* Head out to the Lamar University Campus for Homecoming on September 21, 2018 for the Homecoming Bonfire and game day festivities on September 22, 2018. * Pep Rally and Bonfire 6:30 p.m. (9/21) 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 Plummer Lawn 12 - 5 p.m. (9/22) Music by Champagne Room & Curse and the Cure ~ Free Craft Beer Samples~ Food Trucks ~ Booths and Kid's Activities ~ Walk on Water with LU Engineering! There is

  Whether you’re heading straight for Beaumont, Texas, or passing through, the city has plenty to keep you busy. In fact, there’s so much to do, you might need to adjust your plans to stay a little longer.  Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an art lover , a history buff, a shopaholic or a foodie, you’ll find plenty of reasons to make Beaumont your destination of choice for a day, or for days on end. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to decide. But here are 18 things for you to consider in 2018.      1. New Restaurants We all

With a vast history dating back almost 200 years, Beaumont, Texas, has staked its claim in both Texas and U.S. archives. Locals certainly have a past they can be proud of, and there’s plenty to show-and-tell for people just becoming acquainted with the beautiful city as well. The city’s strong foundation has paved the way for a bright future here in Beaumont.  Here are a few of the people, places and events that have graced memoirs near and far: The Spindletop Effect On Jan. 10, 1901, the city of Beaumont solidified its place in history when the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop

The Birds are Back in Town! The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to officially introduce you to the newly released Beaumont Birdies! The first series of Beaumont Birdies includes six plush birds, each named for a local connection to highlight their favorite area attraction. Each Beaumont Birdie comes with its own custom profile tag and plays its own unique birding call.  These Beaumont Birdies are part of a new initiative designed to capture the interest of a broader audience in the birding community and increase awareness of Beaumont’s birding hotspots. Typically,

2018 brings a big year for birds and those who appreciate them. Especially since it is the Year of the Bird, marking the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, protecting migratory birds from any harm, transport or sell. Why is this important you may ask? Southeast Texas is home to two major migratory flyways, harboring high bird counts throughout the area. Our region is a haven for these birds, giving birders and those who love nature wonderful sights to see. If you didn’t know, then now you know, that Beaumont and the surrounding areas are a premier

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 of Beaumont's own (a local Kelly Graduate) who raises 100% grass-fed, grass-finished, hormone and antibiotic-free cattle from her sustainable homestead. Rachel's agricultural approach was

Homegrown talent and national ingenuity, historic moments and historical milestones - the museums and galleries of Southeast Texas pay homage to them all. Whether you're looking to take home a masterpiece from a local artist or explore the rich history of the area's pioneers (or both), we guarantee you'll come away inspired and impressed. Here are some of our favorite area artists: Betty Smith Creative Works View and purchase art from a Beaumont artist at Betty Smith Creative Works . Betty's fine art reflects regional subjects, and her murals can be found on display windows

Did you know that Beaumont has some home-grown delicacies that can help you to customize your convention so that your meeting in Beaumont is made-to-order? Here are three signature food concoctions to use when planning a great convention in Beaumont, Texas With A Little Something Extra. Signature Drink The “Beaumont Mary” is a cocktail the Beaumont CVB suggests to meeting planners to offer as a signature drink; particularly at hospitality receptions or a brunch meetings. This special Bloody Mary drink uses a local seasoning to give it our own flair. Tex Joy Steak Seasoning is

I come from a family of nature and art lovers. My mom loves horses and taking pictures of wildlife. My dad could spend all day snorkeling in the beautiful waters off the coast of Florida. My grandma has been known to hand draw personalized cards for my kids. So, when my Aunt Sharon talked about her frequent visits out to Cattail Marsh , I wasn’t surprised that she had fallen in love with the beautiful landscape tucked away in Tyrrell Park . But, she’s not just visiting. Sharon Rigsby has turned her love of nature into works of art and she’s hoping to share her passion with

Growing up in Southeast Texas, I’ve always known about the world famous athlete and Beaumont native Babe Didrikson Zaharias . Of course, you probably recognize the unusual shaped museum along Interstate 10 dedicated to Zaharias, but what you might not know is the huge influence this woman had not only on our city, but for women and sports everywhere. “Her impact has been monumental. It's impossible to calculate because her breakthroughs inspired so many women who built on those breakthroughs,” said author Rich Wallace. Rich Wallace and his wife Sandra Neil Wallace were so