Magnolia Festival

Honoring the heritage of Durant, also known as the “City of Magnolias,” the annual Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma features games and festivities perfect for a fun-filled family weekend. The 20th Anniversary Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma will take place June 2-4, 2016 at the Choctaw Event Center.

Outside of the Event Center, ride the Ferris wheel and enjoy a wide array of carnival rides, games, yummy fair food and pony rides along with a stunning fireworks display on opening night. Head inside the Event Center to peruse the craft and food booths, exhibitor displays and the Texoma Arts Association Art Show. The Event Center will also include the Magnolia Theatre, featuring around-the-clock, free, family-friendly entertainment. Of course there are plenty more free events under the children’s tent with arts and crafts, turtle races and more.

The Magnolia Festival also hosts a variety of other activities happening throughout the community including a large parade and 5K run/walk in Downtown Durant, veterans' reception, Rotary bike ride and the annual Durant Riding Club Magnolia Rodeo at the Bryan County Fairgrounds. Be sure not to miss the live music at Gilley’s inside the Choctaw Casino on Friday and Saturday nights of the festival.

As headquarters of the Choctaw Nation, the Magnolia Festival will also showcase the history and folklore of their heritage with Choctaw dancers and a Choctaw Princess Pageant.

With a wide variety of events, entertainment, activities, food and exhibitions, the Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma is a guaranteed fun-filled weekend for visitors of all ages.