January 20-27, 2017

Pop Up Oxford will kick off on Saturday, January 20th and continue through Saturday, January 27th 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.

Throughout the Week

Shop Up Oxford

Various locations on The Square

Participating hotels (list coming soon) will be offering a multi-day discount when you mention Pop Up Oxford while booking.  For hotel information, CLICK HERE.


Saturday, January 20th

7:00pm-10:00pm – Small Hall Songwriters Concert

Featuring Live Performances and a Cash Prize

For the Submissions Form and Rules, Click Here

Ticket Link to the Concert coming soon

Small Hall

Sunday, January 21st

5:00pm-9:00pm – Hotel Hop

Graduate Oxford, Courtyard Marriott, The Inn at Ole Miss, and Chancellor’s House

The Hotel Hop will happen Sunday evening. Hotels around the Square will host a progressive food & drink tasting.  Tickets are limited.  To purchase a ticket, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, January 22nd

6:30pm-8pm – Cocktail Book Party at Big Bad Breakfast

Featuring snacks and cocktails from The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails by Sara Camp Milam

Did you know that before bourbon, rum was the South’s favorite spirit? Come learn about the fascinating history of rum, its distillation process, and its role in drinks both classic and contemporary. You’ll sample a Snackbar cocktail that features rum in a starring role and taste-test a selection of styles. Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase on a ticket link coming soon.

Southern Foodways Alliance

Tuesday, January 23rd

6:00pm-8:00pm – Oxford Art Crawl


8:00pm-10:00pm – Day for Art Party

Oxford Art Awards will feature live performances by local musicians, authors, and performing artists, plus a chance to win a year of art event tickets. A donation of $10 which will support local art agencies reserves a VIP ticket to the awards with complimentary cocktails & treats. You do not need to pay to vote, which will begin January 15th on the ticket link coming soon.

Sponsored by Cathead


7:30pm – Ole Miss Basketball vs. Alabama

Pavilion at Ole Miss

Wednesday, January 24th

6:00pm – Mary Zicafoose, Tapestry & Rug Weaver,  Guest Artist Lecture (Exhibition, “Fault Lines”)

University Museum

8:00pm – Mary Zicafoose Reception 

University Museum

7:30pm – The Sound of Music, The National Tour

Gertrude C. Ford Center

Thursday, January 25th

3pm-5:30pm – 8th Annual Fiber Arts Festival Market Preview


5:30pm – Opening Reception for Fiber Arts Festival


Friday, January 26th

9am-10am – Demo/Talk with Mary Zicafoose


10am-6pm – Fiber Arts Festival


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

Oxford Treehouse Gallery

Saturday, January 27th

10am-5pm – Fiber Arts Festival Market


12pm-4pm – Splinter Creek Tours and Bonfire Chat

Splinter Creek home tours, a talk with a Splinter Creek architect and a nice bonfire to enjoy!

(A more detailed schedule is coming soon.)

Splinter Creek

6:30pm – Pre-Show Reception for Malpaso Dance Company

Based in Havana and founded by Osnel Delgado

Gertrude C. Ford Center

7:30pm – Malpaso Dance Company performance

Gertrude C. Ford Center