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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.

Author presentation on community read

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

The Gunnison Library's common read has been Playing with Wildfire by Laura Pritchett (free copies available at all libraries). She directs the MFA in Nature Writing at the university. On […]

Easy Jim, Music of the Grateful Dead

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison

Growler MTB weekend in Gunnison! Come camp out and listen to the sounds of the Grateful Dead, with the Gunnsion Valley's own Easy Jim. Opening support for the night kicks […]

$25 – $30

Easy Jim, Live at the I Bar Ranch

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison

Celebrate the live Grateful Dead experience with Easy Jim at the I Bar Ranch on Sunday, May 26th at 7:30pm! Gates open at 5:30pm, Beer Hunter begins at 6:00pm, and […]

$25

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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