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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.

Clay Studio: Wheel Throwing Nights

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Lets make some pots! Beginners and Advanced students welcome! Learn techniques for throwing on the wheel, surface design and glazing on your 3D functional creations from our masterful instructors. Session Dates: Day 1: Thursday, February 22nd | 5:30 - 8:30 PM Day 2: Thursday, February 29th | 5:30 - 8:30 PM Day 3: Thursday, March […]

Sonofagunn 2024

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Sonofagunn 2024 presents Clueless, a murder mystery. Thursday-Saturday Feb 22, 23, 24, 30th March 1 & 2nd. Thursday night show is $25 and Friday and Saturday shows are $30. Doors open at 7.

$25 – $30

Move The Butte

Center for the Arts Crested Butte 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO
$15 – $45

Gunnison Trails 9th Annual Winter Blast!

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

The temps are cold, the days are short, but we've got singletrack on the mind! Come celebrate the release of winter alongside our incredible trail community at Gunnison Trails' 9th Annual Winter Blast presented by Bluebird Real Estate! We'll be celebrating another winter season of grooming trails at Hartman Rocks and sharing our plans for […]


Moss Mugs & Mudslides

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Dabble in some clay creativity and hand-build yourself a cute nature inspired mug paired with a sweet Mudslide cocktail. Add some fungi and insect friends then glaze on your desired colors while enjoying an evening with friends. *One free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink is included with each registration Location: GAC Clay Studio. Please enter through […]

SonofaGunn 2024

Western Colorado University 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison

Everyone's favorite SonofaGunn is back this year with a mash-up of the famous board game Clue and the fan favorite 90's movie Clueless! Join us for a night of entertainment and non-stop laughter! This year's 34th annual performance will be at Taylor Auditorium at Western Colorado University and will return to the freshly remodeled GAC […]

Public House Presents: The Lil Smokies

Public House Crested Butte 202 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO

Blending virtuosic instrumental acrobatics with riveting lyrical craftsmanship, The Lil Smokies have earned a reputation as one of the most electrifying acts in modern American roots music thanks to their exhilarating live show and critically acclaimed studio output. Since forming on the streets of Missoula, Montana, where the group got its start busking back in […]


Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Weekend (2 Days)

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison, CO, United States

Are you itching to get outside and enjoy scenic western Colorado while learning a new winter sport?! We would love to host you for the weekend at Blue Mesa Reservoir where we'll catch trout through the ice! Meet Your Guides: Ema and Erin Ema and Erin will cover everything you need to learn about ice […]


Kids Clay: Game Making

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Time to get creative in the Clay Studio! Come join us to hand build your Tic Tac Toe Game! Create your own theme and sculpt all the pieces like Minecraft, Pac-Man, hearts and kitties, mushroom and flowers or classic X's and O's.

Winter Songwriter Shuffle Series

Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO, United States

There is music in the mountains this winter, Nashville's latest, greatest and legends will be in Mt. Crested Butte for Gunnison Tough Enough to Wear Pink's Winter Songwriter Shuffle Series! Get your tickets before you hit the slopes, then ski right on it to the Elevation Hotel for live music supporting cancer programs and initiatives […]


Ladies Night: Dance Party

Gunnison Arts Center 102 South Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Dance the long winter nights away at the GAC! Come party with your girls in a fun, safe environment. We've got all your favorite #throwback songs from the early 2000s, plus light snacks, bar, and non-alcoholic options. Please always have a safe plan to get home. SAFERIDE (970)209-7433 Saturday, February 24rd | 7:30 PM - […]

Sunday Yurt Bisto

Crested Butte Nordic Center 620 2nd St, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Everybody's favorite Bistro returns to Magic Meadows this season, serving up organic and gluten-free pastries, treats, teas, chai, fruit and soup, plus local coffee, delicious pie and festive, refreshing libations with a warm fire, sunny deck and weekly specials.

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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