Our Festival

The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival is an annual 10-day Festival offering over 200 workshops in wildflower expertise each July, be it painting, pollination, photography, culinary arts, or leading hikes into the wild beyond in the heart of the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte. Our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was founded in 1986 to celebrate the beauty of the montane and alpine wildflower environments in and around the Gunnison Valley. Today we continue to advocate for the preservation and appreciation of wildflowers and instill both awareness and admiration of our interdependence with our natural wildflower habitats through our events.

The 2023 Program Guide is HERE- click below! Early event registration for our Members will begin March 20, followed by general registration starting April 3. *If you have specific events you would like to register for or if you are traveling to get here, we highly recommend becoming a Member to secure your spot with early registration*

General Registration is Open! Click HERE!Click here for our 2023 Program Guide!Click here for our 2023 Membership Packages!
Our Mission
To advocate for the preservation and appreciation of wildflowers.

Hike & Walks

Hike & Walks

Explore & learn from experts about the unique mountain flora of CB through various skill leveled hikes & walks

Garden Tours

Crested Butte Garden Tours

Enjoy a guided stroll through the streets, alleys, and gardens of historic CB while you admire & identify both wild & tame flowers

Art Workshops

Birding & Butterflies

Birding & Butterflies

Meet the fauna who share in our enthusiasm for wildflowers and learn about their interdependence with the land

Photography Classes

Photography Classes

Build on your skills or learn how to capture CB’s beauty through various techniques in locations  that will make jaws drop

Culinary & Medicinal Classes

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About the Festival

Join us in July for over 200 wildflower-based programs to celebrate wildflower season in Crested Butte.

The 2023 Program Guide is HERE- click below! Early registration for Members starts March 20, followed by general registration starting April 3.

Click here for our 2023 Program Guide!
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

We continue to advocate for the preservation and appreciation of wildflowers and instill both awareness and admiration of our interdependence with our natural wildflower habitats through our events.

Featured Lodging Partner

Elevation HotelSpecial Lodging Discounts for Wildflower Festival Participants at the Lovely Elevation Hotel & Spa

Lodging discounts

A huge thank you to our 2023 Festival Sponsors! The generosity of these local business helps us put on an amazing Wildflower Festival and continue our mission of advocating for the preservation and appreciation of wildflowers. Check them out!

 
Local Gallery
By statute, the Council’s mission is to oversee the design of a public education program to inform the general public about the benefits of wildlife, wildlife management, and wildlife-related recreational opportunities in Colorado, specifically hunting and fishing.
Crested Butte realty
Western Colorado University
Crested Butte's arts center
PATHWAYS 2023- Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutualism
Travel Crested Butte
Rocky Mountain Trees & Landscaping Inc.
One of our fabulous T-shirt designers this year!
Jackson's Chips
Campfire Ranch, for all your Festival camping needs!
Elevation Hotel and Spa
Vail Resorts EpicPromise
West Wolf Medicinals crafts powerful lifestyle blends that pair potent medicinal mushrooms with complementary herbs to enhance adaptogenic qualities.
Custom Guided 4x4 Tours in the Gunnison Valley
 
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CBWF is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under permit from the USDA Forest Service, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest