Make Your Springtime Destination Lake Rim Park

Spring Activities - Fayetteville, NC

Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to start thinking about where you can go to enjoy this season’s beautiful weather. At Bryan Honda, we would like to recommend heading over to Lake Rim Park, a lovely local park with a range of activities to enjoy.

Get competitive. Gather some friends and meet up at Lake Rim Park to enjoy some fun in the beautiful spring weather. The park has a range of sport fields and courts, ranging from tennis and sand volleyball courts to soccer and baseball fields. Whether you’re playing a game of pickup or want to practice your penalty shot, this park is a great place to do so.

Enjoy nature. With its location nestled next to Bone Creek, the park has plenty of natural beauty to enjoy. Set out on one of its numerous walking trails, including the one-mile border trail that goes through the wetlands. There is even a fresh water marsh area that is home to a range of local flora and fauna, so keep an eye out as you walk.  

Have fun with your kids. With multiple playgrounds available for kids of all ages, Lake Rim Park is a good place to go if your kids need to run off some energy. The park also has picnic areas and horseshoe pits so you can enjoy a cookout to make a whole day of your visit there.

Before you head to Lake Rim Park for a nice picnic with family and friends, you’ll need a ride. Check out our roomy SUV, crossovers and the Sienna minivan at Bryan Honda.

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!

Have Some Fun in Fayetteville this Fall

Just because school is starting, that does not mean the fun is over. There is still plenty of fun in Fayetteville this fall. Add some of these great events to your calendar to kick off this festive season.

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Lafayette Birthday Celebration

This annual festival celebrates the birth of Lafayette’s namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, who played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. Head downtown September 8th and 9th to join the party with music, historical reenactments, and food.

Renaissance Faire 

Take a step back in time with a visit to Fort Bragg’s annual Renaissance Faire held on September 16th and 17th this year. The fair costs $10 per car and includes stage performances, jousting, period musicians, and Renaissance-themed food and drink.

Evil Dead: The Musical

If you love all things zombie, be sure to head to the Gilbert Theater to catch this hilarious musical rendition of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films. The Show runs from September 22nd to October 8th. Purchase tickets ahead of time online

North Carolina in the Great War 

The Museum of Cape Fear will commemorate the centennial of World War I with a focus on the multitude of North Carolinians who served in the war. There will be a special exhibit from October 3rd to October 8th.

Here at Bryan Honda, we love calling Fayetteville our home and enjoy tapping into all that this great community has to offer. What are your favorite fall activities in Fayetteville?

Things to Do in Fayetteville: Visit the Airborne and Special Ops Museum

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Looking for things to do in Fayetteville? Stop by the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Often ranking as one of the top attractions in the area, this historical museum has interesting information, stunning architecture, and impressive displays. Great for young kids as well as adults, this museum is a perfect way to spend a day.

According to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum website, the facility opened its doors in 2000, and it has free admission. There is a main exhibit area, temporary gallery, and a four-story theater, and you’ll also find a motion simulator ride, a fun experience for all. The building is an official part of the United States Army Museum System, and the exhibits largely date from modern warfare to WWII operations.

“Nearly 20 years from dream to reality, the museum has become a place to honor and preserve the legendary feats of the airborne and special operations troops who have contributed so much to defending our nation’s interests,” reads the official website.  “From the early days of the Parachute Test Platoon to the ongoing War on Terrorism, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum recounts the actions of heroic soldiers.”

The most notable exhibits include the Battle of Mogadishu exhibit, an event that is the focus of the film Black Hawk Down (2001). You can also see early airborne divisions dating back to 1940, as well as Korean and Vietnam War exhibits. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum is just one of many things to do in the area.

Fayetteville Events and Activities: Explore the Area

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Hop in the car and explore the Fayetteville area. With tons of events and activities, you’re bound to find something the whole family will enjoy. This includes things like the Art Attack and the Downtown Farmers’ Market. These Fayetteville events and activities are just some of the many occurring in the region.

According to the Downtown Alliance, the Fayetteville Art Attack takes place on Wednesdays at the Rock Shop (128 S King Street). Admission is just $2 for those 21 and older, and $5 for those under 21. You can see some of the best art in the area, some of which includes performances by talented musicians. There is hip hop, acoustic music, poets, and more. Stop by to see at 6:00pm to see what’s happening in the art community in Fayetteville.

You should also drive down to the Downtown Farmers’ Market. Featuring fresh and locally grown produce, you can shop for everything from wine to vegetables. You can also find arts and crafts on occasion, as well as information on local vendors. Stop by from 2:00pm to 6:00pm around the Local History Museum.

These are just some of the many events in the area. A new car can provide you with an opportunity to get out and see the best of Fayetteville. Plus, with ample parking, you won’t have a problem finding a spot.