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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49th Annual Al Johnson Race

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gunnison Sunset

The 49th Annual Al Johnson Memorial Uphill Downhill Telemark Race is Sunday, March 19. $40 to race and pre-race registration can be found on eventbrite and there will be day of race registration from 9-11 a.m. at the CBMR Adventure Center. Tons of prizes. No Epic Pass? No problem. $55 lift tickets for all participants without an Epic Pass. Proceeds to benefit the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.


March 19
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Nordic skiers race in two lines dressed in costumes on a snowy downtown street

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