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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.

Children’s Theater Camp

Gunnison High School 800 W. Ohio Ave., Gunnison, CO

This one week camp is an annual favorite for youth in the Gunnison Valley! Open to youth ages 6-18, this camp enables children to get involved in every aspect of […]

Bridges of the Butte

Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO, United States

Bridges of the Butte is an annual peer-to-peer fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Center. During this four-hour townie takeover, participants in their craziest costumes meander across all the bridges in […]


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 […]


WCU Homecoming 2024

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Join us in Gunnison, CO, from September 20-21, 2024, for a memorable Homecoming celebration at Western Colorado University! This year, we are excited to honor and celebrate the milestone reunions […]


Camp 4 Coffee Cart to Cart Trail Run

Camp4Coffee CB South 161 Gillaspey Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

10 or 19mile trail runs at the height of the fall colors! Fun prizes to winners and random participants!


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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