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.

We have not finalized the exact dates for 2023, but the Festival will run during the week of July 7-16. We will publish the exact dates around Thanksgiving/ late December. The 2023 Program Guide will be available in March and Member registration will begin mid-late March, followed by general registration shortly afterwards.

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.

We have not finalized the exact dates for 2023, but the Festival will run during the week of July 7-16. We will publish the exact dates around Thanksgiving/ late December.  The 2023 Program Guide will be available in March and Member registration will begin mid-late March, followed by general registration shortly afterwards.

See the 2022 Program
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 2022 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!

 
Custom Guided 4x4 Tours in the Gunnison Valley
Local Gallery
Jackson's Chips
Elevation Hotel and Spa
Crested Butte's arts center
Crested Butte realty
This year's local shirt & hat graphic designer!
Travel Crested Butte
Western Colorado University