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2015 LOU 4th of July Celebration

LOU 4th of July Celebration, Oxford

PLEASE NOTE THE LOU 4th OF JULY PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS MORNING: Due to another projected bad weather cell passing through around parade time, organizers have made the decision to cancel this morning’s parade.  All other events for today are still on track at this time, although we will continue to monitor the weather. 

The Chamber of Commerce continues to unite a team of volunteers to partner with the City of Oxford, Lafayette County, and the University of Mississippi for the Annual LOU 4th of July Community Celebration.  This year’s committee was spearheaded by committee chair Meredith Rawl, from local agency Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, Inc. Family Crisis is a victim service organization providing intervention services to individuals, as well as family support services and prevention education.

The LOU 4th of July committee’s intention is to create a full day of events for the citizen’s of our area to come together and celebrate our community, our military, our veteran’s and America’s hard-won freedoms.

Would you like to get involved? We are looking for VOLUNTEERS!
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2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, July 3rd

  • 7-10 p.m. Firecracker Bash, presented by Leap Frog
    • Venue: The Lyric
    • Entertainment: Bouffants
    • Casual Dress
    • Silent Auction & Door Prizes
    • Mr. and Mrs. America Contest
    • Ticket prices: $25
    • For ticket information contact Teresa Adams, Director, , 662-801-7978

Saturday, July 4th

  • 7:30 a.m.: “Stars & Stripes on the Square” 5K Classic to benefit the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society Join our facebook page!
  • 8:30 a.m.: Fun Run
  • 9:30 a.m.: LOU 4th of July Children’s Parade on the Square, lineup begins at 9 a.m. by Something Southern.  Parade registration 2015
  • 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: PMQ Magazine’s 2nd Annual Slice of Americana Pizza Competition (at the Powerhouse) Click here for more information.
  • 4 p.m.- Nightfall: Activities in the Grove at Ole Miss – CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY YOUR EXTRA CLOSET
    • Activities include: Children’s Area, Music, Petting Zoo, Pony rides, Train Rides, Bounceys, Face Painting, Balloons.  Refreshments will be available.  Vendor Application
  • 6:30 p.m.: Independence Day Ceremony in the Grove honoring our local service men and women
  • 6:45 p.m.-8 p.m.: Grove fun continues with regional live music
  • 9 p.m. (Nightfall): Fireworks Presentation over Oxford-University Stadium-Swayze Field.  Premium Stadium Seats Available for $2 each, no coolers please.  Gates to stadium open at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be available.

The LOU 4th of July Committee is presented by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce.

Presenting Sponsor:

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Thanks to our Sponsors:

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Volunteers Needed

Want to be involved? The LOU 4th of July Committee is eagerly seeking volunteers to help with the events. To volunteer to help contact committee chair ,

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