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.

Light your Luminaria

Crested Butte and Gunnison

Help support CB State of Mind and the Gunnison Arts Center through the purchase of luminarias this holiday season. Luminarias are available for purchase and pick-up at the Gunnison Arts […]

Annual Gunnison Night of Lights

Main Street Gunnison Gunnison, CO, United States

Join the fun as Santa lights the Gunnison Christmas Tree - Friday December 2- downtown Gunnison. Vendors out from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Santa will light the tree at […]


Avalanche Awareness Night

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

The Crested Butte Avalanche Center is hosting its annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Center for the Arts Saturday, December 3 from 6-9 p.m. There will be presentations and, of […]


Beacon Brush Up

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

Hone your backcountry skills at the Crested Butte avalanche Centers annual Beacon Brush Up Sunday, December 4 behind the community school from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be professionals on […]


A Very Ron Earl Christmas

Blackstock Bistro 122 W Tomichi, Gunnison, CO, United States

Enjoy an evening of Holiday Music with Local Performer Ron Earl! Hosted by Blackstock Bistro on Sunday, December 4th with 4:00pm and 7:30pm seatings. 3 course meal includes: a drink […]


Colorado Gives Day Open House and Hot Chocolate Ba

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join Crested Butte Museum and Crested Butte Land Trust for an open house event on Colorado Gives Day, December 6! Enjoy a free entrance to the museum, a hot chocolate […]


Revised Draft Master Plan

The Town of Mt. Crested Butte has published the revised Draft of the Mt. Crested Butte Master Plan. Review and comment by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Santa Night

Crested Butte Museum 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Join us at the Crested Butte Museum to meet with Santa, tell him what you want him and his reindeer to bring you for the holidays, decorate cookies, and do […]

Light Up The Night

Lodge at Mountaineer Square 620 Gothic Rd., Crested Butte, CO

Join us on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 4-7 pm at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte for the Annual Light Up The Night Winter Celebration!


Women’s Backcountry 101 Clinic & Mini Film Fest

Majestic Theatre 507 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Irwin Guides is hosting a Women's Backcountry 101 Clinic paired with a mini film festival of all Women's ski films. The Clinic will begin at 1pm on Saturday, December 10th […]



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

December 12 | Holiday Bottles to Bring Tis the season for gathering with friends and loved ones! Get the goods on selecting the very best wines to gift your host, […]


Watercolor + Wine

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

A local watercolor artist will guide you (and your wine) through a watercolor painting from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, wash and watercolor painting techniques, […]


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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