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Choctaw Cultural Center adds activities to Magnolia Festival
By The Choctaw Nation
May 31, 2023
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Choctaw Cultural Night for the Magnolia Festival on June 1

Durant, Okla. – The Choctaw Cultural Center is partnering with the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce to help kick off this year’s Magnolia Festival. Choctaw Cultural Night for the Magnolia Festival will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at the Choctaw Cultural Center, 1919 Hina Hanta Way in Durant.

On June 1, the Cultural Center will extend its hours of operation for gallery touring, dining in the Champuli Café, and shopping in the Hvshi Gift Store.

Beginning at 7 p.m., a Stickball Exhibition Game will be played on the Cultural Center’s lighted Stickball Competition Field. Arena lights will be turned off at dusk so those in attendance can view the fireworks display that will take place at the Choctaw Event Center.

The stickball demonstration is a prelude to the Peh Toli Youth Stickball Tournament. The youth tournament is Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Choctaw Cultural Center Stickball Competition Field.

Regular admission prices to the Cultural Center will be in effect and attendance is complimentary at the Stickball Exhibition Game. For additional information about the Choctaw Cultural Night for the Magnolia Festival and the Stickball Exhibition Game, visit https://chocta.ws/ccc-magnolia or call 833-708-9582.

About the Choctaw Cultural Center

The Choctaw Cultural Center is dedicated to exploring, preserving, and showcasing the culture and history of the Choctaw people. The exhibits are immersive and told from the Choctaw perspective – honoring the physical and spiritual journey of the Choctaw people, the “Chahta Nvwat Aya.” Located in Durant, Oklahoma, the Choctaw Cultural Center includes over 100,000 square feet of rich, living exhibitions, a vast Living Village, classrooms, a theater, café and retail that combined, bring the Chahta spirit of faith, family and culture to life! For more information, visit choctawculturalcenter.com.

About the Magnolia Festival

Honoring the heritage of Durant, known as the City of Magnolias, June 1-3 the Magnolia Festival will feature shopping, food, drinks, games, the Texoma Arts Association Art Show & Sale, a carnival, and an opening night-fireworks display. The annual event makes for a fun-filled family weekend at the Choctaw Event Center, 3702 Choctaw Rd. Visit www.magnoliafestival.com for more information.