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Fleet Week

Fleet Week

Date: June 05 - June 09, 2024



During Fleet Week, ship tours are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Public tours on June 6-9 will be from 10am to 4pm, with all ship tours completed by 4pm.


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.

U.S. Navy ships will be open for public tours on June 6-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To ensure ship tour completion by 4 p.m., lines will be monitored for approximate entrance start time. All tours will be complete by 4 p.m., so the tour line may be cut earlier in the afternoon, depending on line waiting times. It is recommended that those interested in public ship tours arrive early.

Visiting Ships

In 2024 we are pleased to welcome:

United States Navy
  • USS Montgomery (LCS 8)

United States Coast Guard
  • USCGC John McCormick(WPC-1121)
  • USCGC Bluebell (WLI 313)

Royal Canadian Navy
  • HMCS Edmonton (MM-703)
  • HMCS Yellowknife (MM-706)

US Army Corps of Engineers
  • USACE Survey Vessel REDLINGER

Visiting Ships

The list of visiting US Navy, US Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy, and other Fleet Week vessels, as well as ship tour schedules, will be announced in June, 2024. In the meantime, if you would l like to make plans to visit a Fleet Week ship, please keep these tips in mind.

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 below
  • 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.

The following items are prohibited on board U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy ship tours:
  • Food or drinks, including ice chests and coolers
  • Pets (to include emotional support and/ or service animals)
  • Glass containers
  • Guns, knives, clubs, or weapons of any kind
  • Mace, pepper spray, spray cans, or other defensive spray or chemicals
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • Flammable liquids
  • Illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia, including marijuana
  • Electronic cigarettes/vapes
  • Camera tripods and cameras with lenses greater than 100 mm
  • Backpacks, oversized camera bags, or large purses
  • Skateboards/bicycles/hover boards
  • Gang-related clothing
  • Unmanned aerial systems (UAS)/drones
  • Strollers Special consideration will be given to items that accompany small children, handicapped, and/or elderly visitors.
Visitors are encouraged to bring as few items as possible when arriving for their tour and are recommended to wear flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes. Due to safety concerns no open-toe shoes will be permitted.

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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