250 S Harbor Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90731
Events / Festivals

Memorial Day on Battleship IOWA: A Celebration of Military Lives Lost

May 28, 10:00 am
Battleship USS IOWA: Los Angeles

Event Overview

Battleship IOWA, the former WW II warship turned naval museum, anchored at the Port of Los Angeles, honors those who served with family activities as well as reverence on this upcoming Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Vessel visitors will be able to donate a dollar for a flag, allowing the banner to wave in honor of a loved one lost in battle or remembrance. City of Los Angeles dignitaries, veterans, current military and Battleship IOWA VIPs will be on board to speak about the national day of remembrance as well as honor visiting military. All the events will take place on board the museum’s decks. Gangplanks open at 10:00 a.m. and the last tour ticket sold at 4:00 p.m.
 
While part of the holiday’s event commemorates those lost in service, there is also much to celebrate. The Battleship IOWA’s festivities include:
                                                                                     
The debut of the Annual San Pedro Fish Market World Famous Shrimp-Eating Championship presented by The Kings of Fi$h (an award-winning web-series produced by San Pedro First Market) on Monday, May 28, 2018, will feature 15 Major League Eaters, including the number-one-ranked Joey Chestnut.
The San Pedro Ballet performs.
Face-painting.
Food and beverages provided by San Pedro Brewing. A specially brewed IPA named “Battleship” will be on tap to wash down barbeque prepared on-site.
Remarks by museum and city officials

“Battleship IOWA is proud to celebrate the memories of those lost while defending our freedoms and liberties. These are items that as citizens, we sometimes take for granted,” says Jonathan Williams, CEO and President of Battleship IOWA. “While the day is a commemoration of the fallen; we also need to rejoice in our good fortune.

Battleship IOWA anchors at 250 South Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro, CA, 90731, at The Los Angeles
Waterfront. It’s a visitor-serving destination that includes more than 400 acres of property funded and maintained by the Port of Los Angeles. Featuring more than a dozen beautification and redevelopment projects utilizing open space with pedestrian promenades, walking paths, native landscaping, decorative lighting and scenic views, the LA Waterfront attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.
 
Please visit Battleship IOWA’s new mobile-friendly website. We encourage social media followers to use our  Facebook and Instagram outlets to learn more about museum curatorial updates and events. The phone number is 877-4-IOWA-61 (877-446-9261) or 310-971-4462.

Event Overview

Battleship IOWA, the former WW II warship turned naval museum, anchored at the Port of Los Angeles, honors those who served with family activities as well as reverence on this upcoming Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Vessel visitors will be able to donate a dollar for a flag, allowing the banner to wave in honor of a loved one lost in battle or remembrance. City of Los Angeles dignitaries, veterans, current military and Battleship IOWA VIPs will be on board to speak about the national day of remembrance as well as honor visiting military. All the events will take place on board the museum’s decks. Gangplanks open at 10:00 a.m. and the last tour ticket sold at 4:00 p.m.
 
While part of the holiday’s event commemorates those lost in service, there is also much to celebrate. The Battleship IOWA’s festivities include:
                                                                                     
The debut of the Annual San Pedro Fish Market World Famous Shrimp-Eating Championship presented by The Kings of Fi$h (an award-winning web-series produced by San Pedro First Market) on Monday, May 28, 2018, will feature 15 Major League Eaters, including the number-one-ranked Joey Chestnut.
The San Pedro Ballet performs.
Face-painting.
Food and beverages provided by San Pedro Brewing. A specially brewed IPA named “Battleship” will be on tap to wash down barbeque prepared on-site.
Remarks by museum and city officials

“Battleship IOWA is proud to celebrate the memories of those lost while defending our freedoms and liberties. These are items that as citizens, we sometimes take for granted,” says Jonathan Williams, CEO and President of Battleship IOWA. “While the day is a commemoration of the fallen; we also need to rejoice in our good fortune.

Battleship IOWA anchors at 250 South Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro, CA, 90731, at The Los Angeles
Waterfront. It’s a visitor-serving destination that includes more than 400 acres of property funded and maintained by the Port of Los Angeles. Featuring more than a dozen beautification and redevelopment projects utilizing open space with pedestrian promenades, walking paths, native landscaping, decorative lighting and scenic views, the LA Waterfront attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.
 
Please visit Battleship IOWA’s new mobile-friendly website. We encourage social media followers to use our  Facebook and Instagram outlets to learn more about museum curatorial updates and events. The phone number is 877-4-IOWA-61 (877-446-9261) or 310-971-4462.