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New Communications Specialist and Tourism Development Coordinator Announced

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is thrilled to announce its new Communications Specialist, Mallory Cross , and Tourism Development Coordinator, Christina Majdalani . Both are ready to hit the ground running with new ideas and fresh perspectives to increase outreach and promotion to the city of Beaumont.  Communications Specialist, Mallory Cross, is a recent…Continue Reading

Bring It to Beaumont!

Meetings Mean Business And we want You to Host A Meeting in Your Home Town Are you a member of any group that has district, regional, state or national overnight meetings?  Why not Bring it to Beaumont – Texas With A Little Something Extra? And the Beaumont CVB can help! If your business or industry has a convention or tradeshow -- Bring it Home to Beaumont! If your association has a…Continue Reading

Lorrie Morgan to Perform at the Jefferson Theatre

On November 16, 2017 at The Jefferson Theater show starts at 7:00 PM The first woman in country music to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums, Lorrie Morgan is a chart-topping vocalist with over two decades of success. She has sold over eight million albums and received numerous awards including Country Music Television’s (CMA) Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and Album…Continue Reading

Savor your Summer

YOLO (You Only Live Once) Savor the rest of your summer and indulge in a true Southeast Texan experience Whether you're looking for a last minute escape before school starts, or seeking a thrill that may venture into uncharted territory, Beaumont has plenty of options . While the days of summer have flown by and classes will soon be back in session, I encourage you to take the…Continue Reading

Kid in the 80's in Beaumont

You know you were a kid in the 80’s in Beaumont… if… I was a kid in the late 80’s and early 90’s living in Southeast Texas. I wanted to be a Goonie and my wardrobe consisted of Hypercolor shirts and slap bracelets. From the Rogers Park pool to Friday nights skating, Beaumont is where I made most of my childhood memories. It’s why I love Beaumont so much…Continue Reading

Meat me at The Market

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…Continue Reading

Homegrown: Southeast Texas Artists

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:…Continue Reading

Beaumont Releases Official Southeast Texas Visitor Guide

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…Continue Reading

Beaumont Cooks Up Great Conventions

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…Continue Reading

New in Beaumont: Sweet Basil

Pho? In Beaumont! Yep! First off, It’s OK if you don’t know what Pho is. After doing much research I’ve discovered “pho” is often called liquid heaven. It can cure a broken heart and apparently is the best hangover remedy ever. Pho = happiness. And, now you can get your pho fix in Beaumont. Sweet Basil Vietnamese Noodle House is now open at 4026 Dowlen Road. Owners…Continue Reading

Make Some Waves: Swamp & River Tours in Southeast Texas

Rivers, bayous, marshes, the Gulf of Mexico, salt - and freshwater lakes. The communities of Southeast Texas grew up around water. Our area offers some of best fishing on the Gulf Coast with plenty of shore fishing, boat launches and fishing charters. You can also kayak the region's multiple paddling trails or venture offshore into the Gulf. But if you're looking for the best way to get up…Continue Reading

8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

Gala of the Royal Horses Comes to Beaumont

Gala of the Royal Horses "Carousel of Dreams" comes to the Ford Park Entertainment Complex August 11, 2017. Buy tickets online through Ticketmaster here . Follow a young girl and her fairy godmother into an equine dreamland and experience the majesty, splendor, and amazement of the Gala of the Royal Horses as they've never been experienced before. Brought to you by…Continue Reading

Paw Patrol Live! Wags its Way Into Beaumont

X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” ! Ryder and his team of pirate pups will have all paws on deck at Ford Park Entertainment Complex , November 14th and 15th. Don’t miss your chance to hang out with Ryder and the gang as they patrol through Beaumont, TX for the first time! Show times are Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. and…Continue Reading

Outdoor Beauty: Nature Journaling in Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

Getting to Know Us: Beaumont CVB Sales Team Edition

Need help in finding the perfect meeting location for your next convention while searching for a good deal for sleeping rooms for these meeting attendees? Look no further than the Beaumont CVB. By choosing to connect with the CVB’s Convention Sales Team, you have secured a valuable and complimentary partner to assist you in the meeting planning process. Want to know more? Read on to…Continue Reading

Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center Celebrates 10 Years of Tourism

The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center , a Jefferson County Department, will celebrate 10 years of welcoming the world to Southeast Texas on Wednesday, June 28. An after-hours event is planned with food, drinks, and entertainment at the Visitors Center from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. “We would like to thank everyone who took part in bringing the idea of the Visitors Center to fruition. Having…Continue Reading

Kids Eat Free (or Almost free) in Southeast Texas

Treat your kids to something free and tasty this summer! Going out to lunch or dinner with the family is always a special treat, but it can really add up. We’ve collected all of the places around town that offer “kids eat free” specials during the week. Bonus: we couldn’t pass up a few places that have kids meals for less than a dollar. Check out these free meal locations…Continue Reading

Coming Up: Grammy Winner Smokey Robinson to Perform in Beaumont

Grammy winner and living legend, Smokey Robinson, will perform at Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets online now . Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award,…Continue Reading

Top Things to Do in Beaumont if You’re a Foodie

Food, glorious, food! It comforts us, entertains us and brings us together. It doesn’t matter if the tables we gather around are in a restaurant, at an event or outdoors under the sun or stars; Beaumont has countless options for every occasion. From Sunday brunch to the Taste of the Triangle, Beaumont’s food scene will appease your appetite. Lighter Fare Don’t confuse lighter…Continue Reading

Coming Up: The Peddler Show & Great Outdoors Expo

Shopping for mom, outdoor goodies for dad and fun activities for the kids: it’s a summer weekend in Beaumont packed with action for everyone in the family. “His and Hers Weekend” at Ford Park is a combination of the popular Peddler Show summer market and the Southeast Texas Great Outdoors Expo, where couples and families can shop together and there is plenty planned for the kids…Continue Reading

AMSET Hosts Fresh Summer Exhibition

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) hosts two summer exhibitions, Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life and FRESH: Recent Acquisitions. Both will be on display from June 10 – September 10, 2017 in the main galleries. On Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., AMSET will honor the artists and their works at a free and open to the public opening reception. Dallas artist, Sherry Owens, will…Continue Reading

Foreign Cinema Series Comes to Jefferson Theatre

In addition to its highly popular Classic Movie Nights , the City of Beaumont presents the Foreign Cinema Series at the Jefferson Theatre . The two month series showcases award-winning foreign films in a variety of genres and languages, including Italian, Spanish, Indian, French and more to provide attendees with the ultimate cultural experience. The series begins Monday, June 5 and continues…Continue Reading

10 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Beaumont's Great Outdoors

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

Got Youth? Beaumont Has You Covered

While sporting tournaments like softball, baseball, soccer and tennis are mainstays, Beaumont is a hot spot for youth meetings and events. It has become a huge draw for faith-based youth groups, in part because Beaumont delivers affordable accommodations, family-friendly attractions , and offers easy accessibility between venues, restaurants , hotels, churches, and other entertainment options that…Continue Reading

11 Taco Stops in Beaumont

Tacos are not just for Tuesdays! When it comes to finding the perfect taco, Beaumont is the right spot. If it seems like there is a Mexican restaurant on every corner that is because there just about is! From grilled fish to spicy pork and of course, the favorite ground beef version, there are tons of options for tacos being served up in Southeast Texas. Carmela’s 3925 Calder Ave Beaumont,…Continue Reading

Play Ball! Beaumont Welcomes USA Softball of Texas

Beaumont welcomes USA Softball of Texas to the Beaumont Athletic Complex on May 26-28, 2017 for the 8 and Under Texas State Championship. “We’re excited to bring another State Championship to Beaumont,” says Linda George, USA Softball District 39 Commissioner. “We have players coming from all over Texas to participate in the tournament and with it being our 65th Anniversary…Continue Reading

Coming Up: Bubble Days in Beaumont

Pull out bubbles around kids and everyone is happy and having fun, right? Kids love bubbles! That’s the motivation behind the popular “Bubble Days” in Beaumont. The free event is an effort by the Texas Energy Museum to get kids interested in science by using something kids can really get into! “What we are trying to do is to introduce kids to sciences,” said Executive…Continue Reading

Explore the Big Thicket with Ranger-Led Programs this Summer

The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites you to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in the months of May, June, July and August 2017. From canoe trips on Village Creek to frog hikes, presentation on the area’s history and night hikes through the thicket, park rangers will offer a variety of free programs this summer. Some programs…Continue Reading

5 Ways to Treat Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time set aside to celebrate the special mom in your life!  You don’t have to spend a lot of money or plan something outrageous to show her you care. Sometimes it’s the simple things and time spent together that means the most! From shopping to lunch or enjoying a relaxing spa day, there are plenty of options for treating mom in Beaumont, Texas.  1.…Continue Reading

A Guide to the Perfect Weekend With Friends in Beaumont

Beaumont—a city with lots of nightlife, lively bars and fun events—is one of the best destinations in Southeast Texas for a trip with friends when there’s an occasion to celebrate. If you want a bachelor or bachelorette party, 40th birthday getaway, or a weekend trip for good music and great barbecue, book a trip to Beaumont. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to plan the…Continue Reading

Bending Metal with Fire: Blacksmithing in Beaumont

Hot sparks and flames flying…. immense heat radiating…the loud persistent clanking of metal hitting metal, over and over and over again. Creativity along with fire and metal is what makes the age old craft of blacksmithing. It’s an art that is gaining in popularity in Beaumont and beyond. Metalsmith Rob Flurry teaches blacksmithing classes at Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown .…Continue Reading

Get Creative: 3 Ways to Make Your Reunion Unique

We know sometimes it can be stressful being the one in charge of helping put together a family or class reunion. So if you're looking for fresh ideas, look no further! Here are three ways for you to get creative and make your reunion unique, courtesy of the Beaumont CVB.  1) Plan a Scavenger Hunt Get outside and spice up your next get together with a scavenger hunt. Whether…Continue Reading

Spring Soirée: McFaddin-Ward Community Picnic

Spring in Beaumont means getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather. Bring your blanket and pack your favorite food for the annual McFaddin-Ward House Spring Picnic. It’s a popular event at the historic mansion that includes live music, games, food trucks and plenty of other family friendly entertainment. The best part..it’s free! “People from all walks of life are now…Continue Reading

Gourmet Goodness: Dat Mac

Two young men sit at a plastic table set up in front of Bonnie Cokinos’ Dance Studio on Calder, relaxing for a moment after a busy Friday lunch rush. Behind them, is a large truck emblazoned with the blue and white logo “ DAT MAC .” They are Aaron Barnhill and Jordan Stringer, and this delicious endeavor is their brain child. “So what made you guys decide on mac and…Continue Reading

Easter in Beaumont

It’s not Easter in Beaumont without an egg hunt or visit with the big bunny, but there are other ways you can celebrate the season. The Southeast Texas Faith Trail  recognizes the significant places of worship in our area. These are beautiful buildings with eye catching architecture and notable historical significance that you may drive past all the time without taking time to stop,…Continue Reading

Beaumont Welcomes National Physique Committee

Beaumont welcomes the National Physique Committee to the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, April 22, 2017 for the Southeast Texas Championship. “This is the second bodybuilding competition and fitness expo to hit Beaumont since 1996,” says Robin Fore, Chief Operations Officer for the Southeast Texas Championship. “This year, the Southeast Texas Championship is sanctioned as…Continue Reading

5 Ways to Enjoy April in Beaumont

Spring is one of our favorite seasons in Beaumont (and for good reason)! Mild temperatures means two things: It's crawfish season and events are in full swing. From carnival rides and cowboys to art exhibitions and weekly trail runs, April is full of things to do with events the whole family will enjoy. Here are 5 ways to enjoy April in Beaumont, Texas. 1) Things to Do with Kids YMBL…Continue Reading

Babe in Beaumont

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.…Continue Reading

Where (& How) to Eat Crawfish in Beaumont, TX

Enjoying crawfish is a tradition for many in Beaumont, Texas. Whether you have a snap, crack and peel method or you suck the heads clean, there is no wrong way to enjoy crawfish. And, there are plenty of options of places to go to find the best mud bugs around. We’ve got a list of the most popular crawfish joints in Beaumont and the surrounding areas. Let us know if you know of a place to…Continue Reading

Beaumont 101: Top Spots for Happy Hour or Dinner With Friends

Beaumont is a fun city to explore after hours, whether you’re in town with colleagues for a conference or hosting a weekend with friends or family. Here in Southeast Texas, you can find jazz clubs, Tex-Mex hot spots and more. If you’re looking for an ideal place to get out for the evening with your favorite group, check out these hangouts that can easily accommodate a crowd for dinner,…Continue Reading

Big Thicket Spring 2017 Ranger-Led Programs

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 March, April and May. From canoe trips on the Neches River to a black bear presentation and night hikes through the thicket, park ranger will offer a variety of free programs. Some programs require participants to pre-register, and…Continue Reading

What's Your Rodeo IQ?

Spring in Southeast Texas means the start of rodeo season! This year, the YMBL South Texas State Fair and Rodeo runs March 30 - April 9th, 2017 at Ford Park in Beaumont. From tickets to parking and all the events, we’ve got everything you need to know about this year’s fair! But first, let’s have some fun! It’s time to test your Rodeo IQ with a few random rodeo facts! Q.…Continue Reading

Bird's Eye View: Cattail Marsh

From a new birding video, to the groundbreaking on the Wetlands Education Center, to the Big Sit!, the Beaumont CVB gives you a bird's eye view of  Cattail Marsh - what's happening now and what you can expect to see in the near future. "Beaumont and Cattail Marsh have been getting a lot of press this year, recently featured in the January issue of Texas Highways…Continue Reading

Where to Eat Brunch in Beaumont (& Beyond)

Eggs, pancakes, mimosas and friends… oh, my! Yes we are talking about brunch! It’s a meal eaten in the late morning featuring breakfast items with a lunch twist. Brunch is a great time to get together with family and friends and enjoy some of the greatest food Southeast Texas has to offer. From down-home traditional to Paleo and even Cajun, our area has some of the best brunch spots…Continue Reading

10 Ways to Enjoy March in Beaumont

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…Continue Reading

Family Entertainment: What's New in Southeast Texas

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…Continue Reading

Gordon Williams: Leaving a Legacy

Leaving A Legacy Most people don’t know in 1943 Beaumont was part of a movement of hateful race riots across the nation. It’s a fact Gordon Williams first came across from a simple line in a book. Curiosity and creativity turned that one sentence into a project years in the making with Beaumont now getting national attention for a different reason. And how does salsa dancing play into…Continue Reading

Coming Up: Taste of the Triangle

It’s a time to sample all of the best food and drinks Southeast Texas has to offer. Yes, we are talking about the 34th annual Taste of the Triangle and this year it’s not just food that has people excited! A world renown singer is headlining the event on what is traditionally one of the biggest parties in Beaumont. Event Details: 34th Annual Taste of the Triangle February 28, 2017…Continue Reading

Big Tex Brings Big Changes to Gator Country

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…Continue Reading