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Located an hour and a half east of Houston, near the border of Louisiana, Beaumont, Texas is like no other place on earth. It's where the Gulf meets the marsh, saltwater meets fresh and Texas hospitality meets Cajun joi de vivre (joy of living). And it's where you'll meet an adventure, we guarantee, you won't soon forget.

Before heading our way, browse through our trails & experiences below for trip ideas and suggested itineraries that include our top picks for what to see while you're in town. And take a moment to read about the history of Beaumont and acquaint yourself with area maps to help you get around while you're here.

You Only Live Once (YOLO!), so live life to the fullest and indulge in the true Southeast Texan experience!

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This 24-hour guide will help you see and experience some of the best of Beaumont.

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Take a trip on Beaumont's "wild side" with our Nature Trail, full of outdoor activities.

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Experience significant and unique churches, temples, & religious centers on Beaumont's Faith Trail.

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Learn how we celebrate people, places & events that left a lasting mark in our history on Beaumont's Pioneer Trail.

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Discover the fascinating world of oil exploration & refining on our Black Gold Trail.

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Lutcher Theater Presents 2016-2017 Season

The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is back with their 2016-2017 season featuring some of your favorite Broadway shows! From the box office smash-hit, Mamma Mia! to Broadway's biggest selling magic spectacular, The Illusionists , you don't want to miss a performance!  Buy tickets online here . Mamma Mia! Tuesday, October 4 - 7:30 pm It's the farewell Mamma Mia! tour and…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 2016 including ideas for family fun, arts and entertainment, date night and even a few things that will get you moving! Don’t be afraid to eat a bug, try out yoga on the lawn or…Continue Reading

Coming Home for LU Homecoming

Homecoming at Lamar University means football, food, festivities and, of course, friends. While it’s a time of celebration for the current events going on at the University, it’s also a time for big reunions for people near and far away! People from student organizations, fraternities and sororities, athletic teams and more join together to celebrate BIG RED!  As a former member…Continue Reading

Lace Up to Save Lives at the 6th Annual Gift of Life Color Run

Thousands of Southeast Texans will converge on downtown Beaumont in bright splashes of neon color at the Gift of Life’s 6th Annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush which takes place on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 a.m. Register for the Color Rush here . Back by popular demand, the 5K Color Rush is a remarkable experience for the whole family with eco-friendly cornstarch…Continue Reading

Beaumont Hits Trifecta with BIG Sports Weekend

Earlier this year, the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau  announced a busy second quarter with 15 sports tournaments being held in Beaumont during that time. Now in the fourth quarter, Beaumont continues to be a top pick for sports tournaments with three tournaments expected to bring roughly $400,000 of economic impact into the City over a three day time…Continue Reading

Symphony of Southeast Texas Announces 64th Season

For its 64th season, the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents a lineup of concerts to fulfill the wildest of fantasies and take the audience to unimaginable places through the magic of great orchestra music and amazing guest artists. With concert themes ranging from the unusual to the most classical, there are styles for all tastes to enjoy. “Our schedule this season is a true…Continue Reading

Just Announced: TobyMac 2017 "Hits Deep" Tour Comes to Beaumont

Announced today on K-LOVE/AIR1, TobyMac shared the diverse line-up for his 2017 “HITS DEEP Tour” including Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell from Third Day, Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn who will join him on a trek of over 30 arenas across the U.S., presented by K-Love/Air1, Food for the Hungry and Awakening Events. The tour makes a stop in Beaumont at Ford Park Event Center…Continue Reading

Haunted Beaumont

Halloween is almost here—and Beaumont does it right! As home to more than a handful of haunted places, Beaumont is the perfect place for Halloween visits to the dark side. From an old farmhouse, to dirt roads, to a local hotel, here is your guide to some of the spookiest places in Beaumont, Texas.  John Jay French Museum  One of the oldest homes in Beaumont is now the site of the…Continue Reading

Getting Served: Tennis Popularity Growing in Southeast Texas

Game, set, match! From kids to couples and senior citizens, playing the game of tennis is booming in Beaumont. The Beaumont Tennis Academy at the newly renovated Beaumont Tennis Center is helping to bring people from all over Southeast Texas together. It’s a sport that is great for beginners, pros and everyone in between.  “Any age, any skill level can play tennis,”…Continue Reading

Discover the Big Thicket During Ranger-led Programs this Fall

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 September, October, November and December, 2016. From canoe trips to park clean-up events and night hikes through the thicket, park rangers are offering a variety of free programs this fall. Some programs require participants to…Continue Reading