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MAGNOLIA THEATER presented by Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival

The Magnolia Theatre provides FREE, family entertainment for all ages inside the Choctaw Event Center. This year's entertainment will be top-of-the-line with performances by actors with Durant's renowned OSF. Check out our Entertainment page for more details and specific performances times as they become available.
*Magnolia Theatre* 
June 3-4 at Choctaw Event Center - performance times vary - visit Entertainment page.
 


BOOTHS & VENDORS

With vendors from all over Oklahoma and Texas we are sure you will find something perfect to take home. The Magnolia Festival takes place at the Choctaw Event Center and has everything from unique arts and crafts to informational booths as well as handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, products, and much more!  Interested in being a Magnolia Festival vendor? Please see our Vendor page for a complete registration packet.
*Vendor Booths*
June 2 at Choctaw Event Center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
June 3 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 4 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 


FIREWORKS presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks

You won't want to miss the spectacular fireworks show to kick off the 20th Anniversary Magnolia Festival on Thursday, June 2 at the Choctaw Event Center. The display is presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks.
*Fireworks*
June 2 at Choctaw Event Center beginning at dusk
 


MAGNOLIA 5K RUN

Run through the magnolias of Durant, and earn a second helping of funnel cake, at the 2016 Magnolia Run 5K and Fun Run! Starting at Market Square on Saturday, June 4 in Downtown Durant, the Magnolia Run will kick off a morning of fun for all ages. All children 13 and under can participate in the 1 Mile Fun Run for free! Stick around for the Magnolia Festival Parade post race! REGISTER ONLINE or DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
*Magnolia Run*
June 4 in Downtown Durant
Race Day registration for 5K and fun run begins at 7:15 a.m.
5K at 8:15 a.m.
Fun Run at 9:15 a.m.
Awards immediately after the Fun Run.
Children's Parade at 10 a.m.
 


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES presented by John Wyatt for Sheriff

Join in on our FREE and FUN children's activities on Saturday, June 4 in the outdoor tent at Choctaw Event Center. Activities include the annual Parade in Downtown Durant, wipeout inflatable course, face painting, magician, dunk booth and much more for youngsters to participate in. Largest Turtle Races in Oklahoma emceed by Kristi with 99.7 The Buzz begin at noon.
*Children's Activities*
June 4 at Choctaw Event Center in outdoor tent
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Inflatable course
10 - 11:45 a.m. - Turtle Painting and Decorating
Noon - Turtle Races
Noon - 1:30 pm - Dunk Booth
 


PARADE

The 2016 Magnolia Festival & Durant Rodeo Parade will take place Saturday, June 4 in Downtown Durant. The parade will include floats, horses, car entries, parade marshals and more marching down Main Street Durant. Line-up for entries begins at 12th and Arkansas. The parade route goes from 12th and Main, east to 1st and Main. PARADE ENTRY FORM
*Parade*
June 4 in Downtown Durant beginning at 10 a.m.
 


TEXOMA ARTS ASSOCIATION SHOW & SALE

Be sure to stop by the Magnolia Festival Art Show and Sale. Here you will find a variety of local artisans paintings, sculptures, wood pieces, and more that can be enjoyed and purchased. Interested in participating in the Texoma Arts Association Show? Simply submit this form to enter!
*Art Show*
June 3 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
June 4 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 


DURANT RIDING CLUB MAGNOLIA RODEO

The Durant Riding Club's 75th Rodeo will take place in conjunction with the 2016 Magnolia Festival and will feature two nights of non-stop rodeo action at the Bryan County Fairgrounds on S 9th Street in Durant. An exciting barrel race is also scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. For more information, contact Ken Edelen with the Durant Round Up Club at 972-571-6348.
*Magnolia Rodeo*
May 26 (Slack) at Durant Rodeo Area beginning at 7 p.m.
May 27 (Rodeo) at Durant Rodeo Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m.
May 28 (Rodeo) at Durant Rodeo Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m.
May 30 (Barrel Race) at Durant Rodeo Arena beginning at 1 p.m.
 


CHOCTAW CULTURAL EVENTS

As headquarters of the Choctaw Nation, Durant will showcase the history and folklore of the Choctaws. The Choctaw Dancers will take the stage on Friday, June 3 at 6:00 p.m. Through their colorful dance movements, the dancers tell stories rich in Native American heritage that always delight the audience. The Choctaw Princess Pageant will immediately follow, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Choctaw Princess Pageant features young ladies displaying traditional dresses and talents. You won't want to miss it!
*Choctaw Culture*
June 3 - Choctaw Dancers at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 6 p.m.
June 3 - Choctaw Princess Pageant at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 


VETERANS RECEPTION presented by Pettit Machinery-John Deere

All Military Veterans are invited to join us for the annual Veterans Reception on Thursday, June 2 at the Choctaw RV Park. Post-911 Veterans will be given special recognition. Please contact 580-924-0848 or click the link for more information on how to RSVP for this year's Veterans Reception. 2016 VETERANS RECEPTION.
*Veteran's Reception*
June 2 at Choctaw KOA RV Park  beginning at 5:30 p.m.
 



CARNIVAL presented by Cardinal FG

The Magnolia Festival is proud to welcome back Pride Amusements to the Choctaw Event Center grounds with games, rides and fun for all ages. The Cardinal FG Carnival will be held June 1-4, 2016. Pricing information to come.
*Carnival*
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 5 p.m.
June 2 at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 4 p.m.
June 3 at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 12 p.m. (Noon)
June 4 at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 11 a.m.
 


DURANT ROTARY MAGNOLIA BIKE TOUR

Take a ride through the magnolias with the Durant Rotary's 20th annual Magnolia Bike Tour. The tour begins at Carl Albert Park on Saturday, June 4. Advance Registration and information is available at www.magnoliabiketour.com.
*Magnolia Bike Tour*
June 4 at Carl Albert Park beignning at 8 a.m.
 
Additional contact information: 
The Durant Rotary Magnolia Bike Tour
PO Box 1741
Durant, OK 74702