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 shuttles run daily from 10:15 am to 4:00 pm*, Friday-Monday, May 27-30, 2022. 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.

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.

*Subject to reaching capacity limitations which may cause early closure to accomodate all guests in line by event end time.

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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 shuttles run daily from 10:15 am to 4:00 pm*, Friday-Monday, May 27-30, 2022. 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.

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.

*Subject to reaching capacity limitations which may cause early closure to accomodate all guests in line by event end time.

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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.”

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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.
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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
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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.

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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 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.

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

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

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