5 Must Attend Spring Events in Oxford

Oxford, Mississippi, located 75 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the South’s most charming and welcoming cities. Its small-town feel, beautiful magnolia trees, and bustling town square are just a few reasons locals keep their roots planted and visitors return year after year. There’s also an innovative dining scene, myriad locally owned boutiques, historical sites, museums, and more. With Spring just around the corner, Oxford has scheduled various fun and cultural events for all ages to enjoy. 

Here are five events you definitely want to check out!  


On April 28-29, the 16th annual Double Decker Festival will take over the city’s historic downtown square. The free event features live music, delicious food vendors, and over 100 art booths displaying a range of artistic mediums and styles. It’s a wonderful way to spend time outdoors with friends and family this Spring. For the complete schedule, visit doubledeckerfestival.com. 


The 29th Oxford Conference for the Book will occur on March 29-31, bringing together all types of book lovers (teachers, publishers, agents, etc.) and celebrating seasoned and emerging southern writers. The conference includes many special events, such as a guided tour of the University of Mississippi Museum, a lecture lunch in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library, a poetry talk and lunch at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library, and a book signing and closing reception at Off Square Books. All sessions are free and open to the public. For more info, visit oxfordconferenceforthebook.com. 


The Oxford Community Market is a nonprofit organization focused on food access that operates a weekly Mississippi Certified Farmers Market along and educational programs for adults, families, and kids. Shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, and other items at the Old Armory Pavilion every Tuesday from 3-6:30 pm. The big Spring Kick-Off on April 18th will undoubtedly be a veritable feast! Learn about the market’s vendors and partners here: oxfordcommunitymarket.com.


The Powerhouse, a community arts center that provides artists space, support, and time to create, is hosting a night of live music with a guest author and house band. The free show is on March 26 at 6 pm. You can listen via Thacker Mountain Radio Hour on Spotify if you can’t make it in person. Get all the lyrical details here: thackermountain.com/upcoming-shows/songwriters-night-at-the-powerhouse


It wouldn’t be Springtime in Oxford without attending a University of Mississippi baseball game and root, root, root for the home team! Head to Swayze Field, named after one of the legendary Ole Miss players, Tom Swayze, for an evening of camaraderie, hot dogs, and cracker jacks.

For the team’s schedule, visit: olemisssports.com/sports/baseball/schedule