Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza

Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza

Fanfare Fountains at the Port of Los Angeles comprise the largest water feature in Los Angeles! The two main fountains measure 250 feet long by 100 feet wide and are synchronized to music and lights. Water streams go as high as 100 feet, pumping 400,000 gallons of recycling water.
The Fanfare Fountains 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.

Summer/Fall Schedule – May 01 – November 30


  • 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. -One song plays every 30 minutes with periodic mini-shooter activity.
  • 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. – One song plays every 10 minutes.
  • 10:00 P.M. – Fountain closed.

Winter/Spring Schedule – December 01 – April 30


  • 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. -One song plays every 30 minutes with periodic mini-shooter activity.
  • 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. – One song plays every 10 minutes.
  • 9:00 P.M. – Fountain closed.

Note: Shows may be interrupted due to fountain maintenance.Sunset at Fanfare

Free one-hour parking is available at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade. Parking lot located just past the Catalina Express Terminal gate.

Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway Facts

  • The water feature (fountain) has 58 total nozzles
  •  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.
  • 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.

Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway:
Harbor Blvd and Swinford Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 (MAP)

Fanfare Fountain SP

Fanfare Music

Marijana (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. (Length 3:31)
Randy Newman

You’re a Grand Old Flag (Length 2:36)

Stars and Stripes Forever (Length 3:29)
John Philip Sousa

America the Beautiful (Length 2:58)
Sandi Patty

Oye Como Va (Length 4:18)

Dancing in the Streets (Length 2:32)
Martha and the Vandellas

California Girls (Length 2:46)
The Beach Boys

Celebration (Length 3:41)
Kool & The Gang

Hot Rod Lincoln (Length 2:44)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, offers are subject to change without notice.
  1. By Ports O’Call Village | Best of the South Bay on September 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    […] Special events held annually at Ports O’Call Village include the LA Woody Car Show in May, The Taste in San Pedro in August, and Lobster Fest in September. A short walk away is the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, or hop on The Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line for a ride down to the Fanfare Fountains & Water Feature at Gateway Plaza. […]

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