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There are several reasons that visiting Crested Butte can be a fun and memorable experience. One reason is that the town offers many year round outdoor activities. Another reason is that there are many events and festivals that take place in Crested Butte, Gunnison , and all surrounding areas that visitors can enjoy.
There is a complete list of events and festivals on The Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association’s website. More details and contact information for each event is also included.
Following is a sample of what is available each year:
January: Annual Butte Bash College Ski Weeks
January: Moonlight Atlas Shoeshoe Tour
February: Annual Crested Butte Carnival
February: Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon
February: 16th Annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships
March: Annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships
April: Elk Mountains Grand Traverse - a backcountry endurance ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen, CO. Watching the race is a fun and exciting way to stay up late, support the teams, and see the stars. Look for a detailed event schedule online. The race begins at midnight on Friday of the last weeekend in March or first weekend in April, but be sure to check online - weather and snow conditions may require changes to the schedule . http://www.elkmountainstraverse.com/
May thru September: Crested Butte Mountain Runners Fun Run Series (approx. 13 runs)
May: Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament
June: Taste of Crested Butte
June: Annual Crested Butte Fat Tire Bike Week (new name - Crested Butte Bike Week)
June: Annual Gunnison Balloon Rally
June-August: Crested Butte Music Festival
June-August: The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Events from June-Aug, second week of July is Festival Week
June - October: Crested Butte Farmers Market , Sundays and Thursdays
June - November: Gunnison Farmers Market, Saturdays
July: July 4th Celebration
July: Annual Gunnison Cattleman’s Days Rodeo
August: Crested Butte Festival of the Arts
August: Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival
September: Annual People’s Fair
September: Vinotok - Crested Butte's mid-September, week long harvest festival, ending with the Grump'sbonfire.
November: Sugar Plum Festival in Gunnison
December: Gunnison Night of Lights