2019 Information

Check back for more information on Magnolia Festival 2019!

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.
*Magnolia Theatre* 


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. Specific carnival times and pricing available soon - check back!

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 is presented by Brady's Stockpile O' 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. All children 13 and under can participate in the 1 Mile Fun Run for free!
*Magnolia Run*
June 1 in Downtown Durant - First Texoma National Bank Parking Lot at 2nd & Evergreen


Join in on our FREE and FUN children's activities on Saturday, June 1 outdoors at Choctaw Event Center. Activities include bounce houses, magician and much more for youngsters to participate in. Largest Turtle Races in Oklahoma begin at 1:30 p.m.
*Children's Activities*
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center outside


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? Check back for Art Show Entry Form
*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.


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.


Veterans are invited to join us for our annual Veterans Reception. Check back for specific details.
*Veteran's Reception*


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.
*Durant Main Street*
Stay tuned for more Main Street activities