August 2019 Events & Attractions
A Tribute to Guy Clark Concert

When: August 1 and 2
The Aransas County Historical Society presents "A Tribute to Guy Clark" featuring Grammy - Award Winners Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp.
Guy Clark grew up in Rockport and was an iconic songwriter and performer.
The show is a benefit for the Aransas County Historical Society.
Little Bay Labor Day Music Festival

When: August 30-September 1
City of Rockport presents a Free Kick-Off Party Friday. Great Entertainers All Three Nights. Join the party for song and dance every night! Come celebrate the 2nd Annual Little Bay Labor Day Music Festival. Friday night FREE general admission Spazmatics headlining at 10. Back again for Fiesta en la Playa on Saturday headliner Siggno. Sunday, Texas Country Day is sure to be a hit!
Fishing in the Bays are Plentiful

Open piers:
Breakwater (End of Market Street) pier, Rockport Beach North Pier, Leggett Channel, Rockport Harbor Seawall, Bulkhead at Fulton Harbor, Copano Kayak Site, Howard Murph Park, Copano Causeway Boat Launch.

State Park:
Goose Island pier is closed but fishing is available at Day Use Area, Boat Ramp, and West Side.

Open marinas:
Cove Harbor Marina, Copano Causeway Ramp and Boat Launch, Rockport Beach Park, and Fulton Harbor and Cove Harbor Marina.
Birds are Flying High

Birding Migration:
From the Gulf of Mexico to beaches, bays and estuaries and inland woods, prairies and fields, one will find extraordinary birding throughout Aransas County. We have 10 birding sites on the Great Texas Birding Trail.

From November to March, the world's only wild flock of over 500 endangered Whooping Cranes calls the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge home.
To see more of our accolades, visit our website at .
Around Town Community Events
City of Rockport Parks Department
August 1- 8:45 pm FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK at Memorial Park located at 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St). Our first Throwback Thursday Movie in the Park will feature The Little Mermaid (1989) on the big screen at 8:45pm (dusk). Bring your blankets/chairs and bug spray! Free admission and Free popcorn with other concession items available for purchase by a local league/organization. First 60 kids will receive a free sequin mermaid tail keychain! For more details please visit or call 361-727-2158.

Kids-In-Kayaks Summer Program.  
August 7,  FIRST Wednesday  in August- LAST OPPORTUNITY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS!! TOTALLY FREE. NO AGE LIMITS. Sessions at 9:00am and 10 am in Little Bay at the Pathways Kayak Sign (South end of Little Bay). Experience paddling yourself around in a kayak!!!  Coaches and instructors available. All eq uipment and safety requirements provided.  Single kayaks, tandem kayaks, long kayaks, short kayaks, sit-in kayaks, sit-on kayaks!!! Come for a morning of fun. Reserve your place at  Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring your own drinking water and sunscreen.

Rockport-Fulton Market Days
August 16-18: Over 160 booths filled with great vendors, over a dozen food vendors, 3 days of live music, covered seating and as always, a pet friendly environment! EVERY 3RD FULL WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH. Open Friday with select vendors and early bird specials from 12-5, Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 10-4. Come join the fun and add your energy to our recovery!!! FMI, follow Rockport-Fulton Market Days on  Facebook  |  Website  | 361-463-0125.

Harvey Encore Block Party
August 24- 11 am to 10 pm in Downtown Rockport. We're kicking off the day with a 5k fun run, and 1.5-mile walk at 8 am. At 11 am come out and check out vendors, food trucks, non-profits, and children's activities. Then come listen to the band "Viral Rock" starting at 6 pm and playing until 10 pm. We're encouraging everyone to bring a chair to enjoy the music. Rockport Little Theatre and the Rockport Cultural Arts District are hosting a beer and wine tent as well all day. For more information, please visit  and click on "events."

Harvey Anniversary Tree Planting Ceremony
August 25- 10 am at Memorial Park located at 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St). Join City of Rockport Officials, Arbor Day Foundation and Texas Forest Service representatives for a Harvey Anniversary Tree Planting Ceremony at Memorial Park on August 25th at 10:00 am. For more event details please visit or call 361-727-2158.

City of Rockport Parks Department
August 30- City of Rockport presents a FREE KICKOFF CONCERT FT. SPAZMATICS at the Little Bay Labor Day Music Fest. Gates open at 6 pm on Friday at the Rockport Festival Grounds. For more event details please visit or call 361-205-7727.

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
August 13- 7-8:30 pm, Music at the Mansion with local band, Mike Guerra and Trisum. Music at the Mansion is a FREE family-friendly event brought to you by the Friends of Fulton Mansion non-profit group. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and join us for a night of toe-tapping tunes and beautiful views. Concessions will be available for purchase. Contact us at (361) 729-0386 for more information!
PLEASE NOTE : The Fulton Mansion is currently closed for repairs due to damage from Hurricane Harvey. The Education and History Center will remain OPEN and FREE to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Call ahead for the most up-to-date information: 361.729.0386 or visit our Facebook page:

Texas Maritime Museum - Education Center
August 3- Volunteer Open House, 12-2 PM. This event is to learn all about the Texas Maritime Museum and what it means to be a volunteer there. Visitors will have a chance to discuss volunteering and learn about its benefits from current volunteers and the volunteer coordinator. We will also offer food and a tour of the museum. Please contact Aaron Martin at 361-729-1271 or e-mail for more information.
Texas Maritime Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM and Sunday 1-4 PM. For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-729-1271 or visit

Rockport Center for the Arts 
Children can enjoy free, high caliber art instruction year-round, including summer camp- ArtSpace and Free Family Saturdays during the school year. 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 location at  106 S. Austin  in Rockport.
Hours of operation Tues-Sat - 10 AM-4 PM | FMI 361-729-5519 or visit   

The History Center for Aransas County
August 10- Exhibit Opening- “Key Allegro: A Vision for Growth”, From a Karankawa Indian settlement to the resort community it is today, Key Allegro’s history is colorful and storied. The exhibit will portray the early history of the coast to the present day, capturing all aspects of the growth of Key Allegro and how it impacts Aransas County and the surrounding areas. Artifacts, maps, photographs, and videos will further illustrate the long-term vision. Light refreshments will be available, 7 pm
August 25- Island Development- Carla Krueger & Vickie Merchant, 2 pm
Hours: Friday 1-4 PM; Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM
801 E. Cedar St. Rockport  | A Pathways Venue
For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-727-9214 or visit g

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County
A&M AgriLife Extension Office,  892 Airport Rd., Rockport, TX
Call 361-790-0103 or visit  for more information

Rockport Little Theatre
Our new location is La Palma is located at  2955 Hwy 35, Rockport , TX. FMI:  |

Rialto Theater
Every Tuesday night, open mic music jam. 6-9pm happy hour 6-7pm
August 1- Children's Aransas Repertory theater registration enroll online.  Classes to start September 7 for 12 weeks. Space is limited.
The Rialto Bar offers a wide selection of beer and wine plus setups for BYOB. Located at  327 South Commercial Street, Aransas Pass . Visit us on Facebook. FMI: 361-758-0383 or  or

Rockport Country Club
Rockport Country Club has reopened to an overwhelmingly positive response from members. With a new bar concept, redesigned dining area and lounge with all new furnishings, Rockport Country Club is poised to offer its members a lifestyle not found anywhere in the Coastal Bend area. For membership or to be a "Member for a Day" contact Stan Reeder at 361-450-4393. FMI visit our website

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. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.

Aransas Pathways
Discover your Pathway! Hiking-Biking-Kayaking-History and Birding. Attractions and Nature trails throughout Aransas County. Visit:  | 361-729-6445

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 1-800-242-0071

Community Aquatic and Skate Park
Lifeguarding class and Junior Lifeguarding class
New water aerobic classes: NEW 5pm water aerobic medium intensity, Aqua Strength 9 AM, Aqua kickboxing 10 AM
August 9- Going back to school bash, 6-9pm, Door prizes, concession will be open. $4 for a student & $5 for adults to get in. To receive extra tickets for the prize drawing is $1 per ticket.
August 25- Night Swim, 6:30-9:30PM
Pool Hours: Monday-Closed | Tuesday & Friday 9-5 | Wed, Thur & Sat 9-6 | Sunday 12-5
The pool and park are now open at 9AM (Tues-Sat). Admission is $5. Classes include: Water Aerobics, Water Walking and Lap Swim. 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 includes a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park (open) It also has a playground, picnic area, and a ¼ mile nature trail. FMI:  | 361-727-9989 |

Fulton Schoolhouse Museum
The Schoolhouse Museum is the original one-room schoolhouse of Fulton, TX that was rebuilt in the 1940's after being damaged by a hurricane. Visitors to the museum will experience a sense of what education was like from a bygone era. Expect to see the schoolhouse as it was originally set up along with numerous original artifacts of that era. Free tours but items are available for purchase, such as note cards, bookmarkers and all donations are accepted, as well. Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1–4 PM, and for groups of four or more any time (or by appointment, call 361-729-5533). Come see what a one-room schoolhouse looked like, a huge model of the Fulton Mansion, and lots of photos and memorabilia of old time Fulton. For more information or to schedule future group tours call 361-729-5533 or visit | 205 N 7th Street, Fulton, TX 78358

The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor - Education Center
The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor Education Center offers a multitude of events throughout the year. All events are free at this time but donations are always welcome to help support the Aquarium. Open Daily 1pm - 4pm ~ Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Visit our website for more information.
Aquarium Education Center is located at 706 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX.

Goose Island State Park 
Every Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30-11 AM -Shorebird Walks: We will explore different habitats and discover a variety of birds together. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Check in at Park Headquarters, then meet at the Rec Hall.
Every Thursday, 8:30-11 AM - Woodland Bird Walks: Join us for an exploratory walk through the woods of Goose Island State Park. We’ll learn about and identify the birds we see on our route, which includes a stop at the bird viewing area. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Check in at Park Headquarters, then meet at the Turks Cap Trail parking lot by campsite #157.
Every Friday, 8:30-11 AM - Big Tree Natural Area Bird Walks: Join us for a hike through the Big Tree Natural Area, an area of the park that is otherwise closed to the public. We’ll observe birds in a variety of habitats including coastal oak forests, coastal prairies, marshes, and bay shorelines. We may even be lucky enough to see an endangered Whooping Crane! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Check in early at park headquarters to obtain a tour ticket, then meet at the Big Tree parking lot.
Programs are FREE with park entrance ($5/person, children 12 & under are free) or Texas State Parks Annual Pass. 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 AM-5 PM. For more information, visit , or call 361-729-2858.
The wooded area of Goose Island State Park is open for overnight RV and tent camping. The boat ramp, fish cleaning station, nature trail, picnic area, and West Bayfront are available for day use. There is no Bayfront camping at this time and the fishing pier and East Bayfront remain closed. Park operating hours are 8 AM-10 PM.
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.
Goose Island State Park offers a variety of programs for all ages. For more information on scheduled openings or park programs, visit  or 361-729-2858
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 closed Monday-Tuesday and open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 AM-4 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  or .
(Voted the #1 birding spot and # 5 National Wildlife Refuge in the USA for USA TODAY Readers' Choice)
Come enjoy a fun time playing Bingo! Bingo can be played on Wednesday and Friday at 7 PM at the Rockport American GI Forum-  1911 Hardee St. Rockport . FMI: 361-729-7144

Every Monday and Friday, 12-4 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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