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

* 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 an 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

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

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

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is releasing the Beaumont Birdie Passport for 2019, a fun tool for summer explorers to tour Beaumont and visit each of the Beaumont Birdies at area attractions and museums. The promotion will run throughout the summer, encouraging those in the community and visitors alike to explore Beaumont and all the amazing things it has to offer. Beaumont is a premiere birding destination located on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, along two migratory flyways. Within a 40-mile radius, you will find the wild coastal shore of Sabine Pass and Sea Rim State Park,

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 Building 3395 Harrison Ave Beaumont, Tx 77706 9 a.m. Free You can show your patriotic pride and get the whole family involved. The annual Calder Place 1929 Fourth of July Parade begins in the parking

Whether you call Beaumont home or are planning your first visit to this Texas gem, summer here is a season you definitely don’t want to miss. The temperatures may be warming up, but Beaumont offers a variety of cool options for distraction, learning and exploration. From outdoor activities to roadside attractions to summer camps and more, adults and kids of all ages will find something to rave about.  10 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Beaumont: 1. Roadside Attractions Getting to Beaumont is half the fun! We have a few brilliant ways to ease the “are we there yet?” syndrome

Explore Tyrrell Park If you haven't heard, Beaumont's Tyrrell Park is a super park and talk of the town. Established in 1945 as a public park, Tyrrell Park offers a large amount of activities equipped for any family. Whether an adventure seeker or interested in taking your time and taking in the scenery, Tyrrell Park has it all! Cattail Marsh  Cattail Marsh offers an abundance of wildlife, vegetation and adventure. Walk, run or ride a bike throughout the 12 miles of trail that winds through the marsh. Interested in birds? Cattail Marsh is a natural habitat to more than

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, the hotel takes it over the top to celebrate the “dedication that mothers provide to families everywhere.” This Mother’s Day brunch/lunch starts with peel & eat shrimp and a cup of