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.
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. January 4 & 11 In this class kids will get to paint their dream designs on used skis or snowboards. Artist and instructor Nathan will walk the students through basic acrylic painting techniques to successfully bring colorful scapes to life. Repurpose old equipment to make a lasting decoration. Parents, make sure to drop off painting surfaces before the first class. The kids can take bus #5 from school and arrive right at the arts center. Instructor: Nathan Motsinger
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!