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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.

Jim Davidson Live at Gunnison Farmer’s Market

IOOF Park 206 North Main, Gunnison, Colorado

Jim Davidson plays live in IOOF Park next to the first Gunnison Farmer's Market of the season. Jim plays acoustic blues, folk, country and Americana in the fingerstyle tradition.


Gunnison Valley Pride Picnic

Legion Park Gunnison, CO, United States

3rd Annual Pride Picnic Come and join us for a family and dog friendly event! Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community or one of our amazing allies, […]


Geology Jeep Tour

Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO, United States

Travel back in time 1.7 billion years with renowned local geologist and author, Dr. Amy Ellwein, aka "Dr.Rock" and learn about the incredible forces that shaped our beautiful valley! Catch […]

$50 – $150

3rd Annual Pedal Your Butte-Off! Challenge

Town Park 500-510 7th St, Crested Butte, CO, United States

The 3rd Pedal Your Butte-Off! Challenge will be held on Saturday, June 22nd is a "Human Powered Wheeled Event" where entrants use their creativity and imagination to build and enter […]


Learn To Play D&D

A 3 hour learn to play session with pre-built characters where you will learn what a character sheet is and how to use it, what the dice are and when […]


Live! from Mt. Crested Butte

Red Lady Stage 12 Snowmass Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO, United States

Electronic rock duo BoomBox, consisting of brothers Zion Rock Godchaux and Kinsman MacKay bring heavy organic grooves and soulful beats that penetrate through the dancefloor, and onto all facets of […]


6th Annual Trek for Life Memorial Hike

Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO, United States

The 6th Annual Trek for Life Memorial Hike over West Maroon Pass will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 during Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month when we celebrate and […]


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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