Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament: May 4 & 5, 2013
Make your plans now to attend the Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament! Catch state record Lake Trout on Gunnison’s Blue Mesa, Colorado’s biggest lake at Curecanti National Recreation Area! You, your teammates and all kinds of trout will compete for the grand prize. The winner will be determined by the weight of your four heaviest fish!
Event Category: Competition/race
Facility Amenities: Bus parking, parking on site, pets on leash allowed
Guest Information: Family-friendly
Rate Information: For cost of admission, call 970-641-1501
Suitable for Teens and Adults
Taste of CB: June 19 – 22, 2013
Taste of CB is an unusual twist on the traditional restaurant week. Event planners, Rachael Gardner of Crested Butte Events and Crista & Kaitlin Ryan of Sparkplug Productions, have joined forces to highlight Crested Butte’s dining world with a bit of the town’s uniqueness tossed in the mix.
On the traditional side, diners will enjoy daily deals at local watering holes and eateries. Three ticketed evening events will tie to the town’s altitude of 8,885 and present you with some of the more outstanding aspects of local cuisine.
Warm up your palate and ease into the week by hosting a chef dinner on Wednesday or Thursday, June 19 or 20. In the privacy of your home or in combination with one of our lodging partners, you can enjoy a world class meal with close friends and never get out of your PJs or your bike clothes, as the case may be!
Experience some local color at Friday night’s cocktail challenge! Restaurant and bars will feature their cocktail contenders all week in an effort to be one of two finalists in Friday’s face-off. Arrive prepared to sample, vote and cheer on your favorite bartender as they put their skills to the test slinging some of CB’s finest spirits. Costumes are encouraged and are sure to win you something!
On Saturday night, diners will participate in what’s called a progressive dinner. Your evening will start in one of the town’s many parks with a welcome cocktail and stunning mountain views. While sipping locally featured cocktails, participants will be given tickets revealing the first of three stops on their tour. Each subsequent course will be revealed by a clue which will enable diners to navigate from one fine dining experience to the next. Sign up as a single or bring a group, there will be no shortage of friends and fun along the way.
To top it off, recreation and lodging businesses will offer their own incentives during the event. With all this great cuisine, you’ll need to work up an appetite so plan for some biking, hiking and fishing!
Gunnison River Festival: June 21 & 22.
This unique festival offers a special blend of hardcore and light-hearted recreation. It will kick off on June 19 with a River Film Fest at I Bar Ranch hosted by the Crested Butte Film Festival. On June 21, the Gunnison River Festival Extravaganza at Legion Park is a night of live music, event registration, and a beer garden.
Then for a full slate of river activities, head to Gunnison Whitewater Park on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. A kayak competition, a fly casting accuracy challenge, competitive down river raft race, community float, boater cross, inflatable rodeo, river board/stand up paddling comp and a kids’ zone. On Sunday, the festival moves to Curecanti National Recreation Area for some flat water action beginning at 8 a.m. A stand up paddle board race, kayak/canoe flat paddle race, open water swim competition and canine paddle ensures a fun day for people and their furry friends.
Event Category: Children’s event, competition/race, fair/festival, nature/outdoors
Facility Amenities: Concessions, parking on site, pets on leash allowed
Guest Information: Family-friendly
On-site Activities: Athletic participation, children’s activities, live music, sports viewing
Payment Methods: Cash
Rate Information: Free admission
Suitable for All Ages
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