The 2017 Portland Fleet Week kicks off Wednesday! Ships coming in will cause some traffic delays due to bridge openings, and you will also be able to tour many of these vessels. Even the Canadians are coming! Ship tours are free.
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2017 Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week
June 7-12, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | FREE
More info + Map: rosefestival.org
Location: Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park’s esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain.
Trimet info: trimet.org
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.
The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S. Ports of Call for a courtesy visit from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy. Their arrival commemorates a relationship with the Navy that has lasted more than 100 years, and over 80 years of visiting Portland during the Rose Festival. It is a significant commitment by the Navy to make the Rose Festival Fleet Week one of the premier Fleet Week events in the country.
2017 Visiting Ships
Wednesday, June 7
Both listed above arrive at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7
USCGC T/V Ironwood
All listed above arrive at approximately 3:00 p.m.
All ships listed above will tie up between the Morrison Bridge and the Burnside Bridge. Bridge lifts ARE required (Burnside, Steel, and Broadway).
Thursday, June 8
USS Bunker Hill at approximately 3:00 p.m.
USS Jackson at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Ships listed above will be between the Steel and the Burnside bridges.
Bridge lifts ARE required (Steel and Broadway).
Sunday, June 11
USCGC Alert – in the morning
USCGC Orcas – in the morning
Monday, June 12
USS Bunker Hill – in the morning
USS Jackson – in the morning
HMCS Brandon – about noon
HMCS Edmonton – about noon
USCGC T/V Ironwood – about noon
Friday – Bunker Hill: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Jackson: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Both ships: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – Both ships: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
US COAST GUARD
Thursday – All ships 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – All Ships 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Alert: CLOSED (Special Event)
All Other Ships: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – Underway
USCG T/V Ironwood: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – All Ships: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – All Ships: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – All Ships: CLOSED (Special Event)
Sunday – All Ships: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NOTE: Visitors may be subject to personal search. No bags, strollers or wheelchairs will be allowed onboard. There will NOT be any ‘holding area’ for personal items. Visitors MUST be able to maneuver onboard the ships, including climbing narrow ladders.
Portland Fleet Week Pictures:
The boats are coming the boats are coming
2011 Photo by Squid Vicious
A Break in the Rain
2010 Photo by Don Pyle
Let’s Play Battleship
2010 Photo by markofphotography
USS Bunker Hill CG52 ~ Fleet Week
2010 Photo by Don Pyle
Fleet Week Portland
2008 Photo by M-Eyes
2008 Photo by xtaxta
city under siege
2006 Photo by carolyn_in_oregon
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