Fleet Week San Diego 2015 is in full swing – and racing into the weekend with the annual Coronado Speed Festival.
Known as “The Race on the Base,” the 18th annual Coronado Speed Festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Naval Air Station North Island.
The family-friendly motorsports event, which also serves to salute our nation’s military, is a favorite among racing enthusiasts and gearheads. The fest features fast-paced auto racing and exhibitions all on a live runway on base used by the U.S. Navy.
In addition to racing thrills, the unique venue gives attendees a chance to catch a glimpse of daily activities on Naval Base Coronado, home to more than 20,000 active-duty military and over 4,000 civilian employees.
The big event is produced by the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation and and hosted by the Naval Base Coronado and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program (MWR), which benefits military personnel and their families.
Tickets can be purchased online and range between $25 and $45. Children 12 and under get in for free, and the same goes for active-duty military and immediate dependents, with proper IDs. For all details on the Speed Fest, including a schedule of races, visit the event website.
The Coronado Speed Festival is just one of many highlights and events taking place during Fleet Week San Diego 2015, which runs through Oct. 4.
Fleet Week is held annually as a way to thank sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for their services to the U.S. The event celebrates our service men and women through entertaining public events that support our heroes.
On Thursday, Fleet Week hosted its Enlisted Recognition Luncheon at SeaWorld San Diego, which honored 200 distinguished military enlisted guests from various commands.
For the entire lineup of Fleet Week San Diego 2015 events, click here.