First Thursdays

First Thursdays on Calder takes places in downtown Beaumont on the first Thursday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. With free 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.


During First Thursdays, Ella + Scott offers 25% your entire purchase from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. along with a free glass of wine to those of legal age. This trendy boutique is all about fashion and fun. Stop by to let them help you put together an outfit (or two)! Insider Tip: Be sure to follow Ella + Scott on Instagram for surprise sales.

You can also peruse local artisans displaying their wares on the covered sidewalk of the historic Mildred Building during First Thursdays. From art to jewelry, you’ll find something unique and support Beaumont’s thriving art scene too. Be sure to stop into Down to Earth, which features locally-made organic lotions, shampoos, oils, teas and more. Insider Tip: Be sure to follow Down to Earth on Facebook for details on Revitalizing Fridays and other special events.


Also located inside the Mildred Building, you’ll find Katharine & Co. This locally-owned restaurant has been around for years and is a staple to downtown Beaumont’s dining scene. Usually open for lunch only, Katharine & Co. is open late for First Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Along with delicious appetizers, they feature a special dinner menu and a selection of beer or wines.

Just up Calder Ave you’ll find Tacos La Bamba. They’re famous for their tacos (with good reason) and they have a First Thursdays special we simply can’t resist – $1 Tacos from 6:00 p.m. to close. If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food, Tacos La Bamba has it.

New York Pizza and Pasta down on Neches Street truly does have a menu that rivals the best and also keeps loyal customers returning. The affordable eats served in an atmosphere that’s ideal for any date night or girl’s night out are why this family owned chain continues to be successful.


Inside the historic Mildred Building, Finder’s Fayre specializes in quality antique furniture, paintings, decorative arts and more. During First Thursdays, they feature an opening reception for a contemporary local artist. The artist is on hand to meet visitors and talk about their art. Their works remain on display and available for purchase from that First Thursday until the end of that month.

The Music Studio is excited to announce it will be participating in the First Thursday of October! The studio will be open October the 3rd from 7 to 10 pm and the stage will be set for an open mic! Free admission and family friendly! The stage will be set for anyone who would like to perform! The studio will be showing it’s current art show entitled “Juxtaposition of Artists” featuring artist Barbara Fregia and Barbara Haviland! Drinks will be sold, and door prizes will be given so hold on to your tickets! Door prizes will be posted the following day.

Live Music:

Stroll the promenade or sit on the patio at Katharine & Co. to enjoy live music from local artists. Tacos La Bamba features live music on their outdoor patio and New York Pizza and Pasta will host live musicians as well.

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