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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.

Ghost Story Hour

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

Join us at the museum from 4pm & 5pm on Monday, October 30th for ghost stories of Crested Butte. This event is family friendly, but youngsters should be comfortable with […]

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Ghost Story Pub Crawl

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

Join us as we explore pubs and historic buildings in the town of Crested Butte for stories of the past while you enjoy libations. This pub crawl will feature storytellers […]

$35 – $40

Trick ot Treat Business District

Main Street Gunnison Gunnison, CO, United States

Annual Trick or Treat in downtown Gunnison. North Main Street from Highway 50 to Ohio Avenue will be closed to traffic for family friendly trick ot treat festivities! Join the […]

Free

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.

$45

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 […]

Free

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.

$45

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, […]

$25

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 […]

Free!

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! […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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.

$45

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 […]

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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