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Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza

Please note - the smaller splash fountain near 3rd Street along the promenade is currently out of service while storm damages are being repaired.

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Pumping 400,000 gallons of recycling water, with 40 programmable MiniShooter® jets and 18 Oarsmen™ assemblies, and water streams that go as high as 100 feet in the air, the Fanfare Fountains at the Port of Los Angeles comprise the largest water feature in Los Angeles!

The main two fountains measure 250 feet long and 100 feet wide (3/4 of an acre). Both fountains are synchronized to music and lights. From an overhead view, the fountains are shaped to resemble a sailboat. The twin fountains are obliquely bisected by a 12-foot walkway that sits 12 inches below the basin level of the fountain. A black granite infinity edge creates a waterfall over the basin ledge and into a trough flowing under the walkway, giving visitors an unforgettable experience of walking through water.

Just north of the two main fountains lies a reflection pool across Swinford Street. And a short walk south on the Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade is the interactive fountain at 2nd Street. At this location, there is no boundary between people and water, and visitors can get as wet as they like in jets that leap playfully out of the pavement. This smaller fountain is better suited for children and animals to cool off.

The Fanfare Fountains were designed by WET Design of Sun Valley, Calif., the designers of The Fountains of Bellagio, Universal CityWalk, Tokyo Dome and others around the world. EDAW of San Francisco was the design and landscape team for the Gateway Plaza.



Seasonal Show Schedules

Summer/Fall Show Schedule (May 1 - November 30):

Throughout the day: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., one song plays every 30 minutes

Lunchtime: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes

Evening: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes

Fountain closes daily at 10 p.m.


Winter/Spring Show Schedule (December 1 - April 30):

Throughout the day: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., one song plays every 30 minutes

Lunchtime: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes

Evening: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes

Fountain closes daily at 9 p.m.


Shows may be interrupted due to fountain maintenance. For safety reasons, there may be times when the fountain will have to be turned off due to electrical work adjacent to the fountain.


Free one-hour parking is available at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade
parking lot located just past the Catalina Express Terminal gate
(enter on Swinford Street off Harbor Boulevard).

Fanfare Music

Marijana (pronounced "Mary Ana") (Length 3:01)
John Duda Tramburitzas Band

O Sole Mio (Length 3:19)
Luciano Pavarotti

Theme from “A Summer Place” (Length 2:25)
Percy Faith

Linus and Lucy (Length 3:05)
Vince Guaraldi

Flying Theme from "E.T." (Length 3:44)
John Williams & the Boston Pops

Mi Ciudad (Length 4:15)
Guadalupe Trio

Fanfare for the Common Man (Length 2:00)
Leonard Bernstein & NY Philharmonic

Masquerade Suite 1 Waltz (Length 4:00)
Stanley Black & the London Symphony

Lara’s Theme (Length 3:24)
Andre Rieu

Waltz of the Flowers (Length 4:26)
Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra

El Rey (Length 2:10)
Pedro Vargas

Overture and Preludium from "The Sound of Music" (Length 2:40)
Dixit Dominus, Orchestra and Nuns Chorus

Hawaiian War Chant (Length 3:17)
Teresa Bright

I Love L.A. (Length 3:31)
Randy Newman

You're a Grand Old Flag (Length 2:36)

Stars and Stripes Forever (Length 3:29)
John Philip Sousa

America the Beautiful (Length 2:58)
Sandi Patty

Oye Como Va (Length 4:18)

Dancing in the Streets (Length 2:32)
Martha and the Vandellas

California Girls (Length 2:46)
The Beach Boys

Celebration (Length 3:41)
Kool & The Gang

Hot Rod Lincoln (Length 2:44)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

For more information, please call the Community Relations Division at (310) 732-3508, or send an email to community@portla.org.

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