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Festivals in Crested Butte

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is a picturesque town that attracts visitors from all over the world. Known for its world-class skiing and breathtaking scenery, Crested Butte is also home to unique festivals that are not to be missed!


Here are some of the top festivals that you should consider attending when you're in the area:

Wildflower Festival

This festival takes place in mid-July and offers a range of activities that celebrate the beauty and diversity of wildflowers in the region.

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Fourth of July Parade

Experience the Biggest Small Town 4th of July Celebration in Crested Butte! From our eclectic parade to our town water fight, there is always fun to be found on the 4th of July.

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Crested Butte Arts Festival

This festival takes place in early August and features artists from around the country who showcase their artwork in various mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, painting, and sculpture.

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Food and Wine Festival

The Crested Butte Food and Wine Festival is an annual epicurean celebration benefiting arts and education. This fundraiser supports the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, the premier visual and performing arts venue in the region.

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Mountain Words Festival

The Mountain Words Literary Festival is a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids’ events, parties, panel discussions, live theater, and more.

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Chili and Beer Festival

The annual Chili & Beer Festival at Crested Butte Mountain Resort features Colorado craft breweries, a chili tasting contest, and live music. Sample local chili and beer, and vote for your favorites!

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Film Festival

The Crested Butte Film Festival celebrates international films annually over four days in late September. Experience the best in world cinema in a small-town environment, featuring artful, moving, and provocative films curated for our audience.

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Gunnison River Festival

The Gunnison River Festival celebrates and raises awareness of local rivers through river-centric activities, artistic expressions, and educational initiatives. Enjoy rafting, kayaking, SUPing, river surfing, and educational clinics throughout the Upper Gunnison watershed.

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Gunnison Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo

Each July, the Gunnison Valley showcases its ranching culture in the "Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos," an event for PRCA competitors and fans alike.

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