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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.

July Music Cruise

IOOF Park 206 North Main, Gunnison, Colorado

2023 Summer is looking festive with the Music Cruise. Come Join us! Ride around and follow on your bike, or meet us at IOOF Park around 7pm for a half hour music set! El verano de 2023 se presenta festivo con el Crucero Musical, Áònete a nosotros! ÁDen la vuelta y sigan en su bicicleta, […]

Free!

Live Music in the Garden: Rachel VanSlyke

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

We invite you to our FREE live music series in our garden area adjacent to the museum, on Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm, July 11th & August 15th. We will have libations and non-alcoholic refreshments for sale, and any donations will directly benefit our local musicians and our non-profit history museum. VanSlykes unique combination of accessible, highly […]

FREE

Live Music: High & Rising

Arrowhead Mountain Lodge 21401 Alpine Plateau Rd., Cimarron, CO, United States

High & Rising is a unique combination of instruments that bring a fresh groovy sound to the Bluegrass & Folk Americana scene.

Live Music in the Garden: Craig McLaughlin

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

We invite you to our FREE live music series in our garden area adjacent to the museum, on Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm, July 11th – August 15th. We will have libations and non-alcoholic refreshments for sale, and any donations will directly benefit our local musicians and our non-profit history museum. Live Music Schedule: July 11th: Floyd […]

FREE

Live Music in the Garden: Karen Janssen

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

We invite you to our FREE live music series in our garden area adjacent to the museum, on Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm, July 11th-August 15th. We will have libations and non-alcoholic refreshments for sale, and any donations will directly benefit our local musicians and our non-profit history museum. Live Music Schedule: July 11th: Floyd Bauler July […]

FREE

August Music Cruise

IOOF Park 206 North Main, Gunnison, Colorado

2023 Summer is looking festive with the Music Cruise. Come Join us! Ride around and follow on your bike, or meet us at IOOF Park around 7pm for a half hour music set! El verano de 2023 se presenta festivo con el Crucero Musical, Áònete a nosotros! ÁDen la vuelta y sigan en su bicicleta, […]

Free!

September Music Cruise

IOOF Park 206 North Main, Gunnison, Colorado

2023 Summer is looking festive with the Music Cruise. Come Join us! Ride around and follow on your bike, or meet us at IOOF Park around 7pm for a half hour music set! El verano de 2023 se presenta festivo con el Crucero Musical, Áònete a nosotros! ÁDen la vuelta y sigan en su bicicleta, […]

Free!

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

Geology Jeep Tour

Gunnison National Forest Gunnison, CO, United States

Travel back in time 1.7 billion years with renowned local geologist Dr. Amy Ellwein, aka "Dr. Rock" from the comfort and safety of a legendary Jeep! You will learn about rocks, minerals and the incredible forces that shape the landscapes surrounding Crested Butte and Gunnison.

$50 – $150

Santa Paws

Pat's Screen Printing 242 N Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Bring your four-legged friends to get their photo taken with Santa on Friday, December 1st between 5pm and 7:30pm or on Saturday, December 2nd between 11am and 2pm at Pat's Screen Printing located at 242 N. Main Street in Gunnison. Photos are $14.95 and all proceeds go to the Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League. Cash […]

$14.95

Santa Paws

Pat's Screen Printing 242 N Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Bring your four-legged friends to get their photo taken with Santa on Friday, December 1st between 5pm and 7:30pm or on Saturday, December 2nd between 11am and 2pm at Pat's Screen Printing located at 242 N. Main Street in Gunnison. Photos are $14.95 and all proceeds go to the Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League. Cash […]

$14.95

The Kitchen Dwellers

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

Kitchen Dwellers twist bluegrass, folk, and rock through a kaleidoscope of homegrown stories, rich mythology, American west wanderlust, and psychedelic hues. The Montana quartet-Shawn Swain , Torrin Daniels , Joe Funk , and Max Davies -have captivated audiences at hallowed venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre and performed alongside everyone from Railroad Earth and Twiddle […]

$41

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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