Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions answered including where to park, ship tours, exhibits, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Active & IOWA Ship Tours

No reservations or tickets needed for active duty ship tours! Active duty ship tours are free and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Come to the main event EXPO footprint (250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA) to catch a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour shuttles run daily from 10:15 am to 4:00 pm, Friday-Monday, May 27-30.

Please wear closed-toed shoes. For your safety, flip flops and high-heeled shoes are strongly discouraged.

Battleship IOWA tours are separate. To purchase tickets for the IOWA you can purchase the day of or in advance at https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

Yes, taking photos on the decks of vessels is allowed and encouraged.  Please share them with your friends and tag us at #lafleetweek. No interior photography, please. No camera lenses over 100mm will be allowed into the event.

Yes, there are several restrictions that should be noted:

  • Visitors must be at least five years of age to tour vessels.
  • No strollers are permitted on the ship.
  • Visitors must be able to walk unassisted without the aid of supporting devices for access on vessels; guests must be physically able to walk through tight spaces and up/down steep ladders – an equivalency experience will be offered if desired.
  • There are no public restrooms on vessels; restrooms are located on the dock.

No. Battleship IOWA tours are separate. To purchase tickets for the IOWA please visit https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

In prior years, we had a ship-viewing tour available to walk along pierside of the vessels and take pictures.  In 2022, it is unconfirmed if this option will be available.

Unfortunately we are unable to disclose this information until the week of the event. This is primarily due to security requirements.  You can find the list of ships in previous years and when released at https://lafleetweek.com/events_schedule/ships/.

Ship tours are FREE and no advance reservations are necessary. Walk-up visitors are able to take tours on a first-come, first-served basis. Ship tours begin at 10:00 am and typically run through 4:30 pm.

To best manage ship tours, the lines may close to new guests periodically throughout the day. In particular, depending on the length of the lines in the afternoon, the ship tour lines may close to new guests prior to the end of the event.

Battleship IOWA tickets are available in advance and help you avoid the lines by visiting https://www.pacificbattleship.com.

The ships will be located at the Outer Harbor berths in San Pedro, CA and will be accessible via shuttle from the main expo footprint located at 100 Swinford Street, San Pedro, CA.

Unfortunately you will not be able to, primarily due to a variety of capacity available per ship.

Yes, the Friday prior to Memorial Day is specially dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces. However, veterans are welcome to tour active ships throughout the weekend. Reservations are not required. Visitors will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Covid-19

Category: Covid-19

The planning team is actively following the changes and adjustments in protocols.  We will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the County and/or City of Los Angeles for the safety of our guests.  More information will be released as we get closer to the event and have more clarity on what guidelines may be in place at that time.

Exhibitors

Category: Exhibitors

We stop accepting exhibitor applications by the middle of April for the Memorial Day event.  If you would like to exhibit in the future, please visit our sponsor and exhibitor page of this website.

Category: Exhibitors

We will send this information to exhibitors with this information 7 to 14 days in advance of the event.  Please check your email and spam box no later than 7 days in advance of the event to verify that you received this information.  If you don’t receive it, please email exhibitor@lafleetweek.org requesting a package to be resent to you.

Food & Beverage

Category: Food & Beverage

Please submit your information by completing the interest form located in the exhibitor and sponsor section of this website.

Category: Food & Beverage

Yes! We will have a variety of food trucks and food vendors throughout the footprint, and multiple bars to enjoy non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks all day!

General

Category: General

We highly recommend closed-toe shoes—no sandals or flip flops—on ship tours, as these are active military ships. Our footprint is very large and you can expect to be doing a lot of walking. Be sure and wear sunscreen and hats too!

No reservations or tickets needed for active duty ship tours! Active duty ship tours are free and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Come to the main event EXPO footprint (250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA) to catch a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour shuttles run daily from 10:15 am to 4:00 pm, Friday-Monday, May 27-30.

Please wear closed-toed shoes. For your safety, flip flops and high-heeled shoes are strongly discouraged.

Battleship IOWA tours are separate. To purchase tickets for the IOWA you can purchase the day of or in advance at https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

Category: General

The Port of Los Angeles is a “No Drone Zone.” Photography is encouraged, but Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are strictly prohibited and subject to enforcement by the Los Angeles Port Police, per Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44(B)8, which states: “No person shall land, release, take off or fly any balloon, except children toy balloons not inflated with any flammable material, helicopter, parakite, hang glider, aircraft or powered models thereof, except in areas specifically set aside therefore.”

Category: General

Yes, all persons must have U.S. government-issued identification (driver’s license, passport or government issued ID card) to enter event pavilions or ship tours. Those who plan to take a ship tour must have their ID to board – NO EXCEPTIONS! IDs are not required for children under 18 years of age when accompanied by an adult.

Category: General

Tickets are not required for any of the public events at LA Fleet Week. Entrance to our main event footprint is free!

Category: General

You can donate to the LA Fleet Week Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, by clicking the donate button at the bottom of this page. We appreciate your generous support!

Category: General

No prior authorization is required to bring groups to LA Fleet Week. We encourage groups to attend on the Friday of the public event to avoid the crowds and large lines. If you have a large group attending (over 30 people), please email groups@lafleetweek.org with “large group” in the subject line.

Category: General

We recommend you bring a hat, sunscreen, and stay hydrated. While you are here, you’ll see:

  • Water stations at multiple points throughout the area
  • Two first aid stations, one inside the Main Expo Hall and one in the outdoor footprint
  • Shade and tents throughout the area
  • The Main Expo Hall with exhibits and ships tour lines is AIR CONDITIONED
  • The American Red Cross Los Angeles/Long Beach and the Los Angeles Fire Department will be on site and available to assist as needed.
Category: General

The following items are not permitted into the event fooprint:

  • NO LARGE BAGS of any kind, including oversized purses, backpacks, diaper bags or camera bags
  • NO WEAPONS of any kind
  • NO FOOD, DRINKS, COOLERS or ICE CHESTS. Exception: A maximum of two (2) unopened/sealed bottles of water per person will be allowed into the event footprint. Beverages are NOT permitted on any active duty military vessel.
  • NO PETS with the exception of seeing eye dogs.
  • NO FIREWORKS, EXPLOSIVES or FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
  • NO SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES or BICYCLES
  • NO GANG-RELATED, VIOLENT, OBSCENE, EXPLICIT or SUGGESTIVE CLOTHING, or CLOTHING THAT PROMOTES TERRORISM, ACTS OF VIOLENCE or SUBJUGATION OF A PERSON or PERSONS
  • NO ILLEGAL DRUGS or PARAPHERNALIA
  • NO DRONES of any size
Category: General

We generally update the schedule with additional details as we get closer to LA Fleet Week and continue through opening day. Information about participating ships, military units, aerial demonstrations, sports and culinary competitions, and entertainers is posted as soon as we are able to release it. To receive regular updates, please subscribe to our email list on our website at http://www.lafleetweek.com. You may find our online schedule listings at https://www.lafleetweek.com/schedule.

Category: General

LA Fleet Week is located on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles in the community of San Pedro, CA. The main event exposition footprint is located next to the Battleship IOWA Museum. For driving directions use 100 Swinford Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 or 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731.  Shuttle transportation to ship tours begin at the main exposition footprint.

Category: General

Please visit the Map page under “Plan to Attend” for a map and more information on parking options.

Category: General

All persons entering the event will be subject to airport-style security screening, which includes metal detectors and bag search.

Live Entertainment

Category: Live Entertainment

Beginning in 2022, all of the live entertainment will occur throughout the public days at the expo footprint.  You will be able to enjoy the music in a festival like experience while enjoying the numerous displays and exhbits.  Limited seating will be available in the dining tent area as well, if you choose to relax and enjoy the music.

Media / Press

Category: Media / Press

Please visit the press / media section of this website to register for a media credential.  A member of our public affairs team will get back to you with details.

Volunteer

Category: Volunteer

There are multiple opportunities to volunteer for LA Fleet Week including the information booths, Battleship IOWA, and Bob Hope USO. Please email your name, phone number, email address, and interest area to volunteer@lafleetweek.org.

Youth Groups & Education

Please email us at education@lafleetweek.org for more details.  In your email, please let us know which youth group you represent and an estimated number of ship visitors.

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Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Chevrolet

Howard & Marilyn Levine Foundation

Greens Hill Memorial Park

Navy Federal Credit Union

Valero

CTS Cement / Rapid Set

Paramount

Phillips 66

AltaSea

Cabrillo Way Marina

Business Contingency Group

Crowne Plaza

County of Los Angeles Supervisor Janice Hahn

Pacific Harbor Line