Palos Verdes Celebrates Port Of Los Angeles Fleet Week
Palos Verdes residents will be celebrating LA Fleet Week September 2 through 5, 2016, with the arrival of at least three large navy ships which will be visiting the Port of Los Angeles. This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to tour these active duty ships for a one of a kind visit. The Battleship Iowa is one of the ships that can be toured, while the others will be announced soon (for security reasons). The ship tour tickets will allow admission to one ship only at each designated time. You are limited to registering for six tickets at a time. The tickets are limited and registration fills up quickly. All tour guests must be pre-registered for ship tours. They are not available on site during the events. The 20 minute guided tours run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Actual tickets must be in your possession; electronic ticket will not be accepted. To sign in for tickets go to http://www.lafleetweek.com.
In addition to the tours, there will be outside entertainment offered from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. A schedule of events will be posted every day at http://www.lafleetweek.com and will include musical entertainment as well as other types of individual acts. Some of the musical groups that will be performing are “Purple Sugar,” “Jumpin Joy,” “George Thomas,” and many more. There will be a variety of food trucks on site. And for those who want to get some exercise over the weekend, on Monday, September 5, 2016, try “Conquer the Bridge” which is a 5.3 mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge that will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
In addition to the the stage entertainment, there will be land side exhibits, a family STEM expo, military demonstrations, military aircraft flyovers and fireworks staged along the port’s Main Channel.
LA Fleet Week is a patriotic tradition of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard that brings recently deployed military ships into major port cities for a week.
To read my last article on visiting ships at the Port of Los Angeles click here.
Photo courtesy of City of Los Angeles.