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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.

African Dance Class

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

All level dance class with amazing guest West African artists accompanied by live music of master musicians. Everyone welcome! Wear comfortable clothes that allow for a full range of motion.

$20

Family African Arts Night

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

Family friendly night of fun! Join visiting West African artists for an interactive drum class (drums provided), performance and cultural dialogue exchange. All are welcome. Free event to families, residents, and visitors of the Gunnison Valley.

Spafford:Spaffski 2024

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

Join us for a special 4 Night run with Spafford at the Public House in Crested Butte, CO February 29th-March 3rd 2024. Spafford is known for their astonishing improvisational ability and off-the-cuff extended jams, Spafford paints a picture in real-time each night with a musical palette known only to each other. It's a private language […]

$65

Trivia Tuesdays at the Museum

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

Step back in time and join us at the Crested Butte Museum for our Trivia Series, taking place every Tuesday in March. Each week, we present you with rotating themes that will challenge your knowledge. A pop-up bar serving drinks and eats will be open. Register your team to get a chance at winning prizes! […]

$5 – $20

Bunny Planters with Abra

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

Egg Trays Tuesday, March 5th, 5:30 to 8:30pm $60/Adult includes supplies, instructions, glazing, firing, snacks and laughs. Indulge your creative spirit and discover the joy of crafting with clay in our Ceramic Hand-Building Egg Tray Class. Whether you're a novice or an experienced ceramic enthusiast, this class is designed to guide you through the process […]

$40 – $60

Historic Elk Ave Walking Tours

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

Crested Butte became a registered National Historic District in 1974 to preserve our distinctive buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Join us on an Elk Avenue Walking Tour to learn about the history of the buildings, mining history, and stories from the community. Our regularly scheduled Elk Avenue Walking Tours will resume […]

$20 – $25

Poet aaron a. abeyta

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

Please join at the Gunnison Library us on Thursday, February 7 for a poetry reading and community potluck with special guest: poet aaron a. abeyta. Each poem, those personal gestures of honesty, compassion, healing and joy are our attempts to enter a temporal and sacred space-where the universal and the personal meet at the confluence […]

free

Big Something: The Headspace Tour

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

We can't wait to rock with you on the Headspace album release tour! Hailing from the North Carolina countryside, or "The Middle of Nowhere" as it is lovingly dubbed on their debut album, the 6-headed musical monster known as "Big Something" has steadily become one of the most unique and exciting rock bands to emerge […]

$30

Once When I was You Opening Reception

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

Join us for the opening reception of Once When I Was You to celebrate the participating artists. Featuring a robust bar menu and a chance to mingle with the artists.

Free

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2024

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

The Women's Adventure Film Tour (WAFT) returns for its eighth year, celebrating extraordinary women and their thrilling adventures. Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled showcase of courage and triumph that will ignite your spirit.

$15

Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2024

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

The Women's Adventure Film Tour is a celebration of the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure. The Women's Adventure Film Tour is an official part of WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK by the Jean Hailes Foundation in Australia. Every year, our selection of unique films is carefully chosen to […]

$15

Oscars Viewing Party

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

Come watch the 2024 Oscars on the big screen at the Majestic Theatre!

Free

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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