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.
Firebird Theatre Company of Crested Butte proudly presents Beauty and the Beast, adapted for the stage and directed by Annie Flora from the 1740 version by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve! Different from the Disney version, this Beauty and the Beast is a wild, wacky, and interactive play, sure to delight both kids and parents alike. Performed by a talented group of CB teens. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, August 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 1:00 pm. Ages 5 and up. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under. www.firebirdcb.com.
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!