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2024 INFORMATION

(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 Magnolia Festival at the Choctaw Event Center.

The Magnolia Music Showcase and several local dance groups, choirs, and entertainers will be returning for this year’s entertainment! See below for more information on the Magnolia Music Showcase and a full schedule of events at the Magnolia Theatre.

Friday, June 3
6:00 to 9:00 PM - Magnolia Music Showcase Presented by 106.3 KLBC & B99.7 The Buzz

Saturday, June 4
6:00 to 9:00 PM - Magnolia Music Showcase Presented by 106.3 KLBC & B99.7 The Buzz

FEST COMING SOON!

BOOTHS & VENDORS

With vendors from all over, you are sure to find something perfect to take home! The Magnolia Festival at Choctaw Event Center has everything from unique arts and crafts to informational booths and handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, products, and much more! Magnolia Festival vendors have everything!

Thursday, June 2 - 4:00 to 9:00 PM
- Choctaw Event Center

Friday, June 3 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Choctaw Event Center

Satruday, June 4 - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Choctaw Event Center

CARDINAL FG PRIDE AMUSEMENT 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 2-4, 2024.
*Carnival times and pricing are subject to change.

Thursday, June 2 - 6:00 to 10:00 PM
- Choctaw Event Center

Friday, June 3 - 5:00 to 10:00 PM
- Choctaw Event Center

Saturday, June 4 - 1:00 to 11:00 PM
- Choctaw Event Center (Session 1 from 1:00 -7:00 PM & Session 2 from 5:00 - 11:00 PM)

FIREWORKS

Presented by United Ag & Turf

Kick off the 2024 Magnolia Festival with its annual firework show! This display, presented by United Ag & Turf, will begin at dark on Thursday, June 2, and can be seen anywhere around the Choctaw Event Center

Thursday, June 2 - Dusk (9:15 PM) - Choctaw Event Center

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Join in our FREE and FUN children’s activities inside the Magnolia Theater at Choctaw Event Center, June 2-4, 2024! Activities include a Tik Tok Dance Contest, Diaper Derby, Pet Parade, Turtle Races, and more! And don’t miss the Fetch N Fish Dog Show Fishing Demos throughout the festival. See below for a full schedule of events.

Thursday, June 2
5:30 PM - Fetch N Fish Fishing Demo
6:30 PM - Fetch N Fish Dog Show

Friday, June 3
1:30 PM - Fetch N Fish Dog Show
2:00 PM - FREE Children's Activities open
3:00 PM - Diaper Derby
3:30 PM - Fetch N Fish Fishing Demo
5:00 PM - Loyal Blue Pet Parade
5:30 PM - Fetch N Fish Dog Show
7:00 PM - FREE Children's Activities close

Saturday, June 4
10:30 AM - Fetch N Fish Dog Show
1:00 PM - Fetch N Fish Fishing Demo
2:00 PM - FREE Children's Activities open
3:00 PM - Largest Turtle Races in Oklahoma!
3:30 PM - Fetch N Fish Dog Show
4:30 PM - TickTok Dance Contest
5:00 PM - Fetch N Fish Fishing Demo
7:00 PM - FREE Children's Activities Close

OPENING CEREMONY

Thursday, June 2 - 7:30 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. New this year is the Double Down! Run both and your name will be entered into a drawing for $100 cash! Finish time doesn’t matter…if you complete both races, you’ll be entered into the drawing! The Run takes place on Saturday, June 4th and begins at First Texoma National Bank parking lot in downtown Durant at the corner of 2nd & Evergreen.

 

Get registered here!

 

Saturday, June 4 – 8:15 AM – Start for 5K

 

Saturday, June 4 – 9:15 AM – Start for 1M Fun Run

FEST COMING SOON!

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.

Friday, June 3 - 10:00 AM-8:00 PM - Lobby at Choctaw Event Center

Saturday, June 4 - 10:00 AM-8:00 PM - Lobby at Choctaw Event Center

FEST COMING SOON!

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.

Saturday, June 4 - 8:00AM-12:00 PM - Market Square-Downtown Durant

FEST COMING SOON!

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.

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

FEST COMING SOON!

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.

 

Thursday, June 2 – 4:00-9:00 PM – Choctaw Event Center

Friday, June 3 – 10:00 AM-9:00 PM – Choctaw Event Center

Saturday, June 4 – 10:00AM-9:00 PM – Choctaw Event Center

FEST COMING SOON!

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.

Saturday, June 5 - Registration at 7:00 a.m., Ride Begins at 8:00 a.m. at Durant High School

FEST COMING SOON!

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.

Saturday, June 5 - 4:00 p.m. at Lost Street Brewing Co. in Downtown Durant

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