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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.

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 […]


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! […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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! […]


Mindful Meditation

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

Join at the Gunnison Library on every third Wednesday of the month for an all-new library offering: Mindful Meditation with instructor Jenny Ward. In recent years, mindfulness meditation has gained […]


Thighs Before Pies 7th Annual 5k Turkey Trot

IOOF Park 206 North Main, Gunnison, Colorado

The community is invited to the "Thighs Before Pies" 7th Annual Turkey Trot in the City of Gunnison, Thursday, November 23rd from 10am to 11am. The "5k Turkey Trot" starts […]

Backcountry Film Festival

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

High Country Conservation Advocates presents the 2023 Backcountry Film Festival on Sunday, November 26 at the Majestic Theatre. Doors open at 6 PM, and films start at 6:30. Tickets are […]

$20 – $25

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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