An Action Packed June in Crested Butte and Gunnison Starts off with Restaurant Week

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An Action Packed June in Crested Butte and Gunnison Starts off with Restaurant Week

An Action Packed June in Crested Butte and Gunnison Starts off with Restaurant Week

Early and late spring has some of the best weather Crested Butte and Gunnison can ask for. Cool temps and sunny skies dominate the days as the two sister towns enjoy quiet, uncrowded streets. The bike paths and trails remain empty as most visitors do not begin trickling in until mid to late June making this time of year one of the best times to visit. Come on out and enjoy the fifth annual “June in the Rockies” and really get a sense of what this town can offer you.

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A world-famous musical, readers’ and writers’ workshops, biking events, free outdoor concerts, fishing derbies, farmers’ markets, art walks, the Gunnison River Festival, and fishing and golf competitions are all part of the fun.  Also, Tour de Forks, a gourmet dining series that takes place in fabulous mountain homes and locations in the Gunnison-Crested Butte valley, kicks off on June 26 with a “Lakeside Luxury” gathering overlooking Grant Lake and concludes on Sept. 11 with “A Historic Evening” at Soupcon Bistro.  For a full schedule, visit http://www.crestedbuttearts.org.the/

The month kicks off with the second annual Crested Butte Restaurant Week, providing culinary aficionados with great dining and lodging deals from June 3 – 10.  Diners and overnight guests in Crested Butte, situated at 8,885 feet above sea level, can revel and relax to their hearts’ content for the price of $88.85 for meals or lodging.  Participating restaurants will offer multi-course dinners for $88.85 for a party of four, or $22.21 per person.  Establishments that do not serve dinner will provide multi-course lunch promotions for $8.85.  Special lodging rates will be available starting at $88.85 per room, per night. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Go to http://www.crestedbutterestaurantweek.com/.

Week 1: June 1 – 5
1 – 25                  Biennial Nueva & Renata Sieck Exhibitions, Gunnison Arts Center
3                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
3                        Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Free Live Music on the Courtyard
3 – 10                 Crested Butte Restaurant Week (Special Dining & Lodging Deals)
3 – 5                  “Cups” a Play Performed by Tricia Seeberg, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre, Crested Butte
4                        Fishing & Outdoor Sports Derby, Jorgesen Park, Gunnison
4                        National Trails Day – Trail Work Day with CB Mountain Bike Association, CB Area
5                        Sundays @ 7 (Free Concerts) Presented by the Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park

Week 2: June 6 – 12
1 – 25                  Biennial Nueva & Renata Sieck Exhibitions, Gunnison Arts Center
3 – 10                  Crested Butte Restaurant Week (Special Dining & Lodging Deals)
10                       Gunnison Golf Classic Presented by Gunnison Valley Health Foundation, Dos Rios Golf Club, Gunnison
10                       Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Free Live Music on the Courtyard
10 – 11                 Relay for Life Fund-Raiser for American Cancer Society, Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
11                       Taylor Park Marina Fishing Derby, Taylor Park Reservoir
11                       Crested Butte/Ride the Rockies Soul Center of Cycling Street Fest, Elk Avenue
11 – 12                 Ride the Rockies Bike Ride Kicks Off in Crested Butte on June 12
12                       Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & First Street
12                       Sundays @ 7 (Free Concerts) Presented by the Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
12                       Summer Variety Show by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret, CB

Week 3: June 13 – 19
1 – 25                 Biennial Nueva & Renata Sieck Exhibitions, Gunnison Arts Center
16                      Annual Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Bird Survey, Gothic
17                      Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Free Live Music on the Courtyard
17                      Pinnacle Series Bike Race, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
17 – 18               Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
17 – 19               Crested Butte Writers Conference, Elevation Hotel & Spa, Mt. Crested Butte
18                      Readers in the Rockies, Elevation Hotel & Spa, Mt. Crested Butte
18                      Adventure Park, Evolution Bike Park and Chairlift Open, CB Mountain Resort
19                      Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & First Street
19                      Sundays @ 7 (Free Concerts) Presented by the Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park

Week 4: June 20 – 26
1 – 25                 Biennial Nueva & Renata Sieck Exhibitions, Gunnison Arts Center
22                      Wednesdays at Western State College: Introduction to Fly-Fishing with Gunnison River Fly Shop, Roaring Judy Fish Ponds
23 – 26               31st Annual Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
23 – 26               Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison
24                      Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Free Live Music on the Courtyard
24                      Western State College – Colorado Brass Band Concert, Quigley Band Shell, Gunnison
24 – 25                Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
24 – 25                Radio Theater (3 stories in 90 minutes), Gunnison Arts Center
24 – 26                Wildflower Rush Cross Country/Downhill Bike Races, Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
25 – 26               “Oklahoma!” Presented by CB Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
25                      Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
25 – 26                Bridges of the Butte (24-hour townie bike tour), Presented by the Adaptive Sports
Center, Crested Butte
26                      Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & First Street
26                      Sundays @ 7 (Free Concerts) Presented by the Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
26                      Lakeside Luxury – Kickoff of Tour de Forks Gourmet Dining Series, Crested Butte

Week 5: June 27 – 30
27                      Alpenglow (Free Outdoor Concert), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
28 – July 30         Heart of the West & Tierney Miller Exhibitions, Gunnison Arts Center
29                      Wednesdays at Western State College: Silver Triangle History Tour with Duane Vandenbusche- Gunnison, Almont,
Crested Butte & Taylor Park
29 – 30               “Oklahoma!” Presented by CB Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
30                      ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Crested Butte

June Vacation Deals
Don’t forget the lodging deals being offered during Crested Butte Restaurant Week , June 3 – 10, http://www.crestedbutterestaurantweek.com.enjoy/

Enjoy all of the benefits of Harmel’s Ranch Resort near Almont, Colorado, and stay in one of the Hitchn’ Post Lodge’s eight motel-style rooms, each with one queen bed and one double bed complete, for only $110 per night for up to four people per room.  The early- and late-season Hitchn’ Post Package is available May 22 – June 14 and Aug. 16 – Sept. 17, 2011 and includes a hearty breakfast buffet, private fishing permit, stocked rainbow trout pond, and numerous other amenities.  Offer is based on availability and does not include tax/service fee.  Book by calling (800) 235-3402, and also visit http://www.harmels.com/.  This same deal is available from June 15 – Aug. 15, 2011, for $140 per night.  Also ask about the Summer Solstice Special available from June 19 – 23, 2011, and receive more than 20 percent off various lodging options.

Save on lodging and rafting when staying two nights or more at Three Rivers Resort in Almont from May 1 – June 10 and Aug. 15 – Sept. 30.  For only $100 per person, receive two night’s lodging in a lodge room or small, one-room cabin and one Upper Taylor whitewater raft trip each.  Price is based on two-person occupancy and does not include lodging taxes.  This offer is not valid with any other offers or existing reservations and can be booked by calling (888) 761-3474.  Other lodging options and custom packages can be arranged.  Visit http://www.3riversresort.com/.

Plan a summer vacation now, get your choice of available premier lodging and save 20 percent on all Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) lodging options. The Book Early and Save package includes a single-ride chairlift ticket for each individual on the reservation. Lodging options range from condominiums perfect for the whole family to the slopeside Elevation Hotel and Spa featuring the finest amenities. This offer is valid for travel between April 5 – Nov. 21, 2011 and must be booked by May 31, 2011. The package cannot be combined with any other offers and is valid only on new reservations.  Contact Crested Butte Vacations at 800-600-2803 and visit http://www.skicb.com/.

Enjoy a convenient location across the street from two parks and Western State College of Colorado and walk only a few blocks to downtown Gunnison when staying at the Western Motel.  Book a two-night stay in a single queen standard room for $130 or a double queen standard room for $150. The cost includes free WiFi and continental breakfast. This deal is valid from May 15 – Sept. 30, 2011.  Call (888) 641-1722, ask for Edward and mention this deal from the Tourism Association’swebsite.  Visit http://www.westernmotel-co.com/.