Cajun Capital of Texas

Laissez les bons temps rouler! We're the official Cajun Capital of Texas, cher!

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Pack your bags for Port Arthur’s Cultural Heritage Showcase, Saturday October 14th. This inaugural event will feature more than 25 countries and their traditional music with live performances, entertainment and small bites. 

Wear your heritage dress and share your culture at this FREE event, Saturday October 14th from 1-5pm at the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. #loveportarthurtx
A little Cajun two step at our Cajun Capital of Texas party! 🦀 🦐 🦞 #cajuncapitaloftexas
It’s finally this week! We're the official CAJUN CAPITAL OF TEXAS, cher, and it's time to celebrate!

Join Visit Port Arthur and the City of Port Arthur at the @museumofthegulfcoast Thursday, September 21st from 4-6pm for a FREE party to celebrate our new designation.

The Cajun Fete will include:

- Cajun Food, Gumbo, Boudain (or Boudin) Balls, Bread Pudding, etc
- Live Music from David Varnado, Jude Moreau and others
- State Representatives Official Announcement around 5:15pm
- Cotton's Seafood, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, Cajun Fest and other Cajun Vendors
- Fais-Do-Do 

Laissez les bons temps rouler! #cajuncapitaloftexas
Happy Friday! Here’s a photo we used for many years to promote Port Arthur. It was taken in 2006 of the Martin Luther King Bridge from Pleasure Island looking toward Port Arthur. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the twinkle lights in the distance were the glow of what must be Port Arthur’s snazzy downtown skyline. But, it’s actually Valero Energy Corp. It’s true a picture is worth a thousand words, but maybe they aren’t always true ones? We’re still Big City in our minds. We can’t remember who took this gem. If you do, let us know! #loveportarthurtx
The purple skies on Pleasure Island remind us why we simply #loveportarthurtx