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Durant, OK’s best events and activities in May; It’s Heating Up Like Summer!

Durant, OK’s best events and activities in May; It’s Heating Up Like Summer!

May 01, 2017
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May is one HOT month for visitors coming to Oklahoma, Durant, as there will be no shortage of special events going on. Whether it’s a cultural festival, a headline concert, a live comedy special, an exclusive family event, or an unforgettable outdoor adventure—year after year—people from all over come to experience first-hand the lure of Durant; small-town charm combined with a western flare and a much-celebrated history of Native American Indians.

Durant (OK), a population of 20,000, is a sprawling town that offers a burgeoning calendar of indoor and outdoor events. Suffice to say that this small town serves as an excellent destination for both experienced and newbie travelers, residents, families, and visitors in search of historical or artistic works, charming and traditional style accommodations, and a full menu of attractions, events, and activities that practically everyone can enjoy.

However, to save you all the trouble of having to look, I have put together an amazing list of events for the month of May to get you out and enjoying the best of Durant (OK). Check it out here:

  • Alice Cooper @ Choctaw Casino & Resort (Grand Theater), May 6th. 5 Decades of Classic Rock, need I say more? The name, Alice Cooper, alone should tell you that this will not be your average show. It’s a wild bonanza of exciting melodies, harmonies and rhythms, and not to mention SUPER FUN & EXCITEMENT. – Get your tickets here!
  • Barry Manilow @ Choctaw Casino & Resort (Grand Theater), May 12th – “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Copacabana (At the Copa) are the most recognized song hits by Barry Manilow. The singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, and producer that’s widely considered a living legend by many music critics, has recorded and released 47 Top 40 singles, including 12 that hit number one. Get your tickets here!
  • The Breezin’ & Breathless Tour with George Benson and Kenny G @ Choctaw Casino & Resort (Grand Theater), May 13th – If you’re into some smooth jazz, R&B, a little soul, and some funk music, then you don’t want to miss this spectacular night featuring two of the greatest contemporary jazz musicians. For more information call 580-920-0160 or visit Choctaw Casinos.
  • Vietnamese Concert, “Em” @ Choctaw Casino & Resort (Grand Theater), May 21st – This is a free event, but don’t let the word “free” fool you. Em is a world class event of musical talent which will leave you with some unforgetable memories For more information call 580-920-0160 or visit Choctaw Casinos.
  • The Clairvoyants @ Choctaw Casino & Resort (Grand Theater), May 26th –Meet the Clairvoyants—Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten—who dazzled the audience coming in as the first runner-ups in “America’s Got Talent” are back on tour with an amazing show in the world of mentalism. This psychic and illusionist couple are more than meets the eye! For more information call 580-920-0160 or visit Choctaw Casinos.

What else is going on? Take a look below at the Calendar of Events from the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce: 215 N 41″ Ave. Durant, OK 74701 580-924-0848

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31— Coffee Network (Chamber Members Only)

Location: Jimmy’s Egg— 2501 W Main St, Durant (OK)

Info: Join us for Coffee Network on Wednesday mornings! It’s a great way to promote your business, organization or event – all you have to do is bring a dollar and a business card. On the last Wednesday of each month we draw for the money so you won’t want to miss it! We hope to see you there.

For more information: Call 580-924-0848

May 4 — Throwback Thursdays at Wright’s Drive In

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: 319 S 9th Avenue, Durant (OK)

Info: Bring your classic car for display or just come out and enjoy the cool cars, fabulous food and more at Wright’s Drive-In every 1st Thursday of each month. Dust off your poodle skirts and leather jackets and join the fun! Sponsored by Nor-Tex A/C & Refrigeration.

For more information: Call 580-924-4793

May 5-7 — Radio Softball Classic

Location: Durant Multi Sports Complex — 1920 OK-78, Durant (OK)

Info: Mid Continental Broadcasting and Academy Sports presents the 2nd annual Radio Softball Classic. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Durant.

For more information: 580-924-8190, 580-920-5145 or

May 20 — 4H Spring Fling Horse Show Buckle Series

Time: Books open at 7:00 a.m., Show starts at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Bryan County Fairgrounds — 1901 S 9th, Durant (OK)

Info: Hosted by the Bryan County 4H Horse Project members. 36 buckles to be given away! For more information: 580-916-1378 or

May 25-27 — Durant Riding Club Magnolia Festival Rodeo

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Durant Rodeo Arena — S 9th Avenue, Durant (OK)

Info: Join Durant Riding Club for the 76th annual Durant Rodeo as a part of the Magnolia Festival l Don’t miss the barrel racing event scheduled for Memorial Day, May 29.

For more information: 972-571-6348 or 972-741-7058,

May 29 — Race for Cash presented by the Durant Riding Club Magnolia Festival Rodeo

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Durant Rodeo Arena — S 9th Avenue, Durant (OK)

Info: $2000 added plus buckles to winners of each D in Open. For more information: Tanya Willingham – Call 580-239-2651

So what are you still doing reading? Go ahead and mark your calendars, get out there and make this a summer to remember!

Don’t forget; this is by no means an exhaustive list of events taking place in Durant (OK), so be sure to check out these sites too:,,, and


If you happen to fall in love with the area, find yourself visiting year-after-year as often as many people do after their first visit, and want to see what home buying options are available for Starter homes – Vacation homes – Retirement homes – or just have questions, I would be glad to help – give me a call or send me an email today.

Brian A. Allen is a Realtor© that is full of energy, excitement and zeal for every sale. He spent most of his career in marketing and now applies that skill set to the homes his clients want to sell. Click here to learn more about Brian A. Allen

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