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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.

Baxter Gulch Trail Run

Baxter Gulch TH off Hwy 135 Crested Butte

Run the Baxter Gulch Trail, out and back, to the intersection of the Carbon Trail. Distance is 11.4 miles (+2303'), all on single track trail. Turn around at any point […]


Ranch Rodeo

Fred Field Center 275 S. Spruce St, Gunnison

Ranch Rodeo team auction begins at 1:30pm and the Ranch Rodeo starts at 2:00pm.


Holly Wilmeth & Harold O’Connor Gallery Reception

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

Harold O' Conner, a practicing gold smith of 40 plus years, with works featured all over the world from London to the Smithsonian, and Holly Wilmeth, a photographer who captures […]


billy Bar

billy bar at Elevation Hotel 500 Gothic Rd 2nd Level, Mt. Crested Butte

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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