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Leadership Durant Presents “Elf” the movie
5:30 PM
Location: Massey Building on Main Street, Downtown Durant
Info: Join Leadership Durant 2015-2016 class before the annual Christmas Parade for a showing of the movie Elf at the Massey Building on Main Street. Hot chocolate and pizza by the slice will be sold. Proceeds benefit Leadership Durant.
For more information: 580-924-0848,
Northwest Heights “Fill the Bus”
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 3rd Block of Main Street near Mickle Law Office, Downtown Durant
Info: Join NW Heights to "Fill the Bus" on December 1 before the Christmas Parade! A bus will be parked on Main Street, near the judges stand at Mickle Law Office, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Non-perishable canned food items will be accepted and Hollywood characters with be available for pictures in exchange for your canned food donation. Food donations will be distributed to our local Bryan County food banks.
For more information: 580-924-0848,
Performance by SHARE Chorus
6:00 PM
Location: Judges Stand located in front of Mickle Law Office, Downtown Durant
Info: Get into the holiday spirit before the Christmas Parade on December 1 and enjoy a sampling of your favorite Christmas carols by the SHARE Chorus, under the direction of Jeri Walker, SOSU Donna Massey Professor in Music Education. SHARE Chorus will take the stage at the Christmas Parade judges stand, located at Mickle Law Office beginning at 6:00 p.m.
For more information: 580-924-0848,
Christmas Parade
7:00 PM
Location: Main Street, Downtown Durant
Info: The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the main event of the holiday season – the 2015 Christmas Parade on December 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Durant. The parade route begins at 12th Street and continues east on Main to 1st Street. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Hollywood Christmas”. Parade entry forms are available at the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce office at 215 N 4th Avenue or online at Entries are due by Nov. 25 to the Chamber. You don’t want to miss this wonderful Christmas tradition in Downtown Durant!
For more information: 580-924-0848,


December Coffee Network
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Location: Pretty Lovely Events – 201 W Main St, Durant
Info: Join the Chamber for this weekly networking event.
For more information: 580-924-0848,
Small Business International Trade Symposium
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: OSU-Oklahoma City Campus Student Center, 3rd Floor-Conference Room - 900 N. Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City
Info: Opportunities and Challenges for Oklahoma Business Owners in International Trade
For more information: Michele Campbell, OKSBDC - 580-745-3326 or
State of the Southern Region
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Kiamichi Technology Center (KTC) Room 101 – 810 Waldron Drive, Durant
Info: The Southern Workforce Board is hosting Deidre Myers, Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development, to present a "State of the Southern Region" Presentation. Deidre will cover Labor Market Data for our 17 county region. This information will highlight things such as demographic, Unemployment Rate, Labor Participation, Poverty, PCPI, Educational levels and so on that gives a true picture of the Southern Region.
For more information: 580-745-5397


Ribbon Cutting: Stuteville Insurance
11:00 AM
Location: 851 Westside Dr., Durant
For more information: 580-924-0848
Ribbon Cutting: Blue River Valley Winery
4:00 PM
Location: 3565 Sawmill Rd., Caddo
For more information: 580-924-0848
Beginning Calligraphy for the Holiday Home
6:00 PM
Location: Pretty Lovely Events - 201 W. Main Street, Durant
Info: Workshop presented by Rachel Carl Calligraphy and is approximately two hours. This beginner’s course is designed for those who want to start learning the fundamentals of calligraphy, along with what supplies work best, and how to practice. What’s included: 1 oblique pen, 2 specialty nibs, 1 jar of black ink, 1 jar of white ink, 1 modern alphabet exemplar, practicing paper and pad, ink wells and ink well holder // Investment: $175
For more information: 580-916-1530


Ribbon Cutting: Red River Credit
11:00 AM
Location: 143 W Main, Durant
For more information: 580-924-0848


Santa on the Square
Location: Market Square – 1st and Evergreen, Durant
Info: Join us for fun activities and celebrations including a visit from Santa himself at Market square in Historic Downtown Durant.
For more information: 580-924-1550
11th Annual Pow Wow
Location: Choctaw Event Center, Durant
Info: Admission is free to the public.
For more information: 888-OK-CHOCTAW,
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DISCOVER DURANT, the City of Magnolias, the Gateway to Lake Texoma, the home of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Great Choctaw Nation. We are blessed to be located in “God’s Country”. Durant’s high quality and affordable family valued lifestyle is located a convenient 90 miles north of Dallas on Highway 75 and 150 miles southeast and south from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Come and experience our hospitality and strong sense of community while enjoying our recreation and entertainment.

Recreational opportunities are abundant on beautiful Lake Texoma, offering an abundance of water sports. It is only 15 minutes from Durant and has 89,000 acres of water to enjoy. With the varied activities and numerous combinations, Lake Texoma can make anyone’s vacation the ultimate experience.
Don’t forget to include historic Fort Washita in your agenda as well. Fort Washita is located 15 miles northwest of Durant on 3348 State Road 199. Find out more about Fort Washita by calling 580-924-6502 or online at
The City of Durant hosts its annual event, The Magnolia Festival, on the weekend following Memorial Day. The 2015 Magnolia Festival is May 27-30.  The festival is a four night, four day event filled with fun and entertainment. For more information on this event, visit the web site at
We are fortunate to have the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation located in our city. Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr. provide leadership for the Choctaw Nation. Many of their business enterprises operate throughout Bryan County; among the most popular is the Choctaw Hotel Casino and Resort. The casino is operational 24/7 and hosts a variety of entertainment.
The Choctaw Event Center hosts a variety of events bringing quality entertainment to our area. Visit their website for upcoming events.
The City of Durant is the regional service area for a five county area population. Our city continues to prosper and grow as we celebrated the opening of many new facilities which include Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library, a new airport terminal for the Durant Regional Airport-Eaker Field, and the new Durant High School facility. Durant is proud to be home to SOSU Storm, a.k.a. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a four-year regional college. SOSU enhances our rural setting by providing quality musical productions including the renowned Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Aviation Program and NCAA Division II athletes. 
While in our area be sure to pay a visit to our beautiful downtown. With broad-based community support, the Durant Main Street program has enhanced the original business district through working with business owners, property owners, partners, and volunteers. 
Downtown Durant has improved the rate of occupancy since the Main Street program began. Several Downtown properties are under renovation. The quality of the businesses is at an extremely high level. The program has received the designation of a National Register District for the Downtown as well as Preserve American community status.
Another asset to our downtown is the Three Valley Museum, located at Fourth Avenue and Main Street. Three Valley Museum received its name from the three rivers – Red, Blue and Washita – flowing through our area. The museum has many time-period articles. To arrange a group tour or for hours of operation contact the Museum Curator at 580-924-1907.   
For additional information contact Main Street Program at or 580-924-1550 110 N 2nd Street, Durant, OK 74701.
Whether you are coming to visit or establish a permanent residence, we invite you to come and enjoy our hospitality and quality of life. Start your adventure today by contacting Janet Reed, Executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848. Also visit us on Facebook, Twitter or our office located at 215 N. Fourth Avenue. Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.