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.

Beacon Brush Up

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

Join the CBAC and our avalanche forecasters for a day of brushing up on your avalanche rescue skills. Beacon drills and skills, rescue scenarios and shoveling and evacuation techniques. Field […]


West African Dance Class

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

All levels West African Dance class with Mami Sayon Camara of Kissidugu Foundation. All levels and ages are welcome. Bring water, clothes easy to move in . Barefoot class. Jones, […]


Santa Paws

Pat's Screen Printing 242 N Main St, Gunnison

Bring your four-legged friends to get their photo taken with Santa on Friday, December 1st between 5pm and 7:30pm or on Saturday, December 2nd between 11am and 2pm at Pat's […]


Lace Vases Class

Abra Karbin Ceramics 723 S 9th Street, Gunnison

Lace Vases Class Saturday, December 2, 12 - 3 pm. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the art of imprinting lace doilies onto clay to craft exquisite lace vases. I […]


Santa Storytime!

Gunnison Library 1 Quartz St, Gunnison

Please join us at the Gunnison Library from 2-4 pm on Saturday, December 2 for story time with Santa! Enjoy some cozy holiday stories read by Kris Kringle himself. There […]


Sip and Shop

Buckel Family Wine 1018 CO-135 Unit B, Gunnison

Sip on a glass of wine and pursue local makers and their wares. Gift shop for loved ones and maybe find something you can't live without! Eat empanadas by Luna […]


Wild West Murder Mystery at the Mallardi

Crested Butte Mountain Theatre 403 2nd Street, Crested Butte

Saddle up and step back in time to the rugged and mysterious Wild West! Join us for an unforgettable evening of intrigue and suspense with the Crested Butte Museum and […]

$50 – $60

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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