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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Festivals Galore in Gunnison-Crested Butte

Gunnison County, Colorado knows how to roll out the carpet for summer and fall fun with an amazing array of one-of-a-kind festivals that reflect the lifestyle, natural beauty and Western friendliness of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 
Kicking off the summer season from May 26 to 28, Gunnison Growler Weekend features three days of biking events, trail running races, a kids’ fishing and outdoor sports derby, and outdoor sports expo for the whole family to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.  
From June 21 to 24 Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte are hosting the world’s oldest mountain bike festival, Crested Butte Bike Week previously known as Fat Tire Bike Week including the infamous Chainless World Championships on June 22 followed by the Fat Tire 40 mountain bike race on June 23 and other events.

For a unique blend of hardcore and lighthearted outdoor recreation for all ages on June 22 and 23 Gunnison River Festival .  The event kicks off with the premiere of the Gunnison River Games in Legion Park on the evening of Friday, June 22.  Compete in or watch these dry-land challenges that are sure to entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music as the backdrop. On June 23, it’s all about being on the water with the festival based at Gunnison Whitewater Park. 

To find out more about Gunnison-Crested Butte’s calendar of events visit Gunnison-Crested Butte.

For more information about top events in Colorado take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Colorado .