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 us for this local music series at the museum on Wednesdays in September from 5pm-7pm. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available while guests enjoy the music on a donation basis. This event is free, however we do encourage donations to help support our local guest musicians and our non-profit museum. Coal Creek Trio plays an eclectic blend of classic rock, Americana, and original songs, with guitar, keyboards, and tight 3 part vocal harmonies. Featuring Bill Dowell (guitar/ vocals), Neil Hall (keyboard/ vocals), and Patti Gast (percussion/ vocals). Add in some classic rock covers and a splash of Americana and you’re sure to find something that satisfies your musical thirst. No need to pre-register, just show up and make a donation and enjoy the show! In case of inclement weather, the music will be inside the museum, otherwise we host music outside in our garden area.
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!