Fleet Week's Sea & Air Parade
The Sea and Air Parade, brought back in 2016 after an eight-year gap, is the signature event of the Fleet Week celebration. The best of the U.S. military will be on display with cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, landing craft, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, and fly-overs of contemporary military and vintage military aircraft. The ideal location to view the action is at the end of Broadway Pier, but the parade can be seen all along the San Diego waterfront — Coronado, the Embarcadero, Harbor Island, and Shelter Island.
Several new events have been added this year, including the Qualcomm Innovation Zone (inside the Pavilion at Broadway Pier, with interactive displays of the latest in high-tech military and civilian equipment) and the USO Concert at Embarcadero Marina Park with the USO National Show Troupe and country star Tim Hurley.