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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.

Super Saturday Storytime!

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

Join us at the Crested Butte Library at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 27 for Super Saturday Storytime. Let's gather to celebrate National Poetry Month with some rhyme time, and […]

free

MEM & MSE Community Forum

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Join the Clark Family School of Environment & Sustainability in celebrating our graduating Master in Environmental Management students and Master of Science in Ecology students at the 2024 Community Forum. […]

free

Wednesday Clay Day

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

This Spring themed clay class will bring flowers, birds and sunny landscapes to life! This afterschool handbuilding and wheel throwing class will teach techniques in sculpting, carving and glazing.

$127 – $150

Minecraft Madness May

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

Is your kid obsessed with Minecraft? Let them take their creativity off the screen and make art based on their favorite game! Ages 6 - 17.

$127 – $150

Mom + Me Clay Day

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

Come join us for a Mom + Me Clay Day for Mothers' Day! Bring your child(ren) to get creative with clay. Throw on the wheel AND make a hand-built keepsake.

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Gunnison Spring Fling Makers Market

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

Celebrate spring and Mother's Day at the Gunnison Spring Fling Makers Market! The market will feature local artists, bakers, makers and farmers with unique handcrafted gift items, fresh eggs, produce […]

Free

Writers in Residence Welcome Reception

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

Join us in welcoming five wonderful new Writers in Residence to Crested Butte! Okwudili Nebeolisa, Amanda Rizkalla, Phil Coleman, Charlie Sorrenson, and Anna Claire will be writing in Crested Butte […]

FREE

Mother’s Day Flower Bar & Silent Auction

Trailhead Children's Museum 606 6th St, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Come support the Trailhead Children's Museum and put together a one-of-a-kind bouquet for mom at the Mother's Day Flower Bar on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

Firebrand Soup Series

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

Do you miss your favorite Firebrand Soups? Our Series this month highlights Creamy Asparagus + Vegan Asparagus Learn from the legend herself, Heidi Magnus, how to make your favorite Firebrand […]

$50 – $60

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

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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