Oxford Day 2021 Cancelled
With heavy hearts, we decided to again cancel Oxford Day for 2021. Below is a description of our annual event and how we put it together. Please read on and plan to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2022.
By that time – NEXT April, we hope our committee, town businesses and organizations will all be busy planning a great family-centered day of activities. And, we hope that you and your family and friends will be eager to participate….Plan to relax, walk about and enjoy the day.
We will very likely host all your favorite activities when we resume this tradition, so you may:
Start the day off with the Hospice Memorial Walk, grab breakfast to go at Town Park, enter the canine members of your family in the Dog Walk and Dog Show. Bring the young children to Family Hour for games, prizes and more. The Parade starts at 11 and marches right along Morris Street. Watch for the piper who leads off an assortment of floats, fire engines, bands, old cars, walkers and animals—it’s always uniquely Oxford!
Be sure to visit Town Park all afternoon for food, booths, Chesapeake Bay information, art and more while you are entertained with live music.
There are also more kid’s activities at Causeway Park.
If you want to experience Oxford from the water and learn more about the historic oyster industry, sign up for a free ride on the skipjack “Nathan of Dorchester”. Oxford Day marks the opening of the season for the Oxford Bellevue Ferry which has been in existence since 1683!
Your hunger can be satisfied at many venues around town including, of course, our fine restaurants, and also booths in Town Park and Causeway Park, our churches and the Oxford Market.
There will be designated parking areas and golf cart shuttle service is available throughout the day.
Be aware that Morris Street and some side streets close to traffic before and during the Parade, from about 10:15-noon. Allow extra time to reach Oxford and for moving about town. Residents should plan their days with the expectation of delays in driving.
For a brief introduction to Oxford Day, you are invited to watch this video. The music is “Chicken Fried” written by Zac Brown and performed by the US Navy Band “Country Current” at an earlier Oxford Day.
IF IT RAINS: Oxford Day, when hosted, is a rain or shine event.
Oxford aerial photo courtesy Jane McCarthy