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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

Your Guide to Shopping Small (& Why It Matters)

As you create your holiday shopping lists, consider keeping it local. From homemade hand soaps to custom-made jewelry or even a Spindletop mug, you’ll find the perfect gift right here in Beaumont when you choose to shop small. Shopping at local stores is also the best way to get one-of-a-kind items and keep your money in southeast Texas.  Fun fact: for every $100 you spend in a local…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

Ready to (Turkey) Trot

This year, the Sea Rim Striders host the 28th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, Kids and Special Needs 1K on Thanksgiving Day. The proceeds will benefit the Beaumont Rainbow Room, an in-house emergency supply center located within the Jefferson County Department of Family Services. In order to help out this organization, people need to register , so the Convention and Visitors Bureau is going to fill…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

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

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

Travel Media Showcase 2018: Pitching Beaumont, Texas

Tourism professionals representing Jefferson County drew praise for personality and passion while sharing travel opportunities and attractions at Travel Media Showcase. Journalists awarded the Travel Media Showcase Journalist Choice Award for a destination to Mallory Cross of the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau and Darragh Castillo of the Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau.…Continue Reading

Restaurant Week 2018 Results

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Sabine Area Restaurant Association (S.A.R.A.) hosted the first annual #EATBMT Restaurant Week, August 26 - September 2, 2018. The weeklong event showcased local restaurants throughout the Golden Triangle and celebrated what Southeast Texas knows best – food. Thirty participating restaurants offered special fixed menus priced at $10,…Continue Reading

Where to Take Kids Trick-or-Treating in Southeast Texas 2019

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

Bring Some Zen to Your Next Meeting

Meetings don’t always have to be so routine. Networking and back-to-back appointments will always be a part of your meeting schedule, but we all know that sometimes you just need that break to relax and recharge your mind. Next time you choose Beaumont, Texas as your meeting destination, know that we want your experience here to be educational, fun and relaxing. Where to Stay When you are…Continue Reading

Lamar Homecoming 2018

* 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…Continue Reading

Restaurant Week in Beaumont

IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE RESTAURANT WEEK IN BEAUMONT! The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Sabine Area Restaurant Association (S.A.R.A.) invite everyone to eat out during the first annual #EATBMT Restaurant Week, August 26 - September 2, 2018. The weeklong event will showcase local restaurants throughout the Golden Triangle and celebrate what Southeast Texas knows best…Continue Reading

Beaumont: Booming with Sports Tournaments in 2018

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau continues to work hard in booking sports business at Beaumont’s local facilities. Southeast Texas is known for its athletic talent, and it is the Beaumont CVB’s goal to provide visitors with the best accommodations available. The Beaumont CVB sales team works with sports event planners from the start to ensure a solid plan is executed for…Continue Reading

Beaumont Wins Multiple Awards for new programs at TACVB

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its numerous winnings in the Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in Sugarland, last week.  “Beaumont entered six new destination marketing programs in the annual TACVB Idea Fair Competition and I’m so proud to announce that our team…Continue Reading

The 4 Best Ways to Enjoy Beaumont Outdoors

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,…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 budge. By shopping locally, you help support the local economy and…Continue Reading

What's Happening: August

August is officially here! The new school year is starting and cool weather is on the way, making it the perfect time to spend time with family and friends before the busy season begins. 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, great events…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Brings Religious Meetings in July

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is booking religious meeting business. Throughout the month of July 2018, the General Bowen Missionary Baptist District Association of Texas, the Baptist Missionary and Education State Congress of Christian Education and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Southeast Texas Region Annual Conference, all worked with the Beaumont CVB to host…Continue Reading

Summer Eats in Beaumont

Summer is more than just a time of year, it’s an opportunity to enjoy what nature has given us. In Southeast Texas, we have plenty of restaurants who are embracing the season by offering tasty recipes that are sure to keep you craving more. Whether it’s an outdoor patio with live music or an indoor eatery showcasing fresh flavors, every local eatery offers their own unique summer spin…Continue Reading

7 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

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

Top Things for Groups to Do in Beaumont

Because of its location in Southeast Texas near the Louisiana border, Beaumont is a city with an interesting mixture of Texas culture and Cajun heritage. That’s one of the reasons that visitors, whether here for work or pleasure, leave Beaumont feeling a little more cultured and entertained. Beaumont is a destination unlike anywhere else, and if the company or organization you belong to…Continue Reading

CVB Announces Large Convention Booked for 2021

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Sales Team has been working diligently to bring overnight meeting business to Beaumont, Texas and is pleased to announce that Beaumont has been named host city for The Texas Grand Chapter Convention of The Grand Chapter of Texas Order of Eastern Star (OES). The convention will bring over 1800 people to Beaumont in August 2021 and will utilize both…Continue Reading

Now Open: Holiday Inn Beaumont East Medical Center

After much anticipation, the Holiday Inn Beaumont East Medical Center is officially open! After almost two years, this $12 million renovation has come to fruition. With top-of-the-line facilities and amenities, the hotel has been welcoming in guests since April 24, 2018. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time,” said Patti Owens, Director of Sales. “It is…Continue Reading

Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Beaumont

Here are five reasons Beaumont, Texas is the perfect meeting destination.  1. Experts. Totally committed to you. Want an expert to advise you on how to incorporate Beaumont’s best into your meeting? The Beaumont CVB offers high quality service and has a reputation for being friendly and reliable. From choosing quality local partners and service providers, we’ll give you the…Continue Reading

Celebrate Frida Kahlo and Cinco de Mayo

If having two, full-blown celebrations for Cinco de Mayo is something that sounds like a good time to you, then look no further than Tacos La Bamba ! Not only is one of Beaumont’s favorite taquerias having a jam-packed event for Cinco de Mayo but also a Frida Kahlo event on Thursday, May 3 for First Thursdays on Calder ! Be sure to check out the new Frida table designed by local…Continue Reading

Venue Spotlight: The Event Centre

Located in historic downtown Beaumont, the Event Centre is the perfect location to host your next function. Weddings, parties, galas, meetings and more are perfect for this venue. One of the newest venues in Beaumont, the Event Centre offers beautiful views and modern elegance to any event that is held in the space. Placed between the 12-acre Great Lawn and 2-acre lake with a 35-foot geyser, views…Continue Reading

National Travel and Tourism Week - Then and Now

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…Continue Reading

Beaumont Birdies and Official Passport News Release

April 2018 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) would like to officially introduce the newly released Beaumont Birdies! B eau, Mamie, Gladys, Edison, Arthur, Neches, Spot, Gator, Patillo, Ben J, Tyrrell, Babe, Clifton and Mirabeau represent some of the area’s most sought-after species.  Each Beaumont Birdie plush toy comes with its own custom tag including the…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

Summer Concerts

If you are a lover of music, then Beaumont has the concerts for you! Look no further than this summer line-up to fulfill your music bug. From jazz to country, you will not be disappointed in these talented artist making their way to southeast Texas. Jon Wolfe Dixie Dance Hall May 5, 2018 - 9 p.m. Singer/songwriter Jon Wolfe is a country music artist that you cannot miss. The Top Ten Texas Chart…Continue Reading

The Birds of Southeast Texas Day

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Beaumont Children’s Museum (BCM) are teaming up to host The Birds of Southeast Texas Day at the BCM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Children will build their own birdhouses, color a personal Beaumont Birdie coloring book and listen to local nature tourism educators as they talk about birding and opportunities to…Continue Reading

YMBL South Texas Fair Foodie Guide

Best Fair Food When it comes to fair food, there is nothing too extreme for your taste buds. In fact, the bolder, the better. Who needs fast rides with all these thrilling flavors? With the arrival of the YMBL South Texas State Fair, all diet restrictions go out the window. This is the one time a year that locals come out in droves for unique items such as deep-fried Oreos and grilled pork kabobs.…Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Plan a Meeting in Beaumont

1. Location Conveniently located on Interstate 10 on the Texas and Louisiana state border, Beaumont is nestled on the banks of the Neches River in the southeast corner of Texas. Beaumont is only 30 minutes from the beaches of the Gulf Coast, 40 minutes from the casinos in Louisiana and only 90 minutes east of Houston and Galveston areas. Beaumont serves as a great meeting “hub…Continue Reading

There's Salata New Restaurants

Although we are only three months into the new year, 2018 has been busy for several new area restaurants.  In southeast Texas, there are a few things that bring us all together: the sights, the smells, and the taste of a brand-new business. There is no denying that we all love a new restaurant to frequent. When it comes to what’s hip and happening, these new locally-owned…Continue Reading

Spring Event Round-Up

With the warm weather making its way into the area, there isn't a better time to be outdoors and enjoying festivals with family in Beaumont. Lucky for you, there are some exciting events coming up this spring that are guaranteed fun for everyone!   Easter Egg Hunt at the John Jay French House - March 31 Join the Beaumont Heritage Society for the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt at…Continue Reading

Brunchin' in Beaumont

Who doesn't love a good brunch? Tasty breakfast foods, hearty sandwiches and washing it all down with a mimosa or bloody mary is the best. Lucky for those of us in Beaumont, we got it all. Whether it be a long-time brunch spot, some favorites that have just started serving brunch or brand new establishments, we couldn't be happier to welcome them with open arms. With…Continue Reading

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Southeast Texas

Kid-Friendly Beaumont Children's Museum 701 Main St.  Beaumont, Texas 77701 St. Patrick’s Family Fun Day Make your way to the Beaumont Children's Museum dressed in green for fun events and activities for the kids! Adult-Friendly    LogOn Café 3805 Calder Ave.  Beaumont, Texas 77706 Pre - St. Patty’s Party with Lonestar Bagpipe Band on March 16…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

Beaumont CVB Hosts 28th Annual Hall of Fame Reception

The Beaumont Convention and Visitor’s Bureau recently hosted the 28th Annual Hall of Fame, honoring meeting planners who chose Beaumont as their host city for meetings, reunions, conventions and sports events. With the help of the Beaumont CVB Sales Team, more than $24 million was brought into the city in 2017 from conventions and meetings. The 2018 Hall of Fame was hosted at the newly…Continue Reading

Top 18 in 2018 - Things To Do in Beaumont, Texas

  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…Continue Reading