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[[Image:Fordcenter.jpg|thumb|Ford Performing Arts Center]]
*'''Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts''' [http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/fordcenter], 100 University Ave, ''+1 662'' 915-2787. A new performing arts center featuring a range of performances from classical and popular artists, noted speakers, and theatrical performances. The This is the finest performing arts center in Mississippi and - one of the best in the South and or on any college campus. A large sculpture out front is a must see for lovers of art. The grounds also include a memorial rose garden and a smaller sculpture.
*'''The Thacker Mountain Radio Show''', [http://www.thackermountain.com]. A weekly live-broadcast, which takes place in Oxford's own Off -Square Books. Part Austin City Limits, part Prairie Home Companion, this eclectic show is the perfect representation of the down-home-hip character of Oxford. Each week the radio show features the Thacker Mountain house band and other well-recognized authors reading from and signing their latest work. Attracts a crowd of both visitors and locals. Great pre-dinner or pre-happy hour entertainment. ''Highly recommended''.
*'''Big Truck Theater''', Taylor, MS. This variety show is sort of ''Austin City Limits'' meets Taylor Grocery. Early in the night individual performers go on stage. Later, a 10-piece band comes out and livens the place up. The county is "wet" for wine and liquor, but "dry" for beer. So legally you can't bring in your own beer, but wine and liquor are okay. You can find it next to Taylor Arts just down from Taylor Grocery (see the Taylor Grocery listing under "Eat" for directions). It won't be long before this unique place graces the pages of the ''New York Times'' and ''Southern Living''.
*'''University Golf Club''', College Hill Rd.-147 CR 1056, ''+1 662'' 234-4816, [http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/golf/index.html]. The University Golf Club is maintained by the Landscape Services Department at the University. The course is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course and a driving range.
*'''Malco's Oxford Studio Cinema''', 1111 Jackson Ave W, ''+1 662'' 236-3000, [http://www.malco.com]. This movie theater features rocking -chair stadium seating and is the host of the annual Oxford Film Festival [http://www.oxfordfilmfest.com] in February.
*'''Mallard Pointe Golf Course''', 3037 State Park Road, Sardis, MS, ''+1 662'' 487-2400, +1-888-TEE-MISS, [http://www.mallardpointegc.com/view.asp?id=277&page=5563]. A public 18 -hole golf course located just outside of Oxford in Mississippi's beautiful John Kyle State Park. This has been ranked as a one of the great public courses to play by several golf publications. And , and you can't beat the price. For Ole Miss students M-Th, it's less than $17 including cart. For weekend visitors, it's about $45.
*'''John W. Kyle State Park''', 4235 State Park Road, Sardis, MS, ''+1 662'' 487-1345, [http://mississippistateparks.reserveamerica.com/ms/John_W_Kyle/Campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=MS&parkId=152813]. Features 20 air-conditioned cabins, furnished with basic kitchen equipment and bed and bath linens. All of the cabins are located near the water, have fire places and accommodate up to four people. Additionally, 2 cabins are located on the Mallard Pointe Golf Course [http://www.mallardpointegc.com/view.asp?id=277&page=5563]. Each of these cabins consist consists of 4 bedrooms , and they're equipped much the same as the other cabins. Reservations are required.
*'''Puskus Lake Recreation Area''', About 10 Miles East of Oxford on Highway 30, ''+1 662'' 236-6550, [http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/hollysprings/recreation/puskus/]. The Puskus Lake Recreation Area is a lovely place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Holly Springs National Forest. Those looking for an alternative to crowded, concrete recreation areas will delight in Puskus Lake's natural beauty and quiet setting. Its remote setting , convenient to Oxford , provides a perfect atmosphere for camping, fishing, hiking, and relaxing.
*'''Sardis Lake/Clear Creek''', Sardis, MS (''8 Miles North on Highway 314''), ''+1 662'' 563-4531, [http://www.sardislake.com/]. The Sardis Lake area offers a wide variety of recreational activities such as camping, fishing, boating, skiing, picnicking, and more. There are 32 sites available with electricity, picnic tables, grills, water hookups, etc. Campground is open year round. Reservations must be made in advance.
*'''Wall Doxey State Park''', 3946 Highway 7 South, Holly Springs, MS (''25 miles north of Oxford''), ''+1 662'' 252-4231. Offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a setting rich in natural beauty centered around a 60-acre, spring-fed lake.
*'''Yoda Creek Golf Club''', 70 CR 259, Bruce, Ms (''24 miles south of Oxford''), ''+1 662-983-9632. [http://www.yodacreek.com]. Yoda Creek Golf Club is semi -private, and open to the public. Beautifully It's beautifully manicured, amid hardwood trees and , rolling hills. Lots , lots of water. Beautiful , and gorgeous homes and homesites. Great rates. , too -- Week Day 18 holes $27 including cart. Weekends/Holidays 18 holes $36 including cart. Driving range bucket of balls for $3. Yoda Creek Golf Club offers accommodations on property in the Cart Barn Inn @ Yoda Creek [http://www.cartbarninn.com].
*<do name="The Lyric Theatre" alt="" address="1006 Van Buren Avenue" directions="" phone="662-234-5333" url="http://www.thelyricoxford.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Lyric Theatre originally opened as a silent movie theatre in 1913. After extensive renovations, the Lyric Oxford opened its doors on the Oxford Square and now provides the North Mississippi Region with a premier live music and event venue. The proximity of Oxford to Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Nashville makes it an easy stop for touring musicians and bands.</do>
===Major Special Events===
*'''The Blues Symposium''', on the Ole Miss Campus, Contact Greg Johnson at ''+1 662'' 915-7753. Learn about Mississippi and the blues. Birthplace of the music and the artists. Admission is free.
*'''The Oxford Film Festival''', ''+1 662'' 236-6429, ''+1 662'' 236-6988 (fax), [email protected] (email), [http://www.oxfordfilmfest.com]. This four day annual film festival held in February, features shorts and films by regional film makers alongside high profile independent films.
*'''Oxford Conference for the Book''', Contact Ann Abadie, ''+1 662'' 915-5993, ''+1 662'' 915-5814 (fax), [email protected] (email), [http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/ocb]. Since its inauguration in April 1993, the conference has celebrated books, writing , and reading; it has also dealt with practical concerns on which literary arts depend. Admission is free.
*'''The Double Decker Arts Festival''', Courthouse Square, ''+1 662'' 234-4680, +1-800-758-9177, [email protected] (email), [http://www.doubledeckerfestival.com]. A daylong celebration of music, food , and arts on Oxford's historic square. Mingle with painters, potters , and woodworkers. Sample entrees from Southern chefs. Enjoy an eclectic blend of music including jazz, funk, blues , and rock 'n' roll. Admission is free.[[Image:Double_Decker_City_Hall.jpg|thumb|Double Decker Festival]]
*'''The Fourth of July Celebration in Oxford''', A day-long event filled with patriotic speeches, music, food, children's activities, and an Independence Day parade that recognizes and celebrates America's freedom and independence. The festivities come to an end with a free concert at Oxford-University Stadium featuring the Oxford Community Band - followed by a fireworks display. Skip the entertainment in the Grove beforehand, or at least picnic far from the stage. They allow everyone that thinks they have talent to perform, and we've all seen the tryouts for American Idol.
*'''Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference''', Contact Ann Abadie, ''+1 662'' 915-5993, ''+1 662'' 915-5814 (fax), [email protected](email), [http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner]. A popular literary event that includes six days of lectures and discussions by scholars and dramatic readings from the works of William Faulkner. Celebrate at Rowan Oak, once the home of the famous writer.
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