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.
Crested Butte became a registered National Historic District in 1974 to preserve our distinctive buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Join us on an Elk Avenue Walking Tour to learn about the history of the buildings, mining history, and stories from the community. We occasionally host themed walking tours that focus on a certain area of town or a specific subject relating to Crested ButteÕs history. Some themed tours weÕve hosted in the past are the railroad history walking tour, the history of second street, and ranching history in Crested Butte. Follow us on Facebook or sign-up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to be notified about the next themed walking tour. Our regularly scheduled Elk Avenue Walking Tours will resume in March 2024 on Wednesdays, 2:00pm Ð 3:30pm that meet at the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue. Tours cost $20 (members) and $25 (non-members). We offer private walking tours outside of these regularly scheduled times for $25 per person, at a minimum of 3 people or $75 per tour.
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!