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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.

Playful Pumpkins

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

Kids Creating in Clay Saturday, November 4: Playful Pumpkins 12:00 - 2:00 pm | $45 Students will explore fun hand building and texture techniques to create a play pumpkin.


Energy Elevated: Navigating the Energy Evolution

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Cross-sector collaboration is essential to a successful energy evolution that effectively supports the quality of life and related products society demands and depends on while solving for critical issues such […]


Animal Cups

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

Sunday, November 12: Animal Cups 12:00 - 2:00 pm | $45 Students will create a fun and functional animal themed cup.


Pea Pod Servers

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

Pea Pod Servers Friday, November 17 | 6:00-9:00 | $65 Students will create a series of serving pieces by exploring various hand building and texturing techniques. Pieces will include playful […]


Whimsical Houses

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

Saturday, November 18: Whimsical Houses 12:00 - 2:00 pm | $45 Create a whimsical gnome or fairy house in clay.


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 […]


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 […]

$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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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