LELAND, NC (WECT) - A new festival sponsored by the Leland Tourism Development Authority will highlight the Leland area's natural beauty, Friday through Sunday.
"Northern Brunswick County town is often overshadowed by its neighbors - the big city of Wilmington to the north and the famous Brunswick beaches to the east. But Leland and its surrounding small towns have a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor activities that deserve recognition, and a new festival will shine a spotlight on these features, which include the Brunswick River, Green Swamp Preserve, Brunswick Nature Park and many parks and preserve," according to Glenda Browning, Executive Director Leland Tourism Development Authority.
Brunswick WaterFest, planned for Sept. 20 through 22, will showcase the natural resources of the Leland area with guided outdoor activities, a river cleanup, educational programs and a day-long, family-oriented festival.
"Leland has this natural beauty that has been underutilized and under-recognized," added Browning. "We have rich resources - rivers, waterfowl and birds, alligators and wildlife, woods and parks. We have so much to do that doesn't cost a penny. We're bringing attention to that."