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Out In The Park: A Softball Game & Family Picnic at Avent Park

  • Avent Park 101 McLaurin Road Oxford, MS, 38655 United States (map)

Join this community gathering for a softball game, cookout, and other kids activities as we join together for a send off to the weekend. This event is a great opportunity to fellowship with other community members and enjoy the outdoors in one of Oxford’s beautiful public parks.

The Bluff City Sports Association, Memphis’s Gay Sports League, will be sending down the Cotton Row Uniques to play a softball double-header against Oxford’s own Isom J-Hawks! Come cheer on the J-Hawks and watch some softball.

Burgers, hot dogs, drinks, and watermelon will be provided free of charge. Other refreshments from area vendors will be available for purchase.

Arts teacher Todd Shaffer will be leading an arts camp for kids. Shaffer was a ten-year veteran director of the Modern Primitive Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA, one of the nation’s leading galleries for outsider art in the south. Todd was responsible for gallery operations as well as corporate sales to the House of Blues Collection, the largest public art collection. He recently took a position as the Arts in Education specialist with Young Audiences of Louisiana. Bring the kids down to the park to make signs, masks, and other crafts!

Event Sponsors: Ole Miss Athletics, Taylor Grocery Catering, My Michelle's, The Main Event Catering, Little Easy Catering, Tallahatchie Gourmet, Proud Larry's, BTC Old Fashion Grocery, and The Cakery.

This community event is free and fun.

Earlier Event: May 4
Saturday Night Drag!