Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans, so come join us!
Ship tours will be given daily, with free admission! Public tours will be on a first-come basis, usually during the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Note: Ships set their own schedules, so some may not offer tours during these times.
Learn more about Fleet Week by visiting our website at https://www.rosefestival.org/event/fleet-week