Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few questions and answers to help you with your inquiries. If you don’t feel that one of the responses below accurately answer your own question please contact us and our friendly staff will help you get the information you need.

What is Fleet Week?

Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard tradition. The first Fleet Week was celebrated in San Diego, California, during the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation, a not-for profit organization, produces Fleet Week San Diego. Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

When is Fleet Week San Diego 2017?

Fleet Week San Diego is October 11 – October 18, 2017. Join us in thanking our military men and women for their services to our country by participating in Fleet Week San Diego events. View the full schedule here.

What is there to do during Fleet Week?

There are activities and events for the entire family. Mark your calendar now and plan on attending Fleet Week events – the full schedule is available on the events calendar page.

How do I buy tickets for the events?

Tickets for events that require admission are available on the website and at the event location. For information about events that require admission please visit our event listing for more information.

How do I volunteer for Fleet Week events?

We have many opportunities for volunteers to be a part of Fleet Week San Diego. Visit our Volunteer Center to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Why should I donate to Fleet Week San Diego?

The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is a California Public Benefit Corporation, founded in 2001 as a non-profit under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Fleet Week San Diego relies entirely on the generosity of organizations and the American people to ensure that we have the people, equipment, and funds to accomplish our mission.

As a Public Benefit Corporation, the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation donates proceeds in excess of operating expenses from Fleet Week San Diego to charities that provide critical support to military families. Donations from corporations and individuals allow the foundation to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

How do I donate to Fleet Week San Diego?

To learn more about our donation programs and processes please visit our Donations page.

How do I become a sponsor of Fleet Week San Diego?

Sponsorships are very important to Fleet Week San Diego and the success of its programs. It also is a wonderful way for sponsors to say thank you to our military community, which is a large and integral part of San Diego and contributes significantly to the vitality of the region.

Sponsorships are available on a variety of levels, which can include your company name and/or logo and are placed in our ads, mentioned in publicity, placed on promotional materials, and visible at events and in event programs. In addition, national industry standards show an approximate return on investment in our sponsorship to be tenfold. Sponsorship information can be found here.

Please contact Maggie Young for more information at (619) 858-1545 or

Are there any Parking Options?

While there are many other parking options, the following are provided for useful resources:

View the map of local parking options along the Downtown Waterfront – Click Here>