The scheduled Festivals & Events in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area and around Gunnison County are just pure Colorado fun in the mountains. Each venue reflects the nature of the area and the imagination of the people who live here. We invite you to join us in what we believe are fun, entertaining, and mind-expanding experiences! For more information about any of the events listed here, contact the WestWall Lodge front desk at 970-349-1280

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Murder in the Mountains

February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020

A thrilling weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery, including author conversations, a live panel exchange with Scottish crime writers, mystery writing workshops, true crime podcast discussion, youth forensics workshop, “Noir in the Bar” event, murder mystery dinner, and more! Visiting authors include: New York Times bestselling author of fourteen full-length novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, Craig Johnson; award winning mystery & suspense writer Christine Carbo; crime writer, volunteer firefighter and part-time radio host Rachel Monroe; and Barbara Nickless a #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author; plus Jakob Rodgers and Lance Benzel of the true crime podcast, Colorado Cold Case. Location: Various throughout Crested Butte and Gunnison.


Maverick Patron Pass Includes:

  • space-limited, private Tour de Daggers dinner with Craig Johnson and visiting authors
  • entry to all events, workshops and screenings
  • books signed by visiting authors
  • discounts at select local businesses.

$225 ($285 value)

Desperado All-Access Pass Includes:

  • access to all events, workshops, screenings, and panel discussions*
  • Saturday’s Old West Murder Mystery dinner
  • discounts at select local businesses

$125 ($160 value)

*Friday’s Tour de Daggers dinner not included.


Crested Butte Center for the Arts
606 6th Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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