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June 7, 2014

The Soul of Vietnam


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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
Address:
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700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX, United States

August 16, 2014

Exotic Bird Fair & Expo


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The Triangle Bird Club will host the 21st Annual Exotic Bird Fair & Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17, at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center.

Visitors can expect to find birds such as finches, parakeets, love birds, amazons, macaws, cockatiels and monk parakeets for sale along with bird-related items. Look for cages, toys and food.

Start: August 16, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 17, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center
Address:
Google Map
3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX, United States
Cost: $3 adults, Children younger than 12, free

August 23, 2014

Storytelling Through the Mail


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Storytelling Through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards features more than 80 examples of “tall tale” postcards from around the United States, demonstrating a unique form of humor dating back to the early 20th Century. Exhibit from Michigan State University Museum.

Start: August 23, 2014
End: November 16, 2014
Venue: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Phone: 409-982-7000
Address:
Google Map
700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX, United States, 77640

September 13, 2014

Mexican Heritage Fiesta


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BOSP, Fiesta 2012 Morgan Jones 244The Mexican Heritage Society of Port Arthur presents the annual Mexican Fiesta in  September to celebrate Mexican Independence from Spain. All cultures are invited to the colorful affair at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center that often includes a pageant, food booths and folkloric dancing. Bands plan for an evening dance.

Young dancers dress in authentic costumes representing states of  Mexico.

Mexican Fiesta, Tony Ramirez,  (409) 504-3791 or Robert Moreno at 673-3817.

Start: September 13, 2014
End: September 13, 2014
Venue: Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center
Address:
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3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur

September 18, 2014

Texas Pecan Festival


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Groves, Texas hosts this tribute to the pecan with a parade, car show, carnival, entertainment and other festivities. Call The Groves Chamber of Commerce & Tourists Bureau for information at 409-962-3631.

Start: September 18, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
Venue: Lions Park
Phone: 409-962-3631
Address:
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Lions Park, Lincoln Ave., Groves, TX, United States

October 5, 2014

CavOILcade


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This tribute to the area’s oil industry includes a coronation on Oct. 5 and a parade on Oct. 11.

Start: October 5, 2014
End: October 11, 2014
Venue: Port Arthur Texas
Phone: 409-983-1009
Address:
Parade in downtown Port Arthur, Port Arthur, TX, United States

November 8, 2014

Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon


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Run the Bridge to Pleasure Island!

Run the Bridge to Pleasure Island!

It’s a big, beautiful bridge and it’s ready for hundreds of runners and walkers of the Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Participants will take on the challenge of the Martin Luther King Bridge to Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, Texas, a soaring 138 feet above the Sabine-Neches Canal, spanning 5,032 in length. It’s two miles of fast course, according to Richard and Amie James, organizers.

Participants should register in advance.

After the marathon, participants and viewers may enjoy Pleasure Island, a favorite for birders, boaters and anglers. Check out the new slips at Pleasure Island Marina and enjoy our great outdoors.

Organizers Richard and Amie James have also staged the Exygon and Baptist Hospital Gusher  runs in Beaumont. For registration information, visit www.sportssocietyforamericanhealth.org and learn more at info@thegushermarathon.com.

Start: November 8, 2014
End: November 8, 2014
Venue: Pleasure Island
Address:
Port Arthur

December 5, 2014

Birds in Art


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Birds in Art 2014 is the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s production of 50 paintings and works on paper and 10 sculptures. Harmony, serenity, power and tension infuse these art works.

Start: December 5, 2014
End: February 15, 2015
Venue: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Phone: 409-982-7000
Address:
Google Map
700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX, United States, 77640

February 12, 2015

Mardi Gras 2015


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3ae008c885663f8fac7e04ae7be43369[1]Catch lighted parades and beads at Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas  in downtown Port Arthur. Enjoy Cajun hospitality at a weekend of music, food and green, gold and purple fun.

The 2015 affair is set for Feb. 12-15.

Start: February 12, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: Downtown Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 721-8717
Address:
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Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX, United States, 77642

April 6, 2015

Living with the Atomic Bomb


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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheilbach and ExhibitsUSA. The show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Start: April 6, 2015
End: May 25, 2015
Venue: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Phone: 409-982-7000
Address:
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700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX, United States, 77640