Welcome to Oxford Day
The 22nd annual Oxford Day will be Saturday, April 23, 2016. All of the organizations and businesses in town will be working hard to prepare for this all-day family celebration. So invite your friends and family to visit, plan on staying home, put aside the yard work and errands. Just relax, walk around our wonderful town and enjoy all the activities.
For a brief introduction to Oxford Day, you are invited to watch this Oxford Day video. The music is "Chicken Fried," written by Zac Brown Band, performed by U.S. Navy Band "Country Current" at an earlier Oxford Day.
The Oxford Day Parade will run from 11:00 AM until noon. Please note that Morris Street will be closed to ALL traffic from 10:30 until noon. Please allow extra time to travel in and out of town all morning and especially during the parade. There will be bands, many floats, various cars and trucks, a bagpiper, walkers, and some new entries in the parade.
Following the parade, The U.S. Naval Academy Band, Crabtowne Stompers will be performing
. Rooted in the original New Orleans jazz music of the early 1900s, the Crabtowne Stompers fuses its music with more modern funk and jazz elements.
The Oxford Bellevue Ferry, believed to be the nation's oldest privately operated ferry service, crosses the Tred Avon River between Oxford, Maryland and Bellevue, Maryland. Established in 1683, the ferry is celebrating its 332nd birthday this year, so take a ride and help celebrate history!
The Dog Show and Dog Walk will give you a chance to let your favorite pooch shine. These events are sponsored by Talbot Humane Society, and all proceeds will benefit the activities of the society.
Food is available around town, provided by several non-profit groups, the Oxford Market and our local restaurants. Fun activities for kids occur throughout the day and in several locations. Watch the schedule as it develops between now and April 25th.
IF IT RAINS: Oxford Day is a rain-or-shine event. Please refer to the Schedule for the Rain Plan
Oxford aerial photo courtesy Jane McCarthy