2021 Off-Road Events For Kawasaki UTV Owners
Jun 09, 2021
Riding alone can be fun at times. But some riders like to rip it up, party, and get wild with those that have similar interests at organized UTV events. So if you’re wanting to throw down, meet like-minded individuals, and get more involved in the UTV community, there are many off-road side-by-side events across the nation that you can attend. And although most events in 2020 were canceled, the UTV events set to take place in 2021 are gearing up to be something special. Be it the Poppy Music Festival in the beautiful hills of Morehead KY or the string of events organized by Missouri Mudders, there are plenty of 2021 UTV events that you and your Kawasaki Mule, Kawasaki Teryx, or Kawasaki KRX can attend!
February 2021 UTV Events
Cajun Muddy Gras
Starting the year off with a bang is the Cajun Muddy Gras event held between February 11th and February 14th at the Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park in Serpenta Louisiana. This event was presented by Can-Am in 2020, which presented Kawasaki UTV owners a great opportunity to reach across the aisle. Not only were Can-Am owners in attendance, but also Polaris owners, Honda owners, and Yamaha owners. Although Can-Am still sponsors the Cajun Muddy Gras, so too does SuperATV, Valveworks, and other motorsports brands that you know and love. Not to be confused with similarly-named events like the Mardi Gras Muddfest at the Creekside Offroad RV Ranch in Splendora TX, the Cajun Muddy Gras in Sarepta Louisiana will be chalked full of fun and excitement with parades, music, and of course, ample amounts of mud!
Mardi Gras Ride
Located near the Neches River in Jacksonville Texas, the River Run ATV Park offers a darn good experience no matter what time of year it is. However, between the days of February 18th and February 21st, the park really springs to life during the annual Mardi Gras Ride. The admission to River Run’s 2021 Mardi Gras Ride is $55, but once inside, you’ll have your fill of good times with events like poker runs, bounty holes, treasure hunts, and a Mardi Gras parade! Whether you've got a jacked up Teryx or bone-stock Mule, all are welcome at the River Run ATV Park!
The single-day K-Rocks Frostbite event that takes place annually -- and on Feb 27th in 2021 -- at the Kansas Rocks Recreation Park is an excellent way to start your riding season on a good note! As the name would suggest, it can get a bit chilly during this wintertime event, but with hot coffee and cider, warm food, and great people around every turn, you’re sure to stay warm even without a Kawasaki Teryx / Mule cab heater!
March 2021 UTV Events
Kicking off March in style is the Mud Rodeo hosted at the Rock Creek Racing and Recreation Off-Road Park in Booneville Arkansas between March 5th and March 7th. This family-owned off-road park includes nearly 900 acres of woods, mountains, creeks and pastures, with everything from rock gardens and mud holes to a dirt drag strip and an enclosed MX track.
Muddy Bug Bash
Taking place the same weekend as the Mud Rodeo, the 4th annual Muddy Bug Bash in Leakesville Mississippi offers something that very few UTV events provide -- free crawfish! But if you want to experience a good time with concerts, sandbars on the river, rental cabins, and a seemingly endless amount of southern peanut butter mud, the Muddy Bug Bash held at the Wild Country Off-Road park is a can’t-miss event!
The Shamrock Shakedown is held at WindRock Park in Oliver Springs Tennessee over St. Paddy's day weekend -- March 18-21. Presented by Titan Off Road, the gates for this event open at 3pm on Thursday. But don’t worry about being at the head of the line, because there are plenty of spots to camp! In addition to live music, solid company, and all the off-roading you and your Kawasaki UTV can handle, a raffle is also conducted at the Shamrock Shakedown where you can win anything from first aid kits and bump stops to Rotopax fuel packs and fuel pack mounts!
Rednecks With Paychecks Spring Break
The March 18-21 spring break event hosted at Rednecks With Paychecks Off-Road in Saint Jo Texas is where rowdy riders can go to get down and dirty. With bounty holes, tug-of-war competitions, and mud crawls that offer cash-money prizes, you might ride away from the event with a fatter wallet than when you rode in! For a hell-raising holiday over the 2021 spring break season, the Rednecks With Paychecks event is your fast-track pass to mayhem and amusement!
SuperATV Mudd Mayhem
After the Mardi Gras Ride, the next event to be held at River Run ATV Park is the SuperATV Mudd Mayhem on the 25th and 26th of March. On top of events like their “Crank It Up Contests” sponsored by Millar Light Bars, “Baddest On The River” sponsored by Rogue Off-Road, and championship mud racing to separate the boys from the men, the 2021 SuperATV Mudd Mayhem gathering will also have live music, treasure hunts, and poker runs!
If you can’t make it to the Mudd Mayhem event, don’t fret, because SuperATV also sponsors events like Mudapalooza, which takes place over the Memorial Day weekend at Muddy Bottoms ATV Park, Rally in the Pines in Salmon Idaho between July 15th-18th, and the Sand Sport Super Show in Scottsdale Arizona starting September 17th!
Riding For A Reason
Not every side-by-side event in 2021 is focused exclusively on off-road fun and games. Case in point, the Riding For A Reason event to raise awareness for colon cancer at the Bass River Resort in Steelville Missouri. The 6th Annual Riding For A Reason Spring Ride goes down on March 26th / 27th, with packages for adults, kids, and entire families. Be a humanitarian while simultaneously ripping it up in your Kawasaki and join Riding For A Reason’s 2021 Spring Ride!
Backyard Mud Fest at Tower Trax ATV
With 40 miles of well-maintained trails on a plot of land that stretches over 2,600 acres, the Tower Trax ATV Recreation Park in Fulkner Louisiana is a prime location for off-road riders of all types. Besides the natural splendor, Tower Trax ATV Recreation Park is also home to bathhouses, concession stands, bike wash stations, RV hook-ups, oval and drag mud racing complexes, and 5 different mud obstacles! Come to the Tower Trax for the Mud Fest, then return again in June for the Bounty Hole Bash with a Friday-night foam party, a VIP pool party, concerts, and more!
Ride For Reid
Like the Riding for a Reason event, the Ride for Reid charity gathering is also organized for a great cause. It takes place March 26-28 at Adventure Off Road Park in South Pittsburg TN. You can make a charitable donation at the event, or simply show your support by attending.
Kanrocks Night Run
After freezing your butt off at the Kanrocks Frostbite event, you can come back to Kansas Rocks Recreational Park on March 27th to experience the Kanrocks Night run -- just make sure to have your new headlights, your aftermarket light bar, and a few cube lights to help you see! If you can’t make it on the 27th, Night Run events also take place on July 24th as well as August 21st.
April 2021 UTV Events
High Lifter Mud Nationals
In early April (April 7-11 to be exact) the self-proclaimed largest mud party in the world takes place at Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins AR. Hosted by the event segment of High Lifter, the 2021 Mud Nationals are set to be even more epic than the previous years. And if you like the vibe at High Lifter’s Mud Nationals event, head on up to Minnesota and partake in their June 9-13 Off-Road UTV Rally! Join in the action or sit back and watch as professional riders perform breathtaking stunts right in front of your eyes!
On the first weekend after Easter, the Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt takes place in the Little Sahara State park in Oklahoma. But even if catching rattlesnakes isn’t your thing, this event has something for the whole family to enjoy, from carnival rides and local food stalls to shows performed by professional snake wranglers!
International Mud Rider Convention
After the Cajun Muddy Gras dwindles away to nothing but good memories, you can make your way back to the Muddy Bottoms ATV and Recreation Park in Sarepta LA for the 2021 International Mud Riders Convention on April 22-25. Head on down and enjoy the nice spring weather and more mud obstacles than you’ll know what to do with!
Windrock Park Spring Shindig
If you missed the Shamrock Shakedown at Windrock Park, here’s your second chance! The Windrock Park Spring Shindig in Oliver Springs Tennessee is one of the biggest outdoor country concerts in the Southeast! Rip it up during the day, then dance and chill to some live country music at night.
Busco Beach Mud Bash
Mud Bash week at Busco Beach & ATV Park in Goldsboro NC is your opportunity to show what you’ve got and potentially earn a bit of cash in the process. Following the mud races, you can enter the Bounty hole for a chance to win a first-place prize of $750! And if you’re lucky, you might just win the May 2nd cash giveaway of $2,500! Come for the day or make it a week-long outing; either way, you’re going to have fun regardless!
Mud Jam 12
Between April 29th and May 2nd, River Run’s Mud Jam 12 event takes place in Jacksonville TX. There’ll be a treasure hunt, a poker run, an “Engine and Egos” bounty hole series, live music, and more. So if you’re in the area and seeking something off-road entertainment, the Mud Jam 12 won’t disappoint!
UTV Rally Mormon Lake
With everything from camping and s'mores to giveaways and vendor tents, the 5th annual UTV Rally at Mormon Lake sponsored by Rugged Radios is sure to be one for the record books. The event takes place May 7th and 8th at Mormon Lake in Arizona. You can run the demo course, check out the latest UTV accessories, or watch the always-entertaining “run-what-you-bring” Hooptie races!
May 2021 UTV Events
Rally On The Rocks
For all you KRX 1000 owners out there who love to creep around on rocks, the Rally On The Rocks ride in Moab Utah from May 11th-15th is a gnarly event that offers both technical trails and milder rock features. Since road-legal UTVs are allowed in Utah, you can drive your bike directly to the trailhead -- provided that you’ve got insurance as well as the requisite street legal accessories such as turn signal kits, rear view / side mirrors, a horn, etc. Don’t miss out on the one-of-a-kind rock features, caves, and comradery at the 2021 Rally On The Rocks!
June 2021 UTV Events
With mud, music, and mayhem, the Redneck Rave at Blue Holler Offroad Park is marketed as the wildest and craziest party of the summer. Because it takes place during the TN Trail Jam between June 16th and June 20th, you’ll have to make a decision on which event to attend. But if you enjoy raucous revelry and unmatched natural beauty, the Redneck Rave at Mammoth Cave Kentucky will make you feel right at home!
UTV Takeover is self described as the biggest tour of UTV events in the nation, and on June 23rd through June 27th, it’s coming to Coos Bay Oregon whether you’re ready for it or not! The destination is breathtaking, the activities are exhilarating, and the tickets for general admission are only $25! Watch the Huckfest, Wheeliefest, and Sand Drag events, then make your way to the cornhole tournament to see if your aim is better than your skills in the driver's seat. Head over to the Stereo Wars section sponsored by MB Quart, then mosey on down for a little happy hour near the main stage. Whatever your interests may be, UTV Takeover offers something for you. And if you can’t make it in June, the event is also held July 28th to August 1st in Grundy Virginia, September 8th-11th in Waynoka Oklahoma, and October 20th-24th in Hurricane Utah!
July 2021 UTV Events
Heroes On The Dunes
On July 16th and 17th, Heroes On The Dunes takes place with a goal paying homage to America’s injured soldiers and their family members at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Mears Michigan. There will be honored guests, a “Heroes Dinner”, and a handful of other activities like a parade down Lake Michigan beach. Even if you or your loved ones haven’t served, paying your appreciation at Heroes On The Dunes is well worth it!
November 2021 UTV Events
SxS Adventure Rally
Right after UTV Takeover ends in Hurricane Utah, the 2021 SxS Adventure Rally kicks off at Sand Hollow State Park. Registration for this event opens July 1st, so order your ticket ASAP to get first priority! The trials in the area are rocky and scenic, so adjust your suspension accordingly and bring your binoculars!
December 2021 UTV Events
The Mint 400
Before you make your holiday plans in December, have a look into The Mint 400 that goes down December 1st-5th in Las Vegas / Primm Nevada. Join as a spectator or join as a racer, but don’t get stuck in the cold this winter and head on down to Sin City for some hardcore UTV raceing!