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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WCU Homecoming Lighting of the W Party

September 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gunnison Sunset

Groove to the Tunes of Salida Din, a Timeless Classic Rock Band! This will be the 100th year of the annual Lighting of the W. Indulge in delectable appetizers, refreshing drinks and celebrate cherished traditions! Plus, we will have more food for purchase from the NEW Vegan AF food truck and Log Dawgs. Salida Din has played in Gunnison many times, from The Ramble Inn in the ’70s to The Trough in the ’80s and Last Chance many times, and is returning to the valley to celebrate Western’s Homecoming!


September 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Paul M. Rady School
777 E. Georgia Ave
Gunnison, CO 81230 United States
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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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