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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.

Dad + Me Clay Day

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Bring your child(ren) to get creative with clay. Throw on the wheel AND make a hand-built keepsake.


Sun Salutations

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

On the longest day of the year, join us for a restful and restorative hour of yoga taught by Candy Carson. Purchase of the class gives you free admittance to […]


Geology Jeep Tour

Crested Butte Crested Butte

Travel back in time 1.7 billion years with renowned local geologist and author, Dr. Amy Ellwein, aka "Dr.Rock" and learn about the incredible forces that shaped our beautiful valley! Catch […]

$50 – $150

Paint Your Own Skateboard

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison

Choose a deck color, use tape and other objects to create a design and tag your skateboard with spray paint! Ages 7 to 107. Purchase of class allows entrance to […]


African Dance Youth + Adult

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

Community Dance + Drumming Class and performance by Etienne Tolno on S. Main | 3:00pm Youth West African Dance + Drumming | 4:30pm - 5:30pm Adult West African Dance | […]


Ceramic Wall Pockets

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison

Adults- Ceramic Wall Pockets Saturday, June 15th, 5 - 8 pm In this 3-week course, students will create a one of a kind wind chime in clay and mix media. […]


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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