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The Red Bricks & Roses Carriage Parade is a sight to see

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If you love horses then you might want to check out the visual spectacle that awaits at the 3rd annual Red Bricks and Roses Carriage Parade being held on Sunday, April 27 in Oxford, Ohio. It's a long drive from Cleveland -- approximately 4 hours, but if you are a fan of all things equine then it is definitely worth the trip.

Red Bricks and Roses Carriage Parade Taking place along the cobblestone historic streets of the quaint college town of Oxford (home of Miami University), the Red Bricks and Roses Carriage Parade will let visitors take a trip back through time as they watch dozens of magnificent flower-decorated old-time horse-drawn carriages and drivers (from the Ohio Valley Carriage Club) in period apparel pass by as they make their way past the red brick university buildings along the route.

For the best place to view the parade with all its elegant horses and dazzling carriages, head for the Uptown Oxford Memorial Park. The parade starts at 2 p.m.

The Memorial Park is also the sight of a family festival which will feature horse-themed crafts and games. There will also be a historic carriage on display. Oxford Museum representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the carriages.

Hours for the event are noon - 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

For more information about the Red Bricks and Roses Carriage Parade event call 513-523-8687 or get online at

The Oxford Memorial Park is located at 14 E. Park Place in Oxford, Ohio. Oxford is 252 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 4 hour drive.