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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.

Town Picnic

Rainbow Park 300 8th St, Crested Butte

The Town of Crested Butte invites you to the annual Town Picnic Friday, June 7th from 11:30-2:30 at Rainbow Park. Join your friends and neighbors in a community gathering to celebrate summer! Enjoy free burgers and hot dogs, games, and activities. Bring a dessert or side to share and help us reduce our carbon footprint […]


Vinotok 1st Community Volunteer Meeting

Rainbow Park 300 8th St, Crested Butte

If you'd like to be a part of Vinotok but are not interested in a Vinotok Theatre Troupe roll, this meeting is for you! Vinotok seeks people across a broad spectrum of skills. We seek volunteers to decorating venues for our events; gather greenery (anyone a landscaper out there?); create our Altars; paint faces and […]

Unity Dinner

Rainbow Park 300 8th St, Crested Butte

Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with The Gunnison County Democrats at Rainbow Park in Crested Butte on Sunday August 20. Festivities start at 4 with a Taco food truck, entertainer Ron Earl and guest speaker Kathleen Curry.

$40 – $50

Vinotok All Cast Volunteer Meeting

Rainbow Park 300 8th St, Crested Butte

Vinotok's first All Cast Volunteer Meeting the first official Vinotok gathering of volunteers and invites people who wish to be in the Vinotok Theatre Troupe. Roles include Maiden, Torchbearer, Flagbearer, Mood Maker, Forest Creature, Harvest Mother celebrant, or other cast member. We also need musicians (drummers, flutists, trumpeters), Fire Performance Artists, and people who feel […]

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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