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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Writers in Residence Welcome Reception
May 4, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmfree
Join us in welcoming the 2022 Mountain Words Writers in Residence to the community over drinks, bites and tantalizing conversation. The international cohort includes: — Pushcart award-winning poet from Tehran, Kaveh Akbar — author and prison rights activist Dominque Conway — writer, visual artist from New Orleans Bernardo Wade — India-based fiction writer Megha Nayar — Local writer and audio producer Stephanie Maltarich The writers will spend the month of May writing, enjoying the community, and presenting at CBCS before reading produced work at the Mountain Words Literary Festival May 25 – 29. Help us welcome them in proper Crested Butte style!
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!