Naval Station Norfolk 2018 Fleet Fest

Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20 
Ship Tours  
•  Static Displays  •  Car Show  •  Chili-Cook Off  •  Kids Area  •  Entertainment

The Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Fest is free and open to the public family-friendly event. Join us on Friday evening and Saturday as MWR presents live entertainment, ship tours, static aircraft displays, large children's playing area, military demonstrations, chili cook-off, car show, food vendors and more.

The festivities kick-off Friday, October 19 when Naval Station Norfolk gates open to the public at 5 p.m. for a free concert featuring 3 Doors Down. Saturday activities start at 10 a.m.


Live Entertainment & Concert featuring 3 Doors Down

MWR proudly presents a free and open to the public concert featuring 3 Doors Down. The concert takes place Friday, October 19 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and showtime at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Prohibited Items: The following items are prohibited from being brought into the concert/event area.
Ice chests or coolers; Large bags (larger than a large purse or diaper bag); All weapons (regardless of permit) including firearms, knives (including pocket knives and multi-tools), walking sticks (except for handicap use) and all other items that the security force deems dangerous; Alcoholic beverages; Pets (other than service animals); Glass containers; Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades or skateboards

Authorized Items:
Cell phones; Small fanny packs and purses; Cameras and camcorders (camera bags may be searched upon entry); Folding chairs or lawn chairs (chairs in bags subject to search); Wheelchairs; Baby bags and strollers, if attending with an infant or small child


U.S. Navy Ship Tours

Guided ship tours will be available onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Bainbridge and USS Washington (may be subject to change).

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) provides a wide range of flexible mission capabilities, to include maritime security operations, expeditionary power projection, forward naval presence, crisis response, sea control, deterrence, counter-terrorism, information operations, security cooperation and counter-proliferation. The ship’s embarked air wing is capable of projecting tactical air power over the sea and inland, as well as providing sea-based air, surface and subsurface defense capabilities.

More information on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)



USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)
The composition of the fleet is changing rapidly as modern ARLEIGH BURKE guided missile AEGIS destroyers enter active commissioned service. The DDG 51 was the first U.S. Navy ship designed to incorporate shaping techniques to reduce radar cross-section to reduce their detectability and likelihood of being targeted by enemy weapons and sensors. Originally designed to defend against former-Soviet aircraft, cruise missiles, and attack submarines, this higher capability ship is to be used in high-threat areas to conduct antiair, antisubmarine, antisurface, and strike operations.

More information on the USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)


USS  Washington (SSN 787)
The Virginia-class, also known as the VA-class or 774-class, is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines in service with the U.S. Navy. The submarines are designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions. They were conceived as a less expensive alternative to the Seawolf-class attack submarines, designed during the Cold War era, and are replacing older Los Angeles-class submarines, 20 of which have already been decommissioned.

Washington (SSN 787) is a Virginia-Class fast attack submarine and the third US Navy ship named for the State of Washington.  The previous two ships to bear the name USS WASHINGTON were the World War II battleship (BB-56), decommissioned in 1947, and an armored cruiser (ACR-11) which served under the name from 1905 to 1916.

More information on the USS Washington (SSN 787)


Car Show

The 2018 Fleet Fest Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pier 14. Car Show participants vehicle check-in starts at 8 a.m.

This year's categories are Car, Truck, SUV, Motorcycle, Fun Car Minis, Audio, Unique Paint, Stereo and Car/Bike Club Representation. There are awards for winners in each category. Trophies for Best in Show, People's Choice and Car/Bike Club Presentation. Online registration is now open for the 2018 Fleet Fest Car Show.

For information on the Car Show, call 757-445-5837.


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Chili Cook-Off

The Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Fest Chili Cook-Off competition is open to Navy commands.

More information will be available soon.
Contact 757-322-2316 for more information.

Kids Area

Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Fest will have a Kid's Area filled with many activities. Entry to the Kid's Area is $10 per child. There will be a Bounce Castle3-Play, Bouncy Boxing, Jumbo Slide, Trike Racing, Carnival Games, Rockwall, High Striker, and More!


Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase. More information coming soon.

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