Speaking of festivals, December festivals include Kids' Night Torchlight Parade, and the New Year's Eve Celebration with Fireworks. January features the classic Winter Carnival and Butte Bash College Ski Week. Come in February for an unforgettably imaginative and snowy Mardi Gras celebration. March boasts the Extreme Boarderfest and the state’s best spring skiing. Crested Butte's ski season winds up in April, culminating in a wacky celebration to flush out winter through a perennial favorite CB festival known as Flaushink.
Summer brings a new face and revitalized energy to Crested Butte as the townsfolk thaw out and come out of hibernation. The annual Fat Tire Bike Week
is generally in June
is the peak season with the Crested Butte Music Festival, Fourth of July Parade
and Fireworks, annual Wildflower Festival,
and Alpenglow Concert Series
brings the annual Festival of the Arts, Crested Butte Ball Bash
, a golf tournament, film festival and mountain bike race series.
Fall is Crested Butte's best kept secret. In September
, join in the fall festival Vinotok
-- the very entertaining and offbeat celebration of autumn, or take in the Paragon People's Fair
, a road rally and mountain bike tour. One of Colorado's consistent number one ranked "Best Fall Drives"
is along Kebler Pass which starts at the west end of town. People from all over the country come to photograph and paint the fall colors on this road.
Activities for kids
Enroll your kids in a summer day camp hosted by the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab or at Camp CB situated at the base of the ski area at Mt. Crested Butte. Let your kids explore easy trails, go horseback riding, learn about mountain wildflowers and wildlife, play mini golf, climb a rock wall, bungee jump on a trampoline or ride the chair lift to the top of Mt. Crested butte and back. Art and music camps for kids of all ages are also provided throughout the summer.