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 at the Gunnison Library on every third Wednesday of the month for an all-new library offering: Mindful Meditation with instructor Jenny Ward. In recent years, mindfulness meditation has gained popularity for its many benefits including reducing stress and anxiety, promoting emotional health, and allowing for more ease and peace within oneself and in relationship with others. This class will offer teachings on how to develop skillful means for meditation practice, time to practice together, and opportunities for discussion and questions. No meditation experience is necessary to attend. Chairs for sitting meditation will be provided. If you prefer a cushion and/or mat, please bring your own. Jenny Ward is a former family physician, wife, and mom of two. She recently completed a two-year professional training program for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through Sounds True and The University of California’s Greater Good Science Center. She has practiced meditation for 10+ years and regularly attends week-long silent meditation retreats.
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!