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April 5, 2014

Scenes of the Circus Big Top

Step Right UpDramatic pageantry of an American tradition sets up at Museum of the Gulf Coast from April 6-May 25 with “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965.”



Start: April 5, 2014
End: May 26, 2014
Venue: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Phone: 409-982-7000
700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, 77640

May 1, 2014

RiverFest & Classic Car Show, Thunder on the Neches

RIVERFEST050210Port Neches Chamber of Commerce hosts Thunder on the Neches boat races which draw nationwide competition. Vendors, a carnival and musical guests are set up in Port Neches Park, along the Neches River.

Start: May 1, 2014
End: May 4, 2014
Venue: Riverfront Park
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Grigsy Avenue, Port Neches, TX, United States

May 24, 2014

S.A.L.T. Fishing Rodeo

Pleasure Island is the setting for youth and adult fishing activities. Call Jay Weeks are Stan Armstrong at 409-963-0433.

Start: May 24, 2014
End: May 25, 2014
Venue: Pleasure Island
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T.B. Ellison Parkway, Port Arthur, TX, United States

June 7, 2014

Buu Mon Garden Festival

Buu Mon Buddhist Temple & Lotus Gardens will host its Garden Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Activities include Buddha’s Birthday Celebration. There is no admission charge for guests to take in colorful blooms. Look for lotus, bamboo and tropical varieties. Bring a camera. The event includes arts and craft vendors, food and tea ceremonies. The temple are gardens are at 2701 Procter Street, a block away from a drive along Port Arthur’s sea wall. For information, call (409) 982-9319, (409) 673-6625.

Start: June 7, 2014
End: June 8, 2014
Venue: Buu Mon Buddhist Temple
Phone: (409) 982-9319
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2701 Procter St., Port Arthur, TX, United States

The Soul of Vietnam

The Soul of Vietnam: A Portrait of the North explores one of the world’s largest populations’ profound transformation into a global power. Temporary exhibit, Museum of the Gulf Coast.

Start: June 7, 2014
End: August 3, 2014
Venue: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Phone: 409-982-7000
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700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX, United States

June 13, 2014

Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival

Friends and fans gather to honor the late Jazz pioneer who called Port Arthur home.

Check out for updated information. Contact: Doris Hayes at 409-982-8394.

Start: June 13, 2014
End: June 14, 2014
Venue: Downtown Port Arthur
3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur

June 14, 2014

Great Puzzle Challenge

Teams get clues and hit 12 stops in Southeast Texas. The winning team gets $1,000. Register for the one-day Amazing Race/ Survivor Challenge style event, where the streets become your playing field, through March 15 at Be at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3939 Dowlen Road in Beaumont, by 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14. Jenny Langley, (409) 988-2546

Start: June 14, 2014
End: June 14, 2014
Venue: Buffalo Wild Wings
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3939 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, TX, United States, 77706

June 19, 2014


Port Arthur typically hosts a parade and other activities in downtown Port Arthur.

For information, call Carolyn Thibodeaux at (409) 543-0436.

Start: June 19, 2014
End: June 19, 2014
Venue: Downtown Port Arthur
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Port Arthur, TX, United States, 77642

June 21, 2014

Cajun Celebration

DSC_0378.JPGCajun music, food and culture make the good times roll at this event, an all-day heap of fun at the Jefferson County Singles Club,

Start: June 21, 2014
End: June 21, 2014
Venue: Jefferson County Singles Club
Phone: 409-983-5118
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7601 Green Ave., Nederland, TX, United States

July 4, 2014

Independence Day

Port Arthur Independence Day Celebration on July 4: Lamar State College-Port Arthur typically welcomes the community to the Carl A. Parker for patriotic music and entertainment, before fireworks over the water. Events will begin at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9 a.m. Free admission.

Start: July 4, 2014
End: July 4, 2014
Venue: Carl A. Parker Multlipurpose Center
Phone: 409-984-6101
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Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur, TX, United States, 77642