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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The History of Gunnison and Crested Butte

November 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Gunnison Sunset

Join Duane Vandenbusche for 8 episodes via Zoom on the thrilling history of Gunnison and Crested Butte. Topics include Mining, Narrow Gauge Railroads, ranching, water, skiing, colorful characters, and major events that made the Gunnison Country the place to be throughout the history of Colorado and he West. With Photos. The Zoom episodes begin on Tuesday, November 1st and will be every Tuesday evening from 7-7:50pm until December 20th. The series is free. To register, go to


November 1, 2022
7:00 pm
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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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