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.
The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Lone Star Region 64 th Annual Convention to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza Wednesday, July 22 – Sunday, July 26, 2015. “Model Railroading is fun! Whether you are young or old, trains have always had a great rapport with people,” says George Bohn, Convention Chairman for the 2015…Continue Reading
The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to welcome the United States Baton Twirling Association’s 57th Annual National Championship to Ford Park Arena Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18, 2015. “Beaumont residents will be amazed by the athleticism and artistry of the nation’s best baton twirlers as they compete for the coveted title of national champion,” said John Chamberlain,…Continue Reading
War veterans from around the state will begin arriving in Beaumont in early July for activities surrounding the 97th Annual State Convention of The American Legion, the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans. “We expect more than 1,000 members of The American Legion family to take part in convention activities between July 8 and July 12,” said Bill West, State Adjutant. “Legionnaires…Continue Reading
Think you know the McFaddin-Ward House? Think again. The McFaddin-Ward House is excited to launch a brand new tour in addition to regularly scheduled tours. The #MWHSecretTour will be the public’s chance to see the McFaddin-Ward House in a brand new light. Designed specifically for locals who have taken the traditional home tour, the brand new "secret" tours give visitors the unique chance to see…Continue Reading
The Symphony of Southeast Texas once again joins the City of Beaumont for the annual July 4th Celebration in downtown Beaumont. The orchestra’s patriotic concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre and is FREE and open to the public. Following the concert, at 9 p.m., the festivities conclude with a grand fireworks display. The musical salute to our nation’s…Continue Reading
Our Summer 2015 calendar is packed with sporting events and I am thrilled to welcome these heavy hitters to Beaumont! United Fastpitch Association will host two weekend tournaments (Ages 10U-18U) at Ford Fields and the Beaumont Athletic Complex . Dates: June 5-6, 2015 (140 teams), June 12-14, 2015 (90 teams) United States Baton Twirling Association is hosting a 1st time event to Beaumont that will…Continue Reading
There's always something happening in Beaumont! To help share this with meeting and event planners, our Sales Team makes regular trips to Austin for client meetings, industry events and multiple sales efforts. Lately, we've been busy doing just that. Here's the scoop! Austin Sales Calls: Earlier this month, I reached out to state association meeting planners that had not been called on before.…Continue Reading
The City of Beaumont is bringing back multiple summer concert series beginning with the Second Annual Jazz at the Lake, Thursday, May 14, at 5:30pm at the Downtown Event Centre, with Jimmy Simmons as the headliner. Jazz at the Lake is a free family event with live entertainment, food samplings by various local vendors, and beer samplings by Del Papa Distributing. The event, which lasts from 5:30pm…Continue Reading
Did you know that 240 of the 596 native bird species in Texas call Beaumont home? It’s true, you can even spot a family of Bald Eagles! For the second year, the Beaumont CVB participated in the 19 th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic by hosting a BIG SIT team on May 8, 2015 at Cattail Marsh . The Big Sit is a 12 hour competition where shifts of birders select a 17-foot diameter circle and team…Continue Reading
The Beaumont CVB, Port Arthur CVB and Jefferson County Partners have released the Official Southeast Texas Visitors Guide just in time for the busy summer travel season. The annual publication promotes tourism highlights for Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland, Port Neches & Groves and features articles cover a 3-day road trip itinerary, local trails, good eats and much more. Check out the Digital…Continue Reading