San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) began in 1981 when then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein led the nation in celebrating America’s sea services.

Taking place every October on the Marina Green over Italian Heritage Weekend, SFFW’s air show, the parade of ships and many community events have become a significant and integral part of the city’s local culture and economy.

SFFW features a unique training and education program that brings together civilian and military forces to develop and share best practices in humanitarian assistance.

SFFW creates important and lasting relationships for its partners and generates over $10M in annual revenue for the city. SFFW is now recognized by the United States Department of Defense as the model for fleet weeks across the country.


San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual public event that honors the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel.

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Senator Dianne Feinstein
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz (2010-2020)

Board Members:

Major General Mike Myatt, (ret) Chairman
Vice Admiral Jody Breckenridge, (ret) Vice Chairman

Nina D’Amato, Treasurer
John McGleenan, Secretary
Michael Allen, Director
Mark Flegel, Director
Ed Flowers, Director
Liam Tiernan, Director
Susan Toland, Director

Executive Director:

Lewis Loeven