Schedule of Events
The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to introduce the Beaumont Birdies, a new initiative designed to inform and capture the interest of a broader audience in the birding community! Out just in time for National Tourism Week, the Beaumont Birdies will help showcase and increase awareness of both area attractions and birding hotspots. Each Beaumont Birdie is named after its favorite local landmark and will serve as spokesbirds to highlight each respected attraction throughout the week.
Monday: May 7
For National Travel & Tourism Week, the Beaumont CVB will visit with local officials of the Jefferson County Commissioner's Court (1:30 p.m.) and receive an official proclamation declaring May 6-12, 2018 National Travel & Tourism Week in Jefferson County.
Meet Clifton, Ben J and Babe, these Beaumont Birdies invite you to visit the Clifton Steamboat Museum, Ben J. Rogers Visitors Center and Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum. Clifton, Ben J. and Babe are encouraging visitors and locals alike to visit these fantastic places and to learn more about the area during National Tourism Week.
Tuesday: May 8
Introducing Beaumont Birdies, Tyrrell and Beau as they feature their favorite spots inside Tyrrell Park, The Beaumont Botanical Gardens and Cattail Marsh Wetlands. Tyrrell and Beau, want you to get out and explore these beautiful, free outdoor attractions.
1:30 p.m. Beaumont City Council Proclamation
Join Beaumont CVB Executive Director at Beaumont City Hall as he receives a Proclamation from Mayor Becky Ames and Beaumont City Council in recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week and the importance of the travel and tourism on Beaumont's economy.
Wednesday: May 9
Spot, Edison and Neches invite you to explore their downtown favorite attractions, The Fire Museum of Texas, Edison Museum and Beaumont Children’s Museum. These birdies can be found welcoming visitors and locals alike as they explore these three downtown museums.
If you're passing through, we recommend at stop at the Texas Travel Information Center in Orange. From 2 - 4 p.m., visitors can enjoy free refreshments and other swag at TxDot's annual visitor appreciation event.
Thursday: May 10
Meet Patillo and Mirabeau! These smart Beaumont Birdies are found reading up on landmark discoveries and history and at the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum and at the Reaud Honors College on the campus of Lamar University. Patillo is a true history buff and would especially like to invite you to a special National Tourism Week edition of the Spindletop Gusher Reenactment from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum.
Friday: May 11
Beaumont Birdies, Arthur, Gladys and Mamie invite you to tour the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Texas Energy Museum and McFaddin-Ward House Museum. These birdies are showing off the vast art, history and culture found in Beaumont, encouraging visitors and locals alike to experience it firsthand.
Saturday: May 12
Tourism in Beaumont wouldn't be possible without the support of residents, business owners and, of course, travelers! On Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., you can find us welcoming visitors to Southeast Texas at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitor Center Southeast Texas Tourism Round-Up.