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.

Signature Events: 

January:

- Citizen Races, Crested Butte Nordic Center 

 - Crested Butte Songwriters Festival, Mt Crested Butte

 - Kenny Mac Ski Fest & Winter Carnival, Gunnison

- Roost the Butte, Crested Butte Mt. Resort (CBMR)

- USASA Rail Jam & Slopestyle, CBMR

February:

- Alley Loop, Crested Butte

- Freeskiing Extremes, CBMR

-  IFSA Junior Freeskiing Competition, CBMR

- Romance in the Rockies, Valleywide

- USSA Dan Prater Memorial Cup Ski, CBMR  

March:

- GORE-TEX Grand Traverse. Crested Butte to Aspen

- Ice Fishing Tournament, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison

- Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark SKi Race, CBMR

- Big Air on Elk, Crested Butte

- FestEVOL, CBMR

- USSMA National Championships, CBMR  

April: 

- Crested Butte Pole, Paddle & Pedal, Crested Butte to Gunnison

- Flauschink, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte

- The Ultimate Snowmobile Event, CBMR  

May: 

- Gunnison Growler Weekend

- Kiwanis Club Fishing Tournament, Blue Mesa Reservoir

- Sage Burner, Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, Gunnison

- Weekend Warrior Fishing Tournament, Blue Mesa Reservoir

June:

- Taylor Park Marina Fishing Derby, Taylor Reservoir

- Crested Butte Bike Week

- Gunison River Festival

- Taste of Crested Butte

July:

- Cattlemen's Days, Gunnison

- Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

- Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival

- Fourth of July Celebrations & Fireworks

- Gunnison Art in the Park, Legion Park

- Hot Air Balloon Rally, Jorgensen Park, Gunnison

August:

- 24 hours in the Sage, Hartman Rocks REcreation ARea, Gunnison

- Crested Butte Arts Festival

- Dave Wiens West Elk Bicycle Classic, Gunnison to Crested Butte

- Gunnison Car Show Weekend (Carvin'Up Colorado & High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival) 

- The People's Fair, Crested Butte

- USA Pro Challenge, Stage 3 in Gunnison

- USA Pro Challenge, Stage 2 in Created Butte/Mt. Crested Butte

September:

- Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Crested Butte

- Crested Butte Film Festival

- Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-off, Mt. Crested Butte

- September Splendor in the Rockies

- Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Crested Butte

November:

- Crested Butte Mountain Resort - Season Opening

- Crested Butte Nordic - Season Opening

- Sugarplum Festival, Gunnison

December:

- 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte

- Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, CBMR

- Citizens Races, Crested Butte Nordic Center

- Holiday Bazaar, Crested Butte

- Light Up Night, Crested Butte

- Night of Lights, Gunnison

- New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, CBMR

- New Year's Eve Yurt Dinner & Party, Crested Butte Nordic Center