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.
West African Dance Class with Mami Sayon Camara. An intergenerational, Guinean Dance class for all levels and accompanied by live drummers! Beginner friendly. Class includes warm-up, breaking down movement of the African Diaspora and learning Guinean dances & rhythms. Mami is a skilled dynamic teacher excited to share her culture with community. Mami Sayon Camara, a native of Guinea, West Africa teaches traditional dances and rhythms that are inherent in the culture of Guinea. She is an accomplished West African Dance artist and is an integral part of the Kissidugu Ensemble & Foundation. All proceeds from class directly support the Kissidugu Foundation. Learn more here: https://kissidugu.org/ Mami Sayon Camara offers a joyous class for all movers- Come Dance in community! Bring your Bare feet and water!
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!