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.
Crested Butte Film Festival travels Down Under, deep into the ocean, for Blueback – a complex and emotional film about a mother and daughter’s passion for the ocean and each other. In it, a young woman recalls her childhood spent living in connection with the ocean, and her mother’s efforts to protect the bay from greedy developers and invasive fishermen – often to the detriment of their own relationship. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell, and Eric Bana in this poignant, visually stunning film that serves as a beautiful reminder of the power within us all to make a difference and to save what we love the most. Blueback, July 16th, 7:30pm. The Majestic Theatre. $15. See the trailer and buy tickets at cbfilmfest.org.
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!