Signs Of Spring

Sonia Thompson

The trees might still be bare and the grass a bit brown, but signs of spring are starting to blossom in the South. Here are four things we're looking forward to, along with the sunshine.

A Posh Picnic Oxford set up on the Splinter Creek Community Porch.

1. Picnic Weather
Specifically, Posh Picnic weather. Posh Picnic Oxford is the brainchild of Oxford resident Autumn Swinkowski, who founded the business in 2021 with her own vision for luxury picnics. Swinkowski says Ole Miss tailgating in the Grove is what inspired her and now she offers full-service picnic spreads for birthdays, date nights, baby showers, and more. She includes tables, blankets, pillows, plates, glasses, cutlery, decor, and a flower arch in the basic package, and more add-ons are available. A Splinter Creek resident recently hosted a Posh Picnic on the Community Porch and the panoramic views of the water added to the elegance.

2. UM Museum Spring Activity Day
The University of Mississippi Museum offers fun-filled activity days for children to experience with their families. These events coincide with exhibits, holidays, and other special events — enriching the museum experience for all ages. The Spring Activity Day is Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m.-noon and the cost is free.

3. Daffodils on North Lamar
The Oxford Garden Club has made planting daffodils around Oxford a long term Club project. Every spring, locals and visitors alike enjoy the bright yellow blooms along the city's main thoroughfare. In addition to being a lovely sight, daffodil bulbs may be planted by the Garden Club in honor or memory of someone. If you are interested in making a daffodil dedication, please message the Oxford Garden Club directly.

4. Oxford On Skates
What says spring more than being outdoors...on roller skates? Sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, this free event at the Old Armory Pavilion is a fun way to enjoy the warmer weather with the whole family.

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