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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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Author presentation on community read

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Gunnison Library’s common read has been Playing with Wildfire by Laura Pritchett (free copies available at all libraries). She directs the MFA in Nature Writing at the university. On May 26, she’ll be giving a presentation on the book from 2-3 pm as part of the Crested Butte Mountain Words Festival. From their brochure: “Playing with (Wild) Fire” community read discussion with Laura Pritchett Playing with (Wild)Fire discussion with Laura Pritchett celebrating the power of wildfire, community, and experimental form. Gunnison County Libraries Community Read Book and in collaboration with Western Colorado University.


May 26
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Center for the Arts Crested Butte
606 6th Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224
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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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