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.

Wacky Wednesdays Session 2

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Session 2: Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:15 pm. March 23 – May 25. Featuring a new and unique project each day, students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with creative […]


In-Depth Wood Burning

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 23 – April 13. Are you familiar with wood burning and its basic techniques? In this course, you will dive deeper into this unique […]


Family Drum Night

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte

Artist and educator Fara Tolno from Guinea West Africa will be sharing his cultures and traditions in this family-friendly all age event. Music, movement and song! Drums provided for participants. […]



Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. March 23 - April 27. Break out the leotards and dust off your leg warmers. Do you miss the 80’s trend? Join us […]


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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