Photo courtesy Durant Chamber of Commerce

Mosey down to Durant, the city of magnolias, the week after Memorial Day, and experience the Magnolia Festival.

This family-friendly event, a staple since 1997, offers just about any type of entertainment you can fathom – craft vendors line the Choctaw Event Center floor, art shows inspire, the rodeo enthralls. Take the evening to enjoy the outdoor carnival or the Choctaw Nation Princess Pageant. Get active at the 5K run, or sit and marvel at the nightly fireworks. Theater enthusiasts can also visit the Magnolia Theatre, inside the event center, for daily entertainment.

No matter your interest, this annual event has something for you.

The Durant Riding Club Magnolia Rodeo runs May 25-26. The festival runs May 31-June 2. For a full listing of events, visit

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