Palos Verdes Celebrates Port Of Los Angeles Fleet Week 2017
Palos Verdes residents will be celebrating LA Fleet Week September 1 through 4, 2017, with the arrival of five large navy ships (last year there were only three) which will be visiting the Port of Los Angeles. This years visiting ships are: USS Anchorage, a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock landing ship, USS Dewey, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Scout, the eighth ship in the Avenger class of mine countermeasure ships, USCG cutter Active WMEC-618, the eighth Coast Guard vessel to bear that name, and HMCS Ottawa, a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate. This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to tour these active duty ships for a one of a kind visit. The ship tour tickets will allow admission to one ship only at a specific 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. There will be a variety of food trucks on site. 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 the Port of Los Angeles.