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.
Vinotok’s first All Cast Volunteer Meeting the first official Vinotok gathering of volunteers and invites people who wish to be in the Vinotok Theatre Troupe. Roles include Maiden, Torchbearer, Flagbearer, Mood Maker, Forest Creature, Harvest Mother celebrant, or other cast member. We also need musicians (drummers, flutists, trumpeters), Fire Performance Artists, and people who feel they have some sort of “circus art” (i.e., stilt walking, belly dancing, what else ya got?). Vinotok is inclusive and will have a place for anyone wanting to participate. The meeting covers a lot of material and can last a while. So bring warm layers and food and drink. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Betty Sue Gurk at (970) 680-3660 or [email protected] for any questions or to figure out your perfect spot. We look forward to seeing our veteran tribe members and welcoming new participants to help create this decades-old celebration!
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!