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, Jeff McCutchen, Ethan Peterson, Pam Swain, and Jessica Windham.  Would you like to get involved? We are looking for VOLUNTEERS!

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

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 registration 2018
  • 4 p.m.- Nightfall: Activities in the Grove at Ole Miss
    • Activities include: Live Music and Food Vendors  Vendor Application 2018
    • Children’s Area, featuring: Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Balloon Art
  • 4-5 p.m. – LOU Community Band
  • 5:30 p.m. – Independence Day Pageant Lil’ Mr & Miss Firecracker Contest 2018 Entry Form
  • 6:30 p.m.: Independence Day Ceremony in the Grove, a moment to reflect on the occasion and honor our local service men and women.  Patriotic musical salute by Tate Moore.  Parade awards announced.
  • 7 -8:15 p.m.: Music in the Grove
    • Band 1
    • Band 2
  • 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

Lafayette CountyFamily Crisis Services of Northwest MississippiUniversity of MississippiOxford 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 ,