Gunnison Valley Events Calendar

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.

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2023 Annual Memorial Day Events

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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.


May 29
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Queen of All Saints Parish Hall
401 Sopris Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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(970) 641-0808
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Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison

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!

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