There's always something big happening in Beaumont, Texas! With our well-known fairs and festivals, each change of season offers another must-see event. And when it comes to food & shopping, we get serious. We don't like to brag or anything, but our food is worth planning an event around - which is why we have food festivals for all of our favorite dishes in southeast Texas. Beaumont also has an eclectic mix of museums that celebrate everything from art to energy. Our quirky-ness is portrayed throughout these museums that offer a variety of arts & culture exhibits and events. Parents, the kids will love Free Family Arts Day offered quarterly by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Plenty of other events just for kids can be found happening year 'round as well.
In Beaumont, we tend to do things a little bigger than other places in Texas. That's especially true of the performing arts you'll find here. Spread throughout the city are world-class concert halls, theaters and arenas that bring the best in performing arts to Beaumont. These same great facilities, along with nightlife hotspots, also support a host of live entertainment acts that can be enjoyed regularly.
Fan-friendly Beaumont has a true love for the game. From watching the Lamar University Cardinals football team bring home a win, to experiencing the hard-hitting action of the Spindletop Roller Girls roller derby team, there are plenty of sporting events to be found in Beaumont. Beaumont may owe its prosperity to oil, but it's not the only natural resources we're blessed to have. With dense forests, sandy beaches and shallow wetlands, southeast Texas is overflowing with outdoor activities. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself down to Beaumont, and experience Texas with a little something extra!
Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic BombApril 18, 2015 – May 25, 2015
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Adults, $4. Seniors (62+), $3. College Students w/valid ID, $3. Children (4-18), $2.
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 is a fun (and funny) exhibit of Cold War propaganda. Hide underneath your school desks and learn about many interesting (sadly, ineffective) ways of surviving total nuclear devastation. The exhibit explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheilbach and ExhibitsUSA. The show features more than 75 original objects from the era.
Beaumont Farmers MarketApril 18, 2015 – November 21, 2015
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Beaumont Athletic Complex
950 Langham Road
Beaumont, TX 77707
The Beaumont Farmers Market is a place for the community to meet and to support local farmers. Visitors can expect locally grown produce, goat milk body products, grass-fed beef, coffee, locally baked breads, goat's milk cheese, entertainment and more. Vendors are all within a 150 mile radius of Beaumont, Texas and are located on the basketball court of the Beaumont Athletic Complex. Please bring small bills to buy from local vendors & follow the Beaumont Farmers Market on Facebook fo... more
Beaumont Pride BallApril 18, 2015
Dishman Art Museum
1030 E. Lavaca
Beaumont, TX 77710
Join Beaumont Pride at the Dishman Art Museum for this season's most anticipated event. Your ticket buys you: open bar access, decadent hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to be dazzled by Blue Notes and Jenny Carson. You'll also witness the presentation of Beaumont Pride's debutantes, the debutante and escort ceremonial opening waltz and the unveiling of the Beaumont Pride 2015 theme and logo. Local artists will also be on hand selling exclusive Beaumont Pride art.
Circle Mirror TransformationApril 18, 2015 – April 25, 2015
Evening Performances, 7:30 pm. Matinee, 2:00 pm.
Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts
4155 Laurel Ave
Beaumont, TX 77707
In a small town, an unlikely group of strangers sign up for an "Adult Creative Drama" class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and the teacher's husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the class stumbles through imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theatre games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama. This delightful comedy from 2014 Pulitzer Prize wi... more
Cowboy Harley Lot Party & Dyno ShootoutApril 18, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lot Party, free. Dyno Shootout, $50.
Cowboy Harley Davidson
1150 Interstate 10 S
Beaumont, TX 77707
Come enjoy free food, drink & live music while it lasts. Register for our Dyno Shootout! Let's see how your bike performs ($50 fee). The guys in service will be hosting a free Performance Workshop at 1 pm. Come have some fun!
Drawn to Life: Audubon’s LegacyApril 18, 2015 – July 25, 2015
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adults, $6. Seniors (65+), Students & Youth (10-17), $5. Children (4-9), $2. Members, free.
Stark Museum of Art
712 Green Ave
Orange, TX 77630
This new exhibition explores how John James Audubon changed the way we see nature. Drawn to Life reveals how the artist accomplished monumental projects in portraying North America's lithographs, printed books and manuscripts. The exhibition will present Audubon's extraordinary documentation of American birds and animals, including prints derived from his last expedition to the West. Photo: John James Audubon (1785-1851), artist, Robert Havell, Jr. (1793-1878), engraver, Passenger ... more
Group Bike RideApril 18, 2015
Colonade Shopping Center
6410 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77706
Three levels of ride, fast-greater than 20 mph; medium, generally a no drop ride 17-20mph; no drop 10-15 mph. Rides generally last 3-4 hours through the countryside around Beaumont and surrounding communities. The no drop group meets closest to Elena's restaurant at the Colonade Shopping center, the others in front of Goodwill. Rides may start later when weather is colder. Helmets required.
Lamar Opera Theatre: "Trouble in Tahiti"April 18, 2015 – April 19, 2015
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm. Sunday, 2:00 pm.
Advance reservation only, $10.
Rothwell Recital Hall at Lamar University
4400 S M L King Jr Pkwy
Beaumont, TX 77710
Lamar Opera Theatre will present a fully staged performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" April 17-19 in the Rothwell Recital Hall. Bernstein's witty one-act opera set to jazz rhythms depicts a couple's marital challenges and longing for love beneath the sunny veneer of 1950s American suburbia. In addition to "Trouble in Tahiti," Lamar Opera Theatre's program will include select scenes and arias from other operas. Collaborative pianist Sungmee Kim will pro... more
Neches River Adventures Boat ToursApril 18, 2015 – November 21, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adults, $15. Children (12 & Under) & Seniors (60+), $10. Children (3 & Under), Free.
Beaumont Riverfront Park
Beaumont, TX 77701
Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. Reservations required. Private charters available. Owned and operated by the Big Thicket Association.
Neches River Festival ExhibitApril 18, 2015 – April 25, 2015
Wednesday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beaumont Art League
2675 Gulf Street
Beaumont, TX 77703
Held in conjunction with the Neches River Festival, the show's focus is the Neches River and tis life-sustaining natural resources, economic vitality, and the countless recreational opportunities it offers to southeast Texans. Opening Reception: Sunday, April 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Preservation Bash: Bourbon & BluesApril 18, 2015
Tickets, $50/person. Limited availability.
Oaks Historic District
Beaumont, TX 77701
Come out for this year's "Bourbon and Blues"- themed Preservation Bash. Enjoy signature drinks, live music, great food, and a silent auction. Every year we've had some very unique items donated for auction, and this year is shaping up to be even better. The Preservation Bash is presented annually by the Oaks Historic District as a fundraiser for the District's many activities, both within the District and in the broader Beaumont community. The Oaks was the first area within th... more
Southern Black Softball Association Top Dog NIT TournamentApril 18, 2015 – April 19, 2015
Ford Park Fields
5115 Interstate 10 South
Beaumont, TX 77705