The month of June is traditionally known for weddings, school vacations and the official start of summer. There’s much to celebrate, but there’s also something to prepare for: Monday, June 1, was the official start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.
Southeast Texas is a fantastic place to soak up some summer fun under the sun while playing in the surf at Crystal Beach, paddling down Village Creek or splashing in any of the nearby water parks or pools. Water sports and activities abound throughout the area, so gear up in your swimsuit or Hawaiian shirt and shorts, put on your shades, slather yourself in suntan lotion and get ready to start your aquatic adventure.
The 11th annual Bill Pickett Trailriders Zydeco Festival, Trail Ride and Rodeo is scheduled for Friday, June 12, – Sunday, June 14, at LaDay’s Arena at 7400 Boyt Road in Cheek, just minutes from Beaumont.
It’s your final chance to see the play that the New York Times calls “strikingly beautiful” — The Other Mozart — with a showing Friday, June 12, and the finale Saturday, June 13, at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com. The Other Mozart is a one-woman show telling the little-known story of Mozart’s talented sister, Nannerl Mozart.
The second annual Beaumont Pride festival is set to take place Saturday, June 13, in downtown Beaumont with a pride walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. and featuring plenty of live music along with food, vendors, performing acts and more. Festival gates will open at noon at the Crockett Street Entertainment Complex with music inside both The Gig and Tequila Rok.
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