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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.

3rd Annual Pedal Your Butte-Off! Challenge

Town Park 500-510 7th St, Crested Butte

The 3rd Pedal Your Butte-Off! Challenge will be held on Saturday, June 22nd is a "Human Powered Wheeled Event" where entrants use their creativity and imagination to build and enter […]


Saturday Clay Day | Tic Tac Toe Boards

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

Come make your very own customized tic tac toe board. We will learn hand-building techniques using textures and tools! Ages 6 - 14 Saturday, June 22nd | 10:00 - 12:30 […]


Learn To Play D&D

A 3 hour learn to play session with pre-built characters where you will learn what a character sheet is and how to use it, what the dice are and when […]


Gunnison River Festival

Gunnison County Whitewater Park Highway 50, Gunnison

Join us for the 22nd annual Gunnison River Festival at the Gunnison Whitewater Park. Boat Races start at 11am (be there early to register). Enjoy live music by Beer Hunter, […]


Oysters and Lobster Rolls

Buckel Family Wine 1018 CO-135 Unit B, Gunnison

Secure your oysters, for this extraordinary culinary experience. Bonfire Oyster Co's premium oysters, paired with Buckel Family Wine will be a day you do not want to miss!


Summer Solstice Celebration

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison

Summer Solstice concert with 40oz to Freedom (sublime Tribute band) & Roka Hueka


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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