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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.

Virtual History Series: The Gunnison Country


Please join Duane Vandenbusche every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm-6:50pm beginning on January 2nd for his virtual learning series on the history of the Gunnison Country. Topics covered include Crested Butte, Gunnison, Lake City, Monarch, Railroads, Coal and Precious Metal Mining Camps, Water and the Black Canyon. All episodes will feature 20-25 historic photos of each […]


MTCB History Talk #2

Elevation Hotel and Spa 500 Gothic Rd., Crested Butte, CO

Andy Eflin presents an exclusive slideshow made by his father Dick Eflin, Ski Resort Founder; Scout Walton discusses the movement of MTCB's incorporation and the involvement his father, Ralph Walton played; and Ethan Mueller ends the discussion with the Mueller's movement to purchase Crested Butte Mountain Resort.


CB Ecstatic Dance

Crested Butte Mountain Theatre 403 2nd Street, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Yoga at 10:30 and music starts at 11:30 for dance. All abilities welcome! Also, on January 27th as well, same time and place. To dance is ecstatic.

By Donation


Majestic Theatre 507 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Local anime expert, Jimmy Utley, brings you a classic anime film coupled with discussion! Join us at 7:30 pm on Monday night for a PG-13 anime movie, enhanced by Jimmy's knowledge and love of the genre! Ani-Monday is free and open to everyone.


Field Trip with Crested Butte Avalanche Center

Magic Meadows Yurt 1599-501 Peanut Lake Rd, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Learn about the great work being done on your conserved lands. Ski or snowshoe to the Magic Meadows Yurt and learn hands on from CBAC staff about the work they do keeping us safe in the backcountry. You'll receive a free Nordic day pass so you can explore world class cross country skiing. Email [email protected] […]


January ’24 Crafternoon

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

Join us at the Gunnison Library at 5 pm on Thursday, January 18 for January Crafternoon. For January's craft we will be making crystal suncatchers. Crafternoons are monthly maker-oriented sessions with different projects every month for teens and adults. All supplies and basic instructions are provided. Please RSVP to [email protected] Free & open to the […]


Student Film Night

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Join the CALL Department and Mountaineer Media for a night of student films! On Wednesday, January 24th at 6 PM at the University Center Theater there will be a screening of student work from fall 2023 production courses taught by film faculty, Morgan Raspanti and Julian Rubinstein. Admission is free. The screening will be approximately […]


The Big Lebowski

Majestic Theatre 507 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Don your robes and get down to the Majestic for the 1998 cult classic Coen Brothers film - The Big LebowskiI! There will be White Russians a-plenty and a costume contest for anyone who owns a bowling shirt!


History & Dinner at the Magic Meadows Yurt

Magic Meadows Yurt 1599-501 Peanut Lake Rd, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join us for an evening at the Magic Meadows Yurt for dinner and a history presentation by our curator. Cross country ski or snowshoe to the yurt under the stars, where youÕll be treated on arrival to a beverage and appetizers. Get settled in and enjoy a 3-course dinner with the option to add a […]

$125 – $150

Public House Presents: Midnight Riders

Public House Crested Butte 202 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO

Public House Presents a night With Midnight Riderz - A Tribute to the Allman Brothers!! Midnight Riderz is a newly formed super group paying tribute to the great Allman Brothers Band!! The group is made up of some of Denver's top players including Taylor Scott (Taylor Scott Band), Caton Sollenberger (The Jauntee), Jon Wirtz (Taylor […]


Ice Fishing Weekend Getaway

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison, CO, United States

Have you ever wanted to ice fish Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water? Here's your chance! Join Gunnison guides Gabby, Ema, and Erin for a weekend-long ice fishing extravaganza on iconic Blue Mesa. It's a beautiful place to ice fish which features views of high-elevation mesas and mountains. Deer and elk are regularly […]


Jewelry Dishes

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

Discover the artistry of crafting personalized jewelry dishes in my upcoming ceramic class! Unleash your creativity as you mold, shape, and glaze your own unique ceramic dishes designed to cradle and showcase your favorite jewelry pieces. Learn fundamental ceramic techniques, explore various textures, and experiment with vibrant glazes to bring your vision to life. Whether […]

$40 – $60

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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