Spend Memorial Day with family and friends at the Battleship IOWA Museum for a special Memorial Day Tribute, honoring those who served with a special remembrance pierside on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m-3 p.m. This free community event is made possible with support from Supervisor Janice Hahn (Fourth District), Councilmember Joe Buscaino (District 15), and the Port of Los Angeles. Invited City of Los Angeles dignitaries, veterans, active military and Battleship IOWAMuseum VIPs will be onboard to speak about the national day of remembrance as well as honor visiting military.
Free Pierside Memorial Day events include:
Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
A moving commemoration ceremony will start at approximately 10 a.m. featuring invited local elected officials and Battleship IOWA Museum staff. Guests who come aboard will have the opportunity to donate $5 for a flag to hang along the pier fence, allowing the red, white, and blue banner to wave in honor of those who have fallen.
Family-friendly activities & events
Free Pierside Memorial Day events include a patriotic dance performance by San Pedro City Ballet, arts and crafts activities in the Kids’ Zone, live music with patriotic songs by local rock band U.S.99, military vehicles on display, and much more. Guests will be able to purchase food from visiting food trucks and beer tastings from San Pedro Brewing. AM 870 The Answer will also be onboard broadcasting throughout the day.
Veteran-owned business expo
Veteran-owned businesses will be exhibiting to promote their products and services, including Pin-Ups for Vets, with 10% of proceeds donated back to the Battleship IOWA Museum for their mission-driven programs focused on Education, Veterans, and Community.
WHEN: Memorial Day, Monday May 27 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Battleship IOWA Museum is located at250 South Harbor Boulevard, Berth 87 in San Pedro.
DETAILS & TICKETS:
The pierside festival activities are free. All active, retired and reserve military will receive complimentary admission to tour the Battleship IOWA Museum. Self-guided tours and ship admission tickets will be available for purchase.
- Ship Admission prices: Adults (ages 12-61): $17.95 | Seniors (ages 62+): $14.95 | Children (ages 3-11) $9.95, children ages 2 and under do not require an admission ticket.
- Parking: Paid parking will be available for Memorial Day in the Port of Los Angeles Cruise Terminal Parking Lot via Swinford Street and North Harbor Blvd.
For more information please visit pacificbattleship.com.