Ted Stevens Day

In 2011, the Alaska State Legislature dedicated the fourth Saturday in July as Ted Stevens Day as a tribute to the Senator’s many contributions to our state. The Foundation, in keeping with the Senator’s mantra to “Get Out and Play,” organizes statewide events on Ted Stevens Day to provide opportunities for Alaskans to enjoy the outdoors in honor of Senator Stevens.

 

2017 Events

ANCHORAGE

Saturday, July 22

Alaskans can honor him at Cuddy Family Midtown Park from 12:00pm - 3:00pm for food and activities, at the Annual Teddy Bear Picnic encouraging inclusive play for all Alaskans.

JUNEAU

Saturday, July 22

GIRDWOOD

Saturday, July 22

Ted Stevens Day celebration – 11:00-2:00 pm at Girdwood Health Clinic

The Girdwood Health Clinic is hosting free food and activities, including a fire truck tour, blood pressure checks, bean bag toss, art activities, music and more to honor Senator Ted Stevens and his legacy to Alaska.

Senator Ted Stevens wanted to insure that residents and visitors of Girdwood and the Turnagain Arm Area had a facility that could provide health care. With his help, the old post office was acquired with a grant from the Denali Commission. It is now the home of the Girdwood Health Clinic.

12:00 Presentation of Ted Stevens Annual Award presented to 2016 Friend of Girdwood Health Clinic.

KENAI PENINSULA

Saturday, July 22

Catch, Clean and Cook – 11:00 am at Soldotna Creek Park

In memory and celebration of Ted Stevens' legacy and in conjunction with the Soldotna Progress Days event, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association joins in on this family fun day at the Soldotna Creek Park with its annual Catch, Clean and Cook program.

The day also includes a parade, music, family activities and various booths, including raffles, food and beverages.