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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.

Mom + Son Dance Party

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Bring your boys to eat pizza, do crafts, facepainting, play games, and dance! Spend some quality time with your little fella being silly, creative, and making memories. Join us in […]

$25 – $30

West African Kora Experience

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

Join us at the Gunnison Library at 1:30 pm on Sunday, May 12 for an entertaining and immersive West African Kora experience! We'll learn how this impressive instrument is built, […]

free

May Crafternoon

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

Join us at the Gunnison Library at 5 pm on Thursday, May 16 for Crafternoon. For May we will enjoy a calligraphy workshop instructed by local artist William Tintera. Learn […]

free

Free Mug Making Class – GRASP

Gunnison Valley Mentors 101 N 8th St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Free family mug making class at the Mentors Building in Gunnison on Friday, May 17th from 5:30-8:30 pm. Hosted by GRASP, GCSAPP. The Consortium (GRASP) initially consisted of 6 key […]

Free

Sci-Friday!

Majestic Theatre 507 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte, CO, United States

A fun, PG-13 Sci-Fi Movie curated by our very own Child of the Popcorn, Crystal Staggs, come unwind at the end of the week with a FREE, classic, and genuinely […]

FREE

Kabaka Pyramid Live! at the Public House

Public House Crested Butte 202 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO

Grammy Award Winning Kabaka Pyramid is live with an unprecedented blend of Reggae and Hip Hop! Kabaka Pyramid is a Grammy Award Winning conscious revolutionary lyricist with a signature musical […]

$25

Parent/Tot Paint Your Own Pottery

Abra Karbin Ceramics 723 S 9th Street, Gunnison, CO, United States

Parent/Tot Paint Your Own Pottery Abra Karbin Ceramics | Gunnison, CO Saturdays, May 18, June 8, and July 13. 10:00am to 1:00pm Join me for a delightful Parent/Tot Paint Your […]

pay per piece

Left on Red

Talk of the Town 230 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Free live music at Talk of the Town

Free

Mountain Words Festival

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

The Mountain Words Festival is a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids' events, parties, panel discussions, live theater, and more.

Natura de Libris Reception

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

Join us for the reception of Natura de Libris to celebrate the artist, Alvaro Alejandro. Featuring a robust bar menu as well as complimentary house wine or beer.

Free

Wild Feminine: Unbind + Clay Shrines

Sanctuary Somatics 513 S Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

EMBARK ON A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH CLAY IN THIS WILD FEMININE WORKSHOP SERIES Rooted in a fusion of artistry and somatics, these workshops offer a sacred space to explore, express, […]

$65 – $100

Date Night

Abra Karbin Ceramics 723 S 9th Street, Gunnison, CO, United States

Date Night Abra Karbin Studios | Gunnison, CO Fridays, May 24, June 28, July 26, and August 23. 6:00pm to 9:00pm This course is designed for couples who are looking […]

$60

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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