Following the sweep of long-leaf pine and cedar, through the lowland plains and fields, gradually down to the lapping Gulf waters and swampy mystery of the bayous, Beaumont offers a blend of unexpected combinations. On the border of Louisiana but thoroughly Texan, Beaumont embraces both brisket and crawfish, a mix of Texas swagger and Cajun rhythm. Where else will you find an enormous spotted fire hydrant a block from an excellent fine art museum? Or the the biggest captive alligator in Texas sharing the same town as a museum about the history of energy?
It's our great pleasure to welcome you to Beaumont, Texas, also home to astonishing biodiversity and historical significance. Visit sites where American history was made, from the first major oil discovery that changed the world forever, to the most one-sided Confederate victory of the Civil War. Travelers come from long distances to enjoy the area's outdoor opportunities including fishing & hunting, camping, hiking & biking, paddling and other water sports. From bird watching and botanical gardens to swamps and gators, you'll find plenty of things to do inside and outdoors.
For entertainment, you'll find everything from regional festivals & events to symphony concerts, rodeos to ballet productions. And with classic Cajun cuisine, zesty Texas barbecue and authentic Mexican fare, the restaurants are as spicy as the people who live here.
It's fall y'all and that means weekend after weekend of festivals, outdoor events and fun activities throughout the season! On Saturday, October 10th (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) the Big Thicket Association will host Big Thicket Day to celebrate the establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve, 51 years ago. This free event will be held at Collier’s Ferry Park on the Neches River. The Old Time…Continue Reading
This week marks the beginning of hunting season in the Big Thicket National Preserve . During the preserve’s hunting season, October 3, 2015 through February 29, 2016, recreational users, including hikers, campers, photographers, bird watchers, and paddlers are encouraged to wear bright identifiable colors, specifically hunter orange or international orange, while exploring the preserve’s six…Continue Reading
Attention big barkers and little yappers: Time to mark your social canine calendar! On Saturday October 10, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Dogtober Fest will take over downtown Beaumont. Beaumont Main Street and the City of Beaumont will host a furr-filled day of paws-it-tively fabulous events for all ages at Central Bark (The green area between the Julie Rogers Theatre and Beaumont Public…Continue Reading
Beaumont shopping is down-right awesome, y'all. We're very pleased to announce that ShopAcrossTexas.com has just released The 2016 List of Best Stores in Texas and several of Beaumont favorites have made the cut. Congratulations to these seven fabulous Beaumont stores! Bella Bella is Beaumont's premier destination for formal and special occasion dresses. Burns Antik Haus is where you'll find…Continue Reading
We just can’t wait for Sweet Soiree, so Port Arthur is gathering for the first-ever Mid-Way to Mardi Gras party, 6 p.m. Sept. 12, at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center. Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas and the Krewe of Krewes will host B-List, the band. BYOE, as in Bring Your Own Everything (snacks, food, drinks, ice, etc.). Visitors, if you packed for fishing Sabine Lake and Sea Rim State Park…Continue Reading
Attention big barkers and little yappers! It's time to mark your social canine calendar for Saturday October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Dogtober Fest ! Bring your leash, your family and your favorite little folks to downtown. (No cats please!) Beaumont Main Street and the City of Beaumont will host a furr-filled day of paws-it-tively fabulous events for all ages at Central Bark (the…Continue Reading
The Big Thicket Association will host the 2nd Annual Neches River Rally Saturday, September 12th at the LNVA Saltwater Barrier boat launch on Bigner Road in Beaumont, Texas. Entry fees start at $35 for single paddlers and include lunch, official event T-shirt, goodies and local entertainment. This canoe and kayak rally takes paddlers on one of the most popular paddling trails in Southeast Texas -…Continue Reading
Dinosaur Day, the Texas Energy Museum's annual outdoor program of hands-on activities about dinosaurs and fossils, will be held on the grounds of the Museum in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, October 31, 2015, from 9 am to 1 pm. The free educational program features outdoor activities for children to learn about dinosaurs and how fossils are found and studied. Activities include presentations by…Continue Reading
The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its winnings in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in The Woodlands last week. “I am so thrilled that our Clue-themed holiday event which the Beaumont CVB produced in December 2014 was so well received by our peers,” stated Rebecca Woodland, Convention…Continue Reading
As part of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration , Big Thicket National Preserve invites visitors to explore the preserve and share their photos in a year-long photo contest. Beginning in August of 2015, park visitors will be invited to submit photos via Instagram for entry into the contest using the hashtag #BigThicketPhotoContest. Monthly winners will be chosen in three categories…Continue Reading