Granger Smith

Ford Park announced that country music sensation Toby Keith along with special guest Granger Smith will perform outdoors at Ford Pavilion on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate Ford Park’s 15th anniversary and the rejuvenation of the Pavilion. This year, Keith honors the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut single with his aptly named tour “Should’ve Been A Cowboy XXV Tour,” presented by Ford F Series and Beaumont Emergency Center.


The 25th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas will be bigger and better than ever when the festivities kick off on Thursday, Feb. 23, and last through the weekend ending Sunday, Feb. 26. All the festivities take place in downtown Port Arthur.

There’s plenty of food with more than 40 vendors, which include pork kabobs, corn dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, burgers, anything on a stick and of course plenty of pistolettes.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday and the first parade will be the Lamar State College Port Arthur Parade that starts at the Carl Parker Center.