Events

July 23 - August 21, 2019

Tuesday, July 23

Summer 5k Series

Join us for a fun 5k series to supprt the Western Track and Field and Cross Country teams. The races start and end at the I Bar Ranch, and registration...

Wednesday, July 24

The Land of Canyons and Minerals With Duane Vandenbusche

Take a historical journey through one of the least known areas of the Gunnison country. Start with a light breakfast at Western and then on to the Blue Mesa...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival

PRE-FESTIVAL PRIVATE TASTING & FIRESIDE CHAT WITH RENOWNED ARGENTINE WINEMAKER SANTIAGO ACHÁVAL (Seminar) Kick off the festival with a discussion and wine...

LIVE! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series

Join us for another live concert series @ 5:30 PM every Wednesday from June - August! At the Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Thursday, July 25

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival Day 2

TAKE A HIKE! LONG LAKE In conjunction with the Crested Butte Land Trust and Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, enjoy a mellow guided hike to beautiful Long...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival Day 2: Brunch Lunch

A three-course Italian Riviera-themed lunch with Italian wine pairings. With Chef Michael Marchitelli (Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle) and Sommelier Jeffrey...

Crested Butte Food & Wine - Master Class/Seminar

SEMINAR: MASTER CLASS: AROMAS & IMPACT COMPOUNDS Master Sommelier Sean Razee (Southern Glazer’s) breaks down important aroma and structure compounds in...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival -  Seminar: Monet & Rose

SEMINAR: MONET & ROSÉ In collaboration with the Center for the Arts’ Visual Arts Department, artist Karen Hill teaches you to paint in the style of...

Crested Butte Food & Wine - Seminar: Weird Wines

SEMINAR: WEIRD WINES: UNUSUAL VARIETALS & UNEXPECTED GROWING REGIONS Expand your horizons with a selection of obscure wines from regions that will...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Seminar: Be Your Own Bartender

SEMINAR: BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER Learn the secrets and stories behind classic cocktails, how to stock your bar and what makes a great cocktail with Zyr...

Crested Butte Food & Wine - Afternoon on Elk

AFTERNOON ON ELK: COLORADO CREATIVE DISTRICT WINE WALK Sample wine and chat with winemakers from some of the state’s best wineries in a leisurely stroll...

Crested Butte Food & Wine - Winemaker's Dinner

WINEMAKER'S DINNER: ARGENTINE ASADO Dine al fresco with Crested Butte favorite Kalon Wall, preparing traditional Argentine fare over an open fire to...

Friday, July 26

Crested Butte Food & Wine - Bikes, Beers & BBQ

Shred local mountain bike trails on an intermediate group ride with Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association and enjoy a post-ride beer tasting and...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - SOUPÇON LUNCH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

SOUPÇON LUNCH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS A killer crew of French-trained chefs and winemakers treat you to a special French-themed lunch at Soupçon. With Chef...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - From Wine Lovers to Winemakers

SEMINAR: FROM WINE LOVERS TO WINEMAKERS Emerging winemakers Richard Saperstein (Viña Andrico) and Michael Evans (Vines of Mendoza) share their journeys from...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Seminar: Rectify My Love...

SEMINAR: RECTIFY MY LOVE – A STORY OF AMERICAN WHISKEY With J. Rieger & Co. Co-Founder Ryan Maybee, learn the complex history of American Whiskey beyond...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Let's Talk Tequila!

SEMINAR: LET'S TALK TEQUILA WITH CÓDIGO 1530 Taste all five of Código 1530’s expressions of tequila as you learn about why it’s special and how tequila is...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Reserve Tasting

RESERVE TASTING New this year! Enjoy a wide variety of the very best of the festival as you sip only premium wines and spirits with 90+ point ratings and...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Colorado FIVE Dinner

COLORADO FIVE™ DINNER Feast on exceptional, regional cuisine from the Colorado FIVE™, a hand-picked group of chefs and beverage experts who exemplify the...

Saturday, July 27

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Riedel Seminar

A Riedel Sensory Workshop is an entertaining and educational exploration of how the right glassware can enhance your wine drinking experience. Presented by...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Champagne & Fried Chicken

CHAMPAGNE & FRIED CHICKEN Master Sommelier Sean Razee (Southern Glazer’s) and Level 2 Sommelier James Holton (The Slogar) introduce you to the hottest food...

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Grand Tasting

GRAND TASTING Sip, swirl and saunter your way through over 500 wines, spirits and beers. We have an exciting new layout with seating areas; public art...

Sunday, July 28

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Vino & Vinyasa

VINO & VINYASA Get your flow on with Yoga Instructor Juliet Stillman (Yoga for the Peaceful) for an all-levels class on the Center for the Arts Terrace....

Crested Butte Food & Wine Festival - Bursting with Bubbles Brunch

BURSTING WITH BUBBLES BRUNCH Mix and mingle in a casual environment with delicious and hearty farm-to-table fare, sparkling wines from Champagne Besserat de...

Gunnison Arts Center Sundays @ 6 Concert Series

From rock to jazz and all genres in between. Come enjoy a weekly summer event open to all locals and visitors alike. This event is made possible due to the...

Monday, July 29

Alphenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alphenglow Concert Series! In CB at the Arts stage!

Tuesday, July 30

Summer 5k Series

Join us for a fun 5k series to supprt the Western Track and Field and Cross Country teams. The races start and end at the I Bar Ranch, and registration...

Wednesday, July 31

Geology of Highway 50 with Bruce Bartleson

How many times have you driven this road and wondered (maybe a little?) about the natural history of the route. Why is there a canyon just west of Gunnison...

LIVE! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series

Join us for another live concert series @ 5:30 PM every Wednesday from June - August! At the Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Women's Networking Night

Join us as we gather with old friends, meet new friends and make new business connections. Bringing the women of the Gunnison Valley together and uniting the...

Friday, August 2

Crested Butte Arts Festival

The Crested Butte Arts Festival produces an annual, nationally recognized Festival presenting a broad spectrum of the arts, whose proceeds perpetuate the...

Gunnison First Friday Art Walk

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk!

Saturday, August 3

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

Crested Butte Arts Festival

The Crested Butte Arts Festival produces an annual, nationally recognized Festival presenting a broad spectrum of the arts, whose proceeds perpetuate the...

Sunday, August 4

Crested Butte Arts Festival

The Crested Butte Arts Festival produces an annual, nationally recognized Festival presenting a broad spectrum of the arts, whose proceeds perpetuate the...

Gunnison Arts Center Sundays @ 6 Concert Series

From rock to jazz and all genres in between. Come enjoy a weekly summer event open to all locals and visitors alike. This event is made possible due to the...

Monday, August 5

Alphenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alphenglow Concert Series! In CB at the Arts stage!

Tuesday, August 6

Summer 5k Series

Join us for a fun 5k series to supprt the Western Track and Field and Cross Country teams. The races start and end at the I Bar Ranch, and registration...

Wednesday, August 7

Taylor Park and Beyond with Duane Vandenbusche

A look at the famed Taylor Park region of the Gunnison country. The start is in Gunnison and then to Almont for breakfast. Then it is on to Taylor Park,...

LIVE! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series

Join us for another live concert series @ 5:30 PM every Wednesday from June - August! At the Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Saturday, August 10

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

Sunday, August 11

Gunnison Arts Center Sundays @ 6 Concert Series

From rock to jazz and all genres in between. Come enjoy a weekly summer event open to all locals and visitors alike. This event is made possible due to the...

Monday, August 12

Alphenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alphenglow Concert Series! In CB at the Arts stage!

Wednesday, August 14

Mountain Savvy Backcountry Hike

Featuring Molly Murfee Get mountain savvy by learning from a local and gather the necessary skills to hike independently with knowledge, confidence and...

Old, Old Monarch Pass

Featuring Bruce Bartleson and Dave Primus Many of you are probably aware of Old Monarch Pass that preceded the modern paved Highway 50 pass. However, for...

Horsemanship and Riding

Featuring Fred Stinson and Kendall Butts with Tenderfoot Outfitters Saddle up with experienced guides to explore the West Elk Mountains. Participants are...

Castle Creek Guitars Presents Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel rolls into town on August 14th! Come stomp your feet and hoot ‘n holler with them at the I Bar Ranch. Known as the Kings of Swing with...

LIVE! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series

Join us for another live concert series @ 5:30 PM every Wednesday from June - August! At the Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Friday, August 16

Crestone Energy Fair 30th Anniversary

SAVE THE DATE: Crestone Energy Fair…Climate Solutions NOW for Seven Generations! August 16-18, 2019 - 30th Anniversary Downtown Crestone, Colorado -...

Gunnison Car Show - Friday Night Cruise In

FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN Kick-off the weekend with cool cars taking over Main Street Gunnison with live music, delicious food and familiar faces. Re-connect...

Saturday, August 17

Gunnison Car Show - Saturday Show & Shine

The main event - The Gunnison Car Show at Jorgenson Park is a mainstay. Hundreds of cars will fill the park with the famous 'W' Mountain serving as the...

Outerbike (Bike Demo Show)

Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Crested Butte Mountain Resort to provide a summer Outerbike in one of the birth places of the sport. Crested Butte...

Crestone Energy Fair 30th Anniversary

SAVE THE DATE: Crestone Energy Fair…Climate Solutions NOW for Seven Generations! August 16-18, 2019 - 30th Anniversary Downtown Crestone, Colorado -...

High Octane Arts & Crafts Show at Legion Park

Arts and Craft Festival with vendors from around Colorado. This craft show runs in conjunction with the annual Gunnison Car Show.

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

Sunday, August 18

Outerbike (Bike Demo Show)

Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Crested Butte Mountain Resort to provide a summer Outerbike in one of the birth places of the sport. Crested Butte...

Crestone Energy Fair 30th Anniversary

SAVE THE DATE: Crestone Energy Fair…Climate Solutions NOW for Seven Generations! August 16-18, 2019 - 30th Anniversary Downtown Crestone, Colorado -...

Gunnison Arts Center Sundays @ 6 Concert Series

From rock to jazz and all genres in between. Come enjoy a weekly summer event open to all locals and visitors alike. This event is made possible due to the...

Monday, August 19

Alphenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alphenglow Concert Series! In CB at the Arts stage!

Outerbike (Bike Demo Show)

Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Crested Butte Mountain Resort to provide a summer Outerbike in one of the birth places of the sport. Crested Butte...

Wednesday, August 21

New Student Orientation

Over the five days, (Aug. 21-25) students will rotate through four blocks of programming, which include: a Headwaters 100 service learning project;...

Parent & Family Orientation

During the first two days of New Student Orientation, we invite families to join their students on campus. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22, we...

Orientation Check-In

Check into your assigned residence hall from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m.If you have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses, you may have your photo taken...

Orientation & Headwaters 100 Welcome

This is the kick off to New Student Orientation! You will also hear from President Greg Salsbury and meet your Orientation Leader, who will escort you to...

WELCOME BBQ

RUte or Escalante? Please join other new students from your resident hall complex and the Residence Life team for a Welcome BBQ!

LIVE! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series

Join us for another live concert series @ 5:30 PM every Wednesday from June - August! At the Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Living on Campus with Residence Life

Meet the Residence Life professional staff and learn about community living, what you can expect from Western staff and their expectations of you. Western’s...

July 23 - August 21, 2019