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 Unsinkable Molly Brown by Elizabeth Bond
August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25 – $75
Join us at The Center for the Arts for this theater production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown by Elizabeth Bond. Margaret (Molly) Brown was a first-class passenger on the RMS Titanic in 1912. She helped others board the lifeboats but was finally persuaded to abandon ship in Lifeboat No. 6. She was later called “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” by authors for her assistance in the ship’s evacuation, taking an oar herself in her lifeboat and urging that the lifeboat go back and save more passengers. Her efforts sealed her place in history, and was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. This broadway musical from 1960 is being brought to Crested Butte by Elizabeth Bond. The musical highlights a fictionalized account of Margaret Brown’s life, from her humble beginnings in Leadville, Colorado to her trip on the Titanic, and back to Colorado to be reunited with her love Johnny Brown who has built Molly her own “castle”, a beautiful home in the Rocky Mountains. Doors at 6:30, Showtime at 7:00pm Cost: VIP Ticket: $75 Orchestra Pit: $35 General Admission: $25
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!