For over 15 years, Salmon Jam Music Festival in Cordova has been bringing world-class music and providing a stage for local and regional acts — all to get your toes tapping and feet moving while we raise money for the arts in Cordova! ARE YOU READY TO DANCE?!
Alaska Salmon Runs
The Alaska Salmon Runs are dedicated to the five species of salmon native to our area. Cordova is surrounded by extraordinary ecosystems that combine to form one of the world’s most spectacular natural environments and a thriving wild salmon migration.
Whether you’re coming to Cordova to experience the breathtaking scenery of our local running course or logging your miles from home, we hope to “see you on the road!
For details on this year’s running events, click the button below.
Small Fry Activities
Copper River Salmon Jam is a family-friendly event. Check out our fun activities for youngsters (and the young at heart)!
A Taste of Cordova
Get ready to season your cast irons, dust your rolling pins, and fire up your grills for our annual Taste of Cordova. Sample local food, get tips on foraging, processing, preserving and eating WILD FOOD from our local experts and try your hand.
Salmon Jam Merchandise
Get into the Salmon Jam spirit, and wear this year’s Salmon Jam merch to visually show your support and connection to salmon and the arts in Cordova! Order from Redbubble to find the perfect fit for everyone in the family. If you’d like to receive your gear in time for the event, order soon!
Stay tuned for our annual sidewalk sale featuring a limited run of t-shirts available in Cordova.
WHY WE DO IT
Did you know that the Copper River Salmon Jam is a major FUNdraising event that helps bring music, art and culture into Cordova year-round? All the money raised at the event goes toward supporting art and cultural performances for Cordova, as well as college scholarships for local graduates and summer art camp scholarships for teens. Event spawnsorships also support free educational activities for kids! Salmon Jam’s all-volunteer planning committee and non-profit festival partners THANK YOU!
Our blog is chocked full of great info on the festival and tons of other awesome things to do while you’re here in Cordova or for planning your next trip here!