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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.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison

Come SUP (Stand-up Paddle Board) the largest body of water in Colorado! Whether you're brand new to paddle boarding or have been on a board for years, this event is […]


Gunnison Country by Horseback

Gunnison, Colorado Gunnison

Explore the Gunnison County by Horseback! Here's your chance for you and a friend to ride through the beautiful Gunnison Country. You'll learn about backcountry horseback riding, local history, and […]


Beauty and the Beast

Majestic Theatre 507 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte

https://tinyurl.com/vfmd2b7uFirebird 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

Unity Dinner

Rainbow Park 300 8th St, Crested Butte

Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with The Gunnison County Democrats at Rainbow Park in Crested Butte on Sunday August 20. Festivities start at 4 with a Taco food truck, […]

$40 – $50

Life Rebalanced Workshop – Crested Butte

Sopris Health Clinic 419 6th St #202, Crested Butte

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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