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Oxford, Miss. -- Home Of The Rebels

221 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Art by: Greetings Tour

OXFORD, Miss. (April 27, 2022) -- Springtime in Oxford is the reward for getting through those cold winter months and a s the days get longer, there's more activities to fill your days. Come enjoy a weekend in Oxford and you'll see why it was voted America's Best College Town by ESPN .

With two James Beard award - winning chefs, Oxford welcomes foodies as spring paves the way for outdoor dining and patio/balcony sitting. The downtown Square boasts over 10 patios and balconies that are perfect for an afternoon cocktail with a side of sunset. With the expansion of sidewalks on Jackson Avenue East, comfortable outdoor dining is a reality and Spring is the best time to take advantage of this new amenity to the downtown area.

Ole Miss fans have a lot to choose from when it comes to sporting events this spring . Rebel softball hosts Missouri for their home SEC opener while Ole Miss baseball hosts Tennessee that same weekend for their SEC opener. T here's no atmosphere quite like that at Swayze field when the Rebels take the diamond. Once the players hit a homerun, there's a 100% chance of beer showers expected in right field. If you're missing football this spring, mark your calendars for the Grove Bowl Spring Game scheduled for April 23 in Vaught - Hemingway Stadium.

As spring fever hits, more and more people find their way outdoors and there's plenty of open land to choose from in Oxford to get your exercise in and enjoy nature. The South Campus Rai l Trail offers a clearly marked path through a canopy of trees in an old railroad bed. If you're looking for a shorter woodsy path , take a walk along the Bailey Woods trail. The one - mile hike connects the University of Mississippi Museum with the grounds of Rowan Oak , home of Nobel prize winning author, William Faulkner. Finally, for a less wooded option , check out Pat Lamar Park which boasts a paved walking path, Lake Patsy and rotating pieces of the Yokna Sculpture Trail.

If music is your vibe, Oxford has live shows happening all over town this spring. The 25th anniversary of the Double Decker Arts Festival celebrates food, music and the arts with its much - anticipated return April 22 - 23. The festival takes over the historic downtown Square with music starting Friday night which is slated to be bigger than ever before. On Saturday, over 140 art vendors set up around the Square while local food vendors tempt visitors with delectable aromas from their booths. The Double Decker stage will have live music throughout the day and into the night Saturday.

Can't make it to Oxford this Spring? Be sure to check out Visit Oxford's calendar for more events year - round. For more information and to plan your next trip to Oxford, go to VisitOxfordMS.com.