Two people kayaking through Big Thicket National Preserve near Beaumont, TX

Insider's Guide

409 Day- Know Before You Go

409 Day Saturday, April 27, 2024 11 AM - 5 PM Tyrrell Park Nature Center What is 409 Day? 409 Day is a day to celebrate community, togetherness, and all things 409. A one-day festival designed to bring neighbors together, showcase local talent, highlight area small businesses and entrepreneurs…

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Vote for Best Roadside Attraction!

Vote for Best Roadside Attraction! Calling all fans of quirky roadside attractions and Disney nostalgia! Our own city boasts a truly unique landmark: a gigantic, 24-foot tall fire hydrant painted with everyone's favorite spotted pattern – Dalmatian! This behemoth wasn't always a Texan icon. In…

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Celebrate Earth Day 2024

Celebrate Earth Day in Beaumont! Spring's vibrant energy fills the air in Beaumont, and what better way to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) than by immersing yourself in the city's diverse outdoor havens! Beaumont has a treasure trove of parks and natural areas, each offering unique experiences to…

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Get Eclipse- Ready!

Get Eclipse-Ready: Our Guide to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024 The universe is aligning for a spectacular event in Texas! On April 8th, 2024, we'll witness a total solar eclipse, plunging the day into a brief twilight as the moon completely covers the sun. This rare phenomenon will be celebrated in…

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Mardi Gras with the Kids

MARDI GRAS: WITH THE KIDS Our children are the life of the party and always ready for a good time. So, make plans for family days out to Mardi Gras in Southeast Texas and let the good times roll! Below, find a variety of ways to let them eat king cake and enjoy that Mardi Gras state of mind in…

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Mardi Gras is King Cake Season

Beaumont, TX visitors and locals don’t have to cross the border to celebrate Mardi Gras in true Cajun-style. One long-time local Fat Tuesday favorite is enjoying the taste of King Cake from Rao’s Bakery. Rao's owner Jake Tortorice has been touted the "King of Cakes" by magazines and publications all…

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Holster Up, Boomtown!

Unleashing the Wild West Spirit Yeehaw, fellow cowboys and cowgirls! Saddle up and get ready for a rip-roaring good time at the South Texas State Championship X-Treme Fast Draw Event, set to take place at the historic Spindletop Gladys- City Boomtown Museum. This thrilling competition promises to…

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