New to this year's Magnolia Festival is the Magnolia Playhouse featuring around-the-clock family entertainment for all ages at the Choctaw Event Center. Check out our Entertainment page for more information about this year's featured acts.
BOOTHS & VENDORS
You won't want to miss the spectacular fireworks show beginning at dusk on Thursday, May 28 at the Choctaw Event Center. The display is presented by Bady's Stockpile O' Fireworks.
Join in on our free children's activites on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Activites include the annual Parade, Turtle Races, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, and much more for youngsters to participate in.
Children's Activities Schedule:
9:00 am - Parade Line Up (Downtown Durant)
10:00 am - Parade
12:00 pm - Children's Free Events Start (Choctaw Event Center parking lot)
12:00 pm - Turtle Races
The 2015 Magnolia Festival Parade will grow from being just a children's parade like in past years to a regular parade to include floats, horses, car entries, parade marshals and more. The theme is "Hollywood". Parade entries are available at the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 215 N 4th Ave. Trophies will be awarded. As in previous years, children are welcome to decoate bikes or bring their wagons and dogs to walk in the parade! The parade route will start at the east end of Main Street by Main Street Barbecue and finish at the Fairgrounds on S 9th Street. Parade line up begins at 9:00 am. Please see the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce for all of the details.
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. The Magnoila Festival Art Show will open each morning at 10:00 a.m. running Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 30.
Interested in exhibiting artwork? Get your Artwork Form for complete registration information.
DURANT ROUND UP CLUB MAGNOLIA RODEO
The Durant Round Up Club's annual Rodeo will take place in conjunction with the 2015 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 28 at 7:30 p.m. is Slack and Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 is the Rodeo. For more information, contact Ken Edelen with the Durant Round Up Club at 972-571-6348.
NATIVE AMERICAN 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 29 at 6:00 p.m.. The Princess Pageant, immediately following, features young ladies displaying traditional dresses and talents. Through their colorful dance movements, the dancers tell stories rich in Native American heritage that always delight the audience.
Make plans to attend the Pride Amusements Carnival at the Choctaw Event Center with games, rides and fun for all ages. Armbands are $25.00.
Wednesday, May 27 - 5:00 pm - Carnival Opens
Thursday, May 28 - 4:00 pm - Carnival Opens
Friday, May 29 - 12:00 pm - Carnival Opens
Saturday, May 30 - 11:00 am - Carnival Opens
19TH ANNUAL DURANT ROTARY MAGNOLIA BIKE TOUR
The Magnolia Bike Tour, beginning at Carl Albert Park, will take place on Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m. Advance Registration and information is available at www.magnoliabiketour.
Additional contact information:
The Durant Rotary Magnolia Bike Tour
PO Box 1741
Durant, OK 74702
INAUGURAL MAGNOLIA MONSTER SLAM 12U TOURNAMENT
Be a part of the Inaugural Magnolia Monster Slam 12U Tournament, sponsored by Choctaw Nation Tourism, taking place May 29-31 at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex. The Magnolia Festival also offers plenty of other activities for teams during down time. Get the registration and more information here: Monster Slam Baseball 2015. For additional info, call the Tournament Director, Stephen Roberts at 580-775-0592.