Swamp Buggy Races: A Timeless Thrill of Naples

Swamp Buggy Races have been a staple of the Naples community since 1949, when it was first started after a parade. Since 1986, we’ve continued that tradition in Naples at Florida Sports Park.

Here’s what you need to know about the Swamp Buggy Races!


A Thrill That Never Gets Old

What is a Swamp Buggy Races?

What are Swamp Buggy Races? A Guide by Sonja Pound

Rooted in Florida tradition, Swamp Buggy Races are a high-action sport where drivers modify Jeeps and Derby cars with snorkels, NASCAR racing engines, and giant tires to race through the muddy waters where at times they can be fully submerged.

It’s an experience that will be great for the whole family with a day filled with races, concessions, community, and fun!


What You Need to Know

When & Where are the Swamp Buggy Races?

What are Swamp Buggy Races? A Guide by Sonja Pound

These races have been happening several times a year since 1986 at The Florida Sports Park with the season-opening Fall Classic followed by the traditional parade and Winter Classic in January, the Spring Classic in March, and to wrap it all up, the Bud Cup Finals in April.

The Swamp Buggy Parade typically happens before the Winter Classic where all of the buggies, community, and the Swamp Buggy Queen march throughout Naples.

2024 Season Swamp Buggy Schedule Schedule
  • Fall Classic – December 2, 2023
  • Swamp Buggy Parade – January 20, 2024
  • Winter Classic – January 21, 2024
  • Spring Classic – March 3, 2024
  • Bud Cup Finals – April 6, 2024

*Dates may change be sure to check the Swamp Buggy Races website for tickets and dates


If you haven’t been yet, don’t miss this Naples tradition – it truly is excitement for the whole family! And if you been to the Swamp Buggy Races or parade, don’t forget to share some photos with me and the Live Like a Local Community!