Crested Butte has never shied away from a party, and this place surely finds a reason to celebrate. No matter what season it is, from spring to winter, the valley is full of events. The locals and many visitors come together to celebrate different events in traditional and non-traditional ways. And during the Memorial Day event for Crested Butte this 2013, you can expect to celebrate it in a non-traditional and totally way more exciting ways. As the first few days of the summer seasons, spending the Memorial Day Weekend in Crested Butte brings wide range of options. As a mountain resort, most of those options boil down to outdoor adventures. So, it is best to be prepared to being active and be always on the go. Whether you want to take the bike out, go hiking on the trails, or perhaps simply wander through the breathtaking scenery, you will definitely find Memorial Day weekend to be a busy one. If you would like something more serene, it best to head to the museum with a self-guided driving tour of heritage sites. Or perhaps you would like to go on a nature trip and discover the wild flowers of Crested Butte. Another unorthodox option would be heading to the mountain biking hall of fame, a perfect time to take a break from the trails. Aside from that, there are a number of restaurants and resorts to visit too, from fine dining to bistro food.
The Best Way to Celebrate Memorial Day at Crested Butte
Well, the best way to celebrate Memorial Day or the whole weekend at Crested Butte is through enjoying the outdoors. Running shoes and bikes are the equipment of choice during such weekend. An outdoor adventure may not be the picture inside your head when it comes to celebrating this particular event, but it can surely be fun in many ways.
Gunnison Growler Weekend
The weekend is actually the Gunnison Growler Weekend, from May 25 to 27, 2013. During this time, the IOOF Park and one whole block of Virginia Avenue, between the Main Street and Iowa Street will be filled with food vendors, live music, and a beer garden for the racers and the public. The “festival” begins at 1:00 in the afternoon. Other parts of the said activity will be at Hartman Rocks Multi-Use Recreation Area. The Gunnison Growler Weekend is a huge biking event. It is divided into two, the Half-Growler and the Full-Growler. Each race can accommodate 300-350 riders. So during this event, expect to see several bikers in the area. This is actually a fundraiser event, and all proceeds will go to a good cause, particularly to the Gunnison Trails (a non-profit organization). So, if you want to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in style, just head to Crested Butte and check out what it has to offer for you and your family.