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!

Fayetteville Halloween Events: Spooky Local Celebrations

Halloween is just around the corner, and there are several events in Fayetteville, NC this year. This time of year bring cool temperatures, striking leaves, and a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for a range of activities. Simply hop in your new Honda and drive to one of these Fayetteville Halloween events.

Fayetteville Halloween events: 2017 North Carolina Half Marathon and 5KHalf Marathon & 5K

One of the biggest upcoming happenings is the 2017 North Carolina Half Marathon and 5K. Held on Sunday, October 29 in downtown Fayetteville, this event offers family-friendly fun. Many run or walk while wearing costumes, turning an ordinary run into a truly memorable experience. The half marathon will start at 7:30am, while the 5K begins at 7:45am.  So, simply put together your scariest outfit and come for an exciting run.

Dogwood Festival

You should also check out the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival on October 19. There is an hour-long guided walking tour through Cross Creek cemetery during nighttime. There’s also a haunted corn maze to find your way out of, and kid-friendly hay rides are a great place to relax. Finally, adults will enjoy the Boo and Brew Beer Garden—just be sure to get a designated driver!

At Bryan Honda, we couldn’t be more exciting about these upcoming events. Plan your trip to any one of the many activities to celebrate Halloween.

Fayetteville Events and Activities: Explore the Area

fayetteville events and activities bryan honda

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.

Late Summer Events near Fayetteville, North Carolina

Summer Events near Fayetteville

As school heads back in session, you might feel like the summer is over. But, it’s not! There is still fun to be had. Here are some great summer events near Fayetteville that you can still add to your calendar without too much planning.

  • Downtown Farmers Market. Every Wednesday from 2-6 pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm, head to the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History museum for goods from local artisans, locally grown produce, and more.
  • Fayetteville After Five. On August 26th at Festival Park, hear some great live music, eat some delicious food, and have a lot of fun. The gates open at 5pm, with music beginning at 6:30pm. This event is a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.
  • Dueling Pianos Garden Dinner. If you want to participate in a hilarious evening event for a good cause, be sure to get tickets for this. It will be held on August 27th at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This comedy piano show will include lots of audience participation. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance as you cannot pay at the door.
  • Heritage Square Tours. On Sunday, September 4th from 1-4 pm, get a tour of some of Fayetteville’s most historic locations, including the Sanford House, the Oval Ballroom, and the Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House.

Which events are you planning to attend?