Entertainment

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) brings the magic of the well-known “Cirque” acrobats and performers front and center to the Julie Rogers Theatre stage, alongside the orchestra as they kick off their 64th season, for a thrilling evening Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

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Cody Johnson

Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest from Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of the historic Fort Anahuac Park (1704 S. Main St). It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (5 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6:15 p.m.

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Tracy Byrd

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artist Tracy Byrd will perform at Isle of Capri in Lake Charles on Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $15-$25 and can be purchased online at isleofcapricasinos.com. Born in Vidor, Byrd has nine studio albums, more than 30 songs charted with a slew of No.

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Margarita

The margarita has been given the title of “unofficial cocktail of Texas,” and those wishing to celebrate its taste can do so at the inaugural Margarita Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon – 8 p.m. outside at the Ford Midway at Ford Park (5115 I-10 North) in Beaumont.

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Formula 1 speedboats will once again be racing down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 115 mph at the ninth annual Showdown on the Sabine, which covers three days from Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp at 1000 Simmons Drive.

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