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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West African Dance w/ Mami Sayon Camar

June 21 @ 6:15 pm

$22
Gunnison Sunset

All levels West African Dance Class every Tuesday with Mami Sayon Camara @Cb Center for the Arts. 4 classes for $80 or $22 Drop in. Mami Sayon Camara is an accomplished West African Dancer from Guinea and is an integral part of the nonprofit Kissidugu Foundation/ Kissidugu Performance Ensemble. She has been a professional artist since age ten- working to help support her family. In Guinea, she was part of several professional dance companies, with which she trained, performed and toured for ceremonies, celebrations and other special occasions. Since coming to the U.S. in July, 2021, she has been dancing, teaching and performing all over Colorado and locally. She is an extraordinary teacher and performer. Her teaching proceeds directly support the Kissidugu Speciality School of Music, Dance and Education in Conakry Guinea. Wild Hare Dance is extremely honored to have her here in the community sharing her culture, knowledge, and passion for West African Dance and Music. Gunnison Valley has had a long time learning relationship with Kissidugu and Gabriel Fara Tolno, the founder and executive director of the organization. Learn more about Kissidugu Foundation Here: https://kissidugu.org/

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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