Fleet Week in San Francisco, and see the Blue Angels with your own eyes. Fleet week is October 7-12, 2010.
You can tour ships (no kids under age 4), watch the air show (the planes have a 'circle and arrival' ceremony on Thursday, October 7 at 1 and 5 p.m.) - several air shows in addition to the Blue Angels. Ship tours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade of ships is Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.
The Blue Angels will fly on shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 3-4 p.m. .
Fleet Week website, and download the schedule PDFon the top, left side of the website.
Pier 39 will host events and music in their plaza on October 9-10. Saturday, October 9th, they'll host a live military band performance from noon -2 p.m., followed by hits from the 80's with Pop Rocks from 4-7 p.m.
On Sunday, October 10, you can dance to a military band performance from noon – 2 p.m., then sing along with The Cheeseballs (they're awesome) from 4-7 p.m. They'll also have military exhibits on display throughout the day in PIER 39's East and West parks.
During Fleet Week (October 7-12), the San Francisco Zoo will offer Armed Forces members, and their families, free admission. You need a valid military ID, and 4 per family are welcome at no cost.