Fanfare Water Fountain at Port of Long Beach in San Pedro


SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Port of Los Angeles Fanfare Fountain is part of a remake of the busy cruise port and busiest port in the nation. It received an Excellence Award for the Waterfront and specifically honored the Fanfare Fountains & Water Features, San Pedro Gateway Plaza. Fanfare Fountains & Water Features at San Pedro Gateway Plaza, a welcoming landmark located at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street in San Pedro, is the largest water feature in California.

The Port of Los Angeles generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

Fanfare Fountains & Water Features

Cabrillo Beach --


Pumping 400,000 gallons of recycling water

40 programmable MiniShooter jets

18 Oarsmen assemblies

Water streams that go as high as 100 feet in the air

Largest water feature in California

The main two fountains measure 250 feet long and 100 feet wide (3/4 of an acre). Both fountains are synchronized to music and lights to create beautiful water shows for viewers.

From an overhead view, the fountains are shaped to resemble a sailboat. The twin fountains are obliquely bisected by a 12-foot walkway that sits 12 inches below the basin level of the fountain.

A black granite infinity edge creates a waterfall over the basin ledge and into a trough flowing under the walkway, giving visitors an unforgettable experience of walking through water.

Just north of the two main fountains lies a reflection pool across Swinford Street. And a short walk south on the Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade is the interactive fountain at 2nd Street. At this location, there is no boundary between people and water, and visitors can get as wet as they like in jets that leap playfully out of the pavement. This smaller fountain is better suited for children and animals to cool off.

The Fanfare Fountains & Water Features were designed by WET Design of Sun Valley, Calif., the designers of The Fountains of Bellagio, Universal CityWalk, Tokyo Dome and others around the world. EDAW of San Francisco was the design and landscape team for the Gateway Plaza.
Current Show Schedule

Free one-hour parking is available at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade parking lot located just past the Catalina Express Terminal gate. The Waterfront Red Car Line runs noon until 9:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday.


Friday, December 4, 2009
Time and program to be announced soon, but mark your calendars now for a magical, musical evening at the Fountain!
Fanfare Music

Marijana (pronounced "Mary Ana") (Length 3:01)
John Duda Tramburitzas Band

O Sole Mio (Length 3:19)
Luciano Pavarotti

Theme from “A Summer Place” (Length 2:25)
Percy Faith

Linus and Lucy (Length 3:05)
Vince Guaraldi

Flying Theme from "E.T." (Length 3:44)
John Williams & the Boston Pops

Mi Ciudad (Length 4:15)
Guadalupe Trio

Fanfare for the Common Man (Length 2:00)
Leonard Bernstein & NY Philharmonic

Masquerade Suite 1 Waltz (Length 4:00)
Stanley Black & the London Symphony

Lara’s Theme (Length 3:24)
Andre Rieu

Waltz of the Flowers (Length 4:26)
Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra

El Rey (Length 2:10)
Pedro Vargas

Overture and Preludium from "The Sound of Music" (Length 2:40)
Dixit Dominus, Orchestra and Nuns Chorus

Hawaiian War Chant (Length 3:17)
Teresa Bright

I Love L.A.
Randy Newman

You're a Grand Old Flag

Stars and Stripes Forever
John Philip Sousa

America the Beautiful
Sandi Patty

For more information, please call the Port's Community Relations Division at (310) 732-0423.

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