On land, by sea and in the air, they are all coming to Cleveland starting Monday Aug. 27 through Labor Day weekend.
The War of 1812 was the first declared war in the history of the United States of America, and it established the U. S Navy as a force to be reckoned with.
Navy Week in Cleveland will feature the frigate USS De Wert, the patrol ship USS Hurricane, four U. S. Coast Guard ice cutters, three Canadian ships, and the flagship Brig Niagara, a replica of the ship used by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry to defeat the British navy during the battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay in 1813.
They will be docked in the Port of Cleveland, located just north of Cleveland Browns Stadium at 100 Alfred Lerner Way. All ship tours are free and open to the public.
All of the Navy Week events (except the Cleveland National Air Show and the Cleveland Indians games) are free and open to the public. Check with the Greater Cleveland Aquarium for their policy during Navy Week.
Here is your complete Navy Week schedule:
Monday Aug. 27
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. U.S. Navy Band Concert at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Plaza at 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard just east of Cleveland Browns Stadium
10 a.m. to noon U.S. Navy Divers demonstration at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium in The Powerhouse in the Flats
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mayoral Proclamation of Cleveland Navy Week at Cleveland City Hall at 601 Lakeside Avenue
8 p.m. U.S. Navy Color Guard at Port of Cleveland
Tuesday August 28
8:30 a.m. USS Cod salutes Canadian ship arrival at Cleveland Harbor
10 a.m. to Noon Perry Victory Obervance at Fort Huntington Park on Lakeside Avenue and West 3rd Street
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. U.S. Navy Divers demonstration at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium in the Powerhouse in the Falts
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Perry Victory Observance at Fort Huntington Park on Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and West Third streets
Noon to 7 p.m. Public ship visitation
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Commemorative Book Library Donation at the Cleveland Public Library
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. War of 1812 Historical Presentation
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