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.
KBUT and the CB Old Rock Library bring you the “Howl-O-Ween Fright Parade” on Halloween, Monday October 31st. Join us at 4pm at First and Elk for a pre-parade KBUT dance party, a Halloween poem from Sher Bear, and a special performance of the “Thiller” dance by the Mountain Movers dancers! Starting at 4:30pm the parade will start trick or treating down Elk Avenue and finish at the Old Rock Library for cider, snacks, and a take-home craft! All businesses and homes on Elk Avenue are invited to hand out treats. For more information, email [email protected]. 4pm | Meet at first and Elk 4pm | KBUT Halloween dance party on Elk 4:15pm | Sher Bear Poem & Thriller Dance with Mountain Movers 4:30pm | Parade starts down Elk Ave (with Police Escort) 6pm-7pm | End at Old Rock Library for cider, snacks, and crafts
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!