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Fleet Week

Fleet Week

Date: June 08 - June 12, 2022



During Fleet Week, ship tours are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Tour times will vary for each ship and are subject to change without notice.


No tickets are required, tours are free of charge.


Since 1907, visiting ships have made their way to Portland's waterfront. The City of Roses is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors, as Portland's citizens thank them and make them feel welcome. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S. Ports of Call for a courtesy visit from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy. Their arrival commemorates a relationship with the Navy that has lasted more than 100 years, and over 80 years of visiting Portland during the Rose Festival. It is a significant commitment by the Navy to make Rose Festival Fleet Week one of the premier Fleet Week events in the country.

In 2021, Rose Festival Fleet Week was virtual, as ships were unable to visit for shore leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to check out the virtual content in our 2021 Virtual Fleet Week YouTube Playlist.

U.S. Navy Fleet Weeks

U.S. Navy Fleet Weeks bring the Navy and sea services - and our service men and women - to the communities that support them. During Fleet Weeks, the public learns about the capability, importance, and value of today's United States Navy. As part of Fleet Weeks, the general public gets the rare opportunity to visit and tour U.S. Navy ships, meet Sailors, and learn more about the Navy first-hand. In order to improve security and maximize citizen awareness and understanding of the U.S. Navy in general during Rose Festival Fleet Week, the Navy no longer facilitates general-public ship rides. The Navy instead facilitates 'ship riders' as a prioritized, invitation-only program focused on educating key community-sector leaders in local business, government and education who have not had prior exposure to Naval surface operations. Military recruiting and Fleet Week supporters are also included in this Program.

Visiting Ships

2022 visiting ships are TBA. Ship arrival and departure times will be announced approximately 1 week prior to arrival.

Tips for ship tours:
Bring your government issued ID
Visitors may be subject to personal search
Bags, strollers, and wheelchairs are not allowed on board, and there is no 'holding area' for personal items
Visitors must be physically able to maneuver on board, including climbing narrow ladders

Although Navy vessels are not ADA accessible, visitors may request a dockside tour by checking in at the tent near the front of the ship tour line.

Virtual Fleet Week Just for Kids

Excellent Education for All Ages!
Stewie, the U.S. Navy’s environmental turtle mascot, explains how naval ships use protective measures to safeguard marine life and sea turtles by posting trained lookouts and managing shipboard waste. Watch Now!
US Navy Video Link

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