November Events & Attractions

Rockport Songwriter Festival
November 5 & 6, 2022

The 1st Annual Rockport Songwriter Festival will be held in Guy Clark's hometown on November 5 & 6, 2022.
The intimate, two-day festival will be held at Charlotte Plummer's Complex in Fulton, Texas and will feature 4 shows (two each day) on the main tent stage, additional smaller performances in Charlotte's along with multiple screening of the Guy Clark documentary "Without Getting Killed or Caught" in The Inn at Fulton Harbor across the street. Weekend VIP tickets include up front seating, meet and greets and a private Sunday morning breakfast screening of the documentary.

Tickets
www.rockportsongwriterfestival.com



Rockport Film Festival
November 10-13, 2022

The Festival kicks off with a Red Carpet Party on Thursday (November 10th) followed by the film screening throughout the day Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the brand new Rockport Conference Center (ROCC) located on the new Rockport Center for the Arts campus at 106 S. Austin Street.

Visit the website for the 2022 Rockport Film Festival Schedule

Shop Small Saturday
November 26, 2022

About Shop Small Business Saturday: In an effort to support their local communities, organizations across the country sign up to serve as Neighborhood Champions. These supporters bring their community together with events and activities on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.

Small Business Saturday® is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping!

Visit www.rockport-fulton.org for more information.
Rockport-Fulton has so many unique attractions. From the historic Fulton Mansion to the Texas Maritime Museum and so many more. The educational and entertainment opportunities are abundant!
Calling all geocachers! Enjoy the outdoors and take part in Rockport-Fulton's very own Geotour!
GT4AF
With over 50 Geocaches, complete our Geotour Passport to earn prizes!
From Seafood to BBQ, from Mexican to Vietnamese, we have everything in between!
Many local restaurants will
even cook your catch of the day! Join the Rockport-Fulton Foodie Trail!
Around Town Community Events
Local Markets and More...

Lamar Market Days, November 4th-5th, 8am-7pm, Featuring Community-Wide Garage Sales, a scavenger hunt with $50 Grand Prize, Lamar Women's Club Garage Sale, vendors, fun Chinese auction, fireman's BBQ, big bake sale, 50/50 pot, and plenty of fun for everyone! At Lamar Fire Station, 302 Boise d'Arc Street, Rockport, Tx 78382. FMI contact Pat Luedecke at 361-205-0070 or visit LamarVFD.com

Lamar Market Days Annual Car Show, November 5th, set up starts at 8am. judging will begin at 12pm. Multiple categories, door prizes and games for registered cars. Trophies will be given! 4pm to 6pm Live Music by - "Lost But Found" FMI contact Eric Koening at 361-791-4509.

Fulton Irish Festival,
November 5th, Saturday 11am -11pm - 2022 Fulton Irish Festival, Family Fun, Food, festival activities and music! Tickets - $14 adult, $10 seniors, Kids 10 and under are FREE. 301 N Fulton Beach Drive, Fulton Texas, FMI call Michael Welch at 361-450-5115, The Fulton Irish Pub.

Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, November 12th, 9am -5pm, A great place to buy locally grown produce as well as jams, jellies, & pickled produce. There will often be fresh-baked bread, local honey, eggs, and locally raised beef. Located in the parking lot at 105 S. Austin St., Rockport, Texas every 2nd Saturday of the month. The contact email for anyone interested in being a vendor is rockportdowntownfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Rockport Downtown Makers Market, November 12th. 9 am - 5 pm, A local outdoor market featuring locally made items such as art, pottery, photography, handcrafted items, and more! Located in the Daily Grind Courtyard at 302 S. Austin St., Rockport, Texas. If you are interested in selling at this event please contact, Michell Mock-McMahon by emailing her at rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com. FMI:https://fb.me/e/1HfICaMp5  

Christmas By the Bay,
November 12-13, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm, Come shop with us at the 10th annual Christmas By the Bay coming to the Aransas Pass Civic Center (700 W. Wheeler - Aransas Pass, Tx) Our vendors are bringing the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, gourmet food, Texas handmade, for the guys, holiday and home decor, candles, photography, and much more. Admission is $6 or $5 with your non-perishable food donation to the food pantry. Kids 12 and under are FREE and your admission is always good for both days. For more info call 888-225-3427.

Rockport-Fulton Market Days, November 18th - 20th, 9 am - 4 pm, COME JOIN THE FUN at Rockport-Fulton Market Days, the best market in SOUTH TEXAS! We offer over 150 amazing Vendors, awesome food trucks & alcohol, a 1600 square foot tent with LIVE MUSIC, seating, pet friendly environment & free face painting for the kids! Located on the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 100 Seabreeze, Rockport, Texas! Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 9 am - 4 pm, no fee - open to the public! Every third weekend of the month! FMI, go to ACMTexas.com & follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rockportmarket | 361-463-0125. 

Find Yourself on the Rockport-Fulton Foodie Trail
Click on the link, view the videos and make your way to experience unique coastal cuisine in the Rockport-Fulton area. 

Local Events and Attractions
The Boys and Girls Club of Aransas County
November 12, 4pm - 10pm, 2nd Annual Casino Night with Live Music, Dinner, Live and Silent Auction. Buy tickets on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/.../2022-texas-tie-casino or contact us: Ronnie Medina at 361-557-1051 ronmedtx4@gmail.com or Tim Sparks at 512-629-3259 sparkstimothy1964@gmail.com

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
Brown Bags are held monthly, the 3rd Tuesday of each month(except December)
AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport, TX. Master Gardeners is a non-profit program of TX A&M Agrilife Extension Service. FMI https://txmg.org/aransas/ or call (361) 790-0103

The History Center for Aransas County
The current exhibit, "Weathering the Storm - 1919 and 2017: Historic Places of Refuge"
Hours of operation for the History Center: Monday and Friday 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday and Sunday 1 pm 801 E. Cedar St. Rockport, TX.  | A Pathways Venue | For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-727-9214 or visit www.theachistorycenter.com

Rockport Center for the Arts
See above.
November 10th, 6pm - Red Carpet Party, 7:30pm - Opening night screening of Deep in the Heart.
November 11-13, - Rockport Film Festival. All film screening and the Red Carpet will take place at the Rockport Conference Center (ROCC) 106 South Austin Street. Visit the website for the 2022 Film-Festival Schedule. https://www.rockportfilmfestival.com/2022-schedule
Contact : Brooke Bruni at 361-450-8022 for more information

Rockport Country Club
Rockport Country Club is poised to offer its members a lifestyle not found anywhere in the Coastal Bend area. Member's offers include golf, dining, fitness, pool, and tennis. Private events are available for non-members. For membership questions please call Chris DeLoach (361) 450-4393 or visit our website at www.rockportcc.com

Fulton Mansion State History
Hours of operation for Fulton Mansion: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm. Adult admission $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Military Veterans $6.00, children $4.00, children under 5 are free. The Fulton Mansion is located at 317 S. Fulton Beach Rd. Rockport, TX. Call ahead for the most up-to-date information: 361-729-0386 or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/visitfultonmansion

Texas Maritime Museum & Education Center
Texas Maritime Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm,
TMM Administration Office (white bldg.., blue roof) - 361-729-1271
The Texas Maritime Museum is located at (1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382. For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-729-1271 or visit texasmaritimemuseum.org

Bay Education Center
November 29th - 10:30am -11:30am, Free PK Homeschool Programs. This month is Plankton. *limited to the first 12 kids* Contact us for registration, sarah.melendez@austin.utexas,edu, FMI call 361-774-1785
The Estuary Exhibit Hall is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm with “Science on a Sphere” presentations every day at 2 pm. 361-774-1785, 121 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, TX 78382
https://www.facebook.com/BayEducationCenter/

Rockport Little Theatre
November 3, 10, 17 - Acoustic Open Mic Night at 7 pm to 10 pm, Plug and Play, no Amp needed.
For tickets, show dates, or more information please call 361-230-2660. Located at 99 N. Austin St. Rockport, TX 78382. To purchase tickets or buy a brick as a fundraiser for the performing arts of Rockport Little Theatre: https://www.rockportlittletheatre.com

Rockport Cultural Arts District
RCAD's four murals are an Instagrammer’s dream, celebrating the community’s wildlife and heritage as an Art Colony since 1948. Come enjoy the newly renovated Rockport Railroad Depot museum, open every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. One of 51 Cultural Districts in Texas, the Rockport District is an arts and humanities organization that sponsors historic restoration, museum creation, public artwork, including sculptures and murals, musical and transportation history events, and literary publications about Regional Texas History, including book-signings, artists presentations, and Symposium. Discover more about the galleries, shops, restaurants, food trucks, and cultural institutions in the District at https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/

Passport to the Past
Rockport Cultural Arts District has a new program called Passport to Aransas County's Rich and Vibrant History. Your adventure begins with 4 exciting venues to explore.
Visit The Fulton Mansion, Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport Railroad Depot, and the History Center for Aransas County. At each venue scan the QR Code and fill out your passport digitally and complete the challenge. Each of the participating venues offers a unique learning and exploring experience. After completing the challenge digitally at all 4 venue you earn a prize! It is fun and educational way to check out our community.  https://passport2thepast.com/aransas-county-passport/

Aransas Pathway
Discover your Pathway! Hiking-Biking-Kayaking-History and Birding. Attractions and Nature trails throughout Aransas County. Are you looking to get out in nature while lending a helping hand? Aransas Pathways has volunteer opportunities! If you want to give back to a good cause, call 361-790-9496 to sign up! FMI on Aransas Pathways, visit www.aransaspathways.com

Fulton Schoolhouse Museum
Open every Saturday from 1 pm - 4 pm, with free tours! Come see what a one-room schoolhouse looked like! See a perfect replica of the Fulton Mansion and view interesting items that have been donated by Fulton residents. Located at 305 7th Street, Fulton, TX 78358

Fulton Music in the Park
Every weekend Friday or Saturday at 7 pm - 10 pm (weather permitting) at The Pavilion at Fulton Harbor Park. Free and open to the public to enjoy!

Rockport Beach
Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, TX 78382. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6 am - 11 pm and Friday-Saturday, 6 am - 11 pm. Beach passes for Rockport Beach are $10/Daily and $40/Yearly. No charge for walk-ins.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come hike a trail, fish off the pier or from your kayak, or drive the 16-mile auto tour. FMI, call 361-349-1181 or visit www.facebook.com/AransasNWR or www.fws.gov/refuge/aransas/.(Voted the #1 birding spot and # 5 National Wildlife Refuge in the USA for USA TODAY Readers' Choice)

Goose Island State Park
November 3, 10, 18, 27 - 9am-10am, Shorebird Tram Tours, *Registration is required*
November 19, 26 - 2pm-3pm, Goose Island Tram Tours, *Registration is required*
November 18, - 2pm-3:30pm, Waterfront Watercolors
November 23, - 4pm-5pm, Gratitude Hike
November 25, - 10am-11am, Nature Journaling
November 26, -10am-11am, - Become a Jr. Ranger!
Call Park HQ to sign up (361)729-2858
All programs are free with park entrance ($5/person, children 12 & under are free) or with a Texas State Park Annual Pass. Events are posted to the park website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-island/park_events and to our Facebook page.
Open 7 days a week from 8 AM-10 PM. Park Headquarters is staffed 7 days a week from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Tent and RV camping available; reservations recommended. There is a 1,620 ft. fishing pier, Bayfront campsites, boat ramp, birding areas, hiking trail, and picnic area. While at Goose Island, be sure to visit one of the most famous live oaks in the world, the "Big Tree," estimated to be centuries old In 1969 it was named the State Champion Coast Live Oak. For private events at Goose Island contact sara.rock@tpwd.texas.gov. For more information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-islandhttps://www.facebook.com/GooseIslandSP/, or call 361-729-2858.

The Woman's Club of Aransas County
Open Monday and Friday 12:30 pm - 4 pm. No food or drinks. Play canasta, mah-jongg, and party bridge.
Game Night - Frist -3rd-4th and 5th Wednesday at 6pm - 9pm. |1104 E. Concho, Rockport. (Across from the Chamber of Commerce near the Rockport Harbor) Members $4 | Non-members $5. FMI: 361-557-1150 or visit https://www.wcofaransas.org

Pickleball
Rockport-Fulton High School tennis courts open to the public. No charge. Each court can have 4 players. *courts are available . First come - first serve basis. Just bring your own equipment. For more information contact Molly Jackson McConville 361- 463 -6328 or email: mollyjmcconville@gmail.com

Rockport - Fulton Community Pool
Pool Hours: 8am to 5:30 pm - Tuesday thru Saturday, 12 pm to 5:30 pm- Sunday
Classes include Water Aerobics, Water Walking, and Lap Swim. Located at 2001 Stadium Dr. The park houses an 8 lane, 25-yard pool (heated to 86 degrees) and diving area, a bathhouse, towel warmer, and swimsuit dryer. The park also has a playground, picnic area, and a ¼ mile nature trail. FMI:  pool2@cityofrockport.com  | 361-727-9989 |  www.cityofrockport.com

Rockport Yacht Club
Located at Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Texas 78382. FMI: (361)729-3115 or http://www.rockportyachtclub.org/Home_Page.php

Memorial Park
Check out the Disc golf course intertwining among the oak trees. Memorial Park is located at 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St.) in Rockport. The park includes a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park. Consisting of more than 100 acres, the Park includes 1.65 miles of Hike and Bike trails and a 3/4-mile nature trail with interpretive signs, and rest benches. Soccer fields, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, off-leash dog parks, playscapes and fitness stations, birding sites, and picnic facilities serve a wide variety of interests throughout the year. FMI: parks3@cityofrockport.com or www.cityofrockport.com 361-727-2158.

Lighted Night Kayaking
Trips leave at 8 pm and 10 pm. More info can be obtained by contacting the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 361-729-6445.

Birding and Dolphin Tours/Boat & Kayak Excursions
Group boat tours are available. Information on Dolphin and birding adventures can be obtained by contacting the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 361-729-6445.

Aransas Pass Aquatic Center
In neighboring Aransas Pass: 3 pools, 3 slides. Free Parking. Happy Hour every day (except closed day - Tuesday) is only $2 - 4:30 to close. Monday family night 7 pm - 9 pm - $3. FMI: 361-758-7770400 E Johnson Ave, Aransas Pass TX.


Itching for more fun? Check out our list of 100 Things to Do!
Accolades
For six years, Rockport has been named in the top 5 for Best Small Coastal Town by USA Today 10 Best Readers'
Rockport Beach was selected by USA Today 10 Best Reader's Choice Award as the Best Beach in Texas, rating #1 in the state!
Rockport-Fulton ranks among the top of the charts at #6 with Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations.
Aransas County is known for its eco-tourism. The fishing is phenomenal. This area is known among anglers for its hearty speckled trout and redfish, among the wide variety of saltwater catches waiting in the waters.
Fishing guides, public piers, and marinas are readily available. With an array of kayak sites, everyone can enjoy and take part. With miles of seascape, there is ample opportunity to enjoy our beautiful coast!
Our phenomenal birding environment boasts over 400 different species that can be spotted in local marshes, wooded inland areas, and along the sandy beaches. 
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