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Thrilling St. Patrick’s Day Events Near Gainesville

It might seem like the holiday season has come and gone—most people have already put up the stockings and tinsel—but don’t give up on the holiday spirit just yet. There’s a particularly shamrock-studded festivity coming up soon: St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you are a sports fanatic, theater buff, music aficionado, or plain old fun-lover, there’s something going on for everyone in the Gainesville area when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around. Take a look at these fun St. Patrick’s Day Events happening near Gainesville.


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Fantastic Holiday Events in Gainesville, Florida

Are you guys ready for the magic of the holiday season? With Halloween in the rear-view, the most wonderful time of the year is officially in full swing. There are only 35 days separating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, and with all of the family parties and friend gatherings going on in between, that time frame can seem much shorter.

We have a lot of celebrating to fit in, and this year we here at Honda of Gainesville, your hometown Honda dealer near the University of Florida, are going to make it the best holiday season ever. That means taking advantage of all of the events and activities that our amazing Gainesville community has to offer.

If you are looking for some unique activities that are great for bringing the whole family together, then we have just the list for you. Read on to discover just a few of the holiday events going on in your area that family members of all ages are sure to love and remember for a long time to come.


The Nutcracker – December 18 – 20

The Nutcracker is a staple of the Christmas season, as the ballet centers around a young girl and her adventures with her Christmas themed friends like the Nutcracker Prince, Sugar Plum Fairies and her dancing dolls. This quintessential Christmas show will be performed for three days straight at the Phillips Center on the campus of the University of Florida, and is a must-see for people who love traditional Christmas fare. Continue reading

Gainesville Fourth of July Events from Honda of Gainesville FL

What a time to be alive! Summer has finally arrived, our gorgeous Florida beaches are once again buzzing with locals and tourists alike, and America’s favorite holiday is right around the corner. A certain spirit of happiness seems to sweep the nation around this time every year as we get ready to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence.

For 240 consecutive years, Americans of every background conceivable have come together on the 4th of July and shared a wealth of smiles, laughs, hot dogs, and fireworks. It a beautiful thing, and we here at Honda of Gainesville, one of the leading new Honda dealers near Ocala, Florida, could not be more excited for this year’s festivities. That is why we have put together this small list of some of our favorite 4th of July events near our hometown of Gainesville! Pick your favorite!


The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America- Alachua County

One of our favorite parts about Gainesville is that genuine, small-town atmosphere that brings us together as a community. Everywhere you go, you are greeted with a smile and a wave, or a simple “How’s it going?” It’s the small things throughout the day that remind you how great of a town we are a part of. Continue reading

Gainesville Florida 2015 Labor Day Activity Guide

The lazy days of summer are quickly receding in our rearview mirrors. The upcoming change of seasons means cooler temperatures, kids going back to school, and the return of some of our favorite fall TV shows. However, all is not lost. We still have one glorious three-day Labor Day holiday to celebrate before we all settle into the regular routines of the fall.

So what, exactly, should we do with this last chance to have some fun? Fortunately, we live in an area filled with lots of possibilities. Gainesville has an abundance of natural wonders, interesting attractions, and things to do. Best of all, we’re not far away from many other nearby attractions. Of course, whether it’s just down the street or across the state, you’ll get there in style in a beautiful, well-equipped, and award-winning new 2015 Honda from Honda of Gainesville.


To help you sort out your Labor Day Weekend activity plans, we here at Honda of Gainesville, your hometown Honda dealership in Gainesville, Florida, some suggestions for spending your Labor Day holiday right here at home. Or, if you have a desire to get out of town, we also have you covered.

So here’s our list of some of the great nearby Labor Day Weekend getaways you can experience in and around Gainesville and the surrounding area: Continue reading

Honda Fuels Excitement at the 2015 North American International Auto Show

Honda has always been at the forefront of design and engineering innovation. But it took a giant leap forward at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with the unveiling of its radical, forward-thinking FCV (fuel-cell vehicle) concept. Riding on the tremendous success of the Honda Fit EV all-electric subcompact, the FCV is a full-sized rolling showcase of technological prowess and imagination that demonstrates the automaker’s commitment to green technology, using unique non-gasoline fuel alternatives.

2016 Honda FCV Compact Car

2016 Honda FCV Compact Car

The Future is Now

The futuristic all-white four-door looks like it just came off the set of a science fiction movie. The long, low sloping roofline is all glass, offering an unobstructed view of the heavens. The car’s wind-cheating exterior minimizes drag for maximum fuel efficiency. The FCV’s “smiling” front is dominated by a huge Honda “H” logo centered in the middle of a brushed-chrome grill. Razor thin LED headlights extend almost imperceptibly outward, while two large intakes channel air underneath the vehicle. The rear of the FCV is equally dramatic with a translucent black housing running the length of the rear deck. Two long horizontal taillights slope upward and outward at the edges and then seemingly disappear toward the center.

The white and black interior of the FCV is straight from the cockpit of a modern jet fighter. Most noticeable is a squared-off, U-shaped steering column with large opening at the top part of the “wheel,” affording an unobstructed view of the black, wedge-shaped “heads-up-display” (HUD) instrument cluster. A large tablet-sized touch-screen video display floats above the center stack. The traditional shift knob is replaced with a long, slender white touch-sensitive shift array accented with brushed chrome. Tall white bucket seats with black stitching complement the interior.

2016 Honda FCV Interior

2016 Honda FCV Interior

Advanced Fuel-Cell Technology

But it’s under the hood where the FCV’s advanced technology really shines. The vehicle’s rectangular “FCV Stack” fuel cell reportedly gives the car an estimated 300-mile cruising range. It’s 33 percent smaller than the one that powers the current FCV Clarity, but with 60 percent more power density. The square motor does not look anything like a regular combustion engine, nor should it. The breathtaking FCV concept may provide some insight into the styling of Honda’s new production-ready fuel-cell automobile that will hit U.S. shores in the spring of 2016 after it is launched in Japan.

The FCV wasn’t the only Honda newsmaker at the 2015 Detroit show. The automaker also announced that a new electric vehicle and a hybrid plug-in will be available in 2018. Honda also revealed that it will be utilizing more of its proven two and three-motor hybrid engines in various vehicles in the years to come.

Predictive Cruise Control Debuts

Additionally, Honda chose the 2015 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the world’s first predictive cruise control technology on a European-spec 2015 Honda CR-V. Called “Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control” (i-ACC), this breakthrough in intuitive safety goes far beyond contemporary, radar-based collision avoidance systems to include predictive algorithms that actually can determine when another car will intrude or “cut in” to a lane by evaluating the relationship between the target vehicle and a maximum of six other vehicles, predicting their future trajectory. The system then alerts the driver up to five seconds in advance and then gently applies the brakes to avoid a possible accident.

While this new intelligent adaptive cruise control is currently only available in Europe, speculation is that it will eventually reach America in the near future.

Discover Your Own Show-stopping Deals at Honda of Gainesville

As your preferred Honda dealership in Gainesville, Florida; we’re spotlighting spectacular savings on our large inventory of 2015 Hondas. Take advantage of special pricing and manufacturer incentives, like a $99 a month lease on a new 2015 Honda Civic. Or lease a new 2015 Honda Accord for just $119 a month. Honda of Gainesville is conveniently located at 3801 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32609. For sales, call 866-314-4987. For service, call 866-312-4940.