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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The Colorado River Compact: Past & Present
November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for an evening at the Crested Butte Museum to explore the Colorado River Compact of 1922 and view select photographs of seldom seen historical photos of Crested Butte. Topics we will explore include: Water and the West Western States Water Fights Supreme Court decides Western water fights: Kansas v. Colorado, 1901-07 and Wyoming v. Colorado, 1911-22. Delph Carpenter – Colorado water lawyer extraordinaire Colorado River Compact of 1922 Compact controversies Upper Colorado River Storage Act, 1956 creates 6 dams in Upper Colorado River Basin Dire picture of water in Colorado and the West today Complimentary refreshments included! Make a donation to the museum if you can when you arrive for this program.
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!