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Home to more than 15,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The 292-acre campus in just a short drive from downtown Beaumont museums as well as a variety of dining and nightlife options.

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Lamar University offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Lamar students enjoy cheering on the Cardinals in more than a dozen NCAA Division I men's and women's sports.

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Lamar's 292-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.

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A Winter Wonderland In Beaumont

Rarely does the temperature in Beaumont drop below 40 degrees, much less get cold enough for SNOW, but on December 8, 2017, the majority of southeast Texans woke up to a glorious winter wonderland. Social newsfeeds were blowing up with pictures of snowmen, snow angels and the ever so wonderful snowball fight!  Each of us could depend on a text from at least one family member (or an excited…Continue Reading

Having A Relaxing, Stress-Free Vacation in Beaumont

Americans are increasingly stressed out - and it’s no wonder why. After all, the United States is the most overworked nation in the world. We pull long hours on the job and struggle to balance work with play, family, and self care. One thing that might help? Taking a vacation. As it turns out, using those extra vacation days can actually be good for you. It’s been scientifically proven…Continue Reading

Holiday Recipes

There has been no busier year than 2017. Sometimes it seems like 24-hours doesn’t leave enough time in the day for work, errands, and quality time with the ones you love. Interestingly, when it comes to feeding you family, most baked goods and dinner items you see these days often come from local grocery stores or neighborhood restaurants due in large part to time constraints and pure…Continue Reading

A Picture of Hope

Hurricane Harvey not only impacted South and Southeast Texas, but Texas as a whole. People from all across the great state as well as the world felt its impact, which is why Austin-based photographer Julia Robinson felt the need to offer her services to those affected. As a photojournalist and multimedia producer, Robinson travels all over Texas photographing and producing content for editorial,…Continue Reading

5 Tips for Smooth Registration at Your Next Meeting

Registration is the first point of contact with your meeting attendees and a smooth check-in process keeps excitement levels high and sets the tone for a great event. Straight from the Horse’s Mouth Create your registration form that requests ALL the information needed for Name Badges during your registration procedures. When the attendee provides their own contact details & any other…Continue Reading

Shopping for the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching and you know what that means: SHOPPING. We know that sometimes the process can be taxing and finding the perfect gift can be hard, but we are happy to say that Beaumont has more than enough places to find exactly what you are looking for. Check out some of our favorite local stops for the best gifts. Bungalow Boutique With great service and amazing…Continue Reading

Southeast Texas Tailgating

In the South, football season welcomes parties almost every day of the week starting in September and lasting until the Super Bowl in February. When it comes to outdoor gatherings during the day or night, folks along the Neches River tend to congregate around the smoked meats while everything else follows suit.  With the Friday Night Lights in full force, we need enough tasty sustenance to…Continue Reading

What's Happening: November

November is the time for family, friends and giving. The weather is great, everyone is getting ready for the holidays whether it be decorating, purchasing gifts or preparing to consume a lot of food. When you want to spend time outside of the house and get out in the community, Beaumont has all the events you need. Whether it be music, sports, performing arts or just fun family activities, we have…Continue Reading

Meetings: What They Are Saying

Making meetings  in Beaumont,Texas the best they can be is what the Beaumont CVB Sales & Service Team is all about. Our clients’ success is of utmost importance to us and nothing makes us happier than seeing them satisfied. But don't just take our word for it, look at what some of our clients are saying:   "During three out of the last fifteen…Continue Reading

Ready to (Turkey) Trot

This year, the Sea Rim Striders host the 27th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, Kids and Special Needs 1K on Thanksgiving Day. The proceeds will benefit the Beaumont Rainbow Room, an in-house emergency supply center located within the Jefferson County Department of Family Services. In order to help out this organization, people need to register , so the Convention and Visitors Bureau is going to fill…Continue Reading

What's Happening: October

With the temperature cooling down, football season in full swing and decorations on porches, October is finally here! From a popular haunted Halloween tour with family to Classic Movie Nights with friends, there are plenty of events going on in Beaumont this month to keep you busy! We’ve got your guide to October 2017 including ideas for family fun, arts and entertainment, date night…Continue Reading

Craft Beer in Beaumont

The 3rd Annual Beaumont Craft Beer Fest is just around the corner and coming in hot with high expectations. With tickets selling out within hours, Beaumont residents and visitors are highly anticipating what should be another successful event. Live music and beer will be showcased from all over Texas and national craft breweries, offering a unique attraction for the Beaumont area. Local artist,…Continue Reading

The Making of Blacksmith

Student teaching while obtaining his master’s degree, Frank DiCesare didn’t realize that a film segment in an English class would shape his ideas for his film-making debut. The professor he was shadowing thought it would be a great idea to use film as a vehicle to showcase the lesson he was teaching. Within that segment, DiCesare followed along, watching a short film about Alfred…Continue Reading

Gift of Life Walk of Survivorship

A Celebration of Life, Hope & Strength On Saturday, October 7, at 10:00 am, Gift of Life will host a new, community-wide celebration in downtown Beaumont – a Walk of Survivorship – in loving memory of Julie Richardson Procter. This special event is scheduled in lieu of the planned Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run, which has been rescheduled to October 6, 2018, due to…Continue Reading

Beaumont Listed: 2018 Best Stores in Texas

Shopping in Beaumont has never been better. We are pleased to announce that ShopAcrossTexas.com has released the 2018 List of Best Stores in Texas and some of our Beaumont favorites have made the cut! Congratulations to these EIGHT Beaumont stores! •     Alyson Jon Interiors  offers high-quality furniture, accessories, bedding and lighting from around the world.…Continue Reading

Beaumont's Meeting Business Recovering Swiftly After Hurricane Harvey

While Beaumont dealt with two weeks of unprecedented flooding, damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the City of Beaumont has bounced back and is quickly recovering; particularly as it relates to the meetings and convention business, per the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Convention Sales Team. Hurricane Harvey did have some immediate impact on conventions in…Continue Reading

5 Things for Fall

Lamar University Cardinals Football  Cheer on the Lamar Cardinals this season at Provost Umphrey Stadium. Get to the games early for tailgating with friends and family to enjoy the fall weather and football season. You do not want to miss out on exciting games and supporting our home team! #peckem •    vs. Nicholls State - September 30 at 7 p.m. •  …Continue Reading

Big Thicket Responds to Hurricane Harvey Visitor Operations Resume Tuesday, Sept 5th

As our neighbors throughout Southeast Texas continue to cope with the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, we would like to provide an update on the status of Big Thicket National Preserve. Since Wednesday, August 30th, preserve staff have been working to account for employees, stabilize structures, and survey the conditions of all facilities. Widespread and persistent flooding has hampered work in many…Continue Reading

Shop Thrift in Beaumont

What, what, what, what... An increased demand in secondhand items is rapidly expanding the resale market with those who seek to expand their personal style, and savor the thrill of the hunt. Thrift Stores have recently seen a dramatic increase in popularity, and while some believe this can be attributed to hip hop duo, Macklemore &…Continue Reading

New Communications Specialist and Tourism Development Coordinator Announced

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is thrilled to announce its new Communications Specialist, Mallory Cross , and Tourism Development Coordinator, Christina Majdalani . Both are ready to hit the ground running with new ideas and fresh perspectives to increase outreach and promotion to the city of Beaumont.  Communications Specialist, Mallory Cross, is a recent…Continue Reading

Bring It to Beaumont!

Meetings Mean Business And we want You to Host A Meeting in Your Home Town Are you a member of any group that has district, regional, state or national overnight meetings?  Why not Bring it to Beaumont – Texas With A Little Something Extra? And the Beaumont CVB can help! If your business or industry has a convention or tradeshow -- Bring it Home to Beaumont! If your association has a…Continue Reading

Lorrie Morgan to Perform at the Jefferson Theatre

On November 16, 2017 at The Jefferson Theater show starts at 7:00 PM The first woman in country music to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums, Lorrie Morgan is a chart-topping vocalist with over two decades of success. She has sold over eight million albums and received numerous awards including Country Music Television’s (CMA) Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and Album…Continue Reading

Savor your Summer

YOLO (You Only Live Once) Savor the rest of your summer and indulge in a true Southeast Texan experience Whether you're looking for a last minute escape before school starts, or seeking a thrill that may venture into uncharted territory, Beaumont has plenty of options . While the days of summer have flown by and classes will soon be back in session, I encourage you to take the…Continue Reading

Kid in the 80's in Beaumont

You know you were a kid in the 80’s in Beaumont… if… I was a kid in the late 80’s and early 90’s living in Southeast Texas. I wanted to be a Goonie and my wardrobe consisted of Hypercolor shirts and slap bracelets. From the Rogers Park pool to Friday nights skating, Beaumont is where I made most of my childhood memories. It’s why I love Beaumont so much…Continue Reading

Meat me at The Market

The Beaumont Farmers Market is a locally run, open-air market that allows people to shop for fresh, regionally grown produce and other food products. Every Saturday through December, the market is open, rain or shine from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Beaumont Farmer’s Market Vendor Spotlight: Wild Earth Texas Do you know where your meat comes from? If not, now you can. Meet Rachel Wilson, one…Continue Reading

The Official Southeast Texas Visitors Guide is devoted to the area's must-see attractions, best dining, shopping & outdoor activities.

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

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