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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.

Mountain Words Festival

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

The Mountain Words Festival is a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids' events, parties, panel discussions, live theater, and more.

Author presentation on community read

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

The Gunnison Library's common read has been Playing with Wildfire by Laura Pritchett (free copies available at all libraries). She directs the MFA in Nature Writing at the university. On […]

Wilderness First Aid & Survival

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

Come and participate in a unique two-day workshop focusing on Wilderness First Aid & Survival! We're thrilled to present this course at the start of summer, ensuring you're well-prepared for […]

$475

Wilderness First Aid & Survival – Two Day Course

Crested Butte and Gunnison

Come and participate in a unique two-day workshop focusing on Wilderness First Aid & Survival! We're thrilled to present this course at the start of summer, ensuring you're well-prepared for […]

$625

Mud Maker Mondays

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Mud Maker Mondays: Kids Clay Camp, Ages 7 and up! Running Every Monday, 1 - 4 pm, June 3rd-24th. Explore imagination by creating in clay! Each week we offer new […]

$45 – $180

Ceramic Whimsical Wind Chimes for Adults

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Adults- Whimsical Wind Chimes Wednesdays 6/5, 6/12 & 6/19 5:00-7:30 In this 3-week course, students will create a one of a kind wind chime in clay and mix media. Register […]

$165

Barrel Top Talks

Buckel Family Wine 1018 CO-135 Unit B, Gunnison, CO, United States

Do you want to know more about water, land, agriculture and recreation in the Gunnison Valley? Are there ways to leverage water to improve our life, land and livelihood? Get […]

Free

Parent/Tot Paint Your Own Pottery

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

Parent/Tot Paint Your Own Pottery Abra Karbin Ceramics | Gunnison, CO Saturdays, May 18, June 8, and July 13. 10:00am to 1:00pm Join me for a delightful Parent/Tot Paint Your […]

pay per piece

Mud Maker Mondays

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Mud Maker Mondays: Kids Clay Camp, Ages 7 and up! Running Every Monday, 1 - 4 pm, June 3rd-24th. Explore imagination by creating in clay! Each week we offer new […]

$45 – $180

The Pavillion Dance Series

The Pavillion, built in 1921 as a dance hall, offers an authentic space to dance, rooted in the tradition of the Gunnison Valley. Over a century old, the floor of […]

Free

Out There Film Event

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

Join us for an exclusive film screening + music event | "Out There: A National Parks Story" The Oh Be Joyful Gallery invites you to an incredibly special event hosting […]

$25

Kids Creating in Clay – Wall Pockets

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Kids Creating in Clay- Wall Pockets Saturday 6/15 12:00-2:00 Students will create a playful wall pocket in clay! Register Here: https://www.wonderlandclayworks.com/service-page/kids-creating-in-clay-wall-pockets?referral=service_list_widget

$45

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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