The Guide to LA Fleet Week at the LA Waterfront (May 27-30)

Ship tours, military demos, live entertainment, educational activities & more

Fireworks at Battleship IOWA during LA Fleet Week in San Pedro
Fireworks at Battleship IOWA | Photo: Los Angeles Fleet Week, Facebook

LA Fleet Week® is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Taking place over the extended Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) and free to the public, the event features public ship tours, live entertainment, military displays, aircraft flyovers, kids’ STEM Expo, and Galley Wars culinary cook-off competition between Sailor, Marine & Coastguard teams.

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L.A. Fleet Week | Photo courtesy of Port of Los Angeles
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L.A. Fleet Week ship tour | Photo courtesy of Port of Los Angeles

Ship Tours

During LA Fleet Week, the public is invited to take FREE ship tours. Walk-up visitors are able to take tours on a first-come, first-served basis. Visiting ships this year include the USS Essex LHD-2 and USS Portland LPD-27.

  • Wear comfortable, rubber-soled, closed-toe shoes and clothing appropriate for touring a military vessel.
  • Ships are not ADA equipped. Guests must be physically able to walk through tight spaces and up/down steep ladders. Special pier-side tours will be available for visitors with disabilities on the half-hour - tickets are not needed for these tours.
  • Minimum age for ship tours is 5 years old.
  • Visitors will be subject to an airport-style search at the event. You will need to show government-issued ID.
  • National origin information will be collected for each person going aboard a vessel, regardless of age.

NOTE: Battleship IOWA tours are separate and require admission. Tickets are on sale at the Battleship IOWA website.

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Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel | Photo courtesy of IHG

San Pedro Hotels

With so much to see and do in San Pedro and the LA Waterfront, why not extend your visit beyond LA Fleet Week? Hotel options in the San Pedro area include:

Pappy's Seafood in San Pedro
Photo: Pappy's Seafood, Facebook

Discover San Pedro

While you're in the neighborhood for LA Fleet Week, enjoy the best of San Pedro with our guides to shopping, dining and hidden gems.