Come check out San Pedro’s official welcome party to kick off LA Fleet Week 2023! The Swing Band will be performing in San Pedro’s business district between 5:00pm to 6:00pm. The Military band will be following right after that and ending the night off with the band called Midlife Crisis.
Consisting of approximately 50 Marine musicians, the mission of the 1st Marine Division Band is to provide musical support to the 1st Marine Division as well as other tenant commands aboard Camp Pendleton, the surrounding community, and throughout the United States. The band fulfills numerous musical requirements by performing as a military marching band, wind ensemble, jazz band, popular music group, jazz combo, brass band, woodwind quartet, brass quintet, and saxophone quartet. Overall, the band supports over 400 engagements annually.
San Pedro is home to the world-famous LA Fleet Week and Southern California’s Beginning-of Summer Tradition on Memorial Day! 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 over the extended Memorial Day Weekend. Past events have included active duty ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, STEM Expo for kids of all ages, sports tournaments, and the Galley Wars culinary cook-off competition between Sailor, Marine & Coastguard teams. Lots of fun for the entire family. And best of all, entrance is FREE to the general public! The LA Fleet Week Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to plan and support LA Fleet Week, Los Angeles’ largest Memorial Day weekend event. LA Fleet Week was created through a unique public-private partnership to connect Southern Californians with the men and women of our United States Sea Services. These connections are facilitated through numerous outreach and engagement opportunities across the region and at a centralized event location on the LA Waterfront at America’s largest port.