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.

Mud Puppies (Ages 7-10) Session 2

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO

Mud Puppies (Ages 7-10) Session 2 Session 2: Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:45 pm. April 19 - May 24. Kids love to get their hands in clay! Students will explore the world of clay by creating their very own mugs, plates, sculptures, treasures, and more. Basic hand-building techniques will be taught. The final weeks of class […]


Lake School Preschool & Kindergarten Round-up

Lake School 800 N Boulevard St, Gunnison, CO

Lake School Preschool & Kindergarten Round-up 4/20 5-6:30 pm. Technical and translation support is available for those needing help applying for CPP scholarships, kindergarten and/or preschool registration.


Candles & Cocktails

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO

Candles & Cocktails Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. April 21. In this month's AND series, our staff is preparing something special for you. Join us for a night of candle-making and cocktails. Spend the evening mixing colors and aromas for a unique candle that you can take home with you that night. Gather your friends […]


College and Career Readiness Series #4

Gunnison Library 1 Quartz St, Gunnison, CO

This workshop will focus on writing excellent cover letters and college applications. Participants can hope to leave with skills to use in writing, drafting and editing your cover letter or college application, tips on what to include and highlight as well as printed resources to take home and on- going support as edit and fine […]


In-Depth Watercolor with Karen Hill

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

Dive deeper into watercolor painting over 6 weeks with beloved Watercolor & Wine instructor Karen Hill and her watercolor workshops. Karen is a wealth of knowledge, and we are thrilled to offer the opportunity to study technical aspects of watercolor painting with her. Explore principles of design, color, and technique. Work on technical skills like […]

$50 – $200

CoreFactor Workshop

ICELab @ Western 540 Escalante Dr, Gunnison, CO

Creating Momentum for Your Success: How to Realign Your Focus and Invigorate your “Why” for Faster Growth, Increased Joy, Well-Being and Prosperity in 2022 and Beyond! If you're feeling a bit stuck, stagnant, or just not seeing the kind of results you’ve been working so hard to achieve, this workshop is designed for you. Join […]


NEA Big Read: Dog Evolution

Ute Indian Museum 17253 Chipeta Rd, Montrose, CO

The Ute Indian Museum is partnering with Montrose Regional Library District for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. Learn about dog evolution and the importance of the dog to Native American cultures. The lecture will be followed by craft activities and a screening of The Call of the Wild starring Harrison Ford. […]


Cheers or Fears

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO

The Center for Mental Health is hosting a community presentation and discussion, “Cheers or Fears: What’s Your Relationship to Substances?” at the Gunnison Arts Center, 102 S. Main Street, Gunnison. Lite refreshments and appetizers will be provided by the GRASP Coalition. Licensed counselors and addiction professionals from The Center’s Gunnison office will present on our […]


safeTALK Suicide Prevention Awareness

Fred Field Center 275 S. Spruce St, Gunnison, CO

Suicide prevention training for community members. safeTALK helps to prepare people to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. During this class you will learn to: notice and respond to situations where thoughts of suicide may be present, provide practical help, act quickly to connect the person to trained […]


Preservation in the Valley

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

May is preservation month, and the Crested Butte Museum is celebrating by hosting a history at home series where we invite 5 different speakers to discuss the process of preserving our natural lands, buildings, districts, and environmental spaces every Tuesday at 6pm. Among the series, we have the following speakers discussing the topics listed below: […]


May ArtWalk at the Gunnison Arts Center

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO

Opening: Gunnison's May ArtWalk & Music, Friday, May 6, 5 - 8 pm. Show Dates: May 6 - 27 Main Gallery: “Whimsical Wild” Kelli Lightfoot and Julie Anderson (Pictured Above) Julie Anderson of Julie Metal Arts and Kelli Lightfoot of Foxharecards have come together for a bright and exciting collaboration of “whimsical wild” artwork. Julie’s […]


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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