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Gunnison Valley Events Calendar

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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Taylor Downriver Race

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Are you ready to rumble on the river?! The Taylor downriver race will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21st at Todd’s Slot and take out at South Bank. Registration is $10 per person plus $10 per person for an ACA 1 day license, unless you have an ACA card. Onsite registration opens at 4:30 p.m. Races start at 5:30 p.m. See you there!


June 21
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Taylor River
MM11 County Road 742
Almont, CO 81210 United States
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Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison

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!

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Nordic skiers race in two lines dressed in costumes on a snowy downtown street

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