Downtown Launch Party Kicks Off Fleet Week

The parade starts at noon on Saturday.

It's a big weekend for San Diego's military.

The Fleet Week Sea and Air parade kicks off Saturday, but the weekend started Friday night with a launch party at the B Street Pier.

The event, hosted by the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation, helps support our sailors, marines and coast guardsmen and is funded solely through contributions from individuals and companies.

Admission is free and there will be things for the whole family to enjoy like vessel tours, demonstrations of navy seal capabilities, music and food. 

Organizers are hoping for a big turn out to help support the military.

“It basically brings the public in close to see what their tax dollars are going for and they get to meet the sailors and marines and basically get the feeling that they're well protected," said Brian Sack of San Diego Fleet Week Foundation. 

The launch party goes until 7:30 p.m. and the parade starts at noon on Saturday.

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