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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Bike Week

June 27 – 30, 2019

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 Challenge6/28, 6/29Can you ride the most, fastest, and highest? A 2 day challenge on all CB's Trails
Chainless World Championship6/28Gravity-fed race, no chains, plenty of costumes, great to participate in or spectate
Skills Clinics6/28 - 6/30Backcountry Bike Academy and Crested Butte Devo will both be offering clinics throughout the week!
Crested Butte Scavenger Hunt Classic6/29 Open to families and individuals explore handpicked trails around CB

Live Music

  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
6/24 Wood Belly Bluegrass
7/1 Rebirth Brass Band Brass Band
7/8 The ArtisanalsRock
7/15 The Jauntee Rock
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 SouthAcoustic 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.



Crested Butte Music Festival

July 1 – 30, 2019

8/6 Django Reinhardt Home SoireeModern Jazz
8/7 Django Jeeping with Nathan RoyalWestern Swing/Gypsy Jazz
8/8 Hot House West All-Star Finale Gypsy Jazz
8/10 Lunch Lecture - After BeethovenClassical Lecture
8/12 Alex KommodoreClassical Guitar
8/13Home Soiree - Beethoven & Beer w/ Ariel QuartetVocal/ Chamber Music
8/14 Rise Program Concert Vocalists
9/8 SpinphonyString Quartet
9/9 SpinphonyString Quartet
9/10 Home Soiree: From Classical to RomanticClassical
9/13 Mariachi March Mariachi
9/26 Wildermissindie pop
10/2 Fingernoise Chamber OrchestraChamber Music
10/3 Kneebody Rock/ Chamber

The 47th Annual Arts Festival

August 2 – 4, 2019

Information & Schedule

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

Full Day’s Events

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! 

Wildflower Festival

July 5 – 14, 2019

Everything Wildflower Festival

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

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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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