Few Americans have a legacy to equal or approach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His vision for equality through peace provided giant steps on the road to progress. Celebrate his life and legacy with the annual MLK Day Parade, that will take place in Beaumont on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at Lamar Institute of Technology (at the corner of University Drive and East Lavaca) and ends at King Middle School.  Parade route is as follows: East Lavaca to Highland to Irving. Left on Washington, right on Orange. Crosses over Easy Street and continues left on

It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over! So, let’s get ready to celebrate 2019! Whether you are in town visiting family and friends or live in the area, New Year’s Eve is a great night to stay up late and ring in the New Year southeast Texas style!  Adults Only The Resolution NYE Celebration Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza 3950 I-10 South Beaumont, Tx 77705 7:30 pm $100  Ring in 2019 with the Holiday inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza! This is the New Year's Eve event you have been waiting for! Join them for an evening of live music, sequins & fun to

One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is to drive around town looking at holiday lights and decorations. We put on our PJ’s, pile in the car, crank up the Christmas music and head out! But where are the *best* places to see lights in the Beaumont area and beyond?  Here is a great list to get you started! Beaumont St Elizabeth Hospital 2830 Calder Ave Beaumont, Tx 77702 Cost: Free A Christmas lights tradition for years, St Elizabeth hospital always does a beautiful holiday lights display. You can see an ornate nativity scene and lights decorating dozens of trees

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You better not pout or cry because December is the time of the year to get out and enjoy the holidays with your family! We have a complete list of 20+ holiday events and activities going on in Beaumont just this month. Share with your friends, mark your calendars and let us know about the fun you have!  Entertainment Scrooge the Musical December 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., December 16 at 2:00 p.m. Beaumont Community Players 4155 Laurel Street Beaumont, TX 77707 Cost: Varies The BCP tradition continues with the return of our beloved

Look no further than Beaumont to get a wide variety of chances to enjoy the outdoors. From botanical gardens to nature preserves, there is something for everyone who want to take advantage of all that the season has to offer. Check out these fun ways to enjoy Beaumont Outdoors this weekend: 1. Big Thicket National Preserve Known as the first Preserve to be established in the National Park System, Big Thicket National Preserve protects a wide range of ecosystems and animals. There are over 108,000 acres that make up the preserve including areas of forests, prairies, and plains on the Gulf

Living or visiting in Southeast Texas, you know that the weather can change in a flash. Don’t let a rainy day put a damper on your plans! There are plenty of things you can do indoors to enjoy everything the great city of Beaumont has to offer. (This is also a great resource for things to do to escape the hot dog days of summer.) Bowling, Skating or Arcade Play What kid doesn’t like bowling or skating? Head indoors to Crossroads Bowling Center and Bowl Star for a day of bowling. For classic skating, Manning’s Texas on Wheels is fun for all and you will also find arcades and a

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the U.S. Travel Association, celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week May 6 – 12, 2018. Throughout the week, the CVB will promote the power of travel through customized events in the community. The goal is to enhance our local economy, security and perception, and recognize the cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism. The theme of 2018 is “Then and Now,” a look into the past and present. For Beaumont, Texas, our story is rooted in the success of the Spindletop Oil Boom in 1901 to the present,

Rarely does the temperature in Beaumont drop below 40 degrees, much less get cold enough for SNOW, but on December 8, 2017, the majority of southeast Texans woke up to a glorious winter wonderland. Social news feeds were blowing up with pictures of snowmen, snow angels and the ever so wonderful snowball fight!  Each of us could depend on a text from at least one family member (or an excited phone call) to make sure we were fully aware of the snow and up to see it before it melted away. As the sun peeked through the clouds, the remnants of our snow-filled morning dwindled. Albeit

Americans are increasingly stressed out - and it’s no wonder why. After all, the United States is the most overworked nation in the world. We pull long hours on the job and struggle to balance work with play, family, and self care. One thing that might help? Taking a vacation. As it turns out, using those extra vacation days can actually be good for you. It’s been scientifically proven that taking vacations - especially ones that allow us to travel the world - has numerous mental and emotional health benefits. If you don’t have an opportunity to travel out of the United

The highly-anticipated 2017-2018 Official Visitors Guide magazine for Beaumont, Port Arthur and Southeast Texas is hot off the press. The publication is packed with intriguing articles and visitor information that promote tourism attractions in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland, Port Neches and Groves. View the digital version of the Southeast Texas Visitor Guide. “Southeast Texas offers visitors a multitude attractions from museums and historic home tours, to nature trails. There are countless ways to enjoy time exploring the community,” says Stephanie Molina, Director of Marketing