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.

Discover Acrylics (Ages 8-11)

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Discover Acrylics (Ages 8-11) Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. April 18 - May 23. Jump into the world of painting and discover a world of texture, color, and fun! Over […]


Block Printing with Chelsea

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Block Printing with Chelsea Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. April 18 - May 9. Learn how to create your own unique design to make prints from, using linoleum and similar […]


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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