Allendale is one of the best spots in the country for seeing the magnificent Swollow-Tale and Missippi Kite. Kites are in the same family as Eagles and Hawks. From the Audubon web site: "Our most beautiful bird of prey, striking in its shape, its pattern, and its extraordinarily graceful flight. Hanging motionless in the air, swooping and gliding, rolling upside down and then zooming high in the air with scarcely a motion of its wings, the Swallow-tailed Kite is a joy to watch."
Savanah River Classic Fishing Tournament
May 22 - 23, 2015
This annual fishing event and tournament is held on the Savannah River as a fundraiser for the organization and, more importantly, as a way to increase awareness of the unique beauty of the Savannah River, as well as to promote recreational fishing. Funds from the event support the activities that are sponsored by the Alliance. The River Classic is a two-day family-oriented event that promotes youth and adult fishing. Firday night is the captain's event and donor's party that provides a fish dinner and entertainment. The tournament is on Saturday with fishing beginning at 6 am and weigh-in from 4 – 6 pm. Prizes are awarded at 6 pm. Food, entertainment, and educational events are held at the LSRA Education Center (above) beginning at noon Saturday. Prizes are awarded for six categories of fish: -- striped bass, catfish, largemouth bass, and pan fish -- with divisions for youth, ladies, and men.