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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.


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

Olympic Champion, Cancer Survivor, and Active Mom From her debut in Salt Lake City to a decisive sprint finish in Pyeongchang, Kikkan Randall defined her career through Olympic aspirations. Straight from her gold-medal performance to a cancer diagnosis, she barely had a chance to catch her breath before finding herself navigating life as a single […]


Ice Fishing Weekend Getaway – Day 2

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison, CO, United States

Have you ever wanted to ice fish Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado;s largest body of water? Here's your chance! Join Gunnison guides Gabby, Ema, and Erin for a weekend-long ice fishing extravaganza on iconic Blue Mesa. It's a beautiful place to ice fish which features views of high-elevation mesas and mountains. Deer and elk are regularly […]


Gunnison Valentine Makers Market

Fred Field Center 275 S. Spruce St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Shop unique handcrafted items from local artists, bakers, makers and farmers to find the perfect gift for your Valentine's sweetheart! Plus enjoy lunch and other concessions. Application is now open if you are a maker and would like to join our markets. Email: [email protected] for the application. Follow us on Instagram @celebratemakersmarkets to catch previews […]


Bass Elevation Presents: DJS WOODY • BAYNE • AUGI

Almont Resort 10209 CO-135, Almont, CO

Are you ready for some FILTHY BASS?! Bass Elevation Presents an electrifying night with a lineup of collaborating local DJs, Woody, Augi, Bayne, and Supernovaye as they unleash a sonic storm of dubstep, experimental bass, bass house, and groovy tech house beats! But that's not all! Local VJ, Moonshed Studios, will be running lights and […]


Happy Hour with CBLT at Redline Gallery

Redline Gallery 429 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO, United States

Stay warm and have a drink with us at Mary Schmidt's Redline Gallery. Hear from artists about their work inspired by local landscapes and wildlife. We'll also share some updates about the work of the Land Trust. 10% of art purchased at the event will be donated to the Land Trust!


Live@Double Shot Cyclery: Matt & Madeline Shugert

Double Shot Cyclery 222 North Main St, Gunnison, CO, United States

Double Shot Cyclery presents the duo of Matt & Madeline Shugert playing pieces from their album, The Aim Was Song. This work is a compilation of Robert Frost poems put to music by the Shugerts.


Martin Sexton

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

Martin Sexton returns with what RollingStone calls his "soul-marinated voice," acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.


Dumb Logic Opening Reception

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

Join us for the opening reception of Dumb Logic on February 9, 4-7pm to celebrate the participating artists. Featuring a robust bar menu and a chance to mingle with the artists.


Chris Coady – Live

billy bar at Elevation Hotel 500 Gothic Rd 2nd Level, Mt. Crested Butte, CO, United States

Chris Coady performs live acoustic original and covered Americana.


Travel Mugs

Abra Karbin Ceramics 723 S 9th Street, Gunnison, CO, United States

Embark on a journey of creativity in my Travel Mug Making Ceramic Class! This hands-on workshop invites you to design and craft your very own personalized travel mug from clay. Learn essential ceramic techniques, including hand-building and wheel throwing, as you shape a stylish and functional travel companion. Explore various surface treatments, glazing options, and […]


John Craigie with special guest Daniel Rodriguez

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

Portland, OR-based singer, songwriter, and producer John Craigie adapts moments of solitude into stories perfectly suited for old Americana fiction anthologies.


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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