Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA
Looking for something patriotic to do to celebrate the end of summer? Head on over to the L.A. Waterfront (where we recently hung out with the Gnarlytown Festival) and celebrate the fourth annual L.A. Fleet Week, returning to San Pedro to present tours of military ships close-up, demonstrations, aerial flyovers, and live entertainment. Situated next to the U.S.S. Iowa Museum, overlooking the Port of Los Angeles, this is an event the whole family can enjoy, and it makes for a fitting capper to an America-centric beach summer that kicked off with Memorial Day and July 4th events at the Queen Mary.
From the press release:
LA Fleet Week® at the LA Waterfront
Returns Labor Day Weekend Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019
New Highlights Include Live U.S. Navy Parachute Demos,
Obstacle Course Competitions and More!
San Pedro, CA – Plans for the fourth annual LA Fleet Week® on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles are shaping up for Labor Day Weekend. The multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services spearheaded by the LA Fleet Week Foundation and Port of Los Angeles kicks off Friday, Aug. 30th and will feature even more fun and new adventures that the whole family can enjoy—and for free!
Back by popular demand will be the signature LA Fleet Week public ship tours, where visitors can see active U.S. military ships up-close and have the unique experience of interacting with active US Navy and Coast Guard personnel in their working environment. This year, all public ship tours over the Labor Day Weekend will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no pre-booked online reservations required.
In addition to the aerial flyovers and the many military displays and demonstrations that have wowed crowds in the past, this year’s event will also feature live jumps from the Leap Frogs, U.S. Navy Parachute Team, which will jettison into the event from military aircraft above. Also new this year will be an obstacle course competition between teams from across Southern California. A high school robotics competition will return for its second year on the roster of weekend activities.
LA Fleet Week fan favorites will also return, including the Galley Wars culinary competition presented by Princess Cruises, a kids’ STEM Expo sponsored by Boeing, a First Responders Village, a Veteran’s Village sponsored by Wells Fargo and other family-friendly exhibitions. Sign-ups for the 11th Annual 5.3-mile “Conquer the Bridge” Labor Day morning race over the Vincent Thomas Bridge are also available here.
Rounding out the weekend will be live entertainment on the Main Stage throughout the four-day event. Popular big-name bands and evening headline acts are slated to be announced later this month.
About LA Fleet Week®
LA Fleet Week® is a multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services that takes place on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Now in its fourth year, the event has become a Southern California end-of-summer tradition over Labor Day Weekend that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. Other LA Fleet Week 2019 sponsors include the Ahmanson Foundation, Ambassador Frank Baxter / Alliance Alice Baxter Ready School, Anchor Brewing Company, Annenberg Foundation, AT&T, Blue Shield of California, Boeing, Chevrolet, Clear Channel, Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP, Delta Airlines, Humana, KRLA, LA County Veteran Peer Access Network, LA Department of Water and Power, Marathon Petroleum, Outfront Media, Paramount Pictures, PepsiCo, Phillips 66, Princess Cruises, Providence Little Company of Mary, Qualcomm, Rancho LPG, Sailor Jerry Rum, Verizon, Wells Fargo, West Coast Beverage, and Westrec Marinas. For sponsorship information and opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-971-4461.
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