Fleet Week 2019

Fleet Week 2019

The Ed Morse Automotive Group Fleet Week Port Everglades 2019 will be held April 29 - May 6, with an exciting week of events to honor our visiting Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.

Incorporated in 1990, Broward Navy Days, Inc. (BND), was formed under the leadership of Captain Jean Fitzgerald, USN (Ret.), to host an annual Fleet Week celebration at Port Everglades.

In 2001, Broward Navy Days merged the Fleet Week celebration with the McDonald's Air & Sea Show and benefited from the professional management of the MDM Group, Ltd. & Pro-Series, Inc. for seven years. The Fleet Week Celebration was known as Fleet Week USA. In 2008 after the Air & Sea Show was discontinued, it reverted to Fleet Week Port Everglades, planned and hosted by BND.

Fleet Week Port Everglades remains the signature event for BND each spring, but the organization is equally committed to actively supporting our seagoing services year-round.

The organization plans welcoming events and shore leave activities for visiting Navy and Coast Guard ships periodically throughout the year and supports the activities of the U.S. Navy Southern Command and Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. Broward Navy Days also participates in the commissioning ceremonies of new Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters in South Florida and the change of command ceremonies for the local Navy and Coast Guard commands.

One of the most moving annual events is the Pearl Harbor memorial service held at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. As the number of survivors continues to dwindle, Broward Navy Days is dedicated to preserving the memory of the infamous attack that catapulted the United States into World War II.

Today, the Broward Navy Days organization has gained a highly respected reputation among our sea going services for being a good friend of the "White Hats."

Monday, April 29

  • Ships Arrive at Port Everglades, 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Official Ship Greeting Reception*, 5:00 p.m., Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale
  • All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party hosted by FPL, 7 p.m., Esplanade Park, Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, April 30

  • Ship Tours (sold out), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fleet Week Golf Classic, 7:30 a.m., Plantation Preserve Country Club, Plantation
  • Resolve Marine Damage Control Olympics*, 8:30 a.m., Port Everglades
  • Community Relations Projects
  • Salute to Veterans, hosted by The Marrinson Group, 11 a.m., Independence Hall, Wilton Manors
  • Chief Petty Officers Reception*, 6 p.m., VFW Post 1966, Fort Lauderdale
  • Junior Officers Reception*, 6 p.m., McSorley's Beach Pub, Fort Lauderdale
  • Coast Guard and Submarine Reception*, hosted by Wilton Manors Kiwanis, 6 p.m., Wilton Manors​

Wednesday, May 1

  • Take a Hero Fishing Tournament*, 7 a.m., Lauderdale Marina, Fort Lauderdale
  • Ship Tours (sold out), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Community Relations Projects
  • Celebrity Chef Luncheons*, 12 p.m., aboard ship, Port Everglades​​
  • Fleet Week Night at Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m., Marlins Stadium, Miami​

Thursday, May 2

  • Ship Tours (Advance reservations required), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Community Relations Projects
  • Salute to Women in the Military*, 10:30 a.m., Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale
  • Fleet Week Technology Summit*, 2 p.m., Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale
  • Local Hospitality Events* hosted by local American Legion Posts, 6 p.m.
  • Enlisted Person/Sailor of the Year*, hosted by Ft. Lauderdale Council of Navy League, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Pier Top, Fort Lauderdale
  • Commanders' Reception*, 6 p.m., Paradise Bank

Friday, May 3

  • Ship Tours (sold out), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Military Employer Recognition Breakfast*, 7 a.m., Embassy Suites, Fort Lauderdale
  • Take a Hero Fishing Tournament and Sailing Regatta*, 8 a.m., Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami
  • Community Relations Projects
  • Port Everglades Association Luncheon*, 12 p.m., Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale
  • Tour of Miami Dolphins Stadium*, 3 p.m., Miami Gardens
    Fleet Week Port Everglades Gala*, 7 p.m., onboard ship, Port Everglades
  • Shabbat Dinner*, 7 p.m., Las Olas Chabad, Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, May 4

  • Ship Tours (sold out) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • French Legion of Honor Ceremony*, sponsored by Florida Panthers Foundation, 10 a.m., onboard ship, Port Everglades
  • Navy Band Southeast Concert, 7 p.m., Oakland Park City Hall

Sunday, May 5

  • Ship Tours (sold out), 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fleet Week Chili Cook-Off*, hosted by BSO Fire Rescue, 11:30 a.m., Port Everglades
  • Navy Band Southeast Concert, 11 a.m., Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Jazz Brunch, Esplanade Park

Monday, May 6
Ships Depart from Port Everglades, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Schedule subject to change without notice.

For more information, visit: http://www.browardnavydaysinc.org