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Gunnison Valley Events Calendar

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.

Live Music: Easy Jim

Crested Butte Community School 818 Red Lady Ave., Crested Butte

"Settle back easy, Jim;" The words of Robert Hunter in the song "Althea" seemed to fit the mold of the band when it began in the fall of 2018. The […]


Middle Cement & Waterfall Cutoff Trail Run

Middle Cement Trail on Cement Creek Road Crested Butte South

Course: Climb Middle Cement Creek Trail, head up the valley on the new Middle Cement Creek Trail, climb up Waterfall Creek, return down valley on the Waterfall Cutoff Trail, descend […]


Ladies White Water Rafting

Join us on a whitewater adventure as we raft the Upper Taylor River! The Taylor River rafting trips offer something for everyone, from mild to wild. The Taylor River is […]


Community Rock & Fossil Day

Gunnison Library 1 Quartz St, Gunnison

Please join us on Saturday, August 5 at the Gunnison Library for a Community Rock & Fossil Day! The day includes: Presentation 10 AM Geology of Gunnison County - Dr. […]


Crested Butte Arts Festival

Crested Butte Community School 818 Red Lady Ave., Crested Butte

The 51st annual Crested Butte Arts Festival takes place August 4th - 6th, outdoors on the Crested Butte Community School campus. This juried festival features 150 artists across twelve different […]


Live Music: Rachel VanSlyke

Crested Butte Community School 818 Red Lady Ave., Crested Butte

VanSlyke's unique combination of accessible, highly listenable tunes with no holds barred lyrics and a refusal to be bound by conventional genres have garnered her a following who are at […]


Live Music: Jeny and the Bets

Crested Butte Community School 818 Red Lady Ave., Crested Butte

Indie Soul for the booty shakers of the world. On the Arts Festival Entertainment Stage.


Easy Jim, Live at the Crested Butte Arts Festival

Crested Butte Arts Festival 601 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Celebrate the live Grateful Dead experience with Easy Jim at the Crested Butte Arts Festival on Saturday, August 5th at 3pm. More information can be found at www.crestedbutteartsfestival.com.

GVWN Garlic Mike’s Float And Dine

Join us for a Float n' Dine from Three Rivers to Garlic Mike's! Enjoy the area's only dinner cruise-Rocky Mountain style! We'll be starting out at Three Rivers Resort and […]


Jim Sargent Live at The River Bar

Garlic Mike's River Bar 2674 Hwy 135, Gunnison

Come soak your liver by the river and enjoy our live music and relaxing atmosphere at the Garlic Mike's River Bar! Safety First! Take that convenient free RTA bus to […]

Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison

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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