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Gunnison Valley Events Calendar

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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Mt. Crested Butte 50th Anniversary Celebration & C

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Let’s celebrate Mt. Crested Butte turning 50! Dress up in your best 70s or gold-themed costumes and let’s get down 70s style! This is a FREE community event, featuring live music by Boogie Machine and Jack Cloonan & the Colorado All-Stars, anniversary cake and cupcakes by Cake Me Away, a pop-up museum outlining Mt. CB history by CB museum, and lots of children’s activities! There will be a costume contest with prizes for best dressed female, male and child.


July 13
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
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Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison

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!

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Nordic skiers race in two lines dressed in costumes on a snowy downtown street

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