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.

Strawberry Trail Run

Canal Trail TH on Brush Creek Road Crested Butte

Course: From Brush Creek road run the Canal trail to Farris Creek trail. Climb Farris and then drop down to the intersection of Strawberry trail. Run Strawberry over to Brush […]


Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational

Center for the Arts Crested Butte 606 6th Street, Crested Butte

Dom't miss the chance to experience the beauty of Crested Butte through the eyes of talented landscape artists at the 2023 Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational! Featuring 20 exceptional painters […]

MTCB Pickin’ a Food Truck Competition & Festival

Snowmass Parking Lot Snowmass Road, Mt. Crested Butte

Mt. Crested Butte's Pickin' a Food Truck Competition & Festival will be held Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 11 am to 5 pm, at the Snowmass Parking Lot in Mt. […]


Beauty and the Beast

Majestic Theatre 507 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte

Firebird Theatre Company of Crested Butte proudly presents Beauty and the Beast, adapted for the stage and directed by Annie Flora from the 1740 version by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve! Different […]

$5 – $10

Family Bubble Bonanza

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte

Please join us on Saturday, August 12 from 2-4 pm at the Crested Butte Library for a Bubble Bonanza! Let's send summer out with a bang! Come celebrate with good […]


Casey Falter 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 […]

Feast in the Field

Red Dog Ranch Crested Butte

Top chefs, including executive chef Dana Zobs of Crested Butte's Personal Chefs and chef and regenerative rancher Abby Knowles, prepare a feast with passed appetizers and a sit down dinner, […]

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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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