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Calling All Organizers: Leland TDA Grant Program Could Help Fund Your Project
Calling All Organizers: Leland TDA Grant Program Could Help Fund Your Project

Posted 06.6.2019

Do you have an event, concert or festival in the Town of Leland and would like help getting the word out? Are you a non-profit agency with a limited marketing budget for your convention or historical attraction? The Leland Tourism Development Authority (LTDA) may be able to help. The LTDA has created a new grant program to assist organizations with the... { Read More }

Three Dads, A Couple of Paddles & A Big Idea: The History of Pickleball
Three Dads, A Couple of Paddles & A Big Idea: The History of Pickleball

Posted 04.11.2019

It's not surprising to see how many people are visiting Leland to take part in our growing pickleball community. What many might find interesting is how this sport came about in the first place. It was invented in 1965 just outside Seattle on Bainbridge Island by three dads - Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum - who, as dads often... { Read More }

Golf Tips for Beginners: Equipment, Etiquette, and More
Golf Tips for Beginners: Equipment, Etiquette, and More

Posted 03.27.2019

Golf is a game that is easy to enjoy but difficult to master. That said, it's never too late to start, and there have been a number of professional golfers who took up the game later in life. But before making your first tee time, consider this advice for beginners. 5 Golf Tips for New Players Get the right equipment. You don't need... { Read More }

Back in the Saddle: The NBMA Spring Food Truck Rodeo Returns
Back in the Saddle: The NBMA Spring Food Truck Rodeo Returns

Posted 03.20.2019

Great food, live music, fantastic shopping, and exciting basketball? It’s not just another day at Leland Municpal Park. It’s the second annual North Brunswick Merchant Association’s (NBMA) Spring Food Truck Rodeo. After more than 3,000 people turned out for the inaugural event in 2018, the food truck rodeo is back by popular demand. The 2019 event will be held on Saturday,... { Read More }

The Disc Golf Course at Leland Municipal Park
The Disc Golf Course at Leland Municipal Park

Posted 02.8.2019

Leland, North Carolina, is home to a pair of widely recognized golf courses in Cape Fear National and Magnolia Greens. But if traditional golf isn't your thing or you're just looking to switch it up, another option awaits. Leland Municipal Park features a disc golf course that attracts players from all over. Learn about this course below and make it part... { Read More }

NC Rice Festival On Hold Until March 2020
NC Rice Festival On Hold Until March 2020

Posted 01.25.2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2018 NORTH CAROLINA RICE FESTIVAL ON HOLD UNTIL 2020 Press Contact: Jackie Harlow (910) 550-2477 LELAND, NC - The Leland Tourism Development Authority recently agreed to postpone the North Carolina Rice Festival until March 2020 to allow sufficient time for organization and planning. After the Leland TDA acquired the NC Rice Festival in the summer... { Read More }

Have Post-Holiday Family Fun at the House of Pickleball!
Have Post-Holiday Family Fun at the House of Pickleball!

Posted 01.21.2019

What do you get when you combine tennis, ping pong, badminton, and social hour? Pickleball! With its accessibility to all age groups, simple rules, and focus on friendly-ness over competition, pickleball is a truly fun sport for families, friends and competitors alike. Leland, North Carolina just happens to be a hub of pickleball prowess with the opening of the state-of-the-art indoor House... { Read More }

NC Christmas Festival & Parade Lights the Night
NC Christmas Festival & Parade Lights the Night

Posted 11.28.2018

The North Carolina Christmas Festival & Parade in Leland, NC, will spark your holiday spirit on Saturday, December 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year the NC Christmas Parade will put a sparkle in your eye and light up the night as floats and vehicles decorated with thousands of twinkling lights spread cheer all the way down Village Road.... { Read More }

Leland's Christmas Tree Lighting Means the Holidays Are Here
Leland's Christmas Tree Lighting Means the Holidays Are Here

Posted 11.21.2018

The 2018 Christmas season in Southeastern North Carolina will kick off on Saturday, December 1 with the official Leland Tree Lighting, part of the NC Christmas Festival & Parade! Everyone's favorite Christmas couple will take a quick trip from their North Pole abode to ring in the season of giving with a spectacular display of lights in Leland, NC. Santa will... { Read More }

A Guide to the 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade
A Guide to the 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade

Posted 11.16.2018

Christmas is coming! That means the 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade is just around the corner. Read more about the holiday magic in store and book your trip to Leland, North Carolina, today. Everything You Need to Know About North Carolina Christmas Festival & Parade in Leland What is it? The NC Christmas Festival & Parade kicks off the Christmas season with... { Read More }