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.
(Art Exhibit June 2-30) Join us on Friday June 2nd from 5-8pm for the Arteries of the Earth Exhibit Premier with a special presentation at 7pm sponsored by The Gunnison River Festival and the Upper Gunnison River Conservation District. Watch and listen as explorer Colt Maule shares how experiences throughout his exciting and adventurous life has led him to the path of Art, Education, Conservation and Stewardship of the wild rivers of North America. This will be an entertaining and educational evening for the whole family. Charcuterie style refreshments will be provided and everyone who attends the Arteries of the Earth presentation will receive a free raffle ticket with chances to win great prizes from local supporting businesses, including original artwork and a rafting adventure with Scenic River Tours!
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!