In the Spotlight: LA Fleet Week 2016

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LA Fleet Week 2016 beganTuesday, August 30 with the arrival of two* U.S. Navy vessels and one Coast Guard ship: USS America (LHA-6), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-208), USCGC Active (WMEC-618)

Here's some helpful visitor information

The San Pedro Visitor Center is located at 225 W. 6th Street, Downtown next door to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and one block up from the LA Waterfront.
Click here for a map to the San Pedro Visitor Center

Click here for your copy of the Sailor's Guide to Fleet Week 2016

Click here or on the image to get your copy of the Sailor's Guide to LA Fleet Week 2016 Or look for Team San Pedro on the Waterfront, at Ports O' Call Village, and Downtown to get a copy

Transportation/Getting Around

Quality Hotels in the Area
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The Best Local Dining

Nightlife

What to Do Here--and the Calendar of Events

Food and Drink Specials and Great Events at the DoubleTree

Look below the schedule for specials for visitors with military ID

And here’s the schedule and other helpful information about the event.

The schedule is being updated frequently. For the most up-to-date information on Fleet Week 2016, visit the website at www.LAFleetWeek.com

LA Fleet Week 2016 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 30
Times vary
U.S. Navy ships USS America, USS Champion, and USS Wayne E Meyer arrive at the Port of Los Angeles

USS America (LHA-6) is an amphibious assault ship, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-208) is a destroyer, USCGS Active is a Coast Guard Cutter. You can see the arrival of the Navy ships along the LA Waterfront. Ports O’ Call Restaurant is a great place to see them (and enjoy a meal, appetizers, and beverages.

Thursday, September 1
6-9 p.m. First Thursday Welcome Celebration: The San Pedro Historic Business District
welcomes everyone to downtown San Pedro to LA Fleet Week First Thursday Art Walk and Welcome Party. Enjoy an evening of food, culture, entertainment, community, and military camaraderie.

Friday, September 2
8:30 a.m. Event opens to the public
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. STEM Expo open (in the big blue structure adjacent to the World Cruise Terminal on the LA Waterfront)
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. U.S. Bank Veterans Village open (in the Exhibits and Entertainment area in the parking lot)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Guided ship tours (ticket required; walk-up tickets first-come, first served)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited mobility pier side tours (no ticket required; first-come, first served)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Selfie photo tours (no ticket required; first-come, first served)
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Food trucks: Dogtown Dogs, Slammin’ Sliders, Fries N More, Mangia, and A ROCKin ICE
Click here for the best local restaurants in San Pedro (including along the LA Waterfront close to all of the events)
1-2 p.m. Fantastic Patrick (one-man circus) on the outdoor stage
3-4 p.m. The Topics (classic hits, Latin) on the outdoor stage
4 p.m. Event closes

Saturday, September 3
8:30 a.m. Event opens to the public
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. STEM Expo open (Minions appearances throughout the day)
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. U.S. Bank Veterans Village open
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Guided ship tours (ticket required; walk-up tickets first-come, first served)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited mobility pierside tours (no ticket required; first-come, first served)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Selfie photo tours (no ticket required; first-come, first served)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aerial demonstrations presented by Clyde & Co
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Food trucks: Dogtown Dogs, Slammin’ Sliders, Fries N More, Good Greek Grub, and A ROCKin ICE
Click here for the best local restaurants in San Pedro (including along the LA Waterfront close to all of the events)
10-10:20 a.m. Bob Hope USO Troupe (patriotic)
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Hui O Hula (Hawaiian) on the outdoor stage
1-2 p.m. George Thomas (Elvis impersonator) on the outdoor stage
3-4 p.m. Purple Sugar (rock) on the outdoor stage
4 p.m. Event closes
6:30 p.m. Mayor’s LA Fleet Week Concert
9:45 p.m. Fireworks show presented by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Sunday, September 4
8:30 a.m. Event opens to the public
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. STEM Expo open
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. U.S. Bank Veterans Village open
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Guided ship tours (ticket required; walk-up tickets first-come, first served)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited mobility pierside tours (no ticket required; first-come, first served)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Selfie photo tours (no ticket required; first-come, first served)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aerial demonstrations presented by Clyde & Co
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food trucks: Dogtown Dogs, Greenz on Wheelz, Peaches Smokehouse, Mapuche Native, and A ROCKin ICE
Click here for the best local restaurants in San Pedro (including along the LA Waterfront close to all of the events)
10-10:20 a.m. Bob Hope USO Troupe (patriotic)
11 a.m.-noon Jumpin’ Joz Band (swing) on the outdoor stage
1-2 p.m. Dangerous Cargo/Los Angeles Port Police (‘80s Covers) on the outdoor stage
3-4p.m. The Smokin’ Cobras (classic rock) on the outdoor stage
4 p.m. Event closes

Monday, September 5
7-10 a.m. Conquer the Bridge 8, a 5.3-mile race and fun walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aerial demonstrations presented by Clyde & Co
11 a.m. Event opens to the public
11 a.m.-4 p.m. STEM Expo open
11 a.m.-4 p.m. U.S. Bank Veterans Village open
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 32nd Street Brass Band (Mardi Gras) on the outdoor stage
Noon-4 p.m. Guided ship tours (Ticket required; walk-up tickets first-come, first served.)
Noon-4 p.m. Limited mobility pierside tours (no ticket required; first-come, first served)
Noon-4 p.m. Selfie photo tours (No ticket required; first-come, first served.)
Noon-4 p.m. Food trucks: Dogtown Dogs, Greenz on Wheelz, Cousin's Maine Lobster, Slammin’ Sliders, and A ROCKin ICE
Click here for the best local restaurants in San Pedro (including along the LA Waterfront close to all of the events)
1-2 p.m. The Satin Dollz (‘40s) on the outdoor stage
3-4 p.m. Renown Muzic Band (‘60s-‘90s) on the outdoor stage
4 p.m. Event closes

For the most up-to-date official information on Fleet Week 2016, visit the website at www.LAFleetWeek.com
*Note: There was originally scheduled to be a third vessel, the USS Champion, a mine countermeasures ship, but its appearance was cancelled

Selected LA Fleet Week Local Discounts and Deals
Military ID required

Jackson's Place
15% discount on entire bill
335 W. 7th Street, Downtown

Urban Feet and Skate
15% discount
329 W. 6th Street, Downtown

San Pedro Brewing Company
15% discount on entire bill
331 W. 6th Street, Downtown

Sirens Java and Tea
Free beverage with token at the door
356 W. 7th Street, Donwtown

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
20% off food
601 S. Palos Verdes Street, Downtown

Maral Designs
10% off entire store

Ports O' Call Waterfront Dining
One FREE draft Beer
1200 Nagoya Way, LA Harbor Main Channel

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