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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.

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Paddle up! The Neches River Rally is almost here

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

Texas Energy Museum Presents Dinosaur Day

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

Beaumont CVB Recognized by Industry Peers at TACVB Annual Conference

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

Share Your Thicket - Centennial Photo Contest

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

All Aboard for the National Model Railroad Association Convention

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

Twirlers Head to Beaumont for Baton Twirling National Championship

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

American Legion Convention Brings Hundreds of Veterans and Over $1 Million to Beaumont

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

McFaddin-Ward "Secret Tours" Announced

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

Celebrate Independence Day with Free Symphony Concert

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

Summer Preview: Sports!

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

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