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.
Firebird Theatre is excited to bring a new kind of entertainment to the valley – a comedy panel show! What’s All This, Then? features four local actors who are challenged to several different word-based games. Are puns the highest form of literature, or the lowest form of art? No matter where you land on this important debate, there is something in this show for you. Imagine a mixture of Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, the board game Balderdash, and slide whistles and kazoos. Throw in a dash of improv and you’ve got a hilarious show of dumb jokes and smart alecks! Directed and hosted by David Flora, WATT? will be written and performed by Kirsten Hausman, Jodine Pahl, Emily Sharan, and Jimmy Utley. The show will be performed once a month at Queen of All Saints’ Parish Hall with the first show premiering on Dec. 10th at 10:00am. Tickets are priced at $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at firebirdcb.com.
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!