4th of July Activities

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and as people began planning their beach trips to sandy get-a-ways, I begin to plan my attire for Sardis Lake. Not only does the city of Oxford offer a spread of local events, there is also a man-made lake just down the road that will house every person wishing to celebrate independence with a little water. Most of my past experiences involve Sardis and a friend’s boat…and yes, Sardis can be just as fun as Pickwick Lake. Hey, if you don’t have a boat, then there are a few beach options that are fully accessible. Believe me, I spent every weekend of my high school career on some inch of Sardis without a boat. Here’s a quick rundown, though, of local activities in and around the area:

7/3 – Downtown Oxford Street Dance

The night before the Fourth, there is a street dance on the Square that starts at 7pm. This was always a good excuse to get our curfews extended and it has always proven to be a fun get-together.

7/3 – Firecracker Ball

Following the street dance, the Lyric Oxford will open its doors for the first time for the Firecracker Ball…a little dance, good music and drinks benefiting the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. The Lyric is right across from what we all know as the Library…not the “library,” where our parents all wished that we were spending our money but the Library BAR and Grill. Just don’t stay out too late because Oxford has a day packed of things to do for all of you celebratory people on July 4th.

7/4 – Live Music in the Grove | Fireworks @ Swayze Field

If you decide to go to Sardis for the day, as I always did, then you should make it back to town for the fireworks at Swayze Field on the Ole Miss campus. And if you have a little time to spare before the fireworks, then stop by the Grove stage and catch a little live music from the Mid-South Navy Band. Times for those are: Music: 6:30-8:30; Fireworks: 9pm. (And word is, seating will be on Old Taylor Road, not in the stadium, due to the renovation)

The Fourth is always a nice time to kick back in the grass and watch the colorful explosions that the city of Oxford displays. So, round up latest American flag décor and get ready for the Fourth because Oxford is especially exciting when dressed in red, white and blue.

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