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.
Everyone knows Charles Dickens’ holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Firebird Theatre will be performing a version that you have never seen before – because it will have never been done before! It’s the Dickens story retold with audience suggestions and seat-of-the-pants improv. The show is directed by David Flora and stars Annie Flora, Gregory Haley, Gregg Helvey, Kirsten Hausman, Jodine Pahl, Eliot Paulsen, Tricia Seeberg, and Jimmy Utley. Get into the holiday spirit with the redemptive story of Ebenezer Scrooge in a performance that will be different every single night. Don’t just watch a holiday show this season, help direct what will happen in it! Performances will be at two different locations: Dec. 15th at The Almont Resort at 8pm, and Dec. 16th, 22nd, and 23rd, 7pm at Queen of All Saints’ Parish Hall (403 Sopris Ave). Admission is $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at firebirdcb.com.
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!