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Fleet Week Celebrates 80th Anniversary Throughout 2015

San Diego is Birthplace of Nationwide Annual Events

In June of 1935, San Diego hosted the inaugural Fleet Week celebration as part of the California Pacific International Exposition. Under command of U.S. Navy Admiral Joseph M. Reeves, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Fleet, 114 warships and 400 military planes arrived with more than 3,000 commissioned officers and 55,000 enlisted men. Thousands of San Diegans and other exposition-goers were guests on the various ships.

Over time, community and business leaders who understood the great depth of public support for our military cultivated Fleet Week San Diego. They shared a vision to recognize the contributions made by the armed services to the many communities of the greater San Diego region.

To fulfill its mission, Fleet Week San Diego honors the men and women of the military through public events and alliances that support and thank these heroes throughout the year. Events such as the Coronado Speed Festival, Enlisted Golf Tournament, Enlisted Recognition Luncheon and Miramar Air Show are sell-outs year after year, and provide a way for the San Diego community to interact with the military in otherwise restricted ways.

Flagship Events

Coronado Speed Festival & Ship Tours

September 19-20

Join thousands of race enthusiasts and fans at NAS North Island for this premier motorsports event saluting our nation’s military.


Miramar Air Show

October 2-4

See the largest military air show in the United States at MCAS Miramar. Highlights include the Blue Angels, static displays, and tactical demonstrations.


MCRD Boot Camp Challenge

September 26

This unique race features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits, plus over 60 USMC Drill Instructors “staff” the course providing direction and encouragement for participants.


Full 2015 Calendar

September 8–October 4

Fleet Week features a full slate of events to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military. Plan to join us!

Join us in celebrating the men and women of our military.

The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes. Fleet Week San Diego 2015 is September 8 through October 4. Join us in thanking all of our service members for their service to our country by participating in 2015 Fleet Week San Diego events.

2014 Fleet Week San Diego Programs

Support Fleet Week

Fleet Week San Diego would like to thank our sponsors for their faith in our mission. With your company’s help, San Diego will continue to produce the nation’s largest and most successful salute to our Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.

Sponsorship Information

San Diego has the largest concentration of military in the world with more than 100,000 active duty military living and working in the San Diego area. Demonstrate your support for our active duty military and their families by supporting Fleet Week San Diego and our mission of honoring and celebrating these patriots.

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Military Personnel

Browse the Fleet Week San Diego Military Appreciation Program directory of discounts that are available to military personnel and their families in the San Diego area. Support the businesses that support you.

Military Appreciation Program Directory

Business Owners

List your business on Fleet Week San Diego’s military discount directory and directly reach your target audience. Create your listing and find out how you can grow your business while supporting Fleet Week San Diego.

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