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 11 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 at Salt Marsh Park 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 George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)
The aircraft carrier continues to be the centerpiece of the forces necessary for forward presence. Whenever there has been a crisis, the first question has been: "Where are the carriers?" Carriers support and operate aircraft that engage in attacks on airborne, afloat, and ashore targets that threaten free use of the sea; and engage in sustained operations in support of other forces.

More information on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)



USS James Williams (DDG 95)
The USS James Williams DDG 95 is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship was named for Chief Petty Officer James Eliott Williams (1930–1999), a River Patrol Boat commander and Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War who is considered to be the most decorated enlisted man in Navy history.

More information on the USS James Williams (DDG 95)




Car Show

The 2018 Fleet Fest Car Show will be held from 11 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 757-444-2631.



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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