Welcome To 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.

COMING UP:

2024 Memberships Available:
Late November 2023

Program Guide Release:
Early March 2024

Member Registration:
Late March 2024

General Registration:
Early April 2024

Festival FAQ
Our Mission
To advocate for the preservation and appreciation of wildflowers.

Our Office Will be Closed: 
Nov. 20-24, 2023
Dec. 18, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2024

Our Online Store Will be Closed:
Dec. 11, 2023 – Jan. 1, 2024

Festival News:

We Are Hiring!The 2024 Poster Is Here!

Explore Our Offerings

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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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!

 
Crested Butte's arts center
Travel Crested Butte
One of our fabulous T-shirt designers this year!
Local Gallery
Campfire Ranch, for all your Festival camping needs!
Rocky Mountain Trees & Landscaping Inc.
Crested Butte realty
West Wolf Medicinals crafts powerful lifestyle blends that pair potent medicinal mushrooms with complementary herbs to enhance adaptogenic qualities.
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.
Vail Resorts EpicPromise
Custom Guided 4x4 Tours in the Gunnison Valley
Jackson's Chips
Western Colorado University
PATHWAYS 2023- Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutualism
Elevation Hotel and Spa
 
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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