Join us for Ted Stevens Day this week

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.


2015 Events


Tuesday, July 21

Ted Stevens Day Presentation – 12:00 pm at the Carlson Center

There will be a presentation about Senator Ted Stevens at the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Carlson Center. Stop by and see some historical photos and pick up your “Ted Stevens Day - Get Out and Play” T-shirt.


Friday, July 24

Ted Stevens Day Open House – 2:30-7:00 pm at TSMRI

NOAA Fisheries will be hosting an open house from 2:30 pm- 7:00 pm at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute (TSMRI). The open house will feature guided tours of the facility, exhibits on research projects at the lab, and information about other organizations that work to protect Alaska’s fisheries resources. This event will allow Alaskans to observe first hand Senator Stevens’ contributions to managing and protecting Alaska’s vitally important fisheries.


Friday, July 24

Cook Up Some Alaskan Fun – 4:30-7:00 pm at the Parkshore Condos Clubhouse

Join friends and neighbors as they ``Cook Up Some Alaskan Fun for Ted Stevens Day 2015.`` Enjoy barbecue salmon and compare special salmon glazes while sharing stories about Senator Stevens.


Saturday, July 25

Ted Stevens Day celebration – 1:00-3:00 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.

1:00 Presentation of Ted Stevens Annual Award presented to 2015 Friend of Girdwood Health Clinic.


Saturday, July 25

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.