Local Holiday Events in Memphis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means Memphis, Tennessee, is preparing for the holiday season by offering plenty of fun things to do. Check out these local holiday events in the city for a day of fun with the family.   Starry Nights at Shelby Farm Park Want to see a dazzling light display? Hailed as the largest light show in the Mid-South, Starry Nights features more than just Christmas lights, with hot chocolate and s’mores, a petting zoo, and more.   Sun Trust Zoo Lights Head to the Memphis Zoo to experience this beautiful event alongside the animals, a ride on the LED ferris wheel, a live reindeer event, and even artificial snow in the Courtyard. Christmas At Graceland Graceland goes all out for Christmas, which was the King’s favorite holiday. Stop by for the Holiday Concert Weekend to experience … Continued

What to Know When Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Many people go to their relatives’ homes for the holidays. But if you’re in charge of hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you might find that you have a little more on your plate than usual. Here’s some advice from Gossett VW Porsche on how to survive the big day.   Prepare in Advance Some dishes will have to wait until the last minute, but if you can make a few dishes in advance, do it in order to save yourself some stress. Meal-prep what you can’t cook so that it’s as simple as possible on the day off, meaning you’ll have more time to catch up.   Stick with The Tried-And-True Thanksgiving is about tradition, so you don’t have to go wild with some experimental meals in order to wow your guests. Stick with what you know people like: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, candied … Continued

Free Activities in Memphis this Spring

Here at Gossett Volkswagen Porsche, we love being part of the Memphis community. And, we love all that this great city has to offer. For visitors to the city or even those of us who have lived here for years, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun in Memphis. Here are some free activities in Memphis you can do this spring. While many of Memphis’ most popular attractions have an admission cost, a few of them offer free admission days and times. You just have to plan carefully and you can save big. Graceland. Be an early bird and get free admission to the Meditation Garden at Graceland from 7:30-8:30am every day. Memphis Zoo. One of the best zoos in the country is right here in Memphis. Every Tuesday from 2pm to close, explore the zoo and visit its more than … Continued

Memphis Holiday Events to Get You into the Winter Spirit

While winter weather means the holiday season is cold, it shouldn’t stop you from getting into the holiday spirit. In Memphis, there are a number of great events to check out during the holidays. Here are a few of our favorite Memphis holiday events that are sure to get you into a jolly mood. Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanical Gardens Stroll through “falling snow” as you take in numerous holiday light displays at Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanical Gardens. There are a number of themed light displays, including a musical light show. You can even plan in the giant Snow Globe and decorate icicle ornaments! There are a number of family-friendly activities to enjoy at Snowy Nights. This event is open nightly December 2nd and 3rd; December 9th and 10th; and December 16th through 23rd from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets cost $8 … Continued

Memphis November Events

November is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to start choosing what events you’ll attend before the holiday season truly begins. There are plenty of events taking place during the month of November here in Memphis which means it’s time to start planning! Here are some Memphis November events that you should check out as recommended by us here at Gossett VW Porsche. Indie Memphis Film Festival – Take in a movie directed, produced, and performed by upcoming actors here in Memphis. In all, over 180 of the best independent films will appear on screen. Other events include filmmaker panels and live music. The Indie Memphis Film Festival runs from November 1st to the 7th so be sure to get your tickets today! Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention – There’s never been a better time to be a fantasy and comic fan! The … Continued

Coming Up Next in the Memphis Summer Concert Series: REO Speedwagon!

Every year, Live at the Garden hosts some of the best concerts around. The Memphis Summer Concert series puts amazing musicians in a beautiful venue for the best summer nights you can get. Here’s what’s coming up at Live at the Garden! Who: REO Speedwagon On Thursday, August 25th, REO Speedwagon is coming to Memphis! REO’s rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run” sound just as good today as they did decades ago thanks to their talent and determination to keep their music alive! Kevin Cronin looks younger than ever and rocks out along with bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboard), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and drummer Bryan Hitt. REO Speedwagon celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007, and you won’t want to miss them in their 49th year! So come down to Live at the … Continued

4 July Musical Performances in Memphis

Memphis is a city renowned for its music. There is no better time to experience all of the wonderful music that Memphis has to offer than during the summer season. Even though the summer is already halfway through, there are still plenty of talented acts to see coming to Memphis during the rest of July. Here are four July musical performances in Memphis to start off the second half of the summer! Shinedown (July 20) Shinedown is teaming up with fellow rock performers Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry to bring modern day rock music to the city of classic Rock’n’Roll! MercyMe (July 29) Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the world’s most famous and talented Christian bands in concert this summer when they stop by Memphis during their tour around the country. Billy Currington (July 29) Billy Currington will also be stopping … Continued

Bicycle Safety Rules to Follow This Summer

No matter how some drivers resent it, summer is the time of bicyclists. Even if you have a car, you may want to take your bike out for a ride periodically, or even switch over to bicycle transport entirely. If you’re going to be on your bike a lot this summer, follow these bicycle safety rules to keep yourself and others safe. Before you go out on your bike, check it for mechanical problems. Underinflated tires, faulty brakes, and tangled chains are all things that can make you fall or even run into a car or another bicyclist. Make sure you know the traffic laws and how bicycling relates to them. Mostly, you’ll just be following regular traffic laws, so always signal before turning, stop at stop signs, and stay in the far right lane. The key to being a safe bicyclist is being … Continued

Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

After a long, blissful period of gas prices consistently below two dollars, they’re starting to go back up again. It’s a shame, but there are ways we can conserve fuel without going back to the bank-breaking fill-ups of yesteryear. Here are some quick tips on saving gas as prices shoot up this summer. First of all, slow down. That’s really the easiest way to save gas. Cars get their best mileage around 60 mph, which is part of why we use less gas on the freeway, so going 80 isn’t doing you any favors. Plus, when you’re going slower, you don’t need to brake as hard or suddenly—another thing that uses up a lot of fuel. Keep an eye on tire pressure—low pressure means more fuel use! You should also keep in mind that rolling your windows down at speeds under 45 mph is … Continued

What to Do If You Hydroplane

With spring comes showers, and driving in the rain can be a nerve-wracking, especially when you hydroplane. Here’s what to do in case you start to hydroplane. Remain calm – The worst thing you could do if you hydroplane is panic. Take a deep breath and tackle the situation calmly. Do not brake or accelerate suddenly – Since hydroplaning is a loss of traction to the front tires, sudden braking will lock only the rear tires, which will cause a spinout. Sudden acceleration could pull the vehicle straight ahead, which could be dangerous. Look for an open space – Find an open and clear space to direct your car toward. Lightly accelerate – Stay lightly on your accelerator and gently guide your car to the open space you identified until it gains its traction back. To avoid hydroplaning in general, don’t use cruise control … Continued