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Known as the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” Oxford, MS is booming with creativity and history. From live music to William Faulkner’s historic home, creatives often visit this charming town for inspiration. Take a virtual tour to see just a handful of unique experiences Oxford has to offer.

Take a Virtual Tour of Oxford, MS

Double Decker Arts Festival

1013 Jackson Ave. E., Oxford, MS 38655 • (662) 232-2477

People from all around the South flock to Oxford to enjoy the incredible display of art and listen to the lineup of live entertainment at the annual Double Decker Arts Festival, recently postponed to August 14 & 15, 2020. The festival also offers the best food vendors and activities for all ages.

Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, MS

The Double Decker Arts Festival is a must-see event featuring some of the South’s best live music, food vendors and art. Image: Tate Nations

The Grove

Ole Miss campus • (662) 915-7211

There’s more to Ole Miss football than the game. Gameday in Oxford begins with tailgating in the beautiful Grove on campus, where fans enjoy delicious food and festive tent decor — all while visiting with friends.

The Grove at Ole Miss

The Grove at Ole Miss is a hub for fans to tailgate and mingle before football games. Image: Josh McCoy

Rowan Oak

916 Old Taylor Rd., Oxford, MS 38655 • (662) 234-3284

William Faulkner’s gorgeous home, Rowan Oak, holds fascinating historic and literary treasures, including some of William’s writings on the interior walls. This beautiful homestead is open year-round and is also available for guided tours.

Rowan Oak in Oxford, MS

Explore William Faulkner’s writings at his homestead, Rowan Oak. Image: Visit Oxford

Saint Leo

1101 Jackson Avenue East, Oxford, MS 38655 •  (662) 380-5141

Treat yourself to a five-star dining experience at Saint Leo located on the Oxford Square. Saint Leo features savory dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as exquisite wines and cocktails.

Saint Leo restaurant

Treat yourself to a delicious five-star meal at Saint Leo. Image: Erin Austen Abbott

Thacker Mountain Radio

129 Courthouse Sq., Oxford, MS 38655 

Hosted within the beloved Off Square Books, Thacker Mountain Radio presents free weekly live musical entertainment as well as book and poetry readings. The show has featured local and big-name talents, including Marty Stuart, Greg Iles, T-Model Ford and Elvis Costello.

Thacker Mountain Radio in Oxford, MS

Head to Off Square Books to experience free entertainment every week presented by Thatcher Mountain Radio. Performances include live music and book and poetry readings. Image: Paul Gandy

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