2019 LOU 4th of July Celebration

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 veterans and America’s hard-won freedoms.

4th of July Committee

Wayne Andrews, Jimmy Algood, Denny Buchannon, Mary Margaret Chaffe, Thelma Curry, Don Douglas, Lea Anne & Kevin Griffin, Dennis Irwin, Libby Lyle, Anna Claire McBride, Ethan Peterson, Pam Swain, and Jessica Windham.  Would you like to get involved? We are looking for VOLUNTEERS!

We need your help!  Click here to get involved with the festivities!  Volunteer Application Volunteer Waiver

Sponsorship Opportunities and Sponsorship Commitment Form

2019 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 2

  • 6:30 p.m.: Non-Denominational Worship Service at Paris-Yates Chapel

Wednesday, July 3

  • 7 – 9 p.m.- Street Dance on the Square, featuring music by local band SOULE
    • Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes!
    • Thank you to our Street Dance sponsor Nicole Akins Boyd

Thursday, July 4th (THE BIG DAY)

  • 7:30 a.m.: Freedom 5K and Family Fun Run to benefit Mississippi Critterz
  • 9:30 a.m.: LOU 4th of July Children’s Parade on the Square, lineup begins at 9 a.m. by Something Southern. Parade Application 2019.
  • 4 p.m.- Nightfall: Activities in the Grove at Ole Miss
    • Activities include: Live Music and Food Vendors Vendor Application 2019
    • Children’s Area, featuring: Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Balloon Art
    • Thank you to our Children’s Activities Sponsor Clay Deweese
  • 4-4:50 p.m. – LOU Community Band
  • 5:20-6 p.m. – Independence Day Pageant Lil’ Mr & Miss Firecracker Contest 2019 Entry Form
    • Deadline July 2nd
  • 6 p.m.: Independence Day Ceremony in the Grove, a moment to reflect on the occasion and honor our local service men and women.
  • 6:55 -8:15 p.m.: Music in the Grove
    • Alanna Mosley Band
      • Alanna is a singer-songwriter from Carrollton, MS.  She plays her own original songs and a wide variety of cover music that spans the musical spectrum–and always puts her own unique spin on things.  She released her first EP in 2014 and won first place in the Jimmie Rodgers Competition in 2016.  After living for some time in Charlotte, NC, she has moved back to the Mississippi Delta where you can find her playing all over the southeast.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Gates open to the Oxford University Stadium (Swayze Field) for a $2 donation, proceeds going to the 2020 4th of July Celebration.  No coolers.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  Local films will be shown on the stadium screen prior to fireworks.
  • 9 p.m.: Fireworks Presentation over Oxford-University Stadium-Swayze Field.  Fireworks sponsored by Olin-Winchester.  The show will be 20 minutes.  Please take care to note the perimeter is marked for safety.

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

Presenting Sponsor:


Thanks to our Sponsors:

City of Oxford

University of Mississippi

Oxford Chamber of Commerce

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 Meredith Rawl,