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  • Water Color Painting
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    Water Color Painting

    April 23 – May 28
    05:00 PM – 07:30 PM

    Every Wednesday in May. Explore the possibilities using the transparent, luminous qualities of watercolor paints. Investigate the importance of excellent brush, paper and paint selection. This inspiring class is an opportunity to build on past experience or learn a new skill. Participants create watercolor paintings using floral, abstract, landscape, and/or still life subject matter. Instructor Donna Rozman encourages students to tap their inner voice through practice and technical knowledge in...
  • Drew Emmitt and Friends
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    Drew Emmitt and Friends

    April 26
    07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

    Come join Drew Emmitt and Friends for an evening of great tunes at the Center for the Arts. Opening for Emmitt will be the lovely ladies of Free the Honey. Doors: 7:00 PM Tickets: $15 Available at the Center for the Arts and Orsch (upstairs from the Gunnison Arts Center).
  • Crested Butte Pole Pedal Paddle
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    Crested Butte Pole Pedal Paddle

    April 27
    12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

    The CB3P is a multi-sport, endurance race that spans the length of the Gunnison Valley, starting in Mt. Crested Butte and finishing in Gunnison, CO.  With an uphill/downhill ski leg, bike leg, and kayak leg the CB3P will take participants and spectators on an exciting tour that follows the valley’s spring runoff path.  Competitors start at Crested Butte Mountain Resort with an uphill/downhill ski race, then transition to bikes which will carry them south on Hwy 135. When competi...
  • CB Film Fest presents Spinning Plates
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    CB Film Fest presents Spinning Plates

    May 15
    07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

    Crested Butte Monthly Film Series presents Spinning Plates, a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who bring them to life. A world-renowned chef competes for the ultimate restaurant prize in Chicago, while privately battling a life-threatening condition. A 150-year-old restaurant in Iowa is still standing only because of an unbreakable bond with the community. And a fledgling Mexican restaurant in Tucson struggles as its owners risk everything to surv...
  • Xavier Rudd Performance
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    Xavier Rudd Performance

    June 12
    08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    When he debuted in 2002 with the album To Let, Xavier Rudd began a journey that would see him become one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and figuratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean - twisting and turning, flowing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes forward. Introducing himself as an artist of both imagination and conscience, To Let was definitive of Rudd’s ability to marry uplifting music with thou...
  • Taste of Crested Butte
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    Taste of Crested Butte

    June 14 – 21
    All Day

    Join us for this fantastic culinary experience highlighting the best food and drink that Crested Butte has to offer. Different restaurants will participate throughout the week, so be sure to check out the website to find out the specials.
  • Crested Butte Film Festival Monthly Film Series: The Armstrong Lie
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    Crested Butte Film Festival Monthly Film Series: The Armstrong Lie

    June 19
    07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    The Crested Butte Film Festival presents films in it Monthly Film Series. Lance Armstrong - cycling's deposed champion and most prominent liar - is brought to life in Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney's film. The film starts innocently enough in 2009 when Gibney was hired to make a film about Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was then shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession on Oprah. This film picks up in 2013 and presents an inten...
  • Gunnison River Festival
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    Gunnison River Festival

    June 19 – 22
    09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

    Celebrate the Gunnison River with 5 days of events as part of this summer's Gunnison River Festival, a unique blend of hardcore and lighthearted recreation! The festival kicks off on June 19 with a fundraising concert for Gunnison Whitewater Park Improvements featuring Bonnie & The Clydes at the I Bar Ranch put on by the Crested Butte Film Festival. On the 20th, take a special Morrow Point Boat Tour at Curecanti National Recreation Area. The Registration Extravaganza on the 20th feature...
  • Taste of Crested Butte: CB Bites
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    Taste of Crested Butte: CB Bites

    June 21
    05:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    All week you have enjoyed an array of foods all culminating to CB Bites on Saturday night. diners will participate in a progressive dinner.  Your evening will begin in one of the town’s many parks with a welcome cocktail and gorgeous mountain views.  While sipping Crested Butte featured cocktails, participants will be given a ticket revealing the first of three stops on their tour.  Each subsequent course will be revealed by clue  enabling diners to navigate from one f...
  • CB Bike Week
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    CB Bike Week

    June 26 – 29
    All Day

    Welcome to the oldest mountain bike festival in the world! This is where a rider can experience the birthplace of Mountain Biking and ride miles and miles of single track.
  • Central States Cup
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    Central States Cup

    June 28 – 29
    08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

    In its first year, the Central States Cup will be coming to the Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Featuring downhill and cross country races on Evolution Bike Park's best trails, this is an event not to be missed. Race classes range from amateur to professional and competition will be fierce. View Event Website
  • Alpenglow - Free Downtown Concert Series
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    Alpenglow - Free Downtown Concert Series

    June 30 – August 11
    05:30 PM – 07:30 PM

    Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts's free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. Bring along your chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Summer 2014 lineup coming soon!For more information about Alpenglow, click here.
  • Independence Day
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    Independence Day

    July 04
    All Day

    Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte pull out all the stops to celebrate Independence Day!  The day kicks off with getting a full belly at the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Department's Pancake Breakfast from 7 - 10 a.m. at the fire station located at 3rd Street and Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte.Expect funky, fun and good-natured laughter as people line Crested Butte's Elk Avenue at least four deep to take in the spectacle of the July 4th parade, which begins at 11 a.m.Stick around downto...
  • Bluegrass in Paradise
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    Bluegrass in Paradise

    July 04 – 07
    All Day

    For sixteen years, the Crested Butte Music Festival has turned Crested Butte into a big concert hall in the summer, with music resounding from outdoors venues, hotels, stunning private homes, churches and barns. This summer, for the third time, we will host “Bluegrass In Paradise”, a seven-day festival featuring one of the most popular musical genres in the United States. Traditional bluegrass a...nd “newgrass” will be showcased in a range of events: a five-day camp for...
  • Wildflower Festival
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    Wildflower Festival

    July 07 – 13
    All Day

    This festival began in 1986 through the efforts of a few insightful Crested Butte locals who envisioned a wildflower celebration in one of the most picturesque valleys in Colorado. The Festival has grown into a summer-long season of events with over 200 classes offered by over 80 instructors, tour guides and volunteers. Come to Crested Butte to enjoy the beautiful scenery and don’t forget to bring your camera!! Throughout the week, there will be an array of activities to please everyone....
  • Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Free Concert Series
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    Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Free Concert Series

    July 09 – August 27
    03:30 PM – 07:30 PM

    Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2014 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. All shows will take place at the Red Lady Stage in Mt. Crested Butte from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 2014 lineup will be coming soon!Here is the Summer 2013 lineup: July 10 Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. (Rock) July 17 Pato Banton And The Now G...
  • Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
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    Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival

    July 10 – 14
    All Day

    The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival takes place July 10-13, 2014, bringing a fine wine experience to our charming mountain town. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in Towns of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.The Center for the Arts is pleased to partner with Larimer Associates to bring this exceptional event to the Upper East River Valley.
  • Crested Butte Arts Festival
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    Crested Butte Arts Festival

    August 01 – 03
    All Day

    The Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte’s signature cultural event and one of Colorado’s Top 5 fine art and fine craft shows, will take place August 1-3, 2014. The Festival features 175 well-known, established artists from around the world and is recognized as a top-quality, juried show. DATES: Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3, 2014 HOURS: Friday 5 pm – dark:Saturday/Sunday 10 am – 5 pm LOCATION: Elk Avenue in Downtown Crested Butte, a National Histor...
  • Gypsy Jazz in Paradise
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    Gypsy Jazz in Paradise

    August 08 – 10
    04:00 PM – 08:30 PM

    3 performances celebrating the legacy of Django Reinhardt! Workshops featuring Violin, Mandolin, and Guitar. An intimate experience with the artists and the music. Gypsy Jazz In Paradise will be three days of passionate, exhilarating, up-tempo music that makes the soul swing.View Event Website
  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge
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    USA Pro Cycling Challenge

    August 19
    09:00 AM – 07:00 PM

    Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight t...

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