This Week in the Butte August 21 2018
While the kids may be heading back to school there is still plenty of fun to be had in Crested Butte! From a Big Blue Festival by KBUT to a Historic Pub Tour to Friday Extended Hours, we have rounded up some great happenings to keep the adventure going on the mountain, in town and around the county.
Historic Pub Crawl I Thursday @ 4:30 pm
Crawl the infamous historic drinking establishments of old time Crested Butte! Start at the Museum for apps and your commemorative pint glass which you can then take for a free drink at each of the 3 participating bars. A local historian will be at each bar to entertain and edify you about the history of the bars. Tickets are $45/person.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band I Thursday @ 8 pm
The Center for the Arts presents Robert Randolph on August 23 at 8 pm. Tickets are $45.
Robert Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on the pedal steel guitar has Rolling Stone calling him one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Their distinctive mix of rock, funk, and rhythm & blues has earned them a rapturous response from a fervent, international audience. Their live shows explode with joy, freedom and energy, with Robert mastering the most complex instrument in the world and emitting a unique voice that is equal parts street-corner church and Bonnaroo. Dancing is mandatory – your body will demand it.
Twilight Extended Hours I Friday @ 4:30 pm
With the Red Lady Express, Evolution Bike Park and Adventure Park open until 7 pm on Fridays (through September 14), it gives you and your family more time to explore and enjoy the resort!
Twilight Lift Tickets are $9 and Twilight Adventure Park Tickets are $25 for an Adult, $19 for Youth 7 - 17, $17 for Kids 6 and under, and $21 for Seniors.
The Umbrella Bar is also open until 7 pm for après on Fridays!
Adaptive World Championships I Friday – Sunday
We are thrilled to host the world championship for this exciting adaptive sport with ReActive Adaptations. Join us for three days of racing and riding in and around Crested Butte, from the Crested Butte Mountain Resort to the Evolution Bike Park.
Three days of riding and racing in Crested Butte, presented by the Adaptive Sports Center and ReActive Adaptations.
Big Blue Festival I Friday and Saturday
The Blue Mesa Beach Bash has combined forces with KBUT Community Radio to bring you a new event: Big Blue Fest! It's two days of fun at the I-Bar Ranch and Blue Mesa Reservoir. Join us Friday August 24th at the I Bar Ranch for some rocking concerts brought to you by KBUT Community Radio. Camp the night away at the I Bar Ranch if you'd like or stay in one of our many local lodging properties. Then on Saturday, August 25, head on out to the Blue Mesa for the best Stand-Up Paddle-board event in Colorado. SUP races, clinics, games. Then finish off the day with more music and camping at the IBAR. Make a weekend of it in beautiful Gunnison, Colorado!