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.

Ice Fishing Weekend Getaway

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison

Have you ever wanted to ice fish Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water? Here's your chance! Join Gunnison guides Gabby, Ema, and Erin for a weekend-long ice fishing […]


Alley Loop Nordic Race

Crested Butte Nordic Center 620 2nd St, Crested Butte

The Alley Loop is not your typical Nordic Marathon. It stands both as a premier American Birkebeiner Qualifying event, in addition to being Crested Butte's most outrageous costume party of […]

Annual Pet Expo

Fred Field Center 275 S. Spruce St, Gunnison

The Annual Pet Expo is just around the corner!! Join us on Saturday, February 3, 2024 between 10am and 2pm at the Fred Field Center at 275 S Spruce St. […]


Jewelry Dishes

Abra Karbin Ceramics 723 S 9th Street, Gunnison

Discover the artistry of crafting personalized jewelry dishes in my upcoming ceramic class! Unleash your creativity as you mold, shape, and glaze your own unique ceramic dishes designed to cradle […]

$40 – $60


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

Olympic Champion, Cancer Survivor, and Active Mom From her debut in Salt Lake City to a decisive sprint finish in Pyeongchang, Kikkan Randall defined her career through Olympic aspirations. Straight […]


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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