Author: Ashley White

Digital Communications Manager

As the Digital Communications Manager, Ashley oversees Visit Beaumont, TX's online presence. This consists primarily of managing this [fabulous] website and the CVB's vast array of social media channels. Fully immersed in the life of a boy mom, Ashley finds herself ushering her two boys to soccer practice, Cub Scouts, school and various functions. When she's not managing the house as a mom and wife, she likes to spend the weekends running obstacle course races with her husband and participating in CrossFit competitions. Otherwise, you’ll find her spending time with her extremely large, loud & sarcastic family.

It's hard to believe 2015 has come and gone. They say time flies when you're having fun, right? To help keep the fun alive in 2016, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite ongoing Beaumont events that are worth attending. These events are happening year-round so you have plenty of opportunities to get them on your calendar. Here are three Beaumont events you shouldn't miss this year. 1) First Thursdays on Calder First Thursdays on Calder which takes places in downtown on the first Thursday of every month is easily one of my favorite Beaumont events. I love it

Each year, we show you the best of Beaumont jam-packed into a single day. Known locally as Beaumont Destination Training, this highly-popular motorcoach tour of Beaumont is only offered 5 times throughout the year. Our 2015 Beaumont Destination Training dates are Wednesdays: March 11, May 6, July 15, September 16 and November 18, 2015. All sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. Register now.

Fun abounds in Beaumont this October with festivals galore. To help make planning easy, we've compiled a few of our favorites for you below. Be sure to share your pictures with us. Find us everywhere: @VisitBeaumontTX or use the hashtag #bmttx. Happy almost Halloween y'all!   October 8 - November 1: Scarecrow Festival & Autumn Fair Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center (Orange) | (409) 670-9113 Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Admission, $2 - $6. See funny, wacky and weird scarecrows designed by local businesses, groups and families at the

Each October, we get excited. Why? Because this is a great month to be in Beaumont. With festivals going on each weekend, there's fun to be had around every corner - from firefighters and dogs to dinosaurs and sugar skulls. Here's a couple of our favorites happening this weekend.  October 4: Fire Prevention & Family Safety Festival Fire Museum of Texas | (409) 880-3927 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Free admission. Join Beaumont Firefighters and First Responders for a day of free family fun at the Fire Museum of Texas. Visitors will learn about fire safety through games, live

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, American flags can be seen more than normal around Beaumont. People proudly show off their patriotic pride while donning their red, white and blue in varying shades. Cities and family friendly attractions are finalizing the details for grand celebrations and flashy fireworks shows. To help, we've compiled this list of everything happening for the 4th of July in Southeast Texas. And don't forget to check out the Kids Gator Rescue Tournament also happening this weekend!   9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Shangri La 4th of July Celebration ($2 -

Heads up parents, because this is a deal you don't want to miss out on. Colorado Canyon, along with Crossroads Bowling, Manning's Texas on Wheels, High Ground Airsoft, Games People Play and Spinning Wheels, have teamed up to bring visitors - and locals - an entire summer of money-saving fun with their highly popular Southeast Texas Summer Fun Pass.   The pass, good for a family of four, is priced at only $129 and is valid from Memorial Day (May 26, 2014) through Labor Day (September 1, 2014). Here is what the pass will get you: Unlimited Miniature Golf from Colorado

As school comes to a close, and kids begin to get out for the summer, it's time to start thinking about what memories you'll make this summer. Kids and adults alike can enjoy summer activities in Beaumont. From exploring Southeast Texas with our trail maps to discovering something new at area museums, you'll find plenty of things to do inside and outdoors. To help making planning your summer in Beaumont a breeze, we've compiled a list of resources. (You're welcome.) Southeast Texas Visitors Guide Top 10 Things to Do in Beaumont Beaumont Trail

We love a good burger. But, we love "the best" burger even more. And, we're proud to announce, that of all the burgers in Texas, you'll find the best right here in Beaumont at our very own, Willy Burger.  Each season on The Texas Bucket List, twelve to thirteen hamburgers are featured from various locations throughout the state. The Texas Bucket List season finale will count down the top five burgers of the state & Willy Burger has been selected for this season's top honors: The Best Burger in Texas. Willy Burger is open Monday - Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

Founded by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic illnesses. This year, Petty will lead more than 200 motorcyclists from Carlsbad, California, and travel more than 2,800 miles, to their final destination in Daytona Beach - with a special stop right here in Beaumont, Texas. Come out to welcome riders and support Victory Junction at the Hampton Inn Beaumont hotel on May 7 at 4:15 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to

If you've ever wanted to be up close and one with nature, then kayaking down the Neches River is your ticket to a front row seat. Join the Big Thicket Association during their first annual "Neches River Rally," to be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Beaumont, Texas. The event also coincides with the Big Thicket Association's 50th Anniversary. This special occasion celebrates the dedication of the newly established Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail as part of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Paddling Trail Program.* The "Neches River