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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Community Appreciation Festival
May 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Join the Ute Indian Museum for a day of community appreciation, including Indigenous vendors, fry bread, museum store specials, a bounce house, free admission and more! See the day's schedule below. 10 am: Silent auction opens 10 am-noon: Kids activities, petroglyph carving and more 10 am-1 pm: Handprint banner painting in memory of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 11-noon: Etnobotany garden tour, Pine pitch salve making, Fudgesicles & popsicles Noon-12:45 pm: Film screening on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 1 pm: Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) challenges Western perceptions of Indigenous people, touching on issues of race, history and stereotypes. 3 pm: Silent auction closes
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!