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.

Resource Conscious Construction Course

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Join Coldharbour Institute and Cillian Liam Barrett (owner of Hearth Design Build) to an introductory course on Resource Conscious Construction (RCC), with a focus on the Design Process. The framework […]

$275 – $450

Hiking Interpretive Tour: Copley Lake

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

Join us for these new interpretive history tours as we explore surrounding natural areas around Crested Butte and The Gunnison Valley. These tours will explore the history of the area […]

$50 – $65

Hot Club Jazz Rafting

Garlic Mike's 2674 CO-135, Gunnison

Led by a private guide, you’ll float down the scenically unmatched Taylor River with your friends. Then, you’ll enjoy drinks at Garlic Mike’s and a ridiculously awesome performance by the […]


Community BBQ

Rainbow Park 300 8th St, Crested Butte

Location change for the Community BBQ sponsored by UCC!! It will be at Rainbow Park Pavilion.


Hopeful Birds Workshop

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Hopeful Birds Workshop Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00pm, July 28. Have you been seeing the clay birds out and about in the Gunnison Valley? Maybe you've stumbled upon one or heard […]


Mt. Crested Butte Annual Town Picnic

Mountain Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Mt. Crested Butte

The Town of Mt. Crested Butte is very excited to invite residents and homeowners of Mt. CB to the Annual Town Picnic! New this year, we're featuring local band, Sunny […]


Friendship Bracelet Making

Buckel Family Wine 1018 CO-135 Unit B, Gunnison

In honor of International Friendship Day, Buckel Family Wine would like to invite you and your bestie to our Gunnison tasting room. Sip wine and get creative with this jewelry […]


Lower Loop Trail Run

Town of Crested Butte - Lower Loop Crested Butte

8.4 mile trail run on single track and dirt roads. Followed by a BBQ.


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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Nordic skiers race in two lines dressed in costumes on a snowy downtown street

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