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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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The Trailhead’s Big Summer Bash

July 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gunnison Sunset

Join the Trailhead Children’s Museum for our BIG SUMMER BASH! An outdoor, family friendly music festival, featuring the Grammy award winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers and Sonia De Los Santos. Experience the Americana Folk music of the Okee Dokee Brothers, that will appeal to all, and sing along in Spanish and English with Sonia De Los Santos’ bilingual lyrics.Your ticket to the BIG SUMMER BASH will include exclusive Trailhead merch, face painting, and larger than life art and play experiences. Bring the whole family with our discounted family ticket packs, and come celebrate summer with the Trailhead! The BIG SUMMER BASH will benefit the Trailhead Children’s Museum, and allow us to continue providing critical development and learning opportunities through art and play to all of the local and visiting families in the Gunnison Valley. Please consider adding an additional contribution to your ticket, and help us protect PLAY FOR ALL! The BIG SUMMER BASH is made possible by grant funding from the Town of Mt. Crested Butte.


July 27, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 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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