about beaumont, tx

Saturated with a spicy blend of cultures, Beaumont is located in Southeast Texas along the Texas/Louisiana border and near the Gulf of Mexico. Here, you'll find a vibrant arts community, plenty of outdoor opportunities and a surprising number of museums and historic sites

We're big on lagniappe (a little something extra) and we prove it with our food, events and other things to do that can be found throughout the city. Start planning your trip today by browsing our trip planning page, or explore what gives Beaumont that something extra!

Beaumont got its big start more than 100 years ago. Learn about the history of Beaumont & the famous Lucas Gusher.

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Beaumont and Southeast Texas are home to many notable people, especially when it comes to art, music and sports.

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Beaumont is home to Lamar University & Lamar Institute of Technology covering a wide range of educational opportunities.

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Browse through trails & experiences for trip ideas & suggested itineraries that include our top picks for what to see while you're in town.

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Discover our mission and learn how the Beaumont CVB plays a vital part in the economic development of Beaumont.

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Looking for City information? Visit the City of Beaumont website for details on government services and job opportunities.

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Summer Eats in Beaumont

Summer is more than just a time of year, it’s an opportunity to enjoy what nature has given us. In Southeast Texas, we have plenty of restaurants who are embracing the season by offering tasty recipes that are sure to keep you craving more. Whether it’s an outdoor patio with live music or an indoor eatery showcasing fresh flavors, every local eatery offers their own unique summer spin…Continue Reading

7 Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Beaumont

Living or visiting in Southeast Texas, you know that the weather can change in a flash. Don’t let a rainy day put a damper on your plans! There are plenty of things you can do indoors to enjoy everything the great city of Beaumont has to offer. (This is also a great resource for things to do to escape the hot dog days of summer.) Bowling, Skating or Arcade Play What kid doesn’t like…Continue Reading

Celebrating July 4th in Beaumont

Red, White & Blue - and fireworks and music too! Celebrate America the good ole fashioned way with a parade, music, food and fireworks. Preparations are underway for The City of Beaumont’s Fourth of July Celebration and the annual community parade July Fourth morning. These family friendly events are free and fun! Calder Place 1929 Fourth of July Parade BISD Administration…Continue Reading

Top Things for Groups to Do in Beaumont

Because of its location in Southeast Texas near the Louisiana border, Beaumont is a city with an interesting mixture of Texas culture and Cajun heritage. That’s one of the reasons that visitors, whether here for work or pleasure, leave Beaumont feeling a little more cultured and entertained. Beaumont is a destination unlike anywhere else, and if the company or organization you belong to…Continue Reading

CVB Announces Large Convention Booked for 2021

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Sales Team has been working diligently to bring overnight meeting business to Beaumont, Texas and is pleased to announce that Beaumont has been named host city for The Texas Grand Chapter Convention of The Grand Chapter of Texas Order of Eastern Star (OES). The convention will bring over 1800 people to Beaumont in August 2021 and will utilize both…Continue Reading

Now Open: Holiday Inn Beaumont East Medical Center

After much anticipation, the Holiday Inn Beaumont East Medical Center is officially open! After almost two years, this $12 million renovation has come to fruition. With top-of-the-line facilities and amenities, the hotel has been welcoming in guests since April 24, 2018. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time,” said Patti Owens, Director of Sales. “It is…Continue Reading

Celebrate Frida Kahlo and Cinco de Mayo

If having two, full-blown celebrations for Cinco de Mayo is something that sounds like a good time to you, then look no further than Tacos La Bamba ! Not only is one of Beaumont’s favorite taquerias having a jam-packed event for Cinco de Mayo but also a Frida Kahlo event on Thursday, May 3 for First Thursdays on Calder ! Be sure to check out the new Frida table designed by local…Continue Reading

Venue Spotlight: The Event Centre

Located in historic downtown Beaumont, the Event Centre is the perfect location to host your next function. Weddings, parties, galas, meetings and more are perfect for this venue. One of the newest venues in Beaumont, the Event Centre offers beautiful views and modern elegance to any event that is held in the space. Placed between the 12-acre Great Lawn and 2-acre lake with a 35-foot geyser, views…Continue Reading

National Travel and Tourism Week - Then and Now

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the U.S. Travel Association, celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week May 6 – 12, 2018. Throughout the week, the CVB will promote the power of travel through customized events in the community. The goal is to enhance our local economy, security and perception, and recognize the cultural and social benefits created by travel and…Continue Reading

Beaumont Birdies and Official Passport News Release

April 2018 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) would like to officially introduce the newly released Beaumont Birdies! B eau, Mamie, Gladys, Edison, Arthur, Neches, Spot, Gator, Patillo, Ben J, Tyrrell, Babe, Clifton and Mirabeau represent some of the area’s most sought-after species.  Each Beaumont Birdie plush toy comes with its own custom tag including the…Continue Reading

4 Ways to Spoil Your Mom on Mother's Day

Although we appreciate our mother's every day, on Mother's Day we get to celebrate them a little extra! Lucky for those of us who live in Beaumont, there are plenty of opportunities to make Mother's Day special. Whether brunch or terrific shopping opportunities, you do not have to go far to spend a fantastic day with your mom. 1. Brunch MCM Elegante For Mother’s Day,…Continue Reading

Summer Concerts

If you are a lover of music, then Beaumont has the concerts for you! Look no further than this summer line-up to fulfill your music bug. From jazz to country, you will not be disappointed in these talented artist making their way to southeast Texas. Jon Wolfe Dixie Dance Hall May 5, 2018 - 9 p.m. Singer/songwriter Jon Wolfe is a country music artist that you cannot miss. The Top Ten Texas Chart…Continue Reading

The Birds of Southeast Texas Day

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Beaumont Children’s Museum (BCM) are teaming up to host The Birds of Southeast Texas Day at the BCM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Children will build their own birdhouses, color a personal Beaumont Birdie coloring book and listen to local nature tourism educators as they talk about birding and opportunities to…Continue Reading

YMBL South Texas Fair Foodie Guide

Best Fair Food When it comes to fair food, there is nothing too extreme for your taste buds. In fact, the bolder, the better. Who needs fast rides with all these thrilling flavors? With the arrival of the YMBL South Texas State Fair, all diet restrictions go out the window. This is the one time a year that locals come out in droves for unique items such as deep-fried Oreos and grilled pork kabobs.…Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Plan a Meeting in Beaumont

1. Location Conveniently located on Interstate 10 on the Texas and Louisiana state border, Beaumont is nestled on the banks of the Neches River in the southeast corner of Texas. Beaumont is only 30 minutes from the beaches of the Gulf Coast, 40 minutes from the casinos in Louisiana and only 90 minutes east of Houston and Galveston areas. Beaumont serves as a great meeting “hub…Continue Reading

There's Salata New Restaurants

Although we are only three months into the new year, 2018 has been busy for several new area restaurants.  In southeast Texas, there are a few things that bring us all together: the sights, the smells, and the taste of a brand-new business. There is no denying that we all love a new restaurant to frequent. When it comes to what’s hip and happening, these new locally-owned…Continue Reading

Spring Event Round-Up

With the warm weather making its way into the area, there isn't a better time to be outdoors and enjoying festivals with family in Beaumont. Lucky for you, there are some exciting events coming up this spring that are guaranteed fun for everyone!   Easter Egg Hunt at the John Jay French House - March 31 Join the Beaumont Heritage Society for the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt at…Continue Reading

Brunchin' in Beaumont

Who doesn't love a good brunch? Tasty breakfast foods, hearty sandwiches and washing it all down with a mimosa or bloody mary is the best. Lucky for those of us in Beaumont, we got it all. Whether it be a long-time brunch spot, some favorites that have just started serving brunch or brand new establishments, we couldn't be happier to welcome them with open arms. With…Continue Reading

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Southeast Texas

Kid-Friendly Beaumont Children's Museum 701 Main St.  Beaumont, Texas 77701 St. Patrick’s Family Fun Day Make your way to the Beaumont Children's Museum dressed in green for fun events and activities for the kids! Adult-Friendly    LogOn Café 3805 Calder Ave.  Beaumont, Texas 77706 Pre - St. Patty’s Party with Lonestar Bagpipe Band on March 16…Continue Reading

Guide to the YMBL South Texas State Fair

The YMBL South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is held annually at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex and brings thousands of visitors to Beaumont each spring with food, entertainment, and, of course, carnival rides. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) showcases the country's top cowboys and cowgirls at the YMBL Championship Rodeo while locals present their masterpieces at the…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Hosts 28th Annual Hall of Fame Reception

The Beaumont Convention and Visitor’s Bureau recently hosted the 28th Annual Hall of Fame, honoring meeting planners who chose Beaumont as their host city for meetings, reunions, conventions and sports events. With the help of the Beaumont CVB Sales Team, more than $24 million was brought into the city in 2017 from conventions and meetings. The 2018 Hall of Fame was hosted at the newly…Continue Reading

Top 18 in 2018 - Things To Do in Beaumont, Texas

  Whether you’re heading straight for Beaumont, Texas, or passing through, the city has plenty to keep you busy. In fact, there’s so much to do, you might need to adjust your plans to stay a little longer.  Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an art lover , a history buff, a shopaholic or a foodie, you’ll find plenty of reasons to make Beaumont your destination of…Continue Reading

Discover the Rich History of Beaumont, Texas

With a vast history dating back almost 200 years, Beaumont, Texas, has staked its claim in both Texas and U.S. archives. Locals certainly have a past they can be proud of, and there’s plenty to show-and-tell for people just becoming acquainted with the beautiful city as well. The city’s strong foundation has paved the way for a bright future here in Beaumont.  Here are a few of…Continue Reading

Re-discover Beaumont with Free Motorcoach Tours

The Beaumont CVB invites locals to re-discover Beaumont with free motorcoach tours offered throughout the year. Tours are designed to help locals develop a new sense of pride and love for Beaumont by re-discovering everything the city has to offer.  2018 Beaumont Destination Training Schedule​ March 28 May 16 July 18 September 12 November 14 Click here to register online through…Continue Reading

Charles Duit and Debbie Bando - Duit Named as 2018 Honorees for 35th Annual Taste of the Triangle

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association has named Charles Duit and Debbie Bando-Duit as its 2018 honorees for 35th Taste of the Triangle, Feb. 13 at the Beaumont Civic Center. The annual fundraiser showcases the diverse cuisines of Southeast Texas and benefits local charities as well as support students in the hospitality and food service industry. In what has become a Fat Tuesday tradition in…Continue Reading