Fun Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in Memphis

Thanksgiving - Memphis, TN

If you plan on spending Thanksgiving in Memphis this year, there is a lot more to do than eat dinner with your family. Whether you live in Memphis or are just visiting, here are some fun activities you can do around to celebrate the holiday in style.

 

Haunted Pub Crawl

If you are still going through Halloween withdrawal, get the spooky thrills you crave with a Haunted Pub Crawl. It will be held the Friday before Thanksgiving on November 22nd. This event will take you to a variety of Downtown Memphis restaurants and bars as you enjoy some ghost stories along the way. It starts at 7:30 pm, and tickets cost $25 each.

 

Memphis Christmas Parade in Whitehaven

If you want to get your Christmas season started early, Memphis kicks it off the weekend before Thanksgiving with the Memphis Christmas Parade. This annual celebration will be held on November 23rd at 10:00 am and will travel down Elvis Presley Blvd.

 

Turkey Trot

Burn off some calories before you stuff with turkey and stuffing by running in the Memphis Turkey Trot. Choose between a four-mile run and a relay with a partner. You can also walk the course if you want. The race will be held Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, at the Memphis Botanical Gardens at 9:00 am.

 

All of us here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington wat you to enjoy these Thanksgiving events in safety, so make sure your vehicle is up to date on its routine maintenance. If not, set up an appointment with our service department and let us give your car a tune-up.

GMC Truck Updates for 2020

GMC truck - Memphis, TN

GMC trucks have long been known for their strong capabilities, sophisticated designs, and advanced features. The GMC lineup is getting even better with a variety of GMC truck updates for 2020. Here is what you can expect to see in the upcoming models.

Sierra 1500

The 2020 Sierra 1500 is getting a new Duramax® 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine. It is also expanding the availability of the ten-speed automatic transmission and carbon fiber bed across the selection of trim levels. You will be able to choose the CarbonPro bed on the AT4 and Denali. The ProGrade Trailering System also receives an update this year; offering up to 15 camera views.

Sierra HD

For the 2020 model year, the GMC Sierra HD lineup is all-new. It delivers stronger capabilities than ever before with a class-leading maximum towing capacity of up to 35,500 pounds. The Sierra HD will also be available with the enhanced ProGrade Trailering system. Available Smart Trailer Integration lets you control certain trailer functions through the myGMC mobile app.

Canyon

Tire Fill Alert is now a standard feature on the 2020 GMC Canyon. This system will give you both audible and visual alerts when the tires have reached the appropriate air pressure. The All Terrain trim will also come with the Driver Alert package, which includes Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.

Whether you’re already a fan of GMC’s lineup of trucks or someone whose been interested from a distance, these 2020 models are the most driver-focused, capable, and efficient pickups in the brand’s history. Get behind the wheel of a GMC truck today at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase.

Memphis Fall Festivals

three fall festivals worth attending - Memphis, TN

Known as the birthplace of rock-n-roll and the home of the blues, Memphis is the perfect place to celebrate autumn’s bounty of local music, art, and brews. Here are three fall festivals worth attending this season.

Olive Branch Oktoberfest – Oct. 5

Olive Branch City Park is hosting the 42nd annual Olive Branch Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free to the public, so you’ll have a bit more cash to splurge on food and beverages. Crafts and games help round out the festivities for a family-friendly day of fun.

Pink Palace Crafts Fair – Oct. 11-13

Celebrate the plethora of homemade crafts in the Memphis area when you participate in the Pink Palace Crafts Fair the weekend of Oct. 11-13. Now in its 47th year, this festival spotlights the work of more than 100 local crafters in a variety of mediums, including pottery, glasswork, wood-working, woven goods, jewelry, and more. Child-friendly attractions like the petting zoo and train rides will help young ones stay engaged. Live music and a spectrum of food and drink offerings make this fair the complete package.  

Agricenter Harvest Festival – Oct. 19

Set on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River, the River Arts Fest is an extravaganza for the visual and aural arts. It attracts more than 180 musicians and artisans from the Memphis area and beyond, making it one of the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festivals in the Mid-South, according to Memphis Travel. Hands-on art activities and artist demonstrations offer interactive fun for attendees of all ages.

We here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase hope to see you at one or more of these popular fall festivals. If your vehicle is in need of seasonal maintenance, contact us to schedule a service appointment. We’re here to ensure that your autumnal outings are as safe as they are pleasant.

2020 Buick Enclave Features

2020 Buick Enclave - Memphis, TN

The new 2020 Buick Enclave is set to receive some exciting updates for the new model year. This sophisticated, seven-seat SUV features new technology, a new available sport package, and an all-new design.

Under its hood, the 2020 Buick Enclave features a peppy 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, delivering a fun, exhilarating performance that matches the sleek, updated styling of the exterior. The new Sport Touring package adds a dashing Sport grille and striking 20-inch bright machined aluminum wheels.

Inside, the Enclave boasts an array of thoughtful features to enhance both comfort and connectivity. The cabin includes the next-generation Buick Infotainment System, which features smartphone connectivity, available navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio. You can control everything from the brilliant, full-color eight-inch touch-screen display.

The cabin also offers new safety tools. The touchscreen can be equipped with the available HD Rear Vision Camera or HD Surround Vision, both of which provide clear visibility for the driver when reversing or parking.

The 2020 Buick Enclave brings extra comfort to every ride with indulgent features, such as the new four-way power lumbar seat adjuster. Drivers and front passengers can luxuriate in their seats thanks to the available driver and front passenger massage feature, which comes standard on the Premium and Avenir trims. If you’re in the market for a top-shelf SUV, look no further than the 2020 Buick Enclave. Come down to Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase and take one for a test drive.

Why is the 2019 GMC Terrain AWD SLT So Popular?

The 2019 GMC Terrain AWD SLT trim is one of the most highly sought after versions of this already popular compact SUV. But why is the SLT trim getting so much attention? It’s simple: This model has the style, comfort, and capabilities that any driver is looking for in a crossover SUV, and at an affordable price compared to competitors.

2019 GMC Terrain SLT | Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase | Bartlett, TN

 

 

The 2019 Terrain has an available 2.0-liter engine with all-wheel drive, a feature everyone should opt for — especially if you plan on going off-road, according to Pamplin Media. The new Black Edition, in particular, will appeal to those who want something truly bold, as its all-black paint and 19-inch black alloy wheels will make a statement wherever you go.

“The interior was just as nice, with special leather front bucket seats that were wider, and more comfortable, than most competitors. The out-of-date dash has been replaced with a contemporary design that features easy to find and use controls. The upgraded infotainment system is among the best GM has ever offered,” said Jim Redden at Pamplin.

Other great features include the Hill Descent Control system with a low gear for going off-road, as well as an easy-to-use Electronic Precision Shift system in lieu of the traditional shift lever.

Test drive the new Terrain at Sunrise Buick GMC of Wolfchase to see why so many people have fallen in love with this top-selling SUV.

First Look at the Refreshed GMC Acadia Denali For 2020

Refreshed GMC Acadia Denali - Memphis, TN

The 2017 model year of the GMC Acadia brought an all-new, technology-packed, family-friendly SUV to the market with a complete redesign. Now, the Acadia nameplate is due for a mid-cycle update. We’re shining a spotlight on the refreshed GMC Acadia Denali trim level, including its more spacious cabin, a new standard engine, and updates to the exterior.

Performance

Under the hood, the 2020 GMC Acadia Denali runs on a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that lashes out 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It also includes a brand-new 9-speed automatic transmission. One of the most innovative features on the new Acadia is the push-button digital gear shifter, which frees up space in the cabin to create more passenger volume and cargo space.

Design

Inside, drivers and passengers will find luxuries such as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated navigation, as well as a wireless phone charger and insulated cabin that reduces wind and engine noise. Outside, features like power-folding mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate, and high-class touches — like chrome accents and 20-inch wheels — are sure to draw attention to the refreshed GMC Acadia Denali. The all-LED exterior lights comes with a reshaped design as part of the updates to the front fascia.

While we are just months away from the release of the 2020 GMC Acadia Denali, we still have an excellent selection of the current year model here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase. Test-drive the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali in Bartlett, Tennessee.

Visit the Memphis in May Event this Summer

Memphis in May

Get outdoors and explore your community in your Buick or GMC vehicle. It’s just a short drive to the Memphis in May International Festival, which includes a music festival, barbecue cookoff, a 5K, and a special tribute to Columbia. You can learn about other cultures, eat some great food, and enjoy music.

Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale Street Music Festival is unlike any other music event in the region. From May 3-5, catch world-renowned artists like The Killers, Khalid, the Dave Matthews Band, and Cardi B. Buy tickets for three days, a single day, or for a VIP experience. In total, more than 60 bands will appear on four stages.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

If you are looking for some delicious treats, check out the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest from May 15-18. Organizers are expecting a whopping 75,000 attendees at this year’s contest, which USA Today calls “The Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest” around. Prizes amount to $115,000 for best ribs, shoulders, and sauce. You can also enter into contests for a whole hog and “anything but pork,” too.

International Week

International Week features a special salute to Columbia and includes a 5K. This event has lectures, shows, and food from Columbia to celebrate the culture, while the 5K will occur on May 25. It’ll also feature an after-party following the race for participants and attendees.

Plan your visit now, before tickets are gone. While you are in the area, stop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Bartlett.

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase Blog

Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase blog

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase blog. A blog is just one of the many ways that we strive to better connect with our customers and the community. Here, you can learn about the in the industry, special tips for car maintenance, or special deals on our wide selection of Buick and GMC models. Leave us feedback and comments through our blog as well.

This blog will keep you in the know on community events, tips, and industry news. You will learn about local attractions or festivals, but we will also post about how to get better gas mileage or how to drive safer. You can also learn about new models and features from the GM brand.

One of our goals with this blog is also to break down automotive jargon into easy-to-understand posts. For instance, if there’s new technology or features on the horizon from Buick or GMC, we will tell you how it works and why it is important. On the flipside, we will collect a wide range of information about local events or news so you can find it all in one convenient place.

If you want reach out to our team, call the sales department at 901-881-2121 or the service department at 901-201-6269. Or drop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase for a chat.