What's Up Southeast Texas - June 2021

June marks the halfway point of 2021. How has your 2021 been so far? Have you tried new things, made a difference in your community, enjoyed the warm weather? If you haven’t, now’s a good time to start. There is so much opportunity in SETX this month to enjoy yourself, meet new people, try new things and maybe give back to your community.

Here at Education First FCU we have our Volunteer Investment Program (VIP) where our employees have donated over 300 hours of their time in 2021 alone. We love serving our community. If you’re passionate about serving as well, here are some volunteer opportunities this month. We’d love for you to join our volunteers in June!


All Hands on Deck

Southeast Texas Foodbank – June 5, 12, 19 &16

The Southeast Texas serves 7 counties across the area by providing groceries to families who are food insecure. The foodbank has a variety of opportunities to serve every week. If you’re interested, sign up to volunteer on their website.

Village Creek Workday – June 5

If you’ve never strolled Village Creek State Park, you are missing out! This beautiful park is filled with trails for family hiking. Unfortunately, the park has received significant damage from the previous storms that have impacted SETX. This damage has left a portion of the trails unusable. Village Creek is looking for volunteers to help out on June 5 from 1-4 pm by clearing paths and other beautification efforts. Volunteers are granted free entry into the park for the entire day so feel free to stay and enjoy the park after the workday is over.

Garth House Workday – June 19

Garth House, a local child advocacy center for children victims of abuse, is looking for volunteers help clean up the grounds and paint their fence. We will be out there on June 19, from 9am – 1pm. Please come out and join us.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Assembly – June 12

Sleep in Heavenly Peace works to build and deliver bunk beds to children in our community that do not have a bed to sleep on. This volunteer event is to help SHP children. The workday is from 8:30am to 12pm located at 2950 Milam St, Beaumont.

Hope Clinic Workday – June 26

The Hope Women’s Resource Clinic, a clinic that offers free resources to expecting parents, is looking for volunteers to help with work around the grounds as well as organize and sort clothing. Join our volunteers n June 26 from 9am to noon. The clinic is located at 3740 Laurel St. Beaumont, TX 77707


Get Outside

Lunch at the Lake – June 1

Attention all foodies! Have you tried all of the food trucks in SETX? Well you have an opportunity to try a good portion of them while also enjoying the scenery in front of the Event Centre. Lunch at the Lake is back from 10:30 am to 2 pm.

Barefoot Yoga at the Lake – June 6

Are you yogi? Or just looking for something fun and different to do outside? This free outdoor yoga class with be held in front of the lake at the Event Centre from 2-5pm. Be sure to bring your mat, towel and a bottle of water.


Let the FESTivities Begin

First Thursday – June 3

First Thursdays on Calder takes places in downtown Beaumont on the first Thursday of every month. With live music along with shopping and dining discounts, First Thursdays is a great way to support local businesses while enjoying a night out on the town. A few key locations include Tacos La Bamba, Katherine and Co and the Art Museum of SETX.

Ubi Caritas Craft Beer Fest – June 4

EFFCU is a sponsor of Ubi Caritas Craft Beer Fest this year! You won’t want to miss this fun event and an opportunity to support a great cause!

Cajun Heritage Fest – June 5

The Cajun culture is deep rooted in SETX. The Southeast Texas Art Council is hosting the Cajun Heritage Fest to promote Cajun culture and art in the City of Port Arthur. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online now. Kids under 12 enter free. There will be live music, crawfish, and so much more.

Jazz and Wine at Spindletop – June 18

For the small price of $10, adults can unwind with jazz and wine inside of the saloon at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown museum. This event is from 6-9 pm.


Time for a SHOW

Baby Shark Live – June 3

If Baby Shark is your kids jam, you may want to hurry and buy tickets online for Baby Shark Live at Ford Park. Children under 2 years of age, do not require a ticket but must sit on a guardian's lap.

Sundown Summer Concert Series – June 9

The Event Centre is kicking off their Summer Concert Series with The Red Clay Strays on Wednesday June 9 in front of the Event Centre Lake. Locally owned food trucks will be on-site and concert-goers can bring coolers, but no outside alcohol is allowed.

Brian Regan Live at the Julie Rogers – June 10

Are you in need of a good laugh? Comedian, Brian Regan will be preforming live at the Julie Rogers Theatre. You can purchase tickets online now starting at $30.00.

Curse and the Cure Live at Free State Cellars– June 18

A Southeast Texas favorite, the Curse and the Cure, will be preforming live at Free State Cellars from 5:30-8:30pm. Enjoy a glass of wine, charcutier board or a sangria outside while you enjoy the music and views.


And Don’t Forget to VOTE!

Your vote matters! Run-off election is June 19, a few counties and cities across SETX are having run off elections. Don’t forget to show up and place your vote for the future of your community.

We hope you get out there and enjoy all that our community has to offer!