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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.

Author Talk & Community Hike w/ John Fayee

Crested Butte Library 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte

Join us on Thursday, June 27 for a community hike and author talk with John Fayhee, author of "A Long Tangent: Musings by an old man & his young dog […]



Izakaya Cabin 321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

Run / Shoot Biathlon

Crested Butte Nordic Center 620 2nd St, Crested Butte

Introduction to the fun sport of biathlon with safe and easy to use Infra-red rifles. Athletes will learn key skills like marksmanship, controlling heart rate, and other unique aspects of […]


Go Slow or Get Low: Understanding and Preventing M

Majestic Theatre 507 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte

Featuring an education session, opportunity to participate in a quality improvement project with DNP student, Mary Sawyer, & FREE screening of an award winning documentary film. Attendees will have the […]


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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