Then and Now: The Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration

Fort Bragg July 4 Celebration | Fayetteville, NC

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and we here at Bryan Honda, along with those in our community, are lucky to be located just 30 minutes away from one of the biggest celebrations in our area — the Fort Bragg Fourth of July celebration.

Every year, Fort Bragg puts on an incredible event that combines live music, military demonstrations, and fireworks to make it a night you won’t forget. Plus, this celebration gives you the opportunity to celebrate our independence alongside those that currently work to protect our freedom.

This celebration has managed to make a name for itself by offering patriotic celebrations and great live musical performances. In the past, performers have included The Kinleys, Josh Turner, the 82nd Airborne Division All American Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Trace Atkins.

Now, you can join in the celebration at this year’s celebration. The 2019 Fourth of July event will take place on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 3 p.m. at the Main Post Parade Field and is free and open to the public.

Take the time to enjoy some delicious food and beverage, while listening to the music of The Fifth and 3 Doors Down. You can even witness parachute free-fall demonstrations and the popular flag ceremony before finally celebrating our nation’s independence with a fireworks display.

At Bryan Honda, the Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration is one of our favorite annual events. Don’t miss it!

Celebrate Your Dad at Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast

Crab Feast | Fayetteville, NC

What better way can you think of to express your love and gratitude for the father or father figure in your life than a heaping plate of fresh crab? At the 2019 Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast, you can get that very thing and share an experience that your dad will not soon forget.

The 2nd Annual Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast emanates from the John D. Fuller, Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex on June 15. The cost of admission is $32 for adults and $10 for children, and the return on investment is quite significant — you’ll be able to get all the fresh blue crab you can eat as well as a side of fish and chips. Pair that with the lively, festive atmosphere and plenty of chances to reminisce about days gone by, and you’ve got a recipe for a memorable Father’s Day.

You’ll have your choice of two times if you want to attend the Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast: noon or 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at EventBrite. Once you’ve bought the tickets, all you need to bring is your dad and your appetites — and maybe a bib.

If you really want to drive home how much your dad means to you this Father’s Day, why not get him a new Honda? Bring him into Bryan Honda and we’ll help him drive away in the car, truck, or SUV of his dreams.

3 Romantic Places in Fayetteville

Romantic Places in Fayetteville

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – have you thought about where you’re going to take your loved one yet? Here are three romantic places in Fayetteville you can bring your love to for a lovely night out.

Antonella’s Italian Ristorante

Located on Hay Street is Antonella’s Italian Ristorante, which focuses on creating delicious Southern Italian-based dishes and giving you an exceptional dining experience. You can dine by candlelight with your loved one, while enjoying a beautiful bottle of wine to make this Valentine’s Day as romantic as you can.

Pierro’s Italian Bistro

Exposed brick walls, vintage hardwood floors, and a diverse wine list make Pierro’s Italian Bistro the perfect romantic night out with your loved one. Its rustic Italian menu ranges from pasta dishes and brick-oven pizzas to specialty entrees scrumptious desserts. With three locations across Fayetteville, you can find a Pierro’s close to you.

Circa 1800

Circa 1800 offers a relaxed atmosphere for your next date night. It focuses on offering a farm-to-table experience, making sure to use products that come from Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. If you love trying new craft beers, then this is the place to check out thanks to its ever-changing draft beer list – all of which come from North Carolina breweries. For a laidback night out on the town with your sweetheart, Circa 1800 is the place to go.

Is there another romantic place you’d like us to know about at Bryan Honda? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

Visit the Holiday Lights in the Garden Event at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Looking for a fun holiday event for the whole family? Check out the Holiday Lights in the Garden. This local event is held at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden from November 30 to December 2, December 7 to 9, December 14 to 16, and December 19 to 23 each night from 5:30 PM to 9 PM. You can see fabulous lights, plants, and more.

According to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, in addition to lights you can also follow the Polar Express-themed activities and decorations. The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens have grown since it was opened in 1989, becoming an important part of Fayetteville, NC. The Holiday Lights in the Garden is just one of the many holiday-themed events you’ll find.

The Holiday Lights in the Garden are synchronized to music that plays throughout the gardens, and you can also take a caroling hayride, sit with Santa, and roast S’mores over the fire pit.

Other than the lights, you can also visit the Garden to see the wreath-making workshop on November 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The materials and tools will be provided, and it’s perfect for teens and adults. There’s also Yoga (provided through the YMCA of Sandhills), which is hosted on November 28 from 6 PM to 7 PM.

Holiday Lights in the Garden is one of Bryan Honda’s favorite local events. Don’t miss it!

A Dickens Holiday was a Local Success

A Dickens Holiday

A Dickens Holiday

Charles Dickens composed what is perhaps the most famous holiday story of all time, A Christmas Carol, in 1843. Featuring characters such as Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the story has now become a holiday classic. Fayetteville recently hosted A Dickens Holiday event on Friday, November 23, featuring performers, foods, and crafts that went to benefit local charities.

At the event, according to the Arts Council, you could visit Annie’s Alehouse to experience a Victorian pub-like atmosphere with music, beer, wine, and cider. There was also the Gingerbread Community of Hope to benefit the Habitat for Humanity, while a team of artists worked with attendees to create Victorian headpieces.

If you didn’t have a chance to visit A Dickens Holiday this year, you can be sure that it will return next year. This year marked the nineteenth-annual celebration of the famous English author and his works, so next year will mark a momentous two decades of events.

Other events included Queen Victoria carriage rides, dance groups, a candlelight procession, and a special “Dickens After dark” event after 9 PM. You could come to finish the fun day with a hot cider and warm gingerbread while the Celtic group Barrowburn performed. In short, it was truly unforgettable.

If you missed A Dickens Holiday — bummer! Fortunately, there are plenty of other great events to attend in Fayetteville, such as Holiday Lights in the Garden. Learn more at Bryan Honda!

Celebrate July 4th Around Fayetteville This Year

July 4th

July 4th

America’s favorite holiday is almost here, so it’s time to decide how you plan on spending it. There’s no better way to celebrate our independence than alongside fellow Americans and community members, so throw on your red, white, and blue and celebrate July 4th around Fayetteville this year. Here are two local events we strongly recommend.

  • Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration: On the day that America celebrates its birthday and independence, there’s no better place to celebrate than at the nation’s largest military installation. The Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration includes live musical performances, including performances by the 82nd Airborne Division All American Rock Band, parachute demonstrations, a patriotic flag ceremony and playing of the national anthem, and a spectacular fireworks show. The event is free and takes place at the Main Post Parade Field, which is located in Fort Bragg’s historic district.
  • Hope Mills’ July 4th Celebration: Head to Hope Mills this July 4th to celebrate the holiday. The celebration begins with a patriotic parade in the morning, continues in the afternoon with the annual Party in the Park with live music, food, and games for the whole family, and ends with a breathtaking fireworks show that beings at 9:15pm.

If you need a ride to the nearest 4th of July festivities, look no further than Bryan Honda!

This Father’s Day, Teach Your Kids About Cars

 

teach your kids about cars

As a father, the greatest gift you can give to your children is to share the wisdom you’ve accumulated over the years. This Father’s Day, take the time to teach your kids about cars so they grow up to be smart, savvy drivers.

Basic car maintenance

Even before they start driving, every kid should learn some basic car maintenance. And who better to learn from than dad? Before driving lessons even start, make sure your child knows how to check fluid levels, properly inflate tires, replace filters and headlights, and change oil and tires. Also make sure your kids know exactly what the dashboard warning lights mean.

Emergency protocol

You can start teaching your children to recognize emergency vehicles from a very young age. Make sure your young children can identify ambulances, fire trucks, and police vehicles. Once kids get a bit older, you can start teaching them what to do in the events of a vehicle accident so they’re prepared for the worst when they start driving on their own.

Money matters

Some basic money literacy is extremely important when it comes to cars. When your children approach driving age, make sure they understand how car insurance works, the costs associated with vehicle upkeep, and how to handle things like parking tickets and registration fees.

And when your kids become teenagers and finally turn 16, make sure to bring them to Bryan Honda to make sure they get a proper look at what the industry’s best cars are like!

Mother’s Day Gifts: Automotive Ideas

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Looking for the perfect gift for mom? Why not get her something for her car? There are a number of Mother’s Day gifts to consider buying, from accessories to something as simple as new tires. While it’s hard to repay your mother in every way, there are a few things you can do to make your mom feel like she’s appreciated.

According to Auto Nation Drive, accessories are a great idea for Mother’s Day. This includes OEM accessories like navigation systems, seat covers, roof racks, and floor mats. You can also consider brand memorabilia if your mom especially lover her car.

New tires and routine maintenance are also great ideas. We all forget to service our cars every 3,000 miles, and one way you can repay mom is by taking her car to the shop. New tires will provide traction and keep her safe, while routine service like an oil change will ensure that her car lass a long time.

You should also consider ding and dent repair. Depending on the size of the damage area, ding and dent repair can be an affordable way to show mom you care. You can start with the basics like removing scratches and dings from shopping carts and other things, though you can also repair more serious damage if price isn’t an issue.

If you need any help getting new car accessories or getting an oil change performed for your mother, just swing by Bryan Honda—we’ll be happy to help you give your mother the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Earth Day Activities for the Whole Family

Earth Day

Earth Day

 

We’ve created a list of Earth Day activities to help you and your family think of ways to celebrate this important holiday. The auto industry has recognized the significance of environmental issues over the past few decades, something evidenced by green technologies and the rise of hybrid and electric models. Earth Day is all about giving back and protected our environment, something you and your family can do together.

Give kids an appreciation for nature by cooking with the sun. According to Sustainable Baby Steps, cooking with the sun is simple as long as you have a homemade solar oven. First, get an old box, aluminum foil, and (if possible) a piece of glass. Cut a hole in the top of the box, line the box with foil, and put the glass in the hole. You can cook safe foods in the box on a sunny day like eggs, nachos, tea, and baked veggies. You’d be surprised how hot this simple contraption can get, and it uses no electricity.

Another easy Earth Day activity is to create zero waste with bottle bricks. A bottle brick is made by compacting small bits of unrecyclable materials. While we have a solution for some materials, like aluminum and paper, not everything can be reused. These bricks can be made by spooning dry materials of unrecyclable material (scrapped and cut, first) into old plastic bottles. What is significant about this activity is not the bricks (which can be used as building materials when properly compressed), but the conversation you have about how much unrecyclable materials you and your family consume.

Earth Day is a great time for the whole family to come together. At Bryan Honda, we’re proud to say our green vehicles are also helping to do their part for the planet.

New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners

New Year’s ResolutionsHappy New Years from all of us here at Bryan Honda! To help commemorate the fresh year, check out these resolutions for car owners that will help you preserve your ride while staying safe on the road.

Maximize Efficiency

First, avoid leaving your car idling in the driveway to warm it up. Instead, simply drive your vehicle at a moderate speed, which will help conserve fuel.

Second, leave yourself more time to get to your destination so you won’t have to speed. Speeding is one of the largest wastes of fuel and, in most cases, it cuts just a few minutes off of your arrival time.

Pay Attention to the Tires

Your vehicle’s tires are probably neglected, especially if you don’t make it to routine maintenance appointments. This year, check the tire pressure once a week to ensure optimal inflation. While you’re at it, examine the tread depth, to make sure you have sufficient traction.

Perform Maintenance

Keeping up with routine maintenance is a great ambition for the new year. Simple, inexpensive services such as oil changes and tire rotations can make all the difference in extending the life of your vehicle. Best of all, the technicians here at Bryan Honda are quick to return your car to you, to help you stay on top of vehicle upkeep as well as all of the other items on your to-do list.