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Restaurant Week in Beaumont

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,…Continue Reading

What's Happening: November

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…Continue Reading

Nature Rocks Meetings in Beaumont, Texas

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…Continue Reading

Ready to (Turkey) Trot

This year, the Sea Rim Striders host the 29th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, Kids and Special Needs 1K on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, starting at the Event Centre. The proceeds will benefit Young Life Southeast Texas. In order to help out this organization, people need to register, so the Convention and Visitors Bureau is going to fill you in on how a Turkey Trot can be fun so we can see the…Continue Reading

Where to Take Kids Trick-or-Treating in Southeast Texas

Halloween is just around the corner and considering I have yet to decided on the kid's costumes, I am less than prepared. While I love all things fall – cool air, pumpkins on & in everything, food galore – it also comes with a fair amount of stress. From finding the perfect costume to deciding where to take the kids trick-or-treating, it can get overwhelming when you remind…Continue Reading

Beaumont's October Event Guide

From a popular haunted Halloween tour with family to Classic Movie Nights with friends, there are plenty of events going on in Beaumont this fall to keep you busy! We’ve got your complete guide to October events including ideas for family fun, arts, and entertainment! Don’t be afraid to eat a bug or even dress up your dog!  Fire Prevention & Family Safety Festival October…Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Run or Hike in Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

On Deck: Patios & Porches in Southeast Texas

You know what they say about the weather in Southeast Texas: Just wait a few minutes and it will change. So on those great days when the cool breeze is blowing and the sun is shining bright you just want to be outdoors with friends! From bars to bakeries, we’ve collected a list of places with porches and patios so you can enjoy the best of what Beaumont and the surrounding areas have to…Continue Reading

Lamar Homecoming

* 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…Continue Reading

Using Local Vendors to Impact Your Meeting

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

Neches River Rally

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…Continue Reading

Birdie Around Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

Why a CVB is Valuable

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…Continue Reading

Back To School Shopping in Beaumont

Preparing for the new school year can be a little daunting. Lists of supplies and things to do can sneak up on you fairly quick, but one thing that comes with the school year, that everyone seems to love, is shopping for a new wardrobe. Beaumont offers amazing boutiques with quality brands and designs that don’t break your budget. By shopping locally, you help support the local economy and…Continue Reading

Mark Your Calendars for Free Family Arts Days at AMSET

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…Continue Reading

Explore Beaumont with the Beaumont Birdie Passport

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…Continue Reading

Sports Bring Business to Beaumont this Summer

This summer is busy for the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau! Our team continues to work hard in booking sports business at Beaumont’s local facilities. The area is known for producing some incredible athletic talent, and we love to be a part of hosting the future all-stars coming through our area. The Beaumont CVB’s goal is to provide visitors with the best accommodations…Continue Reading

Celebrating July 4th in Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

10 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

Things to Do with Dad

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…Continue Reading

4 Sports Venues to Book Your Next Tournament in Beaumont

Looking to “hit it out of the park” with your next sports tournament? Look no further than Beaumont, Texas as your next tournament destination. In Beaumont, we are fan-friendly and want to support your next event! Utilize the Beaumont Convention and Visitors sales team to help you with planning and preparing for your stay and play in Beaumont. Ford Fields Offering 12 high-caliber…Continue Reading

Beat the Heat with Sweet Treats in Beaumont

The heat is making its way to Beaumont, Texas. What better to beat it than sampling some of these delicious spots around town to cool off. From sno-cones to delicious desserts, everyone will find the perfect treat. Mabel's   Mabel's is a locally owned drive-thru dessert shop offering everything from flavorful sno-cones and Mexican street snacks, such as Rusas and Crazy Apples, both…Continue Reading

4 Ways to Spoil Your Mom on Mother's Day

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,…Continue Reading

Babe Zaharias Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias presented with the AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award Zaharias becomes third athlete honored for the AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony at the New York Athletic Club The multi-sport star Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was announced as the recipient of the 3rd AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime…Continue Reading

Bring Your Meeting to Beaumont

Looking for a location for your next convention, meeting, sporting event or reunion? Beaumont, Texas is the perfect place to host! Beaumont has the convention hotels you need, amazing venues with enough space for both small and large groups, and the hospitality.   The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau wants you to plan your next event in Beaumont! We can help you from beginning to end…Continue Reading

New in Beaumont 2019

If you haven’t heard, big things are happening in Beaumont, Texas! From local breweries and restaurants to large chains, these businesses are creating an exciting future for the city. To keep you informed, here is a list of the openings happening in 2019. Breweries and Bars Struggle Street Brewery Located at 2140 Calder Ave., Struggle Street Brewery is set to be open by the summer. Owned by…Continue Reading

Beaumont Destination Training Tours 2019

The Beaumont CVB invites you to get a taste of what there is to do in Beaumont with free tours offered throughout the year. Tours are designed to help those in the hospitality business as well as locals, to develop a sense of pride and love for Beaumont by discovering everything the city has to offer.  2019 Beaumont Destination Training Schedule:​ May 15 September 18…Continue Reading

Top 10 Tips for Planning a Reunion in Beaumont

1. Form a Committee Planning a reunion is not easy. There are a lot of moving parts that need to be decided on and are sometimes overwhelming for just one person. If you can, form a small committee to help delegate tasks. Try setting a monthly phone call or have a group text for updates and the current progress that has been accomplished. Many hands make light work and forming a small group…Continue Reading

Best Burgers In Beaumont

1. Novrozsky's A Beaumont staple, Novrozsky's has been the go-to spot for tasty burgers for over 30 years. Not only are they serving up your classic burger with Nolan Ryan beef, but have additional toppings like delicious chili and cheese and a fried egg. Try their tender marinated chicken breast sandwiches, wraps, salads and more! Get some curly fries or onion rings to complete your…Continue Reading

Where to Eat in Beaumont on Fridays During Lent

Fridays during Lent may seem hard to some, but in Beaumont, Texas, the meatless options are endless and delicious. Not only are we a seafood haven, our rich cultural influences provide flavors and variety that will satisfy from the tamest taste buds to the most adventurous eater.  Bayou Cafe 1255 N Major Drive (409) 861-1133 With a location on Major Drive in Beaumont and a new spot in Port…Continue Reading

Enjoy Springtime in Beaumont!

Springtime in Beaumont, Texas brings the weather for more time outdoors which makes our area the perfect place to explore. Visit museums and exciting attractions, gardens, nature and wildlife.  1. Visit Beaumont Museums  Check out the world's largest fire hydrant, donated by the Walt Disney Company and decorated in dalmatian spots at the Fire Museum of Texas. learn about…Continue Reading

Guide to the YMBL South Texas State Fair

The YMBL South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is held annually at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex and brings thousands of visitors to Beaumont each spring with food, entertainment, and, of course, carnival rides. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) showcases the country's top cowboys and cowgirls at the YMBL Championship Rodeo while locals present their masterpieces at the…Continue Reading

Planners Celebrated at Hall of Fame

The 29th Annual Beaumont CVB Hall of Fame was one of the best yet! The CVB recognized the meeting planners who brought convention business to the city in 2018 and named Sarah Wells of the Clifton Steamboat Museum as the 2019 Service Award Winner.  The annual Service Award goes to an individual in the community who has shown extreme dedication to enhancing tourism in…Continue Reading

Celebrating Valentine's Day in Beaumont

Whether you want to dress up for a big night or chill on the sofa with takeout, Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your sweetie you care. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or do some big grand gesture. Sometimes the best gift is just planning something simple and sweet. The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to help. From romantic nights away to a fun craft…Continue Reading

Top 10 Instagrammable Beaumont Locations

When visiting Beaumont there is no shortage of Insta-worthy locations to get the perfect picture. Whether art, nature or history is your thing, you are going to find the perfect spot for a fantastic picture. Experience Beaumont and document it along the way! Frida, Mermaid and Dragonfly Murals Located in downtown Beaumont, the Frida , Mermaid and Dragonfly  murals offer a beautiful…Continue Reading

Venue Showcase: Beaumont's Meeting Hotels

From a work convention to class reunions, or baseball tournaments, you may be coming to Beaumont for business or to have fun with the family. Either way, staying in Beaumont has never been more accommodating or luxurious. Our hotels in the area have been remodeled and are ready for you to book a room! The Holiday Inn Plaza Hotel is located at Interstate 10 and Walden Road and probably best known…Continue Reading

Classic Movie Nights: It's Showtime

It’s not very often that you get the chance to go back in time and enjoy something unique from long ago. At Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson Theatre you can! The complete movie experience is a blast from the past for people in our area and it’s so popular there are now more chances for you to go. The historic theatre is back in business and booming with activity! “People…Continue Reading

Celebrating the Legacy of MLK

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…Continue Reading

Local Filmmaker Focuses on Spindletop Movie

Local Filmmaker Receives Grant to Produce Long-Awarded Spindletop Feature Film to Celebrate the Unlikely Partnership that Ushered the U.S. into the Age of Oil January 10, 2019 - Houston filmmaker Jason Leal, the recipient of a Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, is today announcing his search for strategic partners for his new film project focused on…Continue Reading

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

Where to See Holiday Lights in Southeast Texas

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…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Makes Meetings Jollier at Holiday Open House

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted their sixth Holiday Open house on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau office in downtown Beaumont. “This is a fun and interactive networking event, stated Rebecca Woodland, Convention Sales Manager. “Our Holiday Open House is an occasion for convention and meeting planners, industry…Continue Reading

Beaumont's December Event Guide

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…Continue Reading

City of Beaumont Announces Year-Long 180 Celebration

Established in December 1838, the City of Beaumont is celebrating its 180 th  birthday. Beaumont is a city rich in culture, industry, natural resources and incredible talent. To commemorate this milestone birthday, a year-long celebration will take place throughout the community and will begin on Wednesday, December 5 at the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting at the Downtown Event…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Announces Another Sold Out Weekend

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is celebrating another packed weekend in 2018 for the first weekend of November. Hotel room availability in Beaumont will be very limited with most properties already at full occupancy. The Beaumont CVB sales team works with a variety of meeting planners from the start to ensure a solid plan is executed for overnight events both big and small. The…Continue Reading

CVB Tips for a Festive Meeting

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau sales team creates relationships with local meeting organizers whose role is to host the district, region or state association’s meeting or convention in Beaumont. Therefore, the sales team is tasked with educating the locals about the benefits of working with the Beaumont CVB when planning their meeting or overnight event. To build…Continue Reading

Best Stores in Beaumont 2018

Nine Beaumont stores were awarded top status in the ShopAcrossTexas.com annual Best Store List. The full list was revealed to the public in the fall via ShopAcrossTexas.com. This all-star winning lineup included stores ranging from trendy college retail to home décor. Best stores in Beaumont include: Bella Bella Boutique, Burns Antik House, Ella + Scott, Gaudie and Co., Alyson Jon…Continue Reading

Cattail Marsh Wetlands Education Center Grand Opening

The Magnolia Garden Club of Beaumont along with the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau are hosting a grand opening for the Wetlands Education Center at Cattail Marsh, inside Tyrrell Park on Tuesday, October 16 from 4 – 6 p.m. “The Wetlands Education Center will enhance the birding and outdoor experience of those exploring Beaumont, Texas,” stated Dean Conwell, Executive…Continue Reading

Beaumont is Booked for Business

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is celebrating another packed weekend in 2018. Lamar University Homecoming and reunions, the United States Tennis Association tournament and Stars Over Texas tournament are the events contributing to an estimated 90 percent of hotel occupancy for the weekend. Hotel room availability in Beaumont will be very limited. The Beaumont CVB sales team works with…Continue Reading