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.
High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) is partnering with the Town of Crested Butte for a wet meadow restoration project along the Slate River. Volunteers will assist in stabilizing hand-built wood structures. This will include wire removal, willow planting, and shoveling sod for further stability. Participants will also be learn about the methods for restoration, why it’s important, and the benefits of projects like this one. The project partners and HCCA also agreed that this is a great opportunity to involve youth community members, so interested people should feel free to bring their families!
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!