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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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Chanukah in Crested Butte

December 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Join Chabad Lubavitch of Colorado for a celebration at the Inaugural Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration in Crested Butte. This year’s event holds special significance as they unite in support of Israel following recent events. Immerse yourself in a festive and welcoming atmosphere featuring traditional Menorah lighting, live music, and an array of delightful Hanukkah treats such as latkes, donuts, and hot cocoa. The evening will also include heartfelt prayers for peace in Israel and Hanukkah gifts for children. This gathering is more than just a celebration; it’s a symbol of hope and unity, attracting locals and tourists from diverse backgrounds to experience the spirit of Chanukah in Crested Butte’s charming atmosphere. This event is free and open to all. RSVP is encouraged at HanukkahRockies.com.


December 13, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Elk Avenue and 3rd Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States + Google Map

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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