses starting at 1 p.m., each day:

Powell and Hyde
Powell and Mason

The SFMTA encourages event participants to take public transportation, taxis, bike or walk to the event. Traffic congestion and disruption of transit service will be expected in the northern section of the city after the Fleet Week Air Shows. Traffic coming into San Francisco is anticipated to be congested. Parking will be limited. BART, Ferries, AC Transit and SamTrans are alternate transportation options. Parking at BART stations will be available on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit www.511.org and www.BART.gov. Riders traveling via BART should transfer at the Embarcadero Station and take an F Market train or a bus to Fisherman’s Wharf.

The annual Italian Heritage Day Parade will also take place on Sunday, October 7. The parade will start at 12:30 p.m. at Jefferson and Powell streets. It is anticipated that traffic through the Fisherman’s Wharf area will be congested.

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