Since 1950, Seafair has hosted Fleet Week on the Seattle waterfront to celebrate the men and women who serve our country. Fleet Week is an annual celebration of the sea services wherein Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from visiting U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships and ships from Canada make the city a port of call. This year Seafair, along with the Seattle Navy League and the Port of Seattle, is proud to welcome vessels and personnel from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy. It’s a must see event on the Seattle waterfront.
Fleet Week includes the Parade of Ships, where the Fleet makes its entrance into Elliott Bay accompanied by the spray of the Seattle Fire Department boat, plus FREE Ship Tours where guests can go aboard several vessels to get a real taste of life at sea. Come say hello – you will be impressed! All events are free and open to the public.
Ninety percent of the consumer products you use every day arrive in the U.S. by way of the ocean. With 70 percent of the earth’s surface covered in water, it takes state-of-the-art technology to protect the world’s waterways. It is all powered by the best and brightest young men and women from across the United States. During ship tours, you can climb aboard these fantastic ships and see the professional men and women who allow that commerce to flow across the globe to our shores.
More info: https://www.seafair.com/events/2018/fleet-week.
Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships
July 31, 2018. On the Seattle Waterfront, you can view the majestic sight of these visiting ships in formation as they arrive into Elliot Bay for a week of honor and celebration.
Seafair Fleet Week Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
July 31, 2018. After the parade of ships on Elliott Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard will demonstrate how they minimize the loss of life and injury. They will demonstrate Search and Rescue (SAR) on Elliott Bay, rendering aid to persons in distress in the maritime environment. SAR is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s oldest missions.
Seafair Fleet Week FREE ship tours
August 1-5, 2018. FREE ship tours will be offered Thursday through Sunday at Piers 66, 69, and 90 to see the visiting ships. Public tours will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Take advantage of the opportunity to tour incredible U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships participating in Seafair Fleet Week.