2018 Information


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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.
*Magnolia Theatre* 
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center - A Tribute to the Greatest Showman - 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
June 2 at Choctaw Event Center - A Tribute to the Greatest Showman - 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
 


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 31 at Choctaw Event Center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 2 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 30 - June 2, 2018. Specific carnival times and pricing available soon - check back!
*Carnival*
May 30 - Armbands $20 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
May 31 - Armbands $25 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
June 1 - Armbands $25 from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.
June 2 - (session 1) Armbands $25 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and (session 2) Armbands $25 from 5:00 to 11:00 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 22nd Annual Magnolia Festival on Thursday, May 31 at the Choctaw Event Center. The display is presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks.
*Fireworks*
May 31 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 2018 Magnolia Run 5K and Fun Run! Starting in Downtown Durant on Saturday, June 2, 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 2 in Downtown Durant - First Texoma National Bank Parking Lot at 2nd & Evergreen
Race Day registration for 5K and Fun Run begins at 7:15 a.m.
5K begins at 8:15 a.m.
Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m.
Awards immediately after the Fun Run
REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE 5K & FUN RUN
 


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Join in on our FREE and FUN children's activities on Saturday, June 2 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 2 at Choctaw Event Center outside
12:00-4:00 p.m. - Balloon Artist, Bounce Houses, Magic Show and more
1:30 p.m. - Turtle Races
 


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? Get an entry form here: ART SHOW ENTRY FORM
*Art Show*
June 1 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
June 2 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 


DURANT RIDING CLUB MAGNOLIA PRO RODEO

The Durant Riding Club's 77th Pro Rodeo will take place in conjunction with the 2018 Magnolia Festival and will feature three nights of non-stop rodeo action at the Bryan County Fairgrounds on S 9th Street in Durant. For more information, contact Ken or Susan Edelen with the Durant Round Up Club at 972-571-6348 or visit their Facebook page for all of the details.
*Magnolia Pro Rodeo*
May 24 (Slack) at Durant Rodeo Arena beginning at 7 p.m.
May 25 (Rodeo) at Durant Rodeo Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m.
May 26 (Rodeo) at Durant Rodeo Arena beginning at 7:30 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 1 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*
June 1 - Choctaw Dancers at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.
June 1 - Choctaw Princess Pageant at Choctaw Event Center beginning at 7:00 p.m.
 


VETERAN'S RECEPTION presented by United Ag & Turf

Veterans are invited to join us for our annual Veterans Reception on Thursday, May 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Choctaw Community Center located at 2750 Big Lots Parkway (north of the Choctaw Event Center) in Durant. Be sure to stick around for the Fireworks at dusk! Click here for RSVP info.
*Veteran's Reception*
May 31 at Choctaw Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 


DURANT ROTARY MAGNOLIA BIKE TOUR

Take a ride through the magnolias with the Durant Rotary's 22nd annual Magnolia Bike Tour. The tour begins at Durant High School (950 Gerlach Drive) on Saturday, June 2. Advance Registration and information is available at www.magnoliabiketour.com.
*Magnolia Bike Tour*
June 2 at Durant High School beignning at 8 a.m.

Additional contact information: 
The Durant Rotary Magnolia Bike Tour
PO Box 1741
Durant, OK 74702
 


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! A fun After-Glow Party with food trucks, live music and more will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Market Square in downtown Durant. More information available at www.durantmainstreet.org.
*Durant Main Street*
June 2 - Magnolia Farmers Market at Market Square (1st & Evergreen) from 8 a.m. to Noon
June 2 - After Glow Party at Market Square (1st & Evergreen) from 7 to 10 p.m.