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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.

Blister Speaker Series

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

The Blister Speaker Series at Western Colorado University brings to the Gunnison Valley preeminent athletes, founders, authors, activists, filmmakers, and product designers who are shaping the outdoor industry. The Blister Speaker Series is the first ongoing, outdoor-industry speaker series at any college or university in the world. And Western Colorado University is a very fitting […]


Playful Pumpkins

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Kids Creating in Clay Saturday, November 4: Playful Pumpkins 12:00 - 2:00 pm | $45 Students will explore fun hand building and texture techniques to create a play pumpkin.


GFALL and Auction

Gunnison Elks Lodge 123 S Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Join us Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:30 PM at the Gunnison Elks Lodge for our GFALL Fundraiser and annual auction. The event will include a taco bar, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, music, a face painter from 5-7pm, games, a temporary tattoo table for the kids, and auction tables with amazing donations made by […]


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 […]


Small Works Show Reception

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

Join us for the opening reception of our Small Works Show on November 10 from 5-7 pm. Celebrate the artists, enjoy a robust bar menu + shop for the holidays! Coinciding with the Makers Market!


Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

Crested Butte Community School 818 Red Lady Ave., Crested Butte, CO

All active and inactive military are invited for breakfast at the CBCS Library beginning at 8AM this Veteran's Day. A song of gratitude will be performed by third graders at 8:30AM. All military personnel are then invited to parade through the hallways so that students can show their appreciation.


Animal Cups

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Sunday, November 12: Animal Cups 12:00 - 2:00 pm | $45 Students will create a fun and functional animal themed cup.


The Holly

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Our new Communication Arts/Film colleague, Julian Rubinstein, is a visiting filmmaker and author at Western Colorado University. His documentary, The Holly, was filmed over eight years in a gentrifying community in Denver and won several awards on the festival circuit. It is eligible for the Academy Award this year for Best Documentary. The film is […]

Pea Pod Servers

Wonderland Clayworks 133 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO, United States

Pea Pod Servers Friday, November 17 | 6:00-9:00 | $65 Students will create a series of serving pieces by exploring various hand building and texturing techniques. Pieces will include playful pea pod servers, olive trays and dip dishes! All levels welcome.


GVWN Fall Clothing & Gear Exchange

Join Us For Our Fall Clothing & Gear Swap Out with the old and in with the new! Clean out the closets and bring your lightly used, unwanted or unneeded clothing and gear to the Three Rivers Resort for a ladies (and kids) clothing and gear swap. The seasons are changing and it's time to […]


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.


Women’s Networking Night & Holiday Gift Exchange

Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join us for our December Women's Networking Night and Holiday Gift Exchange! Join us Wednesday, December 27th from 5:30-7:30 for our Women's Networking Night and 7th Annual Holiday Gift Exchange! If you'd like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped, unmarked gift ($30 cap). This is a 'White Elephant' style exchange so […]


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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