Beaumont is known for its outdoor recreation and we are proud of it! Whether taking trips to the Hike and Bike trails, local parks, the Big Thicket or Cattail Marsh, it is important to be prepared when getting out in nature. If you get the bug to get outside and enjoy nature, we encourage you to follow some of these steps when exploring the area. Every runner knows that it can be dangerous sharing the road with drivers and even with pedestrians in some cases. While there’s no way to totally avoid accidents when you’re running making yourself as visible as possible increases the

You know what they say about the weather in Southeast Texas: Just wait a few minutes and it will change. So on those great days when the cool breeze is blowing and the sun is shining bright you just want to be outdoors with friends! From bars to bakeries, we’ve collected a list of places with porches and patios so you can enjoy the best of what Beaumont and the surrounding areas have to offer.  In Beaumont: Amelia Farm & Market 8600 Dishman Road Beaumont, Tx 77713 Nothing says relaxation like a fresh lunch on the farm and that's exactly what you'll find at Amelia

* Head out to the Lamar University Campus for Homecoming on September 27, 2019 for the Homecoming Bonfire and game day festivities on September 28, 2019. * Pep Rally and Bonfire 6:30 p.m. (9/27) Get your Red on and join Lamar University for the Pep Rally lighting of the Homecoming Bonfire at Spindletop Field and meet your winners and finalists for Homecoming Court! Cardinal FanFest at the Montagne Center 12 - 5 p.m. (9/28) There is something for the whole family at Cardinal FanFest at the Montagne Center A-5 Parking Lot. Enjoy meals from area food trucks and sample free craft

When planning a meeting in a destination, it is always nice to add some local flavor to the event. From entertainment to food, utilizing the area’s best is an amazing way to connect with the community and stand out to make a memorable convention or meeting. The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has the perfect list to figure out the best ideas for your group to make an impact on your guests. Food Rao’s Bakery Rao’s Bakery has been a hometown favorite since 1941 that has visitors stopping through just to get a taste of their delicious cookies, cakes, pies and more. When

Beaumont is Bloomin'

Beaumont is bloomin’ and we couldn’t be happier! With the recent title as a “Bee City” the importance of the right vegetation and flora is instrumental in keeping bees and other pollinators in the area. So, what does it mean to be a “Bee City” and why is it important? Being a part of Bee City USA means that the City of Beaumont endorses a set of commitments for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. To help with this initiative, the City of Beaumont implemented of a new method of landscaping called

The Big Thicket Association (BTA) will host the  Annual Neches River Rally on Saturday, September 7 at the LNVA Saltwater Barrier boat launch on Bigner Road in Beaumont, Texas. Come enjoy this very unique paddling experience and help us celebrate the National Parks Centennial in the Big Thicket National Preserve.    Event Details Neches River Rally September 7, 2019 LNVA Saltwater Barrier 5790 Bigner Road Beaumont, TX 77703 Launch Site Opens: 7:30 a.m.  Entry Fees: $35: 13 years and older ($45 after August 19, 2019) $10, 12 years and younger ($15 after August 19, 2019)

My out-of-town visitors, daughter and granddaughters, ages 8 and 12, had complained that visiting grandma was boring until we discovered the Beaumont Birdie Passport. Packing up water bottles and snacks we spent a delightful day visiting most of the attractions listed and getting our passports stamped. Following the official passport was a rewarding hunt for Beaumont’s treasures. Cattail Marsh and the Beaumont Botanical Gardens were our first stops. Although we had visited these two delightful locations previously, we marveled at the changes and development of the Wetlands

A Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a destination influencer, working hand-in-hand with businesses around the city and advocating on their behalf. It is a job of a CVB to serve as an extension of the city to provide real-time collaboration and access to all the city has to offer. When planning meetings in Beaumont, meeting planners can utilize those relationships for an easy meeting planning process. At the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau we strive to go above and beyond with our meeting planners through servicing and “rolling out the red carpet” for our guests,

Preparing for the new school year can be a little daunting. Lists of supplies and things to do can sneak up on you fairly quick, but one thing that comes with the school year, that everyone seems to love, is shopping for a new wardrobe. Beaumont offers amazing boutiques with quality brands and designs that don’t break your budget. By shopping locally, you help support the local economy and business owners. Find Your Perfect Outfit! Bungalow Boutique One of the newest boutiques in Beaumont, Bungalow, offers the latest trends in fashion. Sip on a cocktail and get treated to amazing

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 events relate to current exhibits at the museum. During the program, kids are able to have hands-on interaction with a variety of art mediums and encouraged to let their creativity