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November Events & Attractions

Rockport Songwriter Festival

November 3-5, 2023

The 2nd Annual Rockport Songwriter Festival

will be held in Guy Clark's hometown on November 3-5, 2023.

The intimate, two-day festival will be held at Charlotte Plummer's in Fulton, Texas

Rockport Arbor Day Kickoff Party

November 3, 2023

The Arbor Day Kickoff party is November 3rd at Magnolia Park. (906 N Live Oak Street) from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. This event will have sponsored picnic style food, music and history under the historic Live Oaks. The City of Rockport Mayor, County Judge, Town of Fulton Mayor and Navigation District will all be planting a tree to signify our unity in preserving our Live Oaks trees on the Live Oak Peninsula.

Rockport Arbor Day in the District

November 11, 2023

1st Annual Rockport Arbor Day in the District on November 11th from 10am - 6pm which will be combined with the Cultural Arts District Second Saturday and Austin Street Art Walk. The City of Rockport Tree Committee/ City of Rockport & Aransas First Land Trust will close off Main Street in between Rowdy Maui and The Red Fence Patio/Alisa Baker Art. Come out and enjoy this event with a kids corner with tree themed art, and a dog dye contest.

FMI - (361) 790 - 3074, Aransas First, Shelly Steckler.

Rockport Film Festival

November 9 - 12, 2023

The Festival kicks off with a Red Carpet Party on Thursday (November 9th) followed by the film screening throughout the day Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Rockport Conference Center (ROCC) located on the Rockport Center for the Arts campus at 106 S. Austin Street.

Shop Small Saturday

November 23, 2023

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

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


Rockport-Fulton has so many unique attractions, from the historic Fulton Mansion to the Texas Maritime Museum and many more. The educational and entertainment opportunities are abundant!

Enjoy the outdoors and take part in Rockport-Fulton's very own GeoTour!


With over 50 Geocaches, complete our GeoTour passport to earn prizes!

Come join us every 2nd Friday of each month to mob a local restaurant. Enjoy your lunch, network, and visit during your lunch hour.

Around Town Community Events

Local Markets and More...

Lamar Market Days, November 3 & 4, 2023. 10am - 7pm, Featuring Community-Wide Garage Sales, a scavenger hunt, 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, Contact Pat Luedecke at 361-205-0070 or visit LamarVFD.com.

Lamar Market Days Annual Car Show, November 4th, Setup starts @ 9am, judging will begin at 12pm. Multiple categories, door prizes and games for the registered cars. Trophies will be given. FMI

contact Eric Koening at 361-791-4509.

Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, November 11, 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 smiller467@gmail.com

Rockport Downtown Makers Market, November 11, 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  

Rockport-Fulton Market Days, November 17-19, 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. 

Austin Street Art Walk, Every second Saturday of each month Austin Street Walk is a collective effort of the Rockport Center for the Arts and Moon Over Water Gallery in partnership with Rockport galleries, restaurants, and businesses located along Austin Street in the Rockport Cultural Arts District. Art Walk is free, alfresco, walkable art experience featuring an ever-changing mix of participants and art mediums such as painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, textiles, as well as live music demonstrations, food and more. FMI: https://www.rockportartcenter.com/austin-street-art-walk and www.facebook.com/austinstreetartwalk or call (361)729-5519.

Second Saturday in the District

The Rockport District is host Second Saturday every month with live music and special themes to enjoy along with Artwalk, Farmers Market, Makers Market. RCAD is an arts and humanities organization that sponsors historic restoration, museum creation, public artwork, including sculptures and murals, musical and transportation history events. FMI Jennifer Day, email - jdayrose@gmail.com or rockportculturalartsdistricts.com

Shopping in the District

November 2nd, 9th, 30th and December 7th, 14th, 21st, Late Night Shopping - Thursdays till 7pm Downtown Rockport, Shop participating District Merchants. Enjoy all the unique gifts in Rockport's one of a kind stores! Always remember to SHOP LOCAL! FMI AND LIST OF MERCHANTS go to https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/event/late-night-shopping-in-the-district

Home for Holidays

November 8th, 2023 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Fulton Convention Center

Join Spears & Company for an evening of Holiday Festivities and kid friendly fun! Complete some of your Holiday shopping and get to know your local businesses while enjoying refreshments and goodies!

Special Activities for the Kids! Free refreshments * Cocoa Bar * Snack Bar * Desserts * Photo with Santa

It is free and open to the public. This year, however, we are asking for donations of unused box goods, canned goods, and blankets for the local Good Samaritan.

Local Events and Attractions

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

November 14, 12pm - 1pm - "Rain Barrels - How to make one and why they are so beneficial"

Brown Bags are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except December), followed by a Pop-up Plant Sale

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

November 3, 2023, 5:30pm Arbor Day at Magnolia Park.

November 7, 2023, 2:00pm Tree planting in the garden for Arbor Day.

Current exhibit: Collectors & their collection. 20 collectors share their treasures - posters and artifacts to view.

Hours of operation for the History Center: Monday and Friday 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday and Sunday

1 pm - 4pm. 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


September 22 - November 12 - Mary Jenewein in the McKelvey Charitable fund Gallery

September 29 - November 17 - Spencer Tinkham in the Jeanie and Bill Wyatt Gallery

October 6 - November 19 - McKay Otto in the H-E-B Gallery (his show glows in the dark)

Click here to become a member: https://www.rockportartcenter,com/membership

Classes & Workshops:

November 2 - 4, 10:30am - 4:30pm - Dynamic Landscape Painting with Kitty Dudics

November 9, 1pm - 4pm - Hand-Made Watercolors Christmas Cards with Sandy Reese

November 14 - December 12, (Tuesday) 12:30pm - 3:30pm - Stained Glass for Beginners with Susan Fest

November 15 - December 13, (Wednesday) 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Make your own Stained glass Gifts for Christmas with Susan Fest

Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) 204 South Austin Street. (361)729-5519

Rockport Conference Center (ROCC) 106 South Austin Street. (361)729-5519


Contact: Vanessa Ormsby at 361-729-5519 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

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

November 8,15,29 - Tiny Tots Wednesday

November 9, 8:30am - Attraction Meeting

November 11, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Family Craft Day, Q-Tip Painted Pumpkins. Join us in the education room for family fun!

November 2,8,9,14,16,28,30 -Odyssey after School Enrichment Program.

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 7, 10:30am - 11:00am, Rockport Arbor Day Festival - To be a tree activity (PK - 4th grade)

Students will learn structure and function of tree parts.

November 10th, 10:30am - 11:00am, Bee Condo Craft (K-12th Grade - Adults) Looking for a way to attract more native pollinators to your garden? This craft is for you.

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


Rockport Little Theatre

November 4, 8:30am - 12:30pm - Talent Search and Workshop! To prepare for the November 9 - 11 auditions for the Rockport Little Theater 2024 Winter production of the iconic musical Annie, RLT is sponsoring a workshop for 7 - 14 years -old girls who love to sing and dance and interested in auditioning for the musical. For more information contact Lynn Soeby 830-220-0484. Visit soeby.weebly.com for shows audition details.

November 15th, 6pm -9pm - Little Bay Sea Queens present BLINGO and BUBBLES, Bingo with a Bling! Most Glamorous Bingo Parlor in the Coastal Bend. Get tickets at Tix.com.

November 18, 7:00pm Songwriters of the Coastal Bend. Come join local singer/songwriters as they share with you their music and the stories that inspired them. Hosted by Charlie Boone, who played in Austin bands for over 30 years. Tickets at the door $15.00.

Acoustic Open Mic Night Thursdays at 6:30 pm to 9:30 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

Rialto Theater

Open Mic every Tuesday 6:30pm - 10pm

Fridays: Karaoke - 7pm-10pm

Every Sunday - Open Blues Jam and Steve & Lulu's food truck will be serving fried catfish, fries, hush puppies and crepes.

Rialto Market Days (indoors) 10am - 3pm, 4th Saturday of every month


Rockport Cultural Arts District

RCAD's six murals are an Instagrammer’s dream, celebrating the community’s wildlife and heritage as an Art Colony since 1948. One of 52 Cultural Districts in Texas, the Rockport District is host Second Saturday every month through December with live music and special themes to enjoy along with Artwalk. Farmers Market, and Market. RCAD 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.  https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/

Rockport Railroad Depot Museum

The Rockport Cultural Arts District has restored and repurposed the historic Rockport San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad Depot to a unique Railroad Museum. Come and enjoy the newly renovated Railroad Depot and ride the Passenger Train. The Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1pm - 4pm. The Passenger Train is available every Second Saturday in the District. https://www.facebook.com/RockportRailroadDepot/

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 a fun and educational way to check out our community. https://passport2thepast.com/aransas-county-passport/

Aransas Pathway

November 3rd & 24th, 8:30am - 11:00am - Aransas Pathways Birding Field Trip - "Birding with Bob" Celebrate the birds of the Rockport area! Join volunteer Bob Showler to look for birds at Aransas Pathways sites and other points of interest. Be prepared to drive you own car up to 20 miles round-trip and bring water, sun & insect protection, and binoculars. We may be walking up to 1/4 miles at certain stops. Beginning birders welcome!! FMI contact Jennifer Heard, 361-556-5308 or email jheard@aransascounty.org

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

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 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 5th, 8:30am Birding with Bob

November 26th, 8:30am, Birding with Bob

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 - First -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


November 11 & 12, 2023 , Rockport Pickleball by the Bay Doubles Tournament sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. FMI Contact Laura Schlotter at 512-217-9175.

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: Open Swim - Splash Pool, 8am - 7pm, Tuesday - Saturday.

Open Swim - Competition Pool, 11am - 7pm, Tuesday - Saturday

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

November 11, 2023, 11:00am - Veterans Day Service at Veterans 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.

Fulton Convention Center

November 8th, Spears & Co Holiday Shopping Event. Open to the public.

November 10th, ABC School Boots & Bling

Camp Aranzazu

November 7, 2023, 3:30pm - sunset - Sail Away with Camp Aranzazu (weather permitting) 1st - 12th grade children of varying abilities can participate. Free - FMI email amelia@camparanzazu.org

Itching for more fun? Check out our list of 100 Things to Do!


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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