Sponsor Events

You can support one of our many events below by buying tickets, or by becoming a sponsor.

For tickets, follow the link to each event’s web page. To sponsor an event, contact the event’s organizer, or contact us, to learn how!

Events: Events: BLRPR, Songwriting, Boomerang, Light Parade.

WWALS also holds many more paddle outings, cleanups, and other events; see Outings and Events, and WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

BIG Little River Paddle Race (BLRPR)

The last Saturday in April.

[Banner BLRPR 2021]

Our first big event, started way back in 2013, a three-mile downstream course on the Little River to the Reed Bingham State Park Lake. First prize is $100, with strong competition. Or you can just paddle. Proceeds benefit Friends of Reed Bingham State Park (FORB) and WWALS.

Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest

Late August, inside in air conditioning.


There should be more songs about the Suwannee River, or the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Alapahoochee, Little, New, Dead, or Gopher Rivers, Okapilco, Piscola, or other Creeks, the Okefenokee Swamp, Grand Bay, or springs, sinks, swamps, or ponds.

WWALS Boomerang paddle race

Late October or early November, on the Withlacoochee River.

[Third Annual WWALS Boomerang]

Some friendly cross-state-line rivalry, in a fun filled day of paddle racing and leisurely paddling on an idyllic blackwater river. Plenty of water, no deadfalls, plus shoals!

Paddle Light Parade

A new event started at the 2019 Winter Solstice.

[Paddle Light Parade]
Paddle Light Parade

Decorate your boat with lights and paddle out on Banks Lake for prizes!

How to Sponsor

Contact us, or each event’s organizer, to learn how!

And you can always donate to the WWALS general fund.

See Also

Sponsor Programs

Become a WWALS Member.