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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.

Wander with History Walking Tour:Historic District

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

Explore the historic district of Crested Butte on this focused walking tour with Glo Cunningham. Learn all about what makes Crested Butte a National Registered Historic District, and adventure back […]

$30 – $35

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

Gunnison Library 1 Quartz St, Gunnison

Please join us on Saturday, August 19 from 2-4 pm at the Gunnison Library for a Bubble Bonanza! Let's send summer out with a bang! Come celebrate with good old […]


Rachel VanSlyke 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 […]

Life Rebalanced Workshop

ICELab @ Western 540 Escalante Dr, Gunnison

Come to this free workshop to be inspired, learn, and help your mind and body get after your goals! Free food, great prizes, and definitely tons of fun!


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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