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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.

Mindful Meditation

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

Join at the Gunnison Library on every third Wednesday of the month for an all-new library offering: Mindful Meditation with instructor Jenny Ward. In recent years, mindfulness meditation has gained popularity for its many benefits including reducing stress and anxiety, promoting emotional health, and allowing for more ease and peace within oneself and in relationship […]


Backcountry Film Festival

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

High Country Conservation Advocates presents the 2023 Backcountry Film Festival on Sunday, November 26 at the Majestic Theatre. Doors open at 6 PM, and films start at 6:30. Tickets are available at HCCACB.org - where you may also view the trailer for this year's festival.

$20 – $25

Healthy Holidays – YOU 2.0

Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join us for a special Personal Development Workshop - Healthy Holidays YOU 2.0 How to be proactive and supportive in your health through one of the most unhealthy and stressful times of the year! Lets become more aware, share, and plan a more powerful way to move through this holiday season with Grace, Health and […]


Avalanche Awareness Night

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

Join the CBAC for our annual Avalanche Awareness Night! There will be forecaster presentations, giveaways, new CBAC swag and season stoke!

$5 – $10

West African Dance Class

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

All levels West African Dance class with Mami Sayon Camara of Kissidugu Foundation. All levels and ages are welcome. Bring water, clothes easy to move in . Barefoot class. Jones, CB Center for the Arts. Drop in $22


Lace Vases Class

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

Lace Vases Class Saturday, December 2, 12 - 3 pm. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the art of imprinting lace doilies onto clay to craft exquisite lace vases. I will guide you through the process, teaching you how to achieve delicate and intricate patterns that will transform your clay creations into stunning works of […]


History of Crested Butte Trivia Night

Kochevar's Saloon 127 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Calling all hobby historians and trivia buffs! Recruit your friends to join a team for a "History of Crested Butte" trivia night at Kochevar's, moderated by Chad Reich and hosted in collaboration with the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Learn more about Crested Butte's history and share what you value about Crested Butte's past.


Blister Speaker Series

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Before this season, Courtney Dauwalter was already established as one of the greatest runners of all time. But this year, she accomplished the seemingly impossible by winning-in the span of 10 weeks-the Western States 100, Hardrock 100, and UTMB. Come hear Courtney talk about her astonishing season, her approach to life, training, and competition, ask […]

Santa Cookie Plates

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

Santa Cookie Plates Wednesday, December 6, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Get into the holiday spirit by crafting your own plate for Santa's cookies. In this festive workshop, students will have the opportunity to craft their very own ceramic cookie plates designed to deliver Santa's cookies in style. Channel your inner artist and create a one-of-a-kind […]

$40 – $60

Mommy and Me Ornament Making

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

Saturday, December 9: Mommy and Me Ornament Making 12:00-2:00 pm | $35 Make memories with your little one by creating a keepsake in clay. We will explore textures and create small handprint ornaments. All ages welcome. Children under the age of 5 must have an adult present. Drop-ins welcome.


Whimsical Ornaments

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

Whimsical Ornaments Saturday | December 9 | 2:00-4:00 | $45 Create one of a kind whimsical ornaments for your holiday tree.


Holiday Wreath Workshop

Janniebird Farm 322 E Denver Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season as you join us for a unique experience crafting your very own holiday wreath. We will provide everything you need to design a wreath that reflects your style and captures the magic of the holidays. Your local flower farmer-florist, Annie, will offer tips and inspiration to help […]


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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