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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.

MTCB Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

Base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort mt. crested butte

Join us for a free family-friendly concert and Independence Day celebration. Featuring live country music, BBQ dinner offerings by CBMR, and children's activities! We'll finish the evening with an Independence […]



Fred Field Center 275 S. Spruce St, Gunnison
$18 – $78

Pete Dunda Band & Dance

Join us for dancing and live music! At 6 pm, the Almont Pavillion Dance Series will offer free dance lessons focusing on swing, polka and waltz. Then at 7 pm, […]


Blitzen Trapper

Center for the Arts Crested Butte 606 6th Street, Crested Butte
$30 – $50

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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