UPDATE — An afternoon thunderstorm on Independence Day has pushed back events in the Grove by about an hour. Organizer Kate Rosson said bands would begin playing at about 5 or 5:30 p.m. Children’s events including a petting zoo were being set up at about 4:30, and fireworks over Oxford-University Stadium are still slated for nightfall.
The slate of events in the Grove also includes an Independence Day ceremony at 6 p.m. featuring the Oxford Community Band.
To watch fireworks from inside the stadium, tickets will be on sale for $2. Gates open at 7:30. (July 4, 2011)