Oxford on a Low Budget

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There are so many things to see and do in Oxford on a low budget!  You can find daily activities right here on www.visitoxfordms.com that will please you and your wallet.

The restaurants in Oxford have daily or weekly meal deals for guests.  These are updated regularly on their Twitter & Facebook pages!  See a full list of restaurants on our website under the tab “What to Eat”.

Here are just a few great ideas for this Summer:

Take a tour of Rowan Oak.

Admission is only $5!  The tour is FREE for University of Mississippi Students with a Student ID and UM Museum Members.  You will not want miss out on a tour showing the home of William Faulkner this summer!  See a virtual tour here!

Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm


Visit Off Square Books for a book reading!

These book readings and signings are free to the public!  Don’t miss a chance to meet some great authors at these events.  See a full schedule of June and July readings here


Attend Free Concerts at the Grove

The Summer Sunset Series start at 7pm every Sunday this June!

The 2015 line up:

June 14- The Valleymen (classic R&B/ Soul Rockabily)

June 21- Jake Xerxes Fussell (Folk/ Americana)

June 28- Bryan Hayes (Blues)


Music & Movies

Free Movies and Concerts at Avent Park!  These events are family friendly and a perfect way to spend a Friday night without spending any money. Shows start at 7pm!

Movies this Summer:

June 12 Monsters University

June 26 How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 10 Night at the Museum 2

July 24 Despicable Me 2


Music Line Up:

June 12 Paul Tate

June 26 Steve McGregory

July 10 Jett Powers Incident feat. Steve Brewer

July 24 Minions The Wilburs


Buy locally at the Farmer’s Market

Mid-Town Farmers’ Market is open each Saturday May through October (7-11am).  In addition, the Wednesday market will be open each week (~8am to 1pm).  The first Saturday of each month is often a children’s day, with face painting and other fun activities usually beginning around 8 am.  We also have live music every week.

Buy some local goods and hang around for the activities or take your food to the one of Oxford’s parks for a picnic!


Discover the Attractions

Ever wonder who Lamar Boulevard is named after?  L.Q.C. Lamar House, located at 616 North 14th Street, is the home of one of only two people to ever serve as United States Representative and Senator.  The house is open Saturdays and Sundays 1pm-4pm (Summer Hours) and by appointment for group tours (call 662-513-6071).


You pass this old church every day at 710 Jackson Avenue East.  It’s the Burns Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1910.  Take a look inside at African American history from slavery through Civil Rights.  The museum is open to the public Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 and Wednesday through Friday 12:00 to 3:00.  Group visits at other times when scheduled in advance (662-281-9963).  Admission free.


Get Outdoors

Make a trip to the Oxford Swimming Pool or out to Sardis Lake for swimming and fishing! Play tennis at one of Oxford’s Public courts or Ole Miss.

Oxford is a Bike friendly community, and there are many Biking Trails to venture, check out this extensive list of where to start your next ride.


For geocaching fans, check out what Oxford has to offer! Geocaching is a modern treasure hunt, and items are hidden all around the city of Oxford. Just follow the maps they provide.


These are just a few of the many free and inexpensive things to do in Oxford, MS. For more suggestions, visit our website or call our office.



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We credit our Summer Intern, Helena St. Clair, for this blog post.