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LA Fleet Week® 2019 Kicks Off With Welcome Party Thursday, August 29

Downtown San Pedro Event to Honor Visiting U.S. Sea Service Members

SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 7, 2019: There’s no better way to start the Labor Day Weekend than with a party and some fun! The San Pedro Business Improvement District (PBID) will help kick off LA Fleet Week® 2019 over Labor Day Weekend with a Welcome Party Thursday night, Aug. 29. The entire community is invited to help celebrate the arrival of visiting active military from the U.S Sea Services converging on the LA Waterfront for the annual Fleet Week event Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

The Welcome Party will be held on 398 W. 6th Street in the heart of downtown San Pedro starting at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the game-themed party will feature group-based activities, trivia contests and organized lawn games. There will be live music throughout the evening from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., including performances by Navy Band, as well as local favorite and 80’s cover band Identity Theft.

“The Welcome Party has become a time-honored tradition to get LA Fleet Week rocking,” said Jonathan Williams, President of the PBID and LA Fleet Week Foundation. “We’d also like to especially invite all our local men and women in uniform to come down and give a warm welcome to their fellow service members, many who will be visiting the LA Waterfront and Southern California for the first time.”

In addition to a wide variety of gastro fare from food trucks, the party will feature a beer garden for guests aged 21 and older. Local downtown San Pedro restaurants and bars will also be open, with many offering special deals in honor of LA Fleet Week and visiting military personnel. Visitors can also enjoy a complimentary public screening Thursday night of the fighter pilot blockbuster classic Top Gun, made possible through Paramount Studios and FilmLA. The film will be shown from 9:00 -11:00 p.m. at the Historic Warner Grand Theatre in downtown San Pedro.

About LA Fleet Week ®
LA Fleet Week® is a multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services that takes place on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Now in its fourth year, the event has become a Southern California end-of-summer tradition over Labor Day Weekend that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. Other LA Fleet Week 2019 sponsors include The Ahmanson Foundation, Ambassador Frank Baxter / Alliance Alice Baxter Ready School, Anchor Brewing Company, Annenberg Foundation, AT&T, Black Knight Patrol, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel, Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP, Comcast, Dante Valve, Delta Airlines, Fast Line Transportation, Humana, KRLA, LA County Veteran Peer Access Network, LA Department of Water and Power, Marathon Petroleum, Outfront Media, Paramount Pictures, Phillips 66, Princess Cruises, Providence Little Company of Mary, Qualcomm, Rancho LPG, Sailor Jerry Rum, San Pedro Property Owner’s Alliance, San Pedro Public Market, UPS, USAA, Valero, Verizon, Vistaprint, Wells Fargo, and Westrec Marinas. For sponsorship information and opportunities, email or call 310-971-4461.

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About Downtown San Pedro
Formed in 2008, PBID is a property-based business improvement district. Property owners, including both public and private sectors within the PBID boundaries are assessed annually for services provided by the PBID. Because of its prime location on the Los Angeles Waterfront and the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro has always attracted various cultures with prominent fishing traditions. San Pedro is an up-and-coming waterfront city and one of Los Angeles’s hidden secrets with a great art scene. The San Pedro PBID is managed by the San Pedro Property Owner’s Alliance.

To learn more about attractions and upcoming events, please visit and follow us on Instagram at (You can also locate us using the official hashtag #discoversanpedro). For information on the San Pedro Property Owners Alliance please visit

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