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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Writing Through the Changes: Summer Solstice
June 7 @ 12:00 am$60
The Summer Solstice is June 21! Let your fullest light shine with the Writing Through the Changes Summer Solstice session through seasonally directed creative writing, journaling, meditation, and connecting to nature and community prompts and activities you can do on your own time from your own place. Seasonal pivots in our calendar are times of transitions, profound places to contemplate what is shifting in both our internal and external worlds. Writing Through the Changes is a self-directed, writing-driven experience celebrating the Spring and Fall Equinoxes and Winter and Summer Solstices. For each turn of season receive a downloadable packet along with audio and video resources to guide you along your way, and bring you back to your center point. Packets include contemplative exercises of journaling and meditation prompts; connecting to nature exercises; and inspiring readings to incite calm, balance, grounding and a sense of belonging to self, community and place. As a self-directed course you can do this whenever and wherever you want, spending as much time as you'd like on it. Sign up for the full year, or choose individual seasons. The next session is for the Summer Solstice (June 21), but you'll want to sign up with enough time to get your introductory materials and prepare for the experience (I suggest by June 7). It's only $60 for each season and you can sign up for just this one, or for both the remaining seasons of summer and fall. More information & registration at https://www.mollymurfee.com/writing-through-the-changes.
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!