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

Insider's Guide

409 Family

409 Family is the “Ultimate Family-Friendly Guide To Southeast Texas”! With the founders being Southeast Texas natives and moms, 409 Family is a trusted resource that works hard to share with the area that "Beaumont is not Boring" and that there are so many opportunities that await both locals and visitors.

Boredom Busters

SETX Summer Boredom Busters Every grown-up charged with the care of a child cringes at the phrase, “I’m bOrEd!” Summer has just begun. How can these words possibly already be uttered? Somehow it doesn’t take much for “kids these days” (and sometimes even ourselves), but never fear! While kids…

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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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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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2023 Holiday Lights

2023 Holiday Lights! School is OUT and it’s officially the holiday break we’ve been waiting for! Now is the perfect time to peruse our local holiday light displays, play outdoors in our brisk, cool weather, and enjoy all the area has to offer this holiday season…TOGETHER! In our little corner of…

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Southeast Texas Christmas Tree Farms

2023 Season update The smell of fresh-cut firs is teeming to be in the air this holiday season! When do you visit the Christmas tree farm? If a live Christmas tree isn’t necessarily the fit for your family’s living room this holiday season, perhaps family pictures with a beautiful outdoor setting…

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Southeast Texas Fall Farms

SOUTHEAST TEXAS FALL FARMS Beau-tanicals 2724 N China Road, Beaumont Facebook What’s in Season: Storefront on a family farm that offers all natural & homemade health/beauty products. Special offerings to pet the baby farm animals. When It’s Open: A frequent vendor at the Beaumont Farmers…

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Autumn Bucket List

Autumn Bucket List 10 Things To Do This Autumn In Southeast Texas Have a picnic in the park surrounded by trees Southeast Texas may not offer all the colors of traditional fall foliage, but makes up for it with strong, towering, shade-giving trees galore. Pick a park and enjoy a gorgeous…

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Southeast Texas Pumpkin Patches

SOUTHEAST TEXAS PUMPKIN PATCHES BEAUMONT WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3810 N. MAJOR DRIVE It’s hard not to notice this massive hometown favorite driving down Major Drive in October. Wesley United Methodist Church hosts and operates this pumpkin patch as an annual fundraiser for their youth…

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409 Day

Since 409Family launched in April 2022, it’s been their mission to be a bridge between every aspect of the community. As much as the founders, JoAnna and Danielle, loved the community and Southeast Texas, there were a LOT of bridges to build, whether they were between neighboring cultures and…

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409 Family Approved: 3 Favorite Family Hiking Spots

The idea of hiking with your tiny humans can seem daunting and overwhelming, but getting outside as a family is a wonderful way to slow down, connect, and recharge, all while exploring the incredible hiking trails, ecosystems, and natural features that make Southeast Texas so unique and diverse…

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