From dancing and dining to carnival rides and Cowboys, March in Beaumont is packed with plenty of things to do! Whether your idea of a perfect time is enjoying art or relaxing with the family at an old fashioned movie experience, you don’t have to go far to find fun. We’ve got your Top 10 List of events and experiences for March 2017! Beaumonts Farmers Market Every Saturday 950 Langham Road Beaumont, TX 77707 8:00 am - 11:00 am Cost: Free Warmer weather is here and the Beaumont Farmers Market is back in business! The open-air market allows for people to shop for fresh, regionally

It’s a question that plagues every family. “What are we going to do?!” There are several new family entertainment options in the Beaumont area and exciting updates to a few favorites! From an escape room adventure to an up close and personal experience with animals, we’ve got great ideas for entertainment in Beaumont and Southeast Texas! Cinemark Tinseltown: Luxury Loungers 3855 Interstate 10 S Beaumont, TX 77705 Cost: $7.75 and up The movie experience at Cinemark Tinseltown has been taken to the next level! A huge renovation means you can now watch movies just like you

Gator Country’s most well-known resident, Big Tex, is getting ready for his first spring season at the sprawling ranch off Interstate 10 in Beaumont, Texas. And there will be a lot more new things to experience when you make a visit! You may remember, the nearly 1,000 pound gator gained worldwide attention last fall when he was rescued from the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge in Dayton and brought to Gator Country. Since then, he’s been settling into his new home and there’s also a big expansion project in the works at the popular park! Walk inside a Gator! For the

Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit the Big Thicket National Preserve for free during the 10 fee-free days in 2017.  The 10 entrance fee-free days for 2017 will be: January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20: Presidents Day  April 15-16: National Park Week Weekend April 22-23: National Park Week Weekend August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 30: National Public Lands Day November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend “National parks are known for their priceless beauty,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

It’s a new year and the number one resolution for many is to start a new workout routine! Exercising can be as easy at getting out the door and walking or taking up a new hobby. From full-service gyms to smaller studios and even free workout stations around town, here are plenty of options for working out in Beaumont! CrossFit CrossFit style workouts have gotten more popular in recent years. The gym style circuit training method is meant for any levels of fitness and coaches will tailor the workout to meet your needs. There is a true team-building feeling when you are involved in these

Beaumont is home to a new resident and this big guy is getting a lot of attention! A record breaking alligator is now living at Gator Country off of Interstate 10 in Beaumont, Texas. The catch is attracting national attention and thanks to people in the community, he NOW has a new name! “We are the only ones that take alligators out of the wild and give them a place to live,” said Gary Sausage, owner of Gator Country, “I’ve caught thousands of gators, but never one like this! This is the largest living alligator in the country!!” Saurage is riding

Now that the temperature is starting to cool down and the new Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands Boardwalk is officially open, it's time to visit! We've put together this list to help you discover just a few of the ways we recommend you explore this nature oasis. 5 Things to Do at Cattail Marsh: Check off one of 250 bird species from your birding bucket list. Due to the constant water source and positioning between two coastal flyways on the Great Texas Birding Loop, Cattail Marsh is a prime bird-spotting location for professional and amateur enthusiasts alike.  Take a picnic to

The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in the months of September, October, November and December, 2016. From canoe trips to park clean-up events and night hikes through the thicket, park rangers are offering a variety of free programs this fall. Some programs require participants to pre-register. Be sure to consult the Fall/Winter 2016 Ranger-led Program Schedule below.  Friday, September 16, 7:30 pm: Full Moon Night Hike Experience the nighttime world of the Big Thicket under a

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 and Big Thicket National Preserve is hosting a celebration! Event Details: National Park Service Centennial Celebration August 25, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center 6102 FM 420 Kountze, TX 77625 Grab the family and head to the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center for

Grab your paddle and get ready to get on the water! Canoeing and kayaking are among the favorite outdoor activities in our area. Beaumont is surrounded by many bodies of water and makes for the perfect place for a beginner paddler or someone who has been around the lake a few times or two.  “Kayaking offers a very unique perspective here in Southeast Texas,” said Willie Nelson, President of the Sabine Chapter of the Salt Water Boys Kayak Fishing Club, “The marsh land is very unique. You really can’t find it anywhere else.” Willie Nelson is one of the only