Plans for the fourth annual LA Fleet Week® on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles are shaping up for Labor Day Weekend. The multi-day celebration of our nation's Sea Services spearheaded by the LA Fleet Week Foundation and Port of Los Angeles kicks off Friday, Aug. 30th and will feature even more fun and new adventures that the whole family can enjoy—and for free!
Back by popular demand will be the signature LA Fleet Week public ship tours, where visitors can see active U.S. military ships up-close and have the unique experience of interacting with active US Navy and Coast Guard personnel in their working environment. This year, all public ship tours over the Labor Day Weekend will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no pre-booked online reservations required.
In addition to the aerial flyovers and the many military displays and demonstrations that have wowed crowds in the past, this year's event will also feature live jumps from the Leap Frogs, U.S. Navy Parachute Team, which will jettison into the event from military aircraft above. Also new this year will be an obstacle course competition between teams from across Southern California. A high school robotics competition will return for its second year on the roster of weekend activities.
LA Fleet Week fan favorites will also return, including the Galley Wars culinary competition presented by Princess Cruises, a kids' STEM Expo sponsored by Boeing, a First Responders Village, a Veteran's Village sponsored by Wells Fargo and other family-friendly exhibitions. Sign-ups for the 11th Annual 5.3-mile "Conquer the Bridge" Labor Day morning race over the Vincent Thomas Bridge are also available here.
Rounding out the weekend will be live entertainment on the Main Stage throughout the four-day event. Popular big-name bands and evening headline acts are slated to be announced later this month.