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Welcome to Beaumont

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.

Explore Beaumont's flavor with made-from-scratch menu items and locally sourced goods. And let's not forget the craft beer.

From art exhibits & live music to happenings just for kids and outdoor activities, you'll find plenty that can be enjoyed regularly.

Our Blog
Celebrating Valentine's Day in Beaumont

Whether you want to dress up for a big night or chill on the sofa with takeout, Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your sweetie you care. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or do some big grand gesture. Sometimes the best gift is just planning something simple and sweet. The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to help. From romantic nights away to a fun craft workshop with the…Continue Reading

Mark Your Calendars for Free Family Arts Days at AMSET

One of the best things about Beaumont and southeast Texas is the abundance of artistic talent found throughout the area. Perhaps it's because we start cultivating artists at a young age with programs like Free Family Arts Days at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas . Held quarterly, Free Family Arts Days take place on a Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is always free and kid-friendly…Continue Reading

Beaumont Welcomes East Texas Historical Association

Beaumont Welcomes East Texas Historical Association February 18-20, 2016 The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the East Texas Historical Association to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza February 18-20, 2016 for its annual Spring Meeting and invites the public to attend. “We are an invaluable asset to southeast Texas history & culture,” says Dr. Scott Sosebee of East Texas…Continue Reading

Students Get The Mozart Experience at Youth Education Concert

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents its annual Youth Education Concerts on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day, at the Julie Rogers Theatre. Over 4,000 local students are expected to attend the free concerts and gain exposure to a live performance of a symphony orchestra. This year’s concerts will feature the Magic Circle Mime Company, regarded as…Continue Reading

Making Memories: Gather in Beaumont

Beautiful history, unique attractions, affordable hotels, easy traffic and tasty restaurants. Sounds great, right? Yes, we are talking about Beaumont! Not only is Beaumont a great place to visit, but it’s also the perfect location to gather for an event and make memories. It’s the kind of thing you don’t think about until you need it. The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is not just a place…Continue Reading

Monster Nation Takes Over Ford Park

Monster Nation is turning Ford Park into a Destruction Zone! Monster trucks will rumble back into Beaumont’s Ford Park Arena with 1,800 tons of dirt and smashed metal on February 19-20, 2016 . What has become the premiere monster event promises to continue wowing fans with six 10,000 pound monster machines and more jam-packed into 2 hours of high-flying horsepower. Back to defend the Monster…Continue Reading

Meetings Brought Over $18 Million Into Beaumont in 2015

Meetings Brought Over $18 Million into Beaumont in 2015. The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its annual Hall of Fame Reception at The Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. “Meetings, reunions and sporting events are big business for Beaumont,” says Dean Conwell, Director for the Beaumont CVB. “Hall of Fame is our small way of saying…Continue Reading

Coming Up: The Gusher Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K

The Gusher Marathon is not just about getting people together for one race day in Beaumont. It’s about making a difference in the lives of as many people as possible, one mile at a time. That’s the goal of the Gusher Marathon founders Amie and Richard James. “Southeast Texas does not have a good health image. A few years ago it was ranked among the five unhealthiest areas in the country. We can…Continue Reading

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler Y'all

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler means “Let the Good Times Roll” in French. And simply put, there’s no better way of doing exactly that than at Mardi Gras. Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras is the season of Carnival celebrations, beginning on Three King's Day (January 6) and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Think lighted parades, beads, Cajun food, concerts, masks, glitter and more.…Continue Reading

Coming Soon! Cattail Marsh Boardwalk & Viewing Platforms

Beaumont is for the birds…and that is a good thing. The Beaumont CVB is proud to announce that birders, photographers and nature enthusiasts will soon have a new way to enjoy Cattail Marsh , located inside Tyrrell Park in Beaumont, Texas. Cattail Marsh has a long, respected history with birders as a prime site to find resident and migrating birds. The City of Beaumont originally constructed the…Continue Reading