Pull out your favorite summer attire and get ready for a vacay to remember because Crested Butte is ready for you! There’s a variety of wonderful events happening only in Crested Butte this summer that you don’t want to miss.
Looking for a goofy challenge? On June 25th, a unique opportunity will present itself in Crested Butte. Named the “Chainless World Championships”, people of all backgrounds will be dressing up in ridiculous costumes, removing the chains from their bikes, weighing them down, and racing for seven miles from Kebler Pass into downtown Crested Butte while braking as least as possible! There is talk that the date may change, so be sure to check the site beforehand.
Calling music lovers! Alpenglow: Free Outdoor Concerts are back this year! Every Monday for five weeks starting on Monday, June 28th, a variety of great musicians will be hitting the Center for the Arts outdoor stage this summer. Jillian Liebl, the associate director of development, said, "We’re all incredibly excited for Alpenglow. It’s that magical place where long-time locals and part-time residents and visitors and young and old can all come together.”
Being the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte’s signature Everything Wildflower Festival is happening from July 9th – 18th! It’s going to be the best two weeks in Crested Butte all summer long, so don’t miss it! If you can’t make it to the Wildflower Festival this year, get this! There are a variety of other wildflower events throughout the summer in June and all the way through July. See all the events in the festival's program guide.
Starting the end of July until October 1st, the Crested Butte Music Festival is happening again! From jazz to mariachi to brilliant Mozart pieces, the live concerts are going to be epic this year. See full schedule here.
There are so many other events happening in Crested Butte this year. Here are a few more that I'm taking note of:
•Crested Butte Wine + Food Festival – July 19 – 25
• Living Journeys Summit Hike – July 24
• Mt. Crested Butte Music on the Mountain – July 28, more dates TBD
• Crested Butte Arts Festival – July 30-August 1
• Chili and Beer Festival – September 11
Aside from all the fun events happening this summer, there’s a plethora of other activities to do in Crested Butte all summer long! You can experience garden tours, jeep tours, photography workshops, art classes, guided hikes with backcountry botanists, endless outdoor adventures… need I say more? I'm already planning my trip.