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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.

Peanut Lake / Lower Loop Trail Run

Totem Pole Park in Crested Butte 227 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Course: From 3rd & Maroon @ Totem Pole Park, Run with the High School Cross Country team out Peanut Lake Road and back on Lower Loop Trail. All entry fees and donations go to the Titan Booster Club supporting High School sports. Distance: 4 or 6 miles on single track trails, dirt roads and paved […]


M. John Fayhee returns to Crested Butte!

Rumors and Townie Books 414 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO, United States

M. John Fayhee is coming to Crested Butte to read from and sign copies of his latest book, ÒA Long Tangent: Musings from an old man, his young dog & a quest to hike every day for a year.Ó ÒI am really looking forward to returning to Townie Books, where I have done numerous readings […]

Part II: A Community Conversation on Climate:

Gunnison Library 1 Quartz St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Please join us at the Gunnison Library at 6 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, September 27 and 28, for A Community Conversation on Climate: Simple, Serious, and Solvable. Wednesday September 27th at 6pm Colleen Cope: The Science of a Changing Climate Thursday September 28th Bruce Bartleson & Ricardo Vazquez Perales Bruce Bartleson will discuss: Climate […]


TICtalks: These Wild Lands

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley and Western Colorado University are enthusiastically partnering to present TICtalks: These Wild Lands on the evening of Thursday, September 28 in the University Center Theatre on campus. In this, the fourth installment of TICtalks, we will hear from Western faculty, alum, students and collaborators who all have deep […]


Harvest Hoedown

Sanctuary Somatics 513 S Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Come celebrate the end of the harvest season with us! There will be dancing, activities, and loads of fun! Live music by square dance caller Andrea Earley-Coen and her band. T-shirt printing provided by Mountain Roots. Bring your own shirt, tote, or other article of cloth to print a unique design on!


WCU Homecoming Lighting of the W Party

Paul M. Rady School 777 E. Georgia Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Groove to the Tunes of Salida Din, a Timeless Classic Rock Band! This will be the 100th year of the annual Lighting of the W. Indulge in delectable appetizers, refreshing drinks and celebrate cherished traditions! Plus, we will have more food for purchase from the NEW Vegan AF food truck and Log Dawgs. Salida Din […]


River Bar Grand Finale w/ Music by Coal Creek Trio

Garlic Mike's River Bar 2674 Hwy 135, Gunnison, CO, United States

Come soak your liver by the river and enjoy our live music and relaxing atmosphere at the Garlic Mike's River Bar! Safety First! Take that convenient free RTA bus to the Tall Texan stop and walk 75 yards to Garlic Mike's. To find out more about the bands, go to Garlicmikes.com. For any questions regarding […]

Easy Jim, Live at Oktoberfest CB South

Red Mountain Park Teocalli Road, Crested Butte South, CO, United States

Zuni Street Brewing presents Easy Jim, Music of the Grateful Dead live at the 2023 Oktoberfest Celebration in CB South at Red Mountain Park on Saturday, September 30th at 6:30pm. Tickets and event information can be found at oktoberfest2023.com.



Gunnison Bank and Trust 232 W Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Teton Gravity Research Film Premiere:

Gunnison Library 1 Quartz St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Get ready, Gunnison! Teton Gravity Research is rolling into town for the winter kick-off celebration of the year. Join us at the Gunnison Library at 5 pm on Friday, October 6 for the 28th annual ski and snowboard film "Legend Has It." Come early for prize giveaways from partners like Atomic, Volkl, YETI, Sierra Nevada, […]


Fall Wine Tour

Paonia Wine Country Paonia, CO, United States

Let's get together and go tour Colorado's Wine Country! Check out the fall foliage and take a fabulous day trip to the North Fork Valley! We'll enjoy a comfortable (and very scenic) drive over Kebler Pass to Colorado's Wine Country, stopping for lunch along the way, and then visiting 3-4 wineries in Paonia and Hotchkiss. […]


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 […]


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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