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Celebrating June in the Colorado Rockies


Earth, Water, Air & Fire … Celebrating June in the Colorado Rockies

Gunnison-Crested Butte ushers in summer with action-packed June


GUNNISON-CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (April 10, 2008) — Late spring and early summer are glorious days of blue skies, pleasant temperatures, trail openings and welcoming back tourists for fair-weather activities in Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado.  To showcase the action-packed happenings of June, the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley has teamed up to present the second annual “Earth, Water, Air & Fire … Celebrating June in the Rockies” celebration. 


Beat the crowds and get back to nature with events that celebrate earth (National Trails Day, Fat Tire Bike Week, Cart-to-Cart Fun Run), water (Bayou in the Butte, Taylor Park Marina Fishing Derby), air (hot air ballooning, free concerts) and fire (Tour de Forks, cooking classes). 


Bring the whole family to experience earth, water, air and fire through the arts:

·        First Friday: Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music;

·        ArtWalk Evening in Crested Butte;

·        AWEfest: Local Artists Market;

·        FREE Sundays @ 7 and Alpenglow outdoor concerts in Gunnison and Crested Butte; and

·        Exhibitions and workshops at Gunnison Arts Center and Crested Butte Center for the Arts. 


“In early June, we start to see bluebells, mountain harebells, Nelson larkspur, wild iris, pasqueflowers and many more of the nearly 400 varieties of wildflowers in the Gunnison Valley,” says Jane Chaney, director of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association.  “The landscape transitions into a spectacular green, announcing the end of spring and arrival of summer.  June is an ideal time to enjoy our mountain paradise.”


WEEK 1: June 1 – 8

1                      FREE Sundays @ 7 Concerts in Gunnison, Jorgensen Park

5 – 8                 Writing the Rockies: Gunnison Creative Writers Workshop, Western St. College, Gunnison

6                      First Fridays: Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music

6                      Lippizanner Stallions – Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, Gunnison

7                      National Trails Day – Trail Work Day with Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association

8                      FREE Sundays @ 7 Concerts in Gunnison, Jorgensen Park

8                      Battle at Big Mine II (18-hol
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