Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
Please join us for the 2023 Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 29th! This beloved annual event will once again start with a Military March at 9:15am from 2nd Street, down Elk Avenue to the Crested Butte Cemetery. At 10am, mass for the fallen will be held at the cemetery chapel; 11am Military Gun Salute then a march back to town. At 11:45am, lunch will be provided at the Queen of All Saints Parish Hall, 405 Sopris. Following lunch, a polka dance featuring The Pete Dunda Band will be held from 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Hall. It will be a wonderful opportunity to remember and honor our military service members, a chance to share a meal with our community and a fun time with The Pete Dunda Band! This is a free, family-friendly event, rain or shine; donations are appreciated.
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!