This summer is a little different for all of us, but hopefully you are making the most of it wherever you are. Summer in Crested Butte is typically full of things to do. Our non-profits count on visitors and part time residents to attend their fundraising events while they are in town, but most of those have had to be cancelled due to group size restrictions. However, there are a few events that have been reimagined and are now Crested Butte virtual events so everyone can be a part of them, wherever you are.
Typically the first weekend in August brings the Arts Festival with the CB Rotary Duck Race and the Adaptive Sports Crested Butte Open. Good news – all of these are available to you virtually if you want to participate.
1. The Crested Butte Arts Festival is “All in for the Arts” in 2020. They are hosting an Online Art Auction Experience featuring many of the artists who were to be a part of the festival. You can create an account and bid on amazing works of art. The auction starts July 31 and ends August 9. Click here to create an account and explore the incredible variety the Arts Festival brings to our small town.
2. The Adaptive Sports Center’s Crested Butte Open Virtual Gala offers a number of ways to support the Center. The Virtual Auction started today, July 29, and closes August 2 at 7:40 pm Mountain Time. You can go here to create an account and start bidding on some pretty amazing, one of a kind items and experiences. You can also participate in the Virtual Gala on August 2 at 6:30 pm Mountain Time by going to the Adaptive Sports website to watch it live!
3. Last, but not least, the Crested Butte Rotary is going to have the Duck Race Sunday afternoon at 2:00 and it will be streamed live on the Travel Crested Butte Facebook page. This is one of my favorite events of the summer and now you can see it without having to run from 1st Street to Totem Pole Park! You can buy tickets for $10 each to be entered to win a number of fabulous prizes. Go to the website for more information about the event and what the money is used for. Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the prizes.
Thank you for supporting these wonderful, Crested Butte non-profits. We have a lot of non-profits and they count on the support of residents and visitors to make this community what it is. Let me know if you have questions about other organizations who could use your support.