SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2016 – Heading down to the LA Waterfront for LA Fleet Week™ this Labor Day weekend?  With tens of thousands expected to attend this multi-day event, LA Fleet Week™ organizers have put together a quick checklist of things to keep in mind before heading out. 

What to Bring

Your ID – All persons must have a valid, government-issued identification (driver’s license, passport or California ID card) to board any of the ships. IDs are not required for persons under 18 years-old, if accompanied by an adult.

Ship Tour Ticket – If you’ve reserved your free public ship tour ticket online, you must bring a printout of your ticket.  Tickets on mobile devices will NOT be accepted. No reserved ticket? There will be a limited number of ship tour tickets available at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sturdy Footwear – The event area is large and there are a lot of places to see and explore along the LA Waterfront, so wearing comfortable shoes is strongly recommended. If you are going on a ship tour, closed-toe shoes are recommended – no sandals or flip flops.

Your Camera! – Massive Navy ships, aerial flyovers and great entertainment…there will be plenty of photo opportunities all weekend. However, interior photos during ship tours will not be allowed. Be sure to include the #LAFleetWeek2016 hashtag when posting photos on social media.

Patience and sunscreen – Expect large crowds and roadway traffic. Plan your trip ahead of time, give yourself plenty of time to arrive before your tour, and bring sunscreen or a hat to enjoy the outside event areas.

What Not to Bring

Event pavilions and ship tours will be in a secured area, which will limit what visitors can bring to LA Fleet Week™. Restrictions include:

  • NO bags of any kind, including purses, backpacks or diaper bags
  • NO weapons of any kind
  • NO drones or other unmanned aircraft – they are illegal to fly over the Port, they will be confiscated, and owners will be prosecuted
  • NO food, drinks, coolers, ice chests or strollers are allowed aboard U.S. Navy vessels
  • NO pets with the exception of seeing eye dogs
  • NO fireworks, explosives or flammable liquids
  • NO skateboards, rollerblades 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 drug paraphernalia

And just like an airport, those entering event areas or ships will be subject to security procedures, including metal detectors and possible pat-downs.

Getting to Fleet Week

(Click here to view a short video on how to get here)

Ships will be located at the Port of Los Angeles Cruise Center just off Harbor Blvd. at Swinford Street; at Downtown Harbor; and at the end of Miner Street in San Pedro. Visit the LA Fleet Week™ Parking & Transportation page to find out more about places to park, view a parking map and about public transportation options. Don’t miss a free ride on the Trolley Car from the LA Fleet Week’s main pavilion to downtown San Pedro to explore more eating and shopping options.

LA Fleet Week™ is Los Angeles' new end-of-summer tradition on the LA Waterfront. Held over Labor Day Weekend, the free event features public ship tours, aerial demonstrations, live music and entertainment, food trucks, exhibits, along with a STEM Expo and Veterans Village.

LA Fleet Week™ is made possible with the generous support of sponsors, including the Annenberg Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal, The Ahmanson Foundation, Bob Hope USO, F&M Bank, LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, Tesoro, U.S. Bank, Clyde & Co., Farmers Insurance, Providence Health & Services, Sailor Jerry, Southern California Ford Dealers, Haynes and Boone, Rancho LPG Holdings LLC, Roadium and Time Warner Cable SportsNet.