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 in celebrating longtime local resident and writer Shelley Read and the release of her debut, internationally acclaimed novel, Go As a River which has been praised as a “soaring, heartstopping coming-of-age novel of resilience and becoming.” Townie Books has exclusive early book sale permission, and this will be the first-ever event for this book (you can pre-order now with Townie Books and pick up your book at the event). Gather from 6-7 pm for drinks and bites celebrating the local writing community, followed by a discussion, reading, and Q&A with Shelley. Book sales and signing to follow. Registration encouraged.
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!