Published on June 29th, 2015 | by TLV News


Independence Day 2015 Festivities in & around Oxford


L.O.U. Independence Day Celebration
2015 Schedule of Events:

Friday, July 3rd

  • 7-10 pm
    Firecracker Bash, presented by Leap Frog
    At The Lyric, with entertainment by The Bouffants. Casual dress. Silent auction and door prizes. Mr. and Mrs. America Contest. For ticket information contact Leap Frog Director Teresa Adams,, 662-801-7978

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Saturday, July 4th

    • 7:30 am: “Stars & Stripes on the Square” 5K Classic to benefit the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society (Join OLHS’ facebook page!)
      8:30 am: Fun Run
      Registration 6 am; 5K is $25 online or $35 on the 4th; Family Fun Run $15; All proceeds benefit the animals at the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society
    • 9:30 am: LOU 4th of July Children’s Parade on the Square
      Lineup begins at 9 am by Something Southern.  (Parade registration 2015
    • 10:30 am – 3:30 pm: PMQ Magazine’s 2nd Annual
      Slice of Americana Pizza Competition at the Powerhouse (Click here for more information)
    • 4 pm- Nightfall: Activities in the Grove at Ole Miss
      • Activities include: Children’s Area, Music, Petting Zoo, Pony rides, Train Rides, Bounceys, Face Painting, Balloons.  Refreshments will be available.
        Children’s activities sponsored by Your Extra Closet
    • 6 pm: Independence Day Ceremony in the Grove
      Honoring our local service men and women
    • 6:30 pm-Nightfall: Live Music in the Grove
    • 9 pm (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 pm  Refreshments will be available.

Photo by Rebecca Long (July 4, 2012)

The LOU 4th of July Committee is presented by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. The LOU 4th of July committee’s intention is to create a full day of events for the citizens of our area to come together and celebrate our community, our military, our veterans, and America’s hard-won freedoms.

The Oxford 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.




Oxford Maker’s Market has been cancelled for today.



CLOSED today:

Ajax Diner
Big Bad Breakfast

City Grocery (also closed July 5th)
Frank & Marlee’s

Proud Larry’s
Rooster’s Blues House will be open today but closed July 5th
Square Books:
Only main location will be open, from 9 am – 2 pm
The Wine Bar


OPEN today:

Blind Pig Pub & Deli

105 N. Lamar Blvd. – 662.234.5119
Kitchen open 11 am – 10 pm. Bar open 11 am – 12 am.

Happy Hour (3 – 7 pm): $1 off mixed drinks, $2 domestics, $1.50 PBR Tallboys


Burgundy Room

Old Venice is closed today but Burgundy Room will be open
1112 Van Buren Ave. – 662.236.6866
Kitchen open 11 am—10 pm. Bar open 11 am—12 am.

2-for-1 Champagne Sparklers

“Build Your Own” Bloody Mary Bar (11 am—7 pm)


Cats Purring Dude Ranch

Live Music: F**ED UP with DOOMSQUAD

All day starting in afternoon
While supplies last $10 gets you BBQ, keg access, slip n slide, games, music, fireworks
(DJs will play during the day – bands will start after dark)

Fucked Up (Toronto, ON) – Hardcore we can hug to –
DOOMSQUAD (Toronto, ON) – The electronic experimental trio that blew our minds last time they came through are coming back –


Corner Bar

1002 Jackson Ave

Live Music: Live DJ



Cups Espresso Cafe

1501 West Jackson Ave. – 662.380.5027
Open 7 am – 5 pm Friday 3rd (closing early)
8 am–5 pm Saturday 4th (closing early)



1012 East Jackson Ave. – 662.259.2881
Kitchen and Bar open 12 pm–12 am. 

Drink Specials Change Every Saturday – come by and ask our friendly bartenders.


The Growler

265 North Lamar Blvd.
Kitchen and bar open 11 am–5 pm (closing early today)

Tasty steamed subs, pints, and growler fills from their 30 taps
Click HERE to see what’s on tap, right now. It’s a craft beer wonderland!



Gus’s Fried Chicken

306 S. Lamar Blvd. – 662.638.3420
Kitchen and Bar open 11 am – 10 pm.


Lamar Lounge

1309 North Lamar Blvd. – 662.513.6197
Kitchen & Bar open 11 am–2/3 pm (closing early today)

Happy Hour (4–7 pm): $1 Off Domestics, $5 Mimosas & Bloody Marys


The Library

120 South 11th St. – 662.234.1411
Kitchen open 3–10 pm. Bar open 3 pm–12 am.

Showing your favorite sports on their biggest screens!

Serving free BBQ today (chicken, pork, beans, coleslaw)




309 N. Lamar Blvd. – 662.234.9594
Kitchen open 11 am–10 pm. Bar open 11 am–12 am.




1000 Jackson Avenue – 662.234-5757


Rooster’s Blues House

114 Courthouse Square – 662.236.7970
Kitchen open 12–10 pm. Bar open 11 am–12 am.

Live Music: KARAOKE

Rooster Singing Sing Karaoke



South Depot Taco Shop

1004 Van Buren Ave. – 662.234.7886
Kitchen and Bar open 11 am–11 pm.

Happy Hour (4–7 pm): $1 Off Everything at the Bar





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The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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