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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.

Crested Butte Public Policy Forum

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

Bringing speakers to the valley promoting civic dialogue, debate and community engagement with distinguished speakers on issues of international, national and local significance.

Free

Unity Dinner

Rainbow Park 300 8th St, Crested Butte

Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with The Gunnison County Democrats at Rainbow Park in Crested Butte on Sunday August 20. Festivities start at 4 with a Taco food truck, entertainer Ron Earl and guest speaker Kathleen Curry.

$40 – $50

CLIMATE MARCH IN GUNNISON

Six Points Thrift Store 1160 N Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

As extreme weather events are already on the rise, there is still so much we can accomplish together! Make a sign if you can, march with us, and become informed about how we can protect our climate. Meet our partners who already do so much in this valley, and learn about important actions you can […]

free

MTCB Fall Festival

Join us on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 12 - 4 pm at the Ted Scheske Park and pavilion for the first annual Mt. Crested Butte Fall Festival and celebrate the beauty of our town as the seasons change! This is a free community event featuring live music from Mama Lingua, and free children's activities […]

FREE

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 as affordability, accessibility, climate, sustainability, poverty, justice, and energy security. Western's first ever Energy Elevated Forum seeks to bring together students, faculty, government, communities, and […]

Free!

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.

$45

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.

Free

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.

$35

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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