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2012 Crested Butte Community and Event Calendar

Corey Dwan Benson Sothebys

2012 Crested Butte Community and Event Calendar

JANUARY 2012
1                          New Year’s Brunch at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
2 – 9                         College Week, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
2 – 31                        “Apartheid’s Ghosts: The Faces” Black & White Photography by Enid Holden, Gunnison
Arts Center
4,11,18,25            Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Weekly, Gunnison Valley
4 – 7                        High Adventure Camp – Teens with Amputations & Limb Differences, Adaptive Sports
Center & Crested Butte Mountain Resort & Ouray
4, 11, 18, 25            Acli-Mate Wednesday FUN Races (obstacle courses, sprints and mores, something different
on skis each week), Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
5                           Learn to Skate Ski for Free!, Crested Butte Nordic Center
6                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
6                        “Hood to Coast” (documentary film), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
7                        Stage 1 of Stage 3 Ice Fishing Contest, Elk Creek Marina at Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison
7                        Learn to Classic Nordic Ski Series wit Gregg Morin, Jorgensen Park & beyond, Gunnison
7                          Citizens’ Race: 15K Skiathalon, Crested Butte Nordic Center
7 – 8                        Subaru Master the Mountain (mini-lessons, beacon and avalanche dog demos, etc.),
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
9                         Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
11 – 18                        Military Appreciation Week, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
13 – 14                        Crested Butte Songwriters Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
14                         Citizens’ Race: 20K Classic Ski, Crested Butte Nordic Center
14                          Dinner at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
15                        10th Annual Wedding Show presented by Gunnison-Crested Butte Wedding Council, Lodge
at Mountaineer Square, Mt. Crested Butte
15                        The Infamous Stringdusters with Elephant Revival Concert, CB Center for the Arts
21                          Citizen’s Race: 20K Skate Ski, Crested Butte Nordic Center
21                         Dinner at the Yurt (Team Fund-Raiser) – Crested Butte Nordic Center’s
22                        Winter Photo Workshops by Xavi Fane & Raynor Czerwinski (on snowshoes or skis!),
Crested Butte area
26                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
26                        Emmitt-Nershi Band, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
28                        Kenny Mac Ski Fest (various lengths of races & tours), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
28 – 29                        Int’l Ski Mountaineering Federations’ North American Championships, CB Mountain Resort

FEBRUARY 2012
1                        Nicholas Andre Dance performance, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
1,8,15,22,29            Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Weekly, Gunnison Valley
1, 11                        Ski Tours to Jorgensen Cabin (28K round trip), FREE, Gunnison area
2                            Learn to Skate Ski for Free!, Crested Butte Nordic Center
3                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
3 – 5                        Junior Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Mt. Crested Butte
4                            26th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon (various race lengths), Crested Butte
4                        Stage 2 of Stage 3 Ice Fishing Contest, Elk Creek Marina at Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison
4                        Paint Your Own Pottery Valentine’s Event for Kids & Families, Trailhead Children’s
Museum, Mt. Crested Butte
4 – 6                        Big Mountain Monoski Camp, Adaptive Sports Center & CB Mtn. Resort, Mt. Crested Butte
5                            Brunch at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
7                         Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
7                           Full Moon Dinner at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
7                        “Journey of a Red Fridge” (film), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
8 – 12                        21st Annual Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
9                        Tom Rush Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
10                        Monlight Bonfire Ski Across VanTuyl Ranch (FREE), Gunnison
Valentine’s Wk.            Romance in the Rockies, Valleywide
14                          Valentine’s Dinner at the Yurt , Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
16                        Dick Elfin, founder of CB Mountain Resort, speaks at CB Mountain Heritage Museum
18                        Adaptive Sports Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, Mt. Crested Butte
18 – 20                        Subaru Master the Mountain (mini-lessons, beacon and avalanche dog demos, etc.),
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
19                        Winter Photo Workshops by Xavi Fane & Raynor Czerwinski (on snowshoes or skis!),
Crested Butte area
19                          President’s Weekend Dinner at the Yurt, CB Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
21                        Winter Carnival (fun snow activities for kids), Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
21, 23                        Cocktails & Clay (mix cocktails & create with clay), Gunnison Arts Center
23                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
23 – 26                        USSA Race – Dan Prater Memorial Cup, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
24                        Aspen Laff Festival performance, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

MARCH 2012
1                         Learn to Skate Ski for Free!, Crested Butte Nordic Center
1 – 31                        “Green” Juried Art Exhibition, Gunnison Arts Center
2                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
2 – 3                        Crested Butte Dance Collective’s Move the Butte, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
3                        Stage 3 of Stage 3 Ice Fishing Contest, Elk Creek Marina at Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison
3                          Super Tour (Race & Rec Nordic Skiing Divisions), Crested Butte
3 – 4                        Puckasso Hockey Tournament benefiting Gunnison Arts Center, Jorgensen Events Center
4                        7 Hours of the Banana benefit for Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
6                        John Oates Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
7, 14, 28            Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Weekly, Gunnison Valley
8                           Full Moon Dinner at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
8                         Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
8-10, 15-17            24th Annual “Sonofagunn” Theatre Production, Gunnison Arts Center
9 – 10                        Banff Mountain Film Festival, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
10                        Kids Rock Concert “Aloha in the Butte,” Presented by Trailhead Children’s Museum &
Crested Butte Arts Festival, Elevation Hotel Ballroom
10                        Ski For Hope Nordic Challenge, East Side Nordic Trails, and Ski-a-thon, Town Ranch, CB
10                        Big Air on Elk Presented by Colorado FreeSkier Presents, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
11            Beach Ball Express Scavenger Hunt Benefiting Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
12 – 16                        Spring Break Siblings Camp, Adaptive Sports Center, Mt. Crested Butte
14                        Paint Your Own Pottery Spring Break Event for Kids & Families, Trailhead Children’s
Museum, Mt. Crested Butte
15 – 17                        16th Annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships, CB Mountain Resort
17                         Dinner at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
17 – 18                        FestEVOL, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
17 – 19                        High Adventure Weekend: Ladies Getaway, Adaptive Sports Center & Crested Butte
Mountain Resort, Mt. Crested Butte
18                        Winter Photo Workshops by Xavi Fane & Raynor Czerwinski (on snowshoes or skis!),
Crested Butte area
18                        Al Johnson Memorial Uphill/Downhill Telemark Ski Race, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
20                        “Doubletime” (documentary film), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
21 – 24                        16th Annual Extreme Telemark Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
25                        38th Annual Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark Race, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
25                        PHAMALy (Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League) performance, Crested
Butte Center for the Arts
29                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
30 – 31                        15th Annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, Crested Butte to Aspen

APRIL 2012
1 – 30                        Gunnison High School Senior Excellence Art Exhibition, Gunnison Arts Center
4 – 8                        Flauschink, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
6                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
6                         Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
7                        Bump & Jump and Pond Skim Competitions, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
8                        Closing Day for Crested Butte Mountain Resort & Crested Butte Nordic Center
11 – 12                        Backcountry Hut Trip, Adaptive Sports Center, Mt. Crested Butte
13                        Allen Wardes Concert, Gunnison Arts Center
21                        Gunnison Gardening Festival & Earth Day Celebration, Fred R. Field Western Heritage
Center, Gunnison
25                        Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Weekly, Gunnison Valley
26, 27, 28, 29            “YouTheatre” presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret

MAY 2012
3, 4, 5, 6            “Ten Minute Plays” presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret
4                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
5 – 6                        Gunnison Kiwanis Club Blue Mesa Lake Fishing Tournament, Gunnison
19 – 20                        Weekend Warrior Fishing Tournament, Blue Mesa Lake, Gunnison
25 – 28                        Crested Butte Sidewalk Sales, Downtown Crested Butte
26                        Half-Growler Mountain Bike Race (32 miles), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
27                        Full-Growler Mountain Bike Race (64 miles), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
26 – 27              Rage in the Sage Weekend – Half-Growler & Full-Growler mountain bike races, 24 Hours of Gunnison Glory rock climbing & Pedal to Paradise Gran Fondo bike ride, Gunnison

JUNE 2012
1                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
8 – 15                        Crested Butte Restaurant Week (Special Dining & Lodging Deals)
9                        Taylor Park Marina Fishing Derby, Taylor Park Reservoir
10, 17, 24            Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
15,16,22,23,             Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
29,30
16            Adventure Park, Evolution Bike Park, Zip Lines & Chairlift Open, CB Mountain Resort
20, 27                        Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Each Week, Gunnison
21, 28                        Exploration Experiences at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (interactive science
programs & lunch), Gothic
21 – 24                        Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
22, 29                        Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
22 – 24                        Crested Butte Writers Conference, Elevation Hotel & Spa, Mt. Crested Butte
22 – 24                        Wildflower Rush Cross Country/Downhill Bike Races, Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
22 – 25                        Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison & Almont
23                        Readers in the Rockies, Elevation Hotel & Spa, Mt. Crested Butte
23                        Annual Breeding Bird Survey at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic
23 – 24                        Bridges of the Butte (24-hour townie bike tour), Presented by the Adaptive Sports
Center, Crested Butte
24                        Sundays @ 6 (Free Concerts) Presented by Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
25                        Alpenglow (free outdoor concert), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
28                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
30                        Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street

JULY 2012
1,8,15,22,29            Sundays @ 6 (Free Concerts) Presented by Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
1,8,15,22,29            Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
1,8,15,22,29            AWEFest Presented by Artists of the West Elks, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
2                        Black & White Ball Presented by Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
2,9,16,23,30            Alpenglow (free outdoor concert), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
4                        Independence Day Celebrations in Gunnison, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
4                        Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3rd Marathon, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
4 – Aug. 12            Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
5 – 15                        Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison
5,12,19,26            Exploration Experiences at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (interactive science
programs & lunch), Gothic
5,12,19,26            Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Crank’s Plaza, Maroon Avenue & Second Street
6                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
6,7,13,14,20,21,            Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
27,28
6,13,20,27            Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
7,14,21,28            Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
9 – 15                        Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte
11, 18, 25            Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Each Week, Gunnison
11, 18, 25            Live! From Mt. Crested Butte (Free Outdoor Concerts), Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
13 – 15                        Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Exhibit, Oh Be Joyful Gallery
14 – 15                        Bluegrass In Paradise Presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, Mt. Crested Butte
17 – Aug. 3            Opera In Paradise Presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, Mt. CB/Crested Butte
19 – 20                        Crested Butte Land Trust Caddis Cup Fly-Fishing Tournament
20 – 21               Epic Rocky Mountain Relay, Colorado Springs to Crested Butte
22                        Gunnison Art in the Park, Legion Park, Gunnison
26                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
26                        Celebration of Conservation Dinner/Auction Hosted by Crested Butte Land Trust
26 – 28                        Crested Butte Land Trust Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
26 – 30                        Writing the Rockies: Gunnison Creative Writers Workshop, Western State College
28                        Living Journeys Summit Hike & Half-Marathon, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
30 – Aug. 3            Citizen Scientist Symposium “The Biology of A Changing World,” Rocky Mountain
Biological Laboratory, Gothic
31                        Kickball Tournament Presented by Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, CB

AUGUST 2012
July 4–Aug. 12            Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
July 30 – Aug. 3            Citizen Scientist Symposium “The Biology of A Changing World,” Rocky Mountain
Biological Laboratory, Gothic
1, 8, 15, 22            Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Each Week, Gunnison
1,8,15,22,29            Live! From Mt. Crested Butte (Free Outdoor Concerts), Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
2, 9                        Exploration Experiences at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (interactive science
programs & lunch), Gothic
2,9,16,23,30            Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Crank’s Plaza, Maroon Avenue & Second Street
3                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
3,4,10,11,17,18,            Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
24,25
3,10,17                        Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
4 – 5                        Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte
4,11,18,25            Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
5,12,19                        Sundays @ 6 (Free Concerts) Presented by Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
5,12,19,26            Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
5,12,19,26            AWEFest Presented by Artists of the West Elks, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
5 – 6                        Crested Butte Open & Gala Benefiting the Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte
6, 13            Alpenglow (free outdoor concert), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
10 – 12                        Gypsy Jazz in Paradise Presented by Crested Music Festival & DjangoFest,
Mt. Crested Butte
16                        Historic Preservation Dinner at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic
16 – 18                        Carvin’ Up Colorado (Carving Competition), Legion Park, Gunnison
17 – 19                        Gunnison Car Show, Gunnison & Crested Butte
18                        High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival, Legion Park, Gunnison
18 – 19                        24 Hours in the Sage (Bike Race), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
30                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
31-Sept. 3            Crested Butte Sidewalk Sales, Downtown Crested Butte

SEPTEMBER 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3            Crested Butte Sidewalk Sales, Downtown Crested Butte
1 – 30                        September Splendor in the Rockies, Valleywide
1 – 2                        The People’s Fair (Arts, Crafts & More), Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
3            Adventure Park, Evolution Bike Park, Zip Lines & Chairlift Close for Season (may be open on remaining September weekends), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
1,8,15,22,29            Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
2,9,16,23,30            Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
7                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
7, 8, 14, 15            Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
8                        Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off, Mt. Crested Butte
8 – 9                        36th Annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Crested Butte
9 – 10                        Wooden Nickel Fall Golf Classic, Club at Crested Butte
16 – 22                        Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Crested Butte
27                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
27 – 30                        Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte & Gunnison

OCTOBER 2012
5                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
6, 13                        Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
7, 14                        Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
31                        Halloween Parade Presented by KBUT Radio, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

NOVEMBER 2012
2                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
17                        Sugar Plum Festival, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, Gunnison
17                        Crested Butte Nordic Center Opens for the Season
21                        Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens for the Season
22 – 24                        Crested Butte Nordic Center’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Training Camp
30                        Night of Lights, Downtown Gunnison

DECEMBER 2012
1                        Holiday Bazaar, Crested Butte Community School
1 – 2                        Holiday Downtown Open Houses, Gunnison
7                        First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
8                        Citizens’ Race – 10 K Classic, Crested Butte Nordic Center
8                        Light Up Night & Holiday Parade, Downtown Crested Butte
15                        Citizens’ Race – 10K Skate, Crested Butte Nordic Center
24                        Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
27                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
28                        Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
31                        ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
31                        New Year’s Eve Yurt Dinner Party, Crested Butte Nordic Center
31                        New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

 

Please note that these dates are subject to change.