Look for Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Shop Oxford Coupon Cards during Pop Up Oxford.  These coupon cards are available all week long January 22th – 28th at the various Pop Up Oxford event venue locations, including Visit Oxford at 1013 Jackson Avenue East and Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce at 299 Jackson Avenue West.

January 22-28, 2017

Pop Up Oxford will kick off on Sunday, January 22 through Saturday, January 28 with events and programs celebrating Oxford’s rich cultural scene. The idea stemmed from the Chautauqua adult education movement that began at the turn of the 20th century. The Chautauqua brought together culture and entertainment in various formats including lectures, events and programs. Theodore Roosevelt called the Chautauqua movement “the most American thing in America.” Pop Up Oxford will encompass the idea of the Chautauqua movement by hosting various events, speakers, exhibits and musical components all of which Oxford has become known for in celebrating its literary, musical and cultural heritage. Visit Oxford has collaborated with various organizations, attractions and events to create a week-long schedule of activities for visitors and locals to celebrate Oxford’s rich cultural scene.

Hampton Inn West, Hampton Inn East – Conference Center, Holiday Inn, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Inn at Ole Miss, Courtyard by Marriott, and Graduate Oxford will be offering a multi-day discount when you mention Pop Up Oxford when booking.  For hotel information, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, January 22

Hotel Hop

Various hotels (Inn at Ole Miss, Chancellor’s House, Courtyard Marriott and Graduate Oxford)

Tickets are SOLD OUT for the Hotel Hop this year. 

The week will kick off on Sunday, January 22 with the Hotel Hop from 3:30pm-7:30pm. Hotels around the the Square will host a progressive food & drink tasting. The Hotel Hop will start at the Visit Oxford Visitors Center with fine wine and cheese pairings by Chancellor’s House, followed by the Inn at Ole Miss with a hot soup & adult beverage combo to warm you up; the next stop will include the Green Roof Lounge at the Courtyard Marriott with a tapas menu & cocktail tasting, and The Coop at the Graduate Oxford will round out the evening with a mixology demonstration and desserts. Participating hotels will be offering shuttle service along with the Double Decker Bus providing transportation to each stop.

Monday, January 23

7:00pm – Filming of “A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth”, a PBS production which documents several of the 100 best quilts of the 20th century”

University Museum in partnership with Fiber Arts Festival

5pm – Author Susan Rivers reading and book signing, “The Second Mrs. Hockaday”

Off Square Books

Tuesday, January 24

4:30pm – Talk with artist, Charlie Buckley

Southside Gallery

5pm-6:30pm – Oxford Art Crawl

Southside Gallery, University MuseumInn at Ole MissThe Edison, Powerhouse, Ford CenterNorth Light Gallery (at the Orchard Church) and High Point Coffee

5pm – Off Square Books

Author Mary Miller reading and book signing, “Always Happy Hour”

5pm-7pm – Misbits at The Edison

Hosting an opening reception for new media artist, Mark Ramos

6:30pm – Pre-Reception for In the Mood: A 1940’s Musical Revue

Ford Center

7:30pm – In the Mood: A 1940’s Musical Revue

Ford Center

Wednesday, January 25

4:30pm Doors Open, Film Begins at 5:30pm – Screening of “Sorry We’re Open” and “Smoke and Ears” and “Eat or We Both Starve” followed by a discussion about film in Oxford and how it has changed with Ron Shapiro, Joe York, Alan Arrivee and John T Edge

Oxford Conference Center and presented by the Oxford Film Festival and Southern Foodways Alliance

5pm – Author Kevin Wilson reading and book signing, “Perfect Little World”

Off Square Books

Thursday, January 26

3pm-5:30pm – Fiber Arts Festival Market


4:30pm-6pm – Opening reception of Fiber Arts Festival


6pm – Thacker Mountain Radio

Off Square Books, with Guest Authors: Tim Gautreaux and Diane Williams

Friday, January 27

8:45am – Fiber Arts Festival Breakfast and lecture with Diane Williams from the Mississippi Arts Commission


10am-6pm – Fiber Arts Festival Market Hours


6pm-9pm – Reception for the Fiber Arts Festival

Oxford Treehouse Gallery

4pm-7pm – Shop Up Oxford

Various locations on the Square

Saturday, January 28

10am-6pm – Fiber Arts Festival Market Hours


1pm – 4pm – TEDx University of Mississippi

Ford Center (reception to follow) $15 with a University of MS ID, $30 without a University of MS ID

5pm – Ole Miss Men’s Basketball vs. Baylor University

Pavilion at Ole Miss