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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Vandenbusche Van Tour: The North Country
July 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm$70 – $80
This tour will be centered around the history of The North Country: Gold, Coal, Silver, and Flowers. Topics will include Anthracite (Smith Hill/Cloud City), Oh Be Joyful Campground – early mining town, how it got its name, Poverty Gulch, Hidalgo and Pittsburg, Washington Gulch, Placer Gold Camps, Gothic, Schofield Pass – Town of Schofield, 401, West Maroon Pass, and flowers of the valley. We meet at the Crested Butte Museum at 8am for a light breakfast (rolls, fruit, coffee). Duane will go over his topics for the day and we will head out in the van to make stops along the way. Van transportation will be included with this tour, however, you are welcome to transport yourself if you choose to do so. A sack-lunch will also be provided with the tour: sandwich, chips or another side, and a drink. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so we can accommodate your breakfast and lunch. The tour will end around 3pm.
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!