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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.

Geology Jeep Tour

Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO, United States

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 a ride with JJ's Jeeps or follow along in your own 4x4.

$50 – $150

Paint Your Own Skateboard

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

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 Solstice Block Party | June 15th | 2pm-7pm


African Dance Youth + Adult

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

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 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Ceramic Wall Pockets

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

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. Register Here: https://www.wonderlandclayworks.com/service-page


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


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 clay projects. Students learn various hand building, texturing, and decorating techniques. Projects include: Clay animal sculptures, Cups, Jars and More!

$45 – $180


A Bar Above 620 Gothic Rd Suite C130, Mt. Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join us for Melanin Mountain Project's 4th Annual (Out)Spoken Event - a BIPOC Queer Poetry Event featuring Dark Goddess Collective artists. FREE EVENT (although donations are appreciated to further our mission here at Melanin Mountain Project.)


Crested Butte Public Policy Forum

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

Justin Farrell in conversation with Neal Payton - "Resort Economics: How can mountain towns & their communities thrive in the future?"


Buckel Wine Craft Nights

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

Buckel Wine Craft Nights Abra Karbin Studios | Gunnison, CO Wednesdays, June 19, and August 14th. 6:00 to 8:00pm Join me for an evening of creativity and indulgence during my Buckel Wine Craft Nights! Unleash your inner artist while sipping on our delicious wines and enjoying the company of fellow clay enthusiasts. You'll have the […]


Pavillion Dance Series

Join us for dance lessons and live local music every Wednesday for our 9 week summer Music/Dance Series!


Yoga Summer Solstice Celebration

Mountain Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO, United States

Over the course of this one and a half day event, we will perform 108 sun salutations to strengthen the capacity of body and the awakened mind. The sun and moon govern channels in our subtle body, and like us, this solstice celebration seeks to provide balance.

Pop Up Pottery – Friends Night Out

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

Bring your friends and have a creative night on the wheel with your besties! Drinks available for purchase!


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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