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.
Join Coldharbour Institute and Lynn Cudlip (Wetland Specialist) to an in person workshop to learn about our connections to wetlands in our valley and how they store and protect our water. We’ll touch on a variety of things from natural wetlands versus irrigated wetlands to the Clean Water Act. The “class” will be an outdoor extravaganza in recognizing, contemplating, measuring, and relishing our valley’s wetlands. It will be held at Coldharbour Institute’s Ranch and will be fully outdoors. Come ready for a hands on exploratory opportunity. Wear clothes and shoes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty and wet. Email [email protected] or visit https://www.coldharbourinstitute.org/wetland-workshop.html to learn more.
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!