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.
Please join us on Saturday, August 5 at the Gunnison Library for a Community Rock & Fossil Day! The day includes: Presentation 10 AM Geology of Gunnison County – Dr. Rob Fillmore – WCU professor of geology Family Friendly Activities 11 AM – 1 PM open sessions Rock, mineral, and fossil identification: Bring your rock, mineral or fossils and talk to a geologist about identifying it. Create a trace fossil Create a geologic time scale. Learn to identify common minerals, rocks and fossils.
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!