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.
Join us at the Gunnison Library at 6 pm on Thursday, April 27 for a presentation on the history of local railroading and the famous Baldwin Engine 268 that served the Denver & Rio Grand Railroad beginning in 1882. Gunnison Pioneer Museum’s Larry McDonald will present a pictorial history that will provide attendees with a glimpse of the amazing history of the Baldwin Engine 268 and explain how she became “Cinder Ella of the Rockies”. This event is free and open to the public.
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!