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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Black & White Ball
June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Black and White Ball is an annual celebration hosted by the museum commemorating the anniversary of making historic Tony’s Conoco the museum’s forever home. In June of 2003, the Crested Butte Museum moved from the old depot to the heart of Crested Butte, preserving the old hardware store in the center of town. As with most quintessential Crested Butte celebrations, attendees break into their costume trunks and don their finest black and white attire and dancing shoes! This event has historically been a family-friendly street party featuring live music, libations, a raffle with awesome prizes, and a connection to the community.
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!