Member Support is Essential for Our Success!

We are busy at Festival Headquarters planning our 2024 Wildflower Festival  – so mark your calendars for July 12th-21st, 2024! We are happy to invite you back (or for the first time!) to Crested Butte and share the magic of our wildflowers with you.

As a nonprofit organization, we owe much of our success to our Members! Your Membership allows us to continuously improve the Festival experience, this includes but is not limited to offering new and exciting events each Festival, implementing preservation campaigns that allow us to further our mission, and even improving our online systems. None of this would be possible without the incredible support of our Members. We thank each and every Member for their support. We cannot exist without YOU – the reason we’ve been able to host the Wildflower Festival since 1986!

Member Registration Begins:
March 25th – Wildflower Garden, Fairy Slipper, Mariposa Lily, Scarlet Gilia
March 29th – Columbine
April 1st – Lupine
April 4th – Blue Flax
General Registration Begins: 
April 8th

Member Appreciation Party – July 14th 4:30pm to 6pm The number next to the flower indicates how many guests you may bring with you at each level. *Members Only Special Events –Member plus guest selection available in the 2024 Program Guide. The number next to the flower indicates how many events you may attend at each level.**Evening With Wildflower Scientists – July 12th 4pm to 6pm 
Enjoy Happy Hour in the Kinder Padon Gallery at the Center for the Arts while learning about the latest research from wildflower scientists – ask them your questions! Number next to flower indicates how many guests you may bring with you at each level.

Membership FAQ:

Our Memberships become available each fall and remain open through that year’s Festival. You may purchase a Membership anytime between then, even during the Festival. Most folks like to purchase Memberships before registration begins to take advantage of the early registration benefits Members at all levels receive.

Our Members Only Events will be listed in the 2024 Program Guide, published in March right here on our website.

Members will receive an email with special instructions at 10am MTN on the day their Membership level’s registration wave opens.

Our 2024 Program Guide will provide descriptions on this year’s Members Only Events. Members will be emailed directly by Festival staff to RSVP to these events at the same time as their early registration access begins (10am MTN).

We will send out official RSVPs for our Member and Sponsor Appreciation Party during the early summer via email.

Yes, two people can share a Membership.

Membership with the Wildflower Festival at any level will allow for the Membership holder and their participants to register early for events, so long as the Member and the participants are both attending the same events that are being registered early for.  If you have others in your party that would like to register early for events separately than the ones the Member is attending, they can wait until general registration opens to register for those events or they can purchase a Membership for themselves and secure their spots early.

Memberships with the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival do not rollover year to year. This allows more flexibility for our Members to select the Membership packages that works best for their needs and interests each year.

Columbine level Members and above can pick up their free 2024 poster at the Festival by checking in with a staff member! Members unable to do so will have theirs shipped to their address on file after the Festival.

Member Highlights

Leslie Eidem

Scarlet Gilia Member

Meet Leslie Eidem, one of our 2021 Festival’s Scarlet Gilia Members! Leslie has been a member of the Wildflower Festival for several years now, but her roots in our Festival’s history date even further back.