8 Crested Butte Summer Events You Can’t Miss
The summer season is a hectic time in Crested Butte. There is so much to do in such a short amount of time. We’ve taken the burden of planning out 8 events this summer, so that you can just show up and enjoy. Sit back, relax, and check out what’s coming up soon!
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Hosted by the CB/Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce, this is the world’s oldest mountain bike festival! There is something for everyone with a costumed chainless race downhill for 7 miles, the clinics to improve your skills, a townie loop fundraiser, the all new Crested Butte Challenge and family-friendly Scavenger Hunt, mountain biking films, and even a classic bike show.
Featured events below and lots more to check out here!
|Crested Butte Challenge||6/28, 6/29||Can you ride the most, fastest, and highest? A 2 day challenge on all CB's Trails|
|Chainless World Championship||6/28||Gravity-fed race, no chains, plenty of costumes, great to participate in or spectate|
|Skills Clinics||6/28 - 6/30||Backcountry Bike Academy and Crested Butte Devo will both be offering clinics throughout the week!|
|Crested Butte Scavenger Hunt Classic||6/29||Open to families and individuals explore handpicked trails around CB|
Free Alpenglow outdoor concerts, every Monday evening starting June 18th
Presented by the Crested Butte Center for the Arts and Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association, enjoy free outdoor concerts with the most scenic backdrops every Monday and Wednesday this summer. Grab a blanket, some snacks, and your dancing shoes and soak up the evening sun.
|6/17||Tenth Mountain Division w/ Floodgate Operators||Bluegrass|
|7/1||Rebirth Brass Band||Brass Band|
|7/22||Stephen Kellogg and the South, West, North, East||Americana, Folk Rock|
|7/29||Reckless Kelly w/ Flatland Cavalry||Country Rock|
|8/5||Cody Canada & the Departed||American rock/alt-country|
|8/12||JoJo Hermann's Slim Wednesday||Piano/ Rock|
|8/19||AJ Fullerton @ CB South||Acoustic Blues|
Additionally, the Center’s summer concert series includes big artists playing in the Center’s brand new building and auditorium starting this summer! Tickets available for purchase online at the Center for the Arts website.
|7/17||The Lao Tizer Band @ ARTrageous||Jazz|
|8/3||Broadway in the Butte||Show Tunes|
|8/16||Trevor Hall||Folk/ Reggae|
|8/31||Mead Metcalf and Friends||Song/Satire|
|9/1||Trout Steak Revival||Bluegrass|
|9/6||Trace Bundy||Acoustic Guitar|
Crested Butte Music Festival
July 1 – 30, 2019
|7/1||Paul Haung & Danbi Uml||Chamber|
|7/2||Danbi Um & Amy Yang||Chamber|
|7/3||Paul Huang & Friends||Chamber|
|7/5||Philip Glass - The Photographer||Vocal/ Opera/ Dance|
|7/6||Journey Live||Classical/ Orchestra/ Crossover|
|7/8||Michael Kelly & David Leisner||Vocal/ Chamber Music|
|7/10||Bonnie & the Clydes||Country/ Outdoor Concert|
|7/12||Ricky Ian Gordon - Green Sneakers||Vocal/ Opera|
|7/13||Voxare String Quartet||Chamber Music/ Multimedia|
|7/17||Spinphony||Classical Crossover/ Outdoor Concert|
|7/24||Gypsy Jazz All Stars||Gypsy Jazz/ Outdoor Concert|
|7/25||The Latin American Side of Gypsy Jazz||Gypsy Jazz|
|7/26||The Rhythm Future Quartet||Gypsy Jazz|
|7/27||Tribute to Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli||Gypsy Jazz|
The 46th Annual Arts Festival
August 2 – 4, 2019
Crested Butte, Colorado, is home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals. Now in its 47th year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction.
4th of July
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Independence Day in Crested Butte is the biggest event of the year and draws the biggest crowds. The town puts on one of the best celebrations in the country and with perfect mountain summer weather, you won’t want to miss it. Head up to Mt. CB and the ski base area after the parade for live music and more festivities!
July 5 – 14, 2019
Crested Butte is the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. The Wildflower Festival spans two weeks this year with events offered all summer long including 4×4 jeep tours, art classes, garden tours, guided hikes, photography workshops, and so much more this year! It’s the best two weeks to be here all summer long…and if you can’t make, there are wildflower events throughout the summer as well.
16th Annual Black & White Ball
June 30, 2019
Enjoy a night of dancing the night away and celebrating the town museum’s value to Crested Butte’s long and rich history. This event is the biggest fundraiser of the year and the best way to celebrate and thank the CB community for their support.
Wine & Food Festival
July 24 – 28, 2019
More Info — Tickets now on sale!
This wine and culinary festival complements the array of amazing offerings in Towns of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte. Featuring a selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, and more, it’s a sommeliers dream. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food demonstrations, and more.
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