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.

Anyone wishing to tour an active duty ship will need to come to the main event EXPO to board a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour lines are inside the EXPO footprint and are open daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday-Monday, May 26-29, 2023.

Ship tour lines will close promptly at 3 pm.

The main event EXPO is located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

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

NOTE: Battleship IOWA tours are separate and may be purchased on site or in advance. 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.

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/.

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.

Anyone wishing to tour an active duty ship will need to come to the main event EXPO to board a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour lines are inside the EXPO footprint and are open daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday-Monday, May 26-29, 2023.

Ship tour lines will close promptly at 3 pm.

The main event EXPO is located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

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

NOTE: Battleship IOWA tours are separate and may be purchased on site or in advance. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

 

The ships will be located at the Outer Harbor berths in San Pedro, CA and will only be accessible via a free ship tour shuttle from the main event EXPO, located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731, directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA Museum.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

Battleship IOWA tours are separate and located at the main event EXPO. 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.

 

Unfortunately no, primarily due to 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.

 

Exhibitors

Category: Exhibitors

We accept online exhibitor applications through April 1.  If you would like to exhibit, please visit our sponsor and exhibitor page.

 

Category: Exhibitors

We send this information to confirmed exhibitors 14 days in advance of the event.

If you don’t receive it, please email exhibitor@lafleetweek.org.

 

Food & Beverage

Category: Food & Beverage

Please submit your information by completing the interest form.

Deadline for 2023 submissions is March 15.

 

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 beverages, beer, and wine 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.

Anyone wishing to tour an active duty ship will need to come to the main event EXPO to board a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour lines are inside the EXPO footprint and are open daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday-Monday, May 26-29, 2023.

Ship tour lines will close promptly at 3 pm.

The main event EXPO is located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

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

NOTE: Battleship IOWA tours are separate and may be purchased on site or in advance. 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 LA Fleet Week. Entrance to our main event event footprint and active duty ship tours are free.

NOTE: Battleship IOWA tours are separate and may be purchased on site or in advance. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

 

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

The following items are not permitted into the event footprint:

  • 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.
    • Water will be for sale in the EXPO footprint; beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at the ships, but 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, SCOOTERS, 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 update the LA Fleet Week schedule on a regular basis. Watch this website for emerging details as we approach Memorial Day weekend.

If you would like to receive regular updates about the event, please subscribe to our email list.

 

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 begins at the main EXPO footprint.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

 

Category: General

Please visit the Map & Parking page for 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

All live entertainment will occur at the EXPO footprint. Entertainment is FREE and tickets are not required.

You will be able to enjoy the music in a festival-like setting alongside numerous displays and exhibits. Limited seating will be available in the dining tent area, and there will be a dance floor as well.

For more information on our exciting 2023 entertainment line-up, please check our events schedule.

 

 

Media / Press

Volunteer

Category: Volunteer

There are multiple opportunities to volunteer for LA Fleet Week including the information booths, Battleship IOWA, and Bob Hope USO. Please send 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, let us know which youth group you represent and an estimated number of ship visitors.

 

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Navy Federal Credit Union

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City of LA 15th District Councilmember Tim McOsker

International Longshore Warehouse Union

Black Knight Patrol

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Rapid Set

Business Contingency Group

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City of Brea

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce & American Legion Post 43

Central City Association of Los Angeles

LA County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

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