Port Of Los Angeles 2020 Fleet Week Cancellation!
Palos Verdes homes owners learned of the cancellation of the September Port of Los Angeles Fleet Week due to COVID 19. The past annual festivities featured visiting ships, with active-duty service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard, that open up their ships for tours and take part in an array of land and seaside activities and demonstrations. In the past the free large outdoor waterfront concert had been a main highlight of this L.A. version of the popular military-themed event.
At this time the Navy is looking into moving Fleet Week up to the Memorial Day weekend. However, planning a Fleet Week, as Navy spokesman Brian O’Rourke said, would typically require a five to six month period. Since the L.A. event, is now established, O’Rourke said they could probably organize it in less time but it will depend on COVID 19. 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 receive important LA Fleet Week updates and event information you can sign up at www.LAFleetWeek.com.
The Battleship USS Iowa, which served our country proudly in World War II, Korea and the Cold War, will be opening for visitors. Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the area’s best outdoor museum for families and visitors of all ages. During your fresh air visit and tour, you will follow in the footsteps of sailors with their mischievous mascot Vicky the Dog, and experience firsthand why the Battleship is known as the “Battleship of Presidents,” “The Grey Ghost” and “The Big Stick.” The cost to visit the ship is $19.95 for adults/$16.95 for seniors and military/$11.95 for children 3 – 11, and under 3 are free. To read more about the Battleship USS Iowa’s tour or to purchase tickets click here.
The Battleship USS Iowa is located at 250 Harbor Blvd, Los Angeles.
To read my last article on visiting ships at the Port of Los Angeles click here.
Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles