When you’re ready to plan a well-earned getaway, Moab is a great destination to set your travel sights on. Winter is the ideal time of year to head this way and make the most of nature, fun, and seasonal events. While you’re sure to arrive with an itinerary packed with options for fun, knowing what events are available makes the experience that much better. The following are just a few of the top winter events in Moab that you won’t want to miss out on the next time your travel plans bring you this way!
If you find yourself in Moab between October 16th and 18th and you have an insatiable passion for mountain biking, taking part in Moab Rocks is bound to be the highlight of your stay. This iconic mountain biking event is a go in 2021 much to the delight of participants and observers alike. Moab has long been known and loved as an incredible mountain biking destination and Moab Rocks puts this amazing terrain to work in the name of exciting competition. Moab Rocks involves new and well-loved routes alike including Klondike, Mag 7, and Porcupine Rim. The competition is a three-day event that pushes riding skills to the limit with plenty of rewards in the way of awards shows, savory stops and after parties along the way! It’s a great time to indulge a passion for outdoor adventure while gathering with others who share that interest in Moab.
Moab Events: Green River Outlaw Days
Moab’s unique terrain and cowboy past are both celebrated this year between November 5th and 6th at Green River Outlaw Days. This inviting and fun annual event brings participants back to the days of the wild west in authentic style. During Green River Outlaw Day, participants can try their hand at the Cowboy Action Shooting event or put their skills to the test in the horseshoe tournament. During the Cowboy Action Shooting event, participants will compete with firearms that would have been used in the Old West. These include rifles, shot guns, pistols, and revolvers. Cowboy attire is encouraged at these winter events in Moab as you make your way to country concerts, Dutch oven cook offs and beyond. Don’t be surprised if you stumble across a few cowboy poetry readings while you’re here. Of course, time at the milk jug shoot is also well worth your time during Green River Outlaw Days.
The Moab Folk Festival
Winter travelers that head to Moab between November 5th ad 7th this year can enjoy indulging their musical senses by attending The Moab Folk Festival. Hosted at the Moab City Ballfield, The Moab Folk Festival is a time for folk music enthusiasts to enjoy performances by local and Grammy award winning folk artists alike. From Patty Griffin to May Erlewine, The Moab Folk Festival includes music, songwriting workshops and storytelling in abundance. Be sure to keep an eye on the festival itinerary leading up to November as artists continue to be added weekly!
Moab Yoga Festival
Between November 12th and 14th, finding your center during your winter getaway to Moab is made easier than ever if you choose to participate in the annual Moab Yoga Festival. This festival focuses on mindfulness, balance, and renewal. Experienced and innovative yoga instructors from across the country convene in Moab to make the most of this moment and share techniques and insight with others. While private instruction can be booked for the entirety of the festival, group sessions are a great way to connect with other yogis too. The festival also includes mediation sessions, movement instruction and lectures to learn more about the impact of yoga on well-being.
Electric Light Parade
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Moab in December, attending the annual Electric Light Parade on December 4th is a must on your list of Moab events! This illuminating event is a great way to get in the holiday spirit and is presented by the Moab Chamber of Commerce. The parade begins at dark and winds its way along Center Street before making its way towards City Market. Before and after the parade, attendees can browse a variety of holiday gifts at nearby shops located at both Grand Center and the Moab Arts and Recreation Center.
Book Your Moab Winter Adventure Today
Making your way to Moab is always an exciting moment and a winter getaway is no exception. When you’re ready for the adventure, let the property professionals at Arches Vacation Rentals handle your accommodation details so you can simply focus on the fun. Whether you’re here for the events or to make the most of the landscape, Moab is a great place to experience the best of it all. Reach out today to learn more about the many rental options we have through our company and how we can infuse comfort, luxury, and convenience into your trip. We can’t wait to welcome you to Utah soon!