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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 back…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…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

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

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