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Fleet Week

Fleet Week presented by Subaru

Date: June 07 - June 11, 2023


Fleet Week ship arrivals begin on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Commuters should expect bridge lifts and associated delays for the Broadway, Steel, and Burnside Bridges.
6/6/23: 2 ship arrivals with lifts between 2pm-4pm
6/7/23: 1 ship arrival with lifts between 2pm-4pm
6/8/23: 7 ship arrivals with lifts between 2pm-6pm
6/12/23: ship departures begin at 7am and continue through 12pm


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.
See more information on requirements to tour ships below.


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.

Visiting Ships

In 2023 we are pleased to welcome:

United States Navy
USS Kansas City (LCS 22)
USS John S McCain (DDG 56)

United States Coast Guard
USCGC Elm (WLB-204)
USCGC Orcas (WPB-1327)
USCG Bailey T. Barco (WPC-1122)
USCGC Bluebell (WLI-313)

Royal Canadian Navy
HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702)
HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706)
HMCS Edmonton (MM 703)

US Army Corps of Engineers

Visiting Ships

Tours on U.S. Navy ships will happen June 9-11, 2023 from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day (those in line by 3:30pm should be able to complete a tour).

Tips for ship tours:
  • Bring your non-expired government issued ID
  • Visitors will pass through an airport-style security screening checkpoint and may be subject to personal search
  • Visitors must wear closed-toe shoes
  • Large bags, strollers, and wheelchairs are not allowed on board, and there is no 'holding area' for personal items
  • Do not bring any items on the prohibited items list
  • Visitors must be physically able to maneuver on board, including climbing or descending steep/narrow ladders

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

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.

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