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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Functional Wood Burning
May 21 @ 12:00 am$51 – $60
Functional Wood Burning Saturday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm, June 11. In this one day session you will decorate a 3×5 basswood box with your own original design or a clip art pattern of your choice. The pattern is first drawn on the box or transferred by tracing and then burned in using one or more wood-burning points as needed. You will go home with your own creative box ready to hold your favorite tiny treasures. Instructor: William Tintera, $60/student, $51/members.
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!