2016 Information

Magnolia Festival Sponorships are available! Please contact us at 580-924-0848 for more information.



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.



With vendors from all over Oklahoma and Texas we are sure you will find something perfect to take home. The Magnolia Festivaltakes 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! Booths are open on Thursday, June 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Interested in being a Magnolia Festival vendor? Please see our Vendor page for a complete registration packet.



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



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!
 Race Day registration for 5K and fun run begins at 7:15 a.m.
 5K at 8:15.
 Fun Run at 9:15
 Awards immediately after the Fun Run.
 Children's Parade at 10 a.m.



Join in on our free children's activites on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in the outdoor tent at Choctaw Event Center. Activites include the annual Parade, Turtle Race and much more for youngsters to participate in. Children's Activities Schedule will be updated soon.
Noon - Largest Turtle Races in Oklahoma



The 2016 Magnolia Festival & Durant Rodeo Parade will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 in Downtown Durant. The parade will include floats, horses, car entries, parade marshals and more marching down Main Street Durant.



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!



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. Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. is Slack and Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 is the Rodeo. A barrell race is also scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ken Edelen with the Durant Round Up Club at 972-571-6348.



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!



Post-911 Military Veterans are invited to join us for the annual Veterans Reception on Thursday, June 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Choctaw RV Park. Please contact Mary Frank or Carol Ammons for more information on how to RSVP for this year's Veterans Reception.



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.

June 1 - Opens at 5:00 p.m.
June 2 - Opens at 4:00 p.m.
June 3 - Opens at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
June 4 - Opens at 11:00 a.m.



The Magnolia Bike Tour, beginning at Carl Albert Park, will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 a.m. Advance Registration and information is available at www.magnoliabiketour.com.
Additional contact information: 
The Durant Rotary Magnolia Bike Tour
PO Box 1741
Durant, OK 74702