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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Preservation in the Valley
May 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
May is preservation month, and the Crested Butte Museum is celebrating by hosting a history at home series where we invite 5 different speakers to discuss the process of preserving our natural lands, buildings, districts, and environmental spaces every Tuesday at 6pm. Among the series, we have the following speakers discussing the topics listed below: May 3: Crested Butte Land Trust with the historic preservation on mining claims and building, restoration of Peanut Lake, and Peanut Mine May 10: Bozar with Jessie on the historic preservation in Crested Butte, focusing on the historic district May 17: Barbara and Gene Mason on the preservation of the building where The Eldo currently is, along with other buildings in the area. May 24: Benjamin Somrak with his historic preservation on a building in Crested Butte. He will also be discussing his families histories May 31: Dr. Duane Vandenbusche with preservation of The Gunnison Country Please register for in-person or Zoom attendance by clicking the registration link: https://crestedbuttemuseum.com/event/preservation-in-the-valley-a-history-at-home-series/2022-05-03/
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!