Celebrate July 4th with the 36th Annual Pops on the River

36th Annual Pops on the River | North Little Rock, AR

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what fireworks display you want to head to so you can celebrate our country’s independence. One of the best ways to do so in Little Rock is at Riverfront Park for the 36th Annual Pops on the River event.

Every year, this event offers families a chance to enjoy July 4th with free and kid-friendly activities. Pops on the River is considered the largest Fourth of July event in the state with more than 30,000 people attending. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the River Market area of downtown Little Rock, offering a range of entertainments. This includes family-friendly activities at the Kid’s Pavilion, delicious food from a wide variety of food trucks, and a Salute to the Troops program.

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will also be performing inside the First Security Amphitheater, along with other local artists. The Orchestra’s Music Director, Philip Mann, will be conducting this year’s performance and they will be performing alongside the celebratory fireworks.

The fireworks will kick off around 9:30 p.m. and will be shot off the Main Street Bridge. Our team at Russell Honda hopes to see you there!

Join Us for the 20th Annual North Little Rock St. Patrick’s Day Parade

North Little Rock St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Russell Honda

It’s that time of year when everything turns green and no, we don’t mean it’s spring just yet! It is almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – and what better way to do so than with a parade?

What To Expect


Every year, North Little Rock holds a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, organized by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas. The parade acts as a celebration of Irish culture, featuring marching bagpipe bands, Irish music, decorated floats, antique cards, Irish wolfhounds, and even St. Patrick himself.

The North Little Rock St Patrick’s Day parade will begin at the crossroads of Sixth Street and Main Street in downtown North Little Rock. From there, it will travel through the Argenta Arts District, cross the Arkansas River over the Main Street Bridge, and travel east on President Clinton Avenue. It will then turn south on Sherman Street and end at third and Cumberland Streets in Little Rock. So, if you plan on coming by to feel the luck o’ the Irish, make sure you set up your seats along that route.

The Celebration Continues

Following the parade, you can continue the celebration with the “Dancing at the Crossroads” event. Enjoy traditional Irish dance performances and music from marching pipe and drum bands that are sure to get your toes tapping.

Here at Russell Honda, we hope you and your crew have an enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day.

3 Great Ideas for Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolution

The New Year is officially upon us, and it’s time to put together our New Year’s resolutions. When putting together your resolutions, it’s important to make concrete, measurable goals to hold yourself accountable. Here are a few of our favorite New Year’s resolutions at Russell Honda.

Learn a new skill

 

Adopt an entirely new skill this year. Try something you’ve always wanted to do, such as dancing or snowboarding. Learn a new card trick or how to make a new recipe the whole family will enjoy. Whichever skill you learn, you’ll be able to carry it over each year.

Read 12 books

 

Instead of resolving to “read more,” make your goal a little more concrete. Consider setting a goal to read one book per month. You can pick from a variety of different genres, including fiction, poetry, and biographies.

Reduce distractions while driving

 

Modern technology makes it easy to get distracted behind the wheel. Instead of driving with your phone in your lap, lock it in the glove compartment before you even put your keys in the ignition.

From all of us at Russell Honda, we wish you a safe and happy 2019. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle to start 2019 off right, visit our showroom or give us a call to schedule a test drive.

 

 

10 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for 2019

New Year’s Resolution Ideas

As 2018 draws to a close, many of us are looking for ways to improve our lives. If you need some inspiration for 2019, here are 10 New Year’s resolution ideas to get you started.

1.       Learn Something Every Day. A simple way to learn more is to read Wikipedia’s featured article for the day.

2.       Start a hobby. Having a hobby can help decrease stress and help you focus. Try something simple like baking or playing games with friends.

3.       Eat Less. Cut calories from your diet is by eating smaller portions. Take the amount you normally would and then put a few tablespoons back.

4.       Move More. Increase your daily movement by taking the stairs, having a kitchen dance party, and taking short walks during your lunch break

5.       Read More. Visit your local library and pick out some new books.

6.       Stop Procrastinating. Do simple tasks as soon as you think of them. Then, move on to bigger projects.

7.       Go Outside. Make a goal to spend more time in nature, whether that is hikes on the weekends or just outdoor walks.

8.       Be Kind. We need more kindness in the world. Focus on other people’s feelings and find ways to help.

9.       Keep a Journal. By keeping track of your life, you can help yourself stay organized and get in touch with your true feelings.

10.   Volunteer. When you help others, you help yourself, too. Volunteering increases your self-esteem and gives you purpose.

 

Here at Russell Honda, we hope you have a great start to the New Year.

Family Winter Trip Ideas

Just because it is cold and frosty outside, that does not mean you and your family can’t have any fun. In fact, some places offer the most fun when the temperatures are below freezing. Here are some family winter trip destinations you can plan this year.

  • Go to Disney World. Nobody likes standing in staggering lines in sweltering heat. You can beat both of these things by going to Disney in the winter. Since Florida enjoys a mild winter, you likely won’t even need your coat.family winter trip
  • Hit the Slopes. You don’t have to travel too far to reach some snowy slopes. Just north of Arkansas in Missouri there are two ski resorts, Hidden Valley in Eureka and Snow Creek in Weston.
  • Be an Olympian. Visit one of the former Olympic host cities, like Lake Placid, Salt Lake City, and others to try out some classic winter sports.
  • Visit National Parks. Even in the wintertime, our national parks are a spectacular sight. Take ranger-led tours, see amazing wildlife, and more all without the heat or the crowds.
  • Head to Texas. The Lone Star State offers a lot of fun for not a lot of money, making it an ideal spot for warm weather fun on a budget.

Which of these family winter trip ideas would you love to try? If you need a new vehicle before you hit the road, come visit us at Russell Honda.

Did You Enjoy the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade?

Parade - Russell Honda

On Saturday, December 2nd, the Little Rock community came together to celebrate the holidays with the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade. This parade is a holiday tradition that features marching bands, floats, animals, classic cars, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Here at Russell Honda, we love watching the parade with our families each year, especially seeing all of the creativity that goes into the floats. Which was your favorite float this year?

In case you missed the parade, there is still plenty of holiday fun in the Little Rock area throughout the month. Try some of these holiday events.

  • Mother Goose Christmas.

    Take your kids to see this delightful Christmas tale with a nursery rhyme twist. It plays at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre through December 17th.

  • The Nutcracker.

    Catch this classic Christmas ballet performed by Ballet Arkansas at the Robinson Center.

  • Nog Off.

    This friendly competition challenges tasters to choose the best eggnog in town. It will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum on December 8th.

  • Christmas at the Old State House.

    On December 17th and 19th, the Arkansas Chamber Singers will present their annual holiday concert.

What are your favorite holiday events in Little Rock?

Five New Thanksgiving Dishes to Add to Your Menu

Thanksgiving Food

We all have our holiday traditions, perhaps none more than Thanksgiving. Most families usually have the same dishes year after year, made by the same person, too. If you are ready for a change, here are five new Thanksgiving dishes you can surprise your family with.

  1. Pumpkin Mousse.

    This rich, creamy dessert will have everyone coming back for more. Serve it in a trifle dish or large glass bowl for a dish as beautiful as it tastes.

  2. Cornbread Stuffing.

    While some people prefer their stuffing from inside the turkey, once they taste this recipe, they might change their mind.

  3. Grapefruit and Chicory Salad.

    If you are searching for some lighter fare this year, try this tart salad that will leave you feeling refreshed.

  4. Pepper Dinner Rolls.

    With a hint of cracked black pepper, these rolls have some kick to them.

  5. Carrot Souffles.

    These soft pillows of goodness have a hint of sweetness thanks to the carrots and nutmeg.

Which of these recipes would you like to add to your Thanksgiving feast? We would love to try the pumpkin mousse. If you have any leftover pies, you can come share them with us at Russell Honda.