Oxford Day 2010 Events in Oxford, Maryland

Oxford Day 2010

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Oxford will celebrate its 16th Annual Oxford Day. All of the organizations and businesses in town will be working hard to prepare for this all-day family celebration. So invite your friends and family to visit, plan on staying home, put aside the yard work and errands. Just relax, walk around our wonderful town and enjoy all the activities. And, this year's Oxford Day participants will be asked to add an environmentally friendly element to their floats, displays, and events to show that as a community Oxford is committed to making a difference in our world today and tomorrow.

Oxford Day Parade will run from 11:00 AM until noon. Please note that Morris Street will be closed to ALL traffic during this time. Please allow extra time to travel in and out of town all morning and especially during the parade. There will be bands, many floats, various cars and trucks, a bagpiper, walkers, and some new entries in the parade.

Join the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory who will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as well as opening a new education center. They will have plenty of hands-on, marine science activities and exhibits, including many fun activities for kids. See some of the “critters” that live in the Bay, learn about the Bay and oceans from local scientists and science professionals. Located at the end of South Morris Street, it can be accessed by walking or catching the shuttle to and from Causeway Park.

A Flower Basket Competition is being held in conjunction with 2010 Oxford Day. All residence and business owners are encouraged to display fresh flowers in welcome and celebration of Oxford, spring, families, and town visitors. Displays can include traditional flower baskets on doors, fences, posts, hanging basket displays, flowers displayed on porches - be creative! Contact the Oxford Town Office for more information or to sign up.

The Oxford Bellevue Ferry, believed to be the nation's oldest privately operated ferry service, crosses the Tred Avon River between Oxford, Maryland and Bellevue, Maryland. Established in 1683, the ferry is celebrating its 326th birthday this year, so take a ride and help celebrate history! Note: the ferry will open 1 hour early at 8:00 AM for Oxford Day.

The Oxford Day 10K Run and 5K fun walk will start again this year at 8:00 AM. Registration can be done online at Active.com . All proceeds benefit breast cancer support services in the Mid-Shore region by Bosom Buddies.

The Dog Show and Dog Walk will give you a chance to let your favorite pooch shine. These events are sponsored by Talbot Humane Society, and all proceeds will benefit the activities of the society.

As usual, there will be music, including the US Army's "Raw Materiel", a popular music ensemble, the US Navy’s “Country Current”, Old Friend’s Gospel Band, the Mid-Shore Community Band! Food is available around town, provided by several non-profit groups, the Oxford Market and our local restaurants. Fun activities for kids occur throughout the day and in several locations. Watch the schedule as it develops between now and April 24th!

Oxford Day 2010 Schedule of Events


OCC,   Area B
Registration for 10K Run and 5K Walk
(See Map below)
 7:30 - 10:00
Pancake Breakfast - Adults $7, Children 6 and under $5
10K Race Start
5K Walk Start
Causeway Park
Dog Walk to Dog Show at Ferry Dock
   Area C
 9:30 - 10:00
Civil War Drills
10:00 - 2:00
Holy Trinity Annual Plant Sale
11:00 - 1:00
Oxford Kid's Olympics
11:00 - 2:00
Oxford Fire Co   Burgers, Dogs, Clam Strips & Fries
11:00 - 2:00
Masthead Boxed Crabcake Lunches & Conch Fritters
12:30 - 2:00
Music by Cemetery Cove Players, Oxford Inn
Town Park
 9:00 - 3:00
Oxford UM Church White Elephant & Bake Sale
    Area A
10:00 - 2:00
Oxford Marketplace
10:00 - 2:00
Scales and Tails
10:00 - 11:00
Family Hour - live music, children's activities
10:00 - 4:00
Vigilant Crew - Pirates
11:00 - 11:45
Oxford Day Parade
11:45 - 12:30
U.S. Navy Band "Country Current"
      1:00 - 1:45U.S.Army Band "Raw Materiel"
12:00 - 3:00
Living History Presentation - Confederate Reenactors
Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
 2:00 - 2:45
"Old Friends" Gospel Music
Morris Street
10:00 - 4:00
Oxford Museum Openning Day
10:00 - 4:00
Artists Guild of Oxford Exhibit, St. Paul's Church
11:00 - 3:00
Mystery Loves Company Book Signing
12:00 - 3:00
Lingnanore Wine Tasting at Oxford Market
Market Street
10:00 - 2:00
Library paperback and soft cover book sale
11:00 - 1:00
Waters UM Church Barbeque/Fish Fry
 3:00 PM
Great Gospel Concert at Waters UM Church
East Strand
Parade Assembles (For parade participants only)
    Area F
Parade Begins
Ferry Dock
Dog Show
   Area G
10:00 - 4:00
Free Rides on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester
 1:00 - 2:30
TAYC Radio Controlled Laser Demonstartion
Dedication Ceremony for the Civil War marker
8:00 AM - Sunset
Kids Drive and Dogs Ride Free on the Ferry!
Pier Street
12:30 - 3:30
Dave Hawkins Performs at the Masthead
    Area E
10:30 - 3:30
Free Rides on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester
Cooperative Oxford
12:30 - 3:30
Children's Activities, Demonstrations, and Live Critters
US Coast Guard Exhibits & Demonstrations
    Area D
Mid Shore Community Band Concert
12:30 - 3:30
Shuttle available between Causeway Park C and Lab D
Public Restrooms are located on Market Street behind the Town Office, the Ferry Dock, and Causeway Park.

Oxford Day at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory

The Lab will be open from 12:30 to 3:30; the activities listed below are currently scheduled.  There will be a shuttle operating between a bus stop at the Causeway Park, area C, and the Lab, area D.
  • Tours of the research vessel R/V Laidly
  • Visit the Living Shoreline
  • Paint your own Fish T-shirt (T-shirts provided)
  • Fish tattoos and other activities for kids
  • Rod Casting
  • Aquabot Activity (remote control underwater robots)
  • Oyster restoration booth and practice tonging for oysters
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary booth with "Coastie" the Talking Safety Boat
  • US Coast Guard display with boat
  • Display tanks with striped bass, shad, sturgeon and snakeheads
  • Critter tank with sturgeon, horseshoe crabs and other Bay creatures (a little more hands-on than the display tank)
  • Fish marking/tagging exhibit
  • Marine mammal and sea turtle exhibit
  • Fish surgery exhibit
  • Integrated Assessment (Comprehensive Bay Health Study) exhibit
  • Chesapeake Bay health report card
  • Poster and video displays

 Oxford, Maryland: Map Event Locations

Oxford Day event information sourced from http://www.oxfordday.org/index.html and http://www.oxfordday.org/schedule.html

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