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.
Mt. Crested Butte’s Pickin’ a Food Truck Competition & Festival will be held Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 11 am to 5 pm, at the Snowmass Parking Lot in Mt. Crested Butte. It is a free community event featuring a food truck competition and a trio of live Bluegrass music by Still House String Band, Clay Street Unit, and The Tejon Street Thieves! All ages are welcome. Registration is required to attend and those who wish to participate in the food truck competition must select registration that includes a punch card. Additional food and drink will be available for purchase. 21+ year old ID check will be required for attendees who wish to purchase alcoholic beverages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an Adult 18 years or older and have a child’s registration to the event. Please see website for full details and registration types. Registration opens to the general public on May, 15, 2023 at 10 am. Please contact Town of Mt. Crested Butte’s Event Coordinator, Rebecca Gagne with any questions or for ADA requests by email at [email protected]
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!