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Celebrating Crested Butte  Culture & Traditions

The Black and White Ball is an annual celebration hosted by the museum commemorating the anniversary of making historic Tony’s Conoco the museum’s forever home.  In June of 2003, the Crested Butte Museum moved from the old depot to the heart of Crested Butte, preserving the old hardware store in the center of town.  As with most quintessential Crested Butte celebrations, attendees break into their costume trunks and don their finest black and white attire and dancing shoes!  This event has historically been a family-friendly street party featuring live music, libations, a raffle with awesome prizes, and a connection to the community. 

We are excited to bring back the street party that our community has come to know and love for our 20th annual celebration on June 26th, 2022.  Tickets are on sale now! 

This year, we have lowered our ticket price for entry and will feature 4 different food vendors for you to purchase food of your choice from, or just come for dancing and drinks!

Make sure to join us for our Black and White ball and while you’re there stop through our selfie booth from DigiBooths to snap a few pics and share to your phone!

We are Currently Seeking 2022 Sponsors!

The time is here for sponsoring the 20th annual Crested Butte Museum Black & White Ball, our largest fundraiser of the year on Sunday, June 26th.  After two long years of working with the pandemic and altering the Black & White Ball to fit virtual and socially-distanced formats, we are back to hosting the street party that our community has grown to know and love!  This event will feature local live music by MILLK, food vendors, a bar, a raffle drawing, and a silent auction.  We are lowering our ticket price this year and allowing our guests to choose  and purchase food from various vendors creating an “a la carte” style event.

In order to host a successful event and reach our fundraising goals, we depend on event sponsors and donations for our raffle and silent auction.   We offer various sponsorship levels with varying benefits, including complimentary entry and drink tickets, advertising opportunities through our website and social media channels, and more.  We would love your support in sponsoring this event through monetary donations or prizes for our silent auction or raffle!

Thanks to Our 2021 Black & White Ball Sponsors!

Margaret Marcom

Jackson’s Honest Chips

Irwin Guides, Eleven

The Alpengardener

The Alpineer

Bill Peatross

Brick Oven Pizza

Cathy Sporich

Clif Barnhardt

The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

Doug Duryea

The Eldo Brewery

Ellen’s Pickled Products

Escape Bodyworks

Haden Spencer

Kathy & Mike Keig

Lara Ramsey

Montanya Distillers

Speckled Goose Culinary

Watch the 2020 Celebration

Black & Not Right Now Ball

2020 proved to be quite the weird year! Since we couldn’t gather to celebrate in person, we improvised and held a virtual celebration packed with sharing recent museum accomplishments, trivia prizes, a virtual raffle launch, and libations from home.  Watch the full digital celebration here!

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Black & White Ball 2022

Sunday June 26th, 2022


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