SAN DIEGO — San Diego Fleet Week, inviting the public to salute veterans and active-duty military, will take place on Nov. 3-12. San Diego is home to the largest U.S. military concentration in the country. The public is invited to these inspiring events designed to honor and celebrate our military’s valuable contributions as defenders of our nation and neighbors in our community. The nine days of festivities will culminate on Nov. 12 with a boat parade. The day will start at 9:30 a.m. at Shelter Island as the parade take off in the vicinity of Buoy #17. Trophies will be awarded to the best decorated boat in the following themes: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and overall, best patriotically decorated boat. Participating boats will receive two commemorative boat parade t-shirts. If you have a boat and are interested in participating, you can visit www.fleetweeksandiego.org.
Historically, Fleet Week is a Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard tradition where active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in various major cities for a week. During this week, the general public is often invited to tour ships, participate in various events and activities and interact with sailors marines, and members of the Coast Guard.
In addition to the parade and tours, the event typically includes military demonstrations, aviation displays, public ceremonies and educational programs. It also serves as an opportunity for the military to showcase their capabilities and build public awareness.
Fleet Week is held in several major coastal cities across the U.S., including San Francisco, New York City, Seattle and San Diego. It’s a way to strengthen the relationship between the military and the communities they serve while providing an educational and entertaining experience for the public.
For more information on festivities and events, as well as San Diego Fleet Week, please visit https://www.fleetweeksandiego.org/.