2016 Family Festivals in Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte, Colorado is known for a lot of things: skiing, mountain climbing, biking, exploration, and many more outdoor activites given its geographical location. It’s also the center of exciting year round festivals for families. Here are upcoming family festivals to look forward to in Crested Butte this year:

Move the Butte

February 19-20, 2016 | Move the Butte is a locally produced festival put on by the Crested Butte Dance Collective’s dance production with dancers and performers in the Gunnison Valley. Friends and family from the Crested Butte area make appearances in this exciting, vibrant, and colorful production. This year, it’s a two-day event. The performances will showcase traditional and non-traditional dance form.

Colorado CRAFTED

March 5, 2016 | Colorado CRAFTED is a winter version of summer’s most popular craft food and drink festivals. It will showcase craft brews, spirits, and local fare, with plenty of delicious food. The tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Tickets are $5 for anyone under the age of 21.

Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival

July 28-31, 2016 | This is a yearly event that takes place each July. This is a spectacular culinary and wine event, combining culinary experts, seminars, fine dining, tastings, and more. There is certainly something for everyone at this weekend-long event. The Grand Tasting is the signature event during the festival. It presents more than 500 select wines from 25 wineries.

crested-butte-musicCrested Butte Music Festival

Summer 2016 | This event is a summer event, spanning from the end of June to the end of August. The Opening Programming begins on June 30 and shows and performances last throughout the summer. It’s a world-class event with a casual atmosphere. It’s in its 20th year of production abd showcases symphony, chamber, family music, and a variety of other genres. You can purchase your tickets online at www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.org.

Crested Butte Arts Festival

August 5-7, 2016 | This is one of the top art festivals in the nation. Annually, hundreds of artists and vendors come together to show off their work, with fantastic cuisine, entertainment, art demonstrations, and children’s activities. It’s truly one of the best family festivals during the summer. Crested Butte Arts Festival is still looking for artists; you can fill out an application here. Or, check out the art from last year’s festival.

This is a guest post provided by Alpine Getaways, a provider of vacation rentals and lodging options in Crested Butte, Colorado.

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