2021 Information


****SEE OUR FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS HERE****
(all activities take place at the Choctaw Event Center unless otherwise noted)

 


MAGNOLIA THEATRE: MAGNOLIA MUSIC SHOWCASE 

The Magnolia Theatre provides FREE, family-friendly entertainment and is located inside the Choctaw Event Center. This year's entertainment will be the Magnolia Music Showcase along with several local dance groups, choirs and entertainers! For more information on the Magnolia Music Showcase, check out our Entertainment page.
*MAGNOLIA MUSIC SHOWCASE* 
Friday, June 4 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Satruday, June 5 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - 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!
*VENDOR BOOTHS*
Thursday, June 3 - 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Friday, June 4 - 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Satruday, June 5 - 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center

 


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 June 3-5, 2021. Armbands are $30. Carnival times and pricing are subject to change.
*CARNIVAL*
Thursday, June 3 - 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Friday, June 4 - 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Saturday. June 5 - Session 1 - 1:00 to 11:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center (Session 1 from 1-7 p.m. & Session 2 from 5-11 p.m.)
 
 


FIREWORKS "A TRIBUTE TO OUR HEROES" presented by United Ag & Turf

You won't want to miss the spectacular fireworks show to kick off the Annual Magnolia Festival at the Choctaw Event Center. This display, presented by United Ag & Turf, is dedicated to our heroes and can be seen from anywhere around the Event Center and begins when it gets dark. You don't want to miss out on a spectacular show put on by Brady's Stockplie O' Fireworks.
*FIREWORKS*
Thursday, June 3 - Dusk (9:15 p.m.) - Choctaw Event Center

 


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES presented by All Seasons Contracting: Residential/Commercial Roofing

Join in on our FREE and FUN children's activities inside the Magnolia Theater at Choctaw Event Center on Saturday, June 5. Largest Turtle Races in Oklahoma begin at 1:30 p.m. outside of the Event Center - just bring your own turtle! Other free activities include color-a-magnolia, homemade bird feeders, corn husk dolls, train rides, balloon animals, spin art and more! And don't miss the Fetch N Fish Dog Show & Fishing Demos throughout the festival.
*CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES*
Saturday, June 5 - Noon - 4:00 p.m. - Free Children's Activities at Choctaw Event Center
Satruday, June 5 - 1:30 p.m. - Turtle Races at Choctaw Event Center




OPENING CEREMONY

The Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma invites our local heroes: healthcare workers, first responders, military and veterans to be honored at the Opening Ceremony of the Magnolia Festival and enjoy a reception and fireworks display in your honor. "A Tribute to our Heroes!" Please join us and RSVP to Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848.
*OPENING CEREMONY*
Thursday, June 3 - 5:30 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center

 


MAGNOLIA RUN - 5K & 1M FUN RUN

Earn your second helping of delicious funnel cake at the Magnolia Festival by starting your day off with the annual Magnolia Run - 5K & 1M Fun Run. The Run takes place on Saturday, June 5 and begins at First Texoma National Bank parking lot in downtown Durant at the corner of 2nd & Evergreen. Get registered here!
*MAGNOLIA RUN*
Saturday, June 5 - 8:15 a.m. start for 5K
Saturday, June 5 - 9:15 a.m. start for 1M Fun Run

 


ART DEMOS & SALE presented by Texoma Arts Association

Be sure to stop by the Magnolia Festival Art Sale inside the Choctaw Event Center. Texoma Arts Association will be having live art demos along with a variety of local artisan's paintings, sculptures, wood pieces, and more that can be enjoyed and purchased.
*ART DEMOS & SALE*
Friday, June 4 - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Lobby at Choctaw Event Center
Saturday, June 5 - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Lobby at Choctaw Event Center

 


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 a magnolia-themed kids craft and magnolia tree saplings for sale! More information available at www.durantmainstreet.org.
*DOWNTOWN DURANT*
Saturday, June 5 - 8:00 a.m. to Noon - Magnolia Farmers Market at 1st & Evergreen

 


ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW & PARADE presented by United Ag & Turf

Visit us during Magnolia Festival hours to see a large collection of antique tractors at the Antique Tractor Show & Parade presented by United Ag & Turf on the east parking lot at the Choctaw Event Center. Buckles will be awared to Best Original, Best Remodel and People's Choice. 
*ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW & PARADE*
Thursday, June 3 - Show from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Thursday, June 3 - Parade at 6:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Friday, June 4 - Show from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Saturday, June 5 - Show from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Saturday, June 5 - Parade at 12:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
Saturday, June 5 - Awards Presentation at 4:00 p.m. - Choctaw Event Center
 
 


ADOPT-A-MAGNOLIA 

Back again! 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 first-come, first-served and we have a limited number 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*
Thursday, June 3 - 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Choctaw Event Center
Friday, June 4 - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Choctaw Event Center
Satruday, June 5 - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Choctaw Event Center

 


MAGNOLIA BIKE TOUR presented by Durant Rotary

Ride through the magnolias as Durant Rotary presents the annual Magnolia Bike Tour on Saturday, June 5. Beginning at Durant High School (950 Gerlach Dr.), this bike ride includes new routes of varying distances. Same-day registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Pre-registration is available, visit www.magnoliabiketour.com for more information.
*MAGNOLIA BIKE TOUR*
Saturday, June 5 - Registration at 7:00 a.m., Ride Begins at 8:00 a.m. at Durant High School
 
 


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: MAGNOLIAS FOR RAFE, A COTA Fundraiser

Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma presents 'Magnolias For Rafe: COTA Cornhole Tournament' on Saturday, June 5 in downtown Durant. Hosted by Lost Street Brewing Co (109 W Lost St.), the tournament begins at 4:00 p.m. This fun tournament will benefit COTA for Rafe's Fight. Learn more about this live-saving mission for Rafe Cross by visiting www.COTAforRafesFight.com and COTA for Rafe's Fight on Facebook. Cost is $50 donation per team and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Sign up your team day-of at Lost Street Brewing Co or in advance at Durant Area Chamber of Commerce.
*CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT*
Saturday, June 5 - 4:00 p.m. at Lost Street Brewing Co. in Downtown Durant