Navy Week promises demonstrations, music, ships, and more

CLEVELAND - More than 1,000 sailors will settle into Cleveland for Navy Week August 27 until September 4.

It's a celebration to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

A concert from the U.S. Navy Band at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame scheduled for 8 a.m. has been moved inside due to rain.

Also, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the U.S. Navy divers demonstration will be held at the Cleveland Aquarium. 

Here's a list of events happening throughout the week:

- "Blue Angels," The Navy Flight Demonstration Team
- "Leap Frogs," The Navy Parachute Team
- Visiting U.S. Navy Ships
- Navy Band musical performances
- Admirals and other senior Navy leaders, who will engage with local corporate, civic, government and education leaders
- Navy simulator and other interactive displays
- Visits to area schools
- Community service projects and events with local sports franchises
- Visits with local veterans

Tours of the Navy ships are open to the public starting at noon. Photography is permitted on board the ships.

Navy Week will also pay a few visits to Progressive Field. Sailors will get a chance to throw the first pitch and the color guard will perform. 

Plus, on Thursday August 30, sailors will run onto the field for the home game at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

The RTA will open the Waterfront Line to help transport people to Cleveland's shore for the events. The buses will serve customers every 15 minutes all day and into the evening.

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