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.
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Mountain Words Literary Festival
May 25, 2022 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm$5 – $300
The third annual Mountain Words Literary Festival is Crested Butte's multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring workshops, panel discussions, readings, live theatre, parties, children's events, film screenings, trivia, fine art book installations, open mic readings, mixology classes, and more. Welcoming 35 authors and presenters, including Cheryl Strayed, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild; Pushcart award-winning poet Kaveh Akbar, investigative reporter for the New Yorker, Rachel Monroe; and author of Billionaire Wilderness, Justin Ferrell. Programming in fiction, CNF, poetry, nature writing, playwrighting, publishing, editing, journalism, climate reporting, long-form, research, and more. May 25 – 29 in downtown Crested Butte. For more info including scholarship opportunities visit gvlf.org. Twitter: @MtnWords
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!