August Events & Attractions
From Seafood to Vietnamese. from Mexican to Texas BBQ. We have it fresh and ready to serve! Many local restaurants will
even cook your catch!
The Bay Education Center is now open!
Come check oput all of the new displays and exhibits. Science on a Sphere is back!
It's Beach weather in Texas y'all! Visit Rockport Beach! It's outside, it's safe...and it is recognized by USA Today's readers as the #1Beach in Texas!
Around Town Community Events

For the Youth

Summer Youth Activities - Summer is hopping for things to do with the kids. Check out all the fun activities and make your plans now!!
Get a complete list of activities for youth programs and camps for 2021 Summer Youth Activities by checking out Rockport-Fulton.org " Family Youth Activires under "Play"

Kids In Kayaks provides totally free kayaking to ALL. Dates are Aug.11 and Aug.25. There are two sessions each day. One at 9am and one at 10am. Space islimited. Reserve your place by messaging on the Kids-In-Kayak's Facebook page:https://fb.me/e/AMeQwUUl

Markets

Downtown Farmers Market, Aug. 14 - Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, 9 am-12 pm, A great place to buy locally grown produce as well as jams, jellies, & pickled produce. There will often be fresh-baked bread, local honey, hen fruit, and freshly made goat soap. Buy fresh produce and cottage canned products, bread and more at 105 S. Austin St. in the Oh My! Parking lot. More information here. The contact email for anyone interested in being a vendor is rockportdowntownfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Makers Market, Aug. 14- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Rockport Maker's Market is a local outdoor market featuring handmade items from local artists and fun and unique home décor. FMI: https://fb.me/e/1HfICaMp5  If you are interested in selling your homemade items at this event please contact, Michell Mock-McMahon by emailing her at rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com.

Rockport-Fulton Market Days - Aug. 20, 21 & 22 - 9am-4pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Over 150 booths filled with great Art, Crafts & Resale vendors, food vendors, live music, full service bar and as always, a pet friendly environment! Every third weekend of the month. Come Join The Fun! FMI, go to ACMTexas.com & follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rockportmarket | 361-463-0125. 

Local Events and Attractions...
Fulton Convention Center
August 3 - 6 pm- Town of Fulton Annual National Night Out. Everyone is welcome! Hosted by: Town of Fulton,Fulton Police Dept.,& Fulton Volunteer Fire Department. Meet at the Fulton Town Hall( 201 N. 7th, Street, Fulton TX and join in a parade through the neighborhood to Fulton Convention Center! FREE hot dog roast, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, roasted corn on the cob, cookies, Tea and Lemonade! Come join the fun and help take a bite out of crime! If you are not able to walk or golf cart, just meet us at the Fulton Convention Center, 402, N Fulton Beach Rd. FMI 361-729-2388

Rockport Center for the Arts
August 6 - September 4 – “Postcards from your Neighbor” is a collaboration with KSpace Contemporary, in which KSpace members work is exhibited at RCA, and RCA members work is exhibited at KSpace. All work is postcard sized. An opening reception at KSpace (623 N. Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401) will take place on August 6th and an opening reception at RCA gallery (SOUTH AUSTIN STREET, SUITE B, ROCKPORT, TX, 78382) will take place August 7th. 
August 7 – “New Normal” Exhibition Opening Reception. An exhibition of Rockport artists who are making work in response to our changing time: The lingering impact of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, COVID 19 pandemic, and the fight for racial equality and social justice. Rockport Center for the Arts, 401 SOUTH AUSTIN STREET, SUITE B, ROCKPORT, TX, 78382
Rockport, famous for its vast colony of more than 800 artists, has been identified as "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America" by John Villani and "Top 10 Artist Colonies" by Allen Bunting in Coastal Living Magazine. Visit Rockport Center for the Arts new location at 401 South Austin St in Rockport (1st Floor of Baker Law). Normal Hours of operation Tue -Thu 10am-4 pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm. FMI 361-729-5519 or visit rockportartcenter.com  

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
August 10 - -7 p .m. - Music at the Mansion featuring Red Tide. Bring a chair, blanket & friends. Music on the lawn of the mansion.
The Fulton Mansion Hours are: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm with tours on the hour by reservation only. Call 361-729-0386 x 30 to reserve a spot.. Adult admission $7.00, Seniors $6.00, children $4.00, children under 5 are free. The Fulton Mansion is located 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

City of Rockport Parks Department
August 12 - 7-8:30 pm Summer Sounds - Music in the Park Memorial Park 7-8:30PM
August 19 - 8:30 pm -Movie in the Park - Memorial Park, 1600 Fm 2165, RockportTX 78382

Rialto Theater
Aug 13-14 - Rialto's first ever 24 Hour Play Festival.
Participants will direct, produce, and act in several short plays all written in 24 hours!
Free to participate in, $10 admission for the show.  rialtotheater.org for more info and to sign up!
Tuesday night jam - Tuesdays -.6:30 pm to 9pm. Happy hour prices all night.
The Rialto Bar offers a wide selection of beer and wine plus setups for BYOB. Located at 327 South Commercial Street, Aransas PassVisit us on Facebook. FMI: 361-758-0383 or  art@rialtotheater.org  or rialtotheater.org

Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension-Aransas County
August 17 - 12-1 pm FREE Brown Bag •:00pm “Fall Vegetable Gardening” Ahhh fall - the best time to plant a vegetable garden. Learn from Extension Specialist, Dr. Juan Anciso. More info, call: 361-790-0103. Location: Aransas County AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport. Master Gardeners is a non-profit program of TX A&M AgriLife extension Service. website: aspmastergardeners.orgfacebook.com/aspmastergardeners.

The History Center for Aransas County
August 22, 2 pm - Goose Island State Park: A Landmark in Aransas County  by Andrea Noon, ranger from Goose Island State Park (TPWD) and trained archeologist. Hear about how the park was constructed and future plans.
See the new exhibit, “Voices from the Past: The Building of Aransas County”. This exhibit will lead you through the history of Aransas County. Major players in the building of the county are profiled throughout. Artifacts illustrate the stories related in the well-illustrated panels. Themes of the panels include Ambitious Settlers, Ships and Captains, Downtown, Ups and Downs, Bountiful Bays and A Shared Paradise.
Hours of Operation for the History Center: Monday and Friday 10 AM -2 PM; Saturday and Sunday 1 PM-4 PM. 801 E. Cedar St. Rockport  | A Pathways Venue | For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-727-9214 or visit  http://www.hcfriends.net/ 

Fulton Music in the Park
Every Friday 7-10pm - weather permitting - The Pavilion at Fulton Harbor Park

Rockport Little Theatre
Rockport Little Theatre - New location! For more information, RLT wants actors-no experience neccassary. To buy a brick as a fundraiser for the performing arts of Rockport Little Theatre contact laralee@rockportlittletheatre.com

Community Aquatic Park
Admission is $5. 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 Cultural Arts District
Enjoy the authentic sense of place in the downtown Rockport Cultural Arts District. Their four murals are an Instagrammer’s dream, celebrating the community’s wildlife and heritage as an Art Colony since 1948. A safe and fun way to remember Rockport! One of 48 Cultural Districts in Texas, the Rockport District is restoring the historic San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad Depot. . Discover more about the galleries, shops, restaurants, food trucks and cultural institutions at https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/

Bay Education Center
The Estuary Exhibit Hall is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm with “Science on a Sphere” presentations on the hour. https://www.facebook.com/BayEducationCenter/

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

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

Texas Maritime Museum - Education Center
Texas Maritime Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM. Located at (1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382. For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-729-1271 or visit texasmaritimemuseum.org

Goose Island State Park
Goose Island State Park is 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. Hurricane Harvey repairs are complete and all areas of the park are open, including the 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. For more information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-islandhttps://www.facebook.com/GooseIslandSP/, or call 361-729-2858.

Memorial Park
The City of Rockport now has its skate park newly relocated on the Memorial Park grounds.Check out the Disc golf course intertwining among the oak trees. The course is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, gender, and economic status, making it a great lifetime fitness activity. Memorial Park is located at 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St.) in Rockport.The park includes a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park. You will also discover a dog park, outdoor fitness complex and other 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 Park, playscapes and fitness stations, birding sites and picnic facilities to serve a wide variety of interests throughout the year. FMI: parks3@cityofrockport.com or  www.cityofrockport.com

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. The Visitor Contact Station is currently closed. 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)

Aransas Pathways
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 giveback to a good cause, call 210-639-2340 to sign up! For more info on Aransas Pathways, visit: www.aransaspathways.com | 361-729-6445

Rockport Country Club
Rockport Country Club located at 101 Champions Dr. Rockport Country Club is poised to offer its members a lifestyle not found anywhere in the Coastal Bend area.  We offer our members golf, dining, fitness, pool and tennis. Private events available for non-members. For membership questions please call Chris DeLoach (361) 450-4393 or visit our website at www.rockportcc.com

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 7-9 pm - $3. FMI: 361-758-7770400 E Johnson Ave, Aransas Pass TX.

Cards
The Women's club is open 12:30pm Monday and Friday. No Food or Drinks. Masks are required. Tables 6ft apart. Temperatures will be taken before entering and hand sanitizer used. 50% occupancy rules apply. Every Monday and Friday, 12:30-4 PM - Play Canasta or Party Bridge at the Woman's Club of Aransas County |  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 our  website


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Aransas County is known for eco-tourism, so social distancing doesn't have to be a problem. Try these outdoors activities: the fishing is phenomenal. The area has been known for its Speckled Trout and Redfish among anglers “in the know”. Professional fishing guides to public piers and marinas are available. Another activity that is popular in the area is Kayak fishing. With an array of kayak sites, everyone from fishermen to birders are enjoying the use of the sites. With miles of seascape, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the beauty and a bit of meditation. Birding is also phenomenal in our area. Over 400 different species have been spotted in the marshes, wooded inland areas and along the sandy beaches. 
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