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More water has come to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro with two harbor-enlivening water features at San Pedro Gateway, that opened on July 25, 2008. Part of an extensive project to reshape the San Pedro waterfront into a vital public space, Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway and Second Street water features join the enhanced landscape in creating a magnetic environment that unites the people of San Pedro and Los Angeles with the life of the port.

Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway, located at the port entrance on Swinford Street and Harbor Boulevard at the bottom of the Harbor Blvd. exit of 110 / 47 Freeway, features 58 choreographed water jets that build a dramatic waterfront entryway for visitors and residents, whether they arrive by ship, by foot, or by the Port’s popular Waterfront Red Car line that links the Cruise Center to Ports O’ Call. An arc of Canary Island palm trees punctuates the length of the feature, while wooden benches provide both a place to rest and an intimate view of the liquid stage. (more)

For an even closer look, a sunken pathway cuts directly through the main fountain, allowing visitors to be surrounded by vertical and fan-shaped jets that move to an eclectic mix of classical, popular and movie soundtrack music. “O Sole Mio” (Luciano Pavarotti), “O Marijana” (John Duda Tamburitzas), and “Fanfare for the Common Man” (Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic) are just a few of the musical standards choreographed to the dancing fountains.

A short walk south on the Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade is the interactive fountain at Second Street and Harbor Boulevard. At this location, there is no boundary between people and water, and children, animals, and visitors of all ages can get as wet as they like in jets that leap playfully out of the pavement.

The Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway was designed by WET Design of Sun Valley, CA, the designers of The Fountains of Bellagio, Universal CityWalk, Tokyo Dome and others around the world. EDAW of San Francisco, were the designers and landscapers of the Gateway Plaza. Together they have fashioned a new setting that invites exploration of the boundary between land and sea, between recreation and commerce, and between the community and its relationship with its environment.

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Summer/Fall Show Shechule (May 1 - November 30)

Daily
  • 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. -One song plays every 30 minutes.

  • 12:00 Noon. to 1:00 P.M. - Noon show - One song plays every 10 minutes.

  • 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. - Evening show - One song plays every 10 minutes.

  • 10:00 P.M. - Fountain closed.

Winter/Spring Show Shechule (December 1 - April 30)

Daily
  • 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. -One song plays every 30 minutes.

  • 12:00 Noon. to 1:00 P.M. - Noon show - One song plays every 10 minutes.

  • 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. - Evening show - One song plays every 10 minutes.

  • 9:00 P.M. - Fountain closed.

Note: Shows may be interrupted due to fountain maintenance.

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 operates from 12 p.m. (noon) to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Fanfare Music

The two main fountains feature 17 different works of music that reflect the diverse heritage and culture of the San Pedro and the Los Angreles Harbor Area. Both popular American standards and international selections that are sung in Croatian, Italian and Spanish are incorporated in the Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway program.

Fanfare Fountain Songs
  • I Love L. A. - Randy Newman (3:31) (5:39 with Red Car)

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

  • Marijana - John Duda Tramburitzas Band (3:01)

  • O Sole Mio - Luciano Pavarotti (3:19)

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

  • Mi Ciudad - Guadalupe Trio (4:15)

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

  • Lara’s Theme - Andre Rieu (3:24)

  • Waltz of the Flowers - Philadelphia Orchestra (4:26)

  • Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith (2:25)

  • El Rey - Jose Alfredo Jimenez (2:22)

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

  • Hawaiian War Chant - Teresa Bright (3:17)

  • America the Beautiful - Sandi Patty (3:43)

  • Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa (3:25)

  • You're a Grand Old Flag - Unknown (1:34)

  • Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi (3:05) (Not on Player Above)

  • Oye Como Va - Santana (4:18) (Not on Player Above)

  • Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas (2:32) (Not on Player Above)

  • California Girls - The Beach Boys (2:46) (Not on Player Above)

  • Celebration - Kool & The Gang (3:41) (Not on Player Above)

  • Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (2:44) (Not on Player Above)

Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway Facts

  • The water feature (fountain) has 58 total nozzles
    • 40 MiniShoters® that have water streams 100 feet high
    • 18 Oarsmen® that have water streams 70 feet high
  • The main feature (fountain) is 250 feet long and 100 feet wide, which is 3/4 of an acre. This is the largest water feature in the state of California.

  • 400,000 gallons of recycling water fill the feature, which is potable and safe for people, birds, and other animals.

  • The main fountains are synchronized to music and lights to create beautiful water shows for viewers.

  • The fountain is obliquely bisected by a 12-foot walkway that sits 12 inches below the basin level of the fountain.

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

  • Cost for the main fountain, reflection pool and children's fountain was approximately $14 million. As a self supporting and non-taxpayer supported department of the City of Los, expenditures for the fountains are from the Port's revenue fund.


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