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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.

July Music Cruise

IOOF Park 206 North Main, Gunnison, Colorado

2023 Summer is looking festive with the Music Cruise. Come Join us! Ride around and follow on your bike, or meet us at IOOF Park around 7pm for a half […]


Family Polka Party!

Gunnison Library 1 Quartz St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Join us at the Gunnison Library on Friday, July 21 at 2pm for some good old fashioned fun with musical group, Pint Sized Polka. Let's sing and dance together at […]


49th AAUW Art in the Park

Legion Park Gunnison, CO, United States

This is the annual art show featuring original arts and crafts that the American Association of University Women have been sponsoring for 49 years. It servers as fund raiser for […]

Win a Scholarship!

Crested Butte School of Dance 306 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte, CO

Win a Scholarship at CBSOD! Apply now at dancecrestedbutte.org!

Stargazing in the Gunnison Valley

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join us at the Crested Butte Library on Tuesday, July 25 at 6 pm for a presentation by Dr. Suzanne Taylor, professor of physics and astronomy at Western Colorado University […]


History Tour with Duane Vandenbusche: Taylor Park

Almont Resort 10209 CO-135, Almont, CO

This tour will be centered around the history of Taylor Park and Spring Creek: Valley of the Gods. Topics will include Bomber Crash in Taylor Canyon, a tour of the […]

$70 – $80

July Crafternoon:

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join us at the Crested Butte Library on Thursday, July 27 from 5-7 pm for July's Crafternoon. July's craft will be Paper Marbling. Immediate yet meditative, the craft of marbling […]


The Trailhead’s Big Summer Bash

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Crested Butte, CO

Join the Trailhead Children's Museum for our BIG SUMMER BASH! An outdoor, family friendly music festival, featuring the Grammy award winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers and Sonia De Los […]


B’nai Butte Benefit Concert

Sweet Reunion Event Venue 3466 Wildcat Trl, Trappers Crossing, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join B'nai Butte on July 27th for a night to remember with dinner, drinks, and a special concert featuring David Lawrence and the Spoonful and his unique Colorado original roots […]


Live Music in the Garden: Craig McLaughlin

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

We invite you to our FREE live music series in our garden area adjacent to the museum, on Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm, July 11th – August 15th. We will have libations […]


Crested Butte Arts Festival

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

The 51st annual Crested Butte Arts Festival takes place August 4th - 6th, outdoors on the Crested Butte Community School campus. This juried festival features 150 artists across twelve different […]


DJs Club Cracker & Charcuterie

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

Dreamy DJ duo specializing in house music, theme parties, and consistent winners of being the best dressed in CB, even on an average day. On the Arts Festival Entertainment Stage.

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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