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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.

Volunteer Project: Wet Meadow Restoration

Centennial State Wildlife Area Gunnison

Volunteers will spend time building rock structures to improve critical habitat for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse. We will use innovative, yet simple, restoration methods-small rock structures to raise the water table […]


Pumpkin Patch!

Gunnison Valley Health Hospital 711 N. Taylor, Gunnison

Join us for Gunnison Valley Health's Annual Pumpkin Patch! Saturday October 21st, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Outside the main entrance 711 North Taylor Street Gunnison Colorado 81230 Scavenger hunt […]


Geology Jeep Tour

Gunnison National Forest Gunnison

Travel back in time 1.7 billion years with renowned local geologist Dr. Amy Ellwein, aka "Dr. Rock" from the comfort and safety of a legendary Jeep! You will learn about […]

$50 – $150

Thanksgiving Plates & Platters Clay Class

Abra Karbin Ceramics 723 S 9th Street, Gunnison

October 21, 12pm to 3pm: Thanksgiving Plates & Platters $60/Adult October 23, 5:30pm to 8:30pm: Thanksgiving Plates & Platters $60/Adult Join me at my brand new clay studio for a […]


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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