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Published on June 30th, 2021 | by TLV News


Independence Day 2021 Activities, Closings, and Garbage Pickups in Oxford, Mississippi

While there are no pandemic related restrictions on group gathering, most traditional local Independence Day events will not be taking place this year. In fact, the only public Fourth of July event is the City of Oxford‘s fireworks display on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 9 pm.

The fireworks will be launched from the back of Oxford High School on Sisk Avenue and will be visible from parking lots at OHS, Oxford Conference Center, Della Davidson, and other surrounding areas and businesses in the Oxford Commons.

Local radio station WOXD Bullseye 95.5 FM will be playing traditional patriotic music during the display.

Pam Swain, vice president of the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, said there were not enough volunteers to offer other events, such as the Children’s Parade, the celebration in The Grove, and the Freedom 5K and Kids’ Fun Run races.

“In looking forward to the 2022 Fourth of July events, we hope to find some community partners who can help bring back the traditional activities that go along with the fireworks,” Swain remarked. “The chamber is currently seeking a couple of nonprofits to take over the pre-fireworks community activities and also the early morning 5K race for 2022.”

Groups with the manpower to host larger events and wish to take them over should contact the chamber at 662-234-4651.

Closings and Garbage Pickups

The federal holiday will also be observed on Monday, July 5.

The City of Oxford will not pick up garbage or rubbish on Monday, July 5. Monday’s routes will be collected on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday.

Lafayette County will run regular garbage routes on Monday, July 5. Large items will not be picked up.

All city, county, state and federal courts and offices, the U.S. Post Office and banks will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021.

The Oxford-University Transit buses will not run on Monday, and parking around The Square and in the city’s parking garage will be free.

The Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library will be closed Monday.

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