2019 Information


See Calendar of Events list here!


MAGNOLIA THEATRE presented by Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival

The Magnolia Theatre provides FREE, family entertainment for all ages and is located inside the Choctaw Event Center. This year's entertainment will be top-of-the-line with performances by actors with Durant's renowned OSF performing a Tribute to Aladdin! Check out our Entertainment page for more details.
*Magnolia Theatre* 
May 31 - 1:00 p.m. - A Tribute to Aladdin at the Choctaw Event Center 
May 31 - 5:30 p.m. - A Tribute to Aladdin at the Choctaw Event Center
June 1 - 11:00 a.m. - A Tribute to Aladdin at the Choctaw Event Center
June 1 - 7:00 p.m. - A Tribute to Aladdin at the Choctaw Event Center
 


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*
May 30 at Choctaw Event Center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 31 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 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 May 29 - June 1, 2019. Carnival times and pricing are subject to change, check back for more details soon!
*Carnival*
May 29 - 5:00 p.m.
May 30 - 6:00 p.m.
May 31 - 4:00 p.m.
June 1 - 1:00 p.m.
 


FIREWORKS presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks and United Ag & Turf

You won't want to miss the spectacular fireworks show to kick off the 23rd Annual Magnolia Festival on Thursday, May 30 at the Choctaw Event Center. The display, presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks, can be seen from anywhere around the Event Center and begins when it gets dark.
*Fireworks*
May 30 at Choctaw Event Center beginning at dusk
 


MAGNOLIA 5K & 1M Fun Run

Run through the magnolias of Durant, and earn a second helping of funnel cake, at the 2019 Magnolia Run 5K and Fun Run! Starting in Downtown Durant on Saturday, June 1, the Magnolia Run will kick off a morning of fun for all ages at 8:15 a.m. All children 13 and under can participate in the 1 Mile Fun Run for free!
Register for the 5K & 1M Fun Run here!
*Magnolia Run*
June 1 in Downtown Durant - First Texoma National Bank Parking Lot at 2nd & Evergreen at 8:15 a.m.
 


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Join in on our FREE and FUN children's activities on Saturday, June 1 inside the Magnolia Theater at Choctaw Event Center. Activity stations include native cornhusk dolls, make your own magnolia, Genie’s Sand-Art Necklace Station and much more for youngsters to participate in. Largest Turtle Races in Oklahoma begin at 1:30 p.m. outside of the Event Center - just bring your own turtle!
*Children's Activities*
June 1 - Multiple Activity Stations inside the Magnolia Theatre at the Choctaw Event Center from 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
June 1 - Turtle Races outside at Choctaw Event Center at 1:30 p.m.
June 1 - Diaper Derby inside the Magnolia Theatre at the Choctaw Event Center at 4:30 p.m. Click here for Diaper Derby Rules & Registration
 


TEXOMA ARTS ASSOCIATION SHOW & SALE

Be sure to stop by the Magnolia Festival Art Show and Sale inside the Choctaw Event Center. 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? Download CALL FOR ENTRIES form here.
*Art Show*
May 31 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. - 7 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, May 31 at 6:30 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 7:00 p.m. The Choctaw Princess Pageant features young ladies displaying traditional dresses and talents.
*Choctaw Culture*
May 31 - Choctaw Dancers at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.
May 31 - Choctaw Princess Pageant at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 7:00 p.m.
 


VETERAN'S RECEPTION presented by United Ag & Turf

Veterans & Service Members are invited to join us for our annual Veterans Reception on Thursday, May 30 at Choctaw Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Open to Veterans, Service Members and a guest. Stick around for fireworks Please fill out registration form here.
*Veteran's Reception*
May 30 - 6:30 p.m. at Choctaw Community Center (2746 Big Lots Pkwy, Durant)
 


DOWNTOWN DURANT MAIN STREET

Be sure to visit downtown Durant Main Street for a variety of activities throughout the Magnolia Festival weekend. The Magnolia Farmers Market on Saturday will feature fresh and local produce, products and items as well as magnolia tree saplings for sale! More information available at www.durantmainstreet.org.
*Downtown Durant*
June 1 - Magnolia Farmers Market at Market Square from 8:00 a.m. - Noon
 


ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW presented by United Ag & Turf

New in 2019! Visit us during Magnolia Festival hours to see a large collection of antique tractors at the Antique Tractor Show on the east parking lot at the Choctaw Event Center. Buckles will be awared to Best Original, Best Remodel and People's Choice. Interested in showing off your antique tractor? Just show up for check-in on Thursday, May 30 any time from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Jason Smith at 580-920-6936.
*Antique Tractor Show*
May 30 - Tractor Check-in under canopy on east parking lot of Choctaw Event Center from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 30 - On Display at Choctaw Event Center from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
May 30 - Tractor Parade at Choctaw Event Center at 8:00 p.m.
May 31 - On Display at Choctaw Event Center from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
June 1 - On Display at Choctaw Event Center from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
June 1 - Awards Presentation at Choctaw Event Center at 4:00 p.m.
 


ADOPT-A-MAGNOLIA 

New in 2019! Help us replinish the magnolia trees in Durant - The Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma! It's your chance to spruce up your neighborhood or community park for free. Adoption stipulations will apply. Trees are limited for adoption - just visit the Adopt-A-Magnolia booth inside the Choctaw Event Center during festival hours to adopt a tree to plant and take care of.
*Adopt-A-Magnolia*
May 30 at Choctaw Event Center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 31 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.