Author: Mallory Cross

Mallory powers the CVB's digital communications and social media strategy. Along with developing and managing content for the Beaumont CVB's Insiders Guide, website and social platforms, Mallory oversees email marketing efforts and calendar of event management. Part of the CVB Marketing Team, she also works to carry out promotions and public relations efforts. She graduated with an M.A. in Sports and Media Communication and a B.A. in  Public Relations at Texas Tech University College of Media and Communication.

If you haven’t heard already, Mardi Gras Southeast Texas is coming to Beaumont February 20 -23, 2019 and will take place in Downtown Beaumont at The Event Centre. Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is a nonprofit volunteer organization with proceeds from the event going back into the community. The event will consist of three days of parades, live music, delicious food and carnival rides. Entry Fees and Wristbands: $10 on Thursday and Sunday; $15 on Friday and Saturday (Children under 12: FREE) Carnival Wristbands: $20 in advance; $25 on site Parades: Thursday:

December is synonymous with holiday cheer and events that bring the community together. In Beaumont, we have no shortage of celebrating Christmas time with wonderful events taking place throughout the month. Spend time with your loved ones this year at some of these festive events! Christmas Photo Op at the McFaddin-Ward House - December 1 Get the perfect family Christmas picture on the steps in the grand entrance of the McFaddin- Ward House for your photo op. Bring your own camera and staff of the museum will take the picture for you and your family. City of Beaumont Christmas Tree Lighting -

No, SMERF is not the same thing as the little blue cartoons you see on television, but stands for social, military, education, religious and fraternal: which are all types of groups that meet in Beaumont, Texas. Whether it’s a meeting of bird watchers, faith-based meetings, livestock shows, Veterans or a group of antique car collectors, the SMERF meeting market is wide-ranging and vital to smaller cities, just like Beaumont. The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) utilizes, sales manager, Rebecca Woodland, to focus on the SMERF market and to bring overnight business to

Come join in on the fun of the second annual #EATBMT Restaurant Week November 10-17, 2019! With the success of last year’s event, we cannot wait for this year. The weeklong event will showcase local restaurants throughout the Golden Triangle and celebrate what Southeast Texas knows best – food. Participating restaurants will offer special fixed menus priced at $10, $20, and $40.  “The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has been adamant about promoting our local food scene,” said Tourism Director, Christina Majdalani Lokey. “The CVB

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 your guide for all things November. Shangri La 10th Scarecrow Festival - November 1 and 2 The festival features dozens of unique scarecrow designs, fall flowering displays, thousands of pumpkins, and

With both urban attractions and outdoor activities, Beaumont, Texas offers meeting attendees that little something extra to enhance their convention experience. Many of the city’s most popular nature encounters are just outside the meeting room doors. The Beaumont CVB Convention Sales and Services Team can provide free recommendations for exploring nature tailored to each meeting group’s needs as well as get your group tour hotel accommodations and meeting spaces options in one easy step. BIRDS Beaumont is a hot spot for birding because of our location on the Mississippi and

* 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

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,