Pickin' on the Porch
February 6- Come on over for some Music, fun and make new friends. Fabulous time, right on our front porch and just for you!
Bring your lawn chair and friends | 12-1:30 PM | Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce "Front Porch at the Visitors Center" 319 Broadway
Rockport Art Loop
February 9 - 5-7 PM- 8 art spaces in downtown will have simultaneous receptions starting at 5 pm
Rockport Center for the Arts, Anita Diebel Studio, The Gallery at Latitudes Restaurant, Coast Modern, Wind Way Gallery, Estelle Stair Gallery, John Martel Photography, and Stan Irvin Ceramics.
FMI 361-729-5519 or visit
Art Center Market
February 9- Where art member artists display and sell their fine arts creations. In the heart of downtown Rockport. 106 S Austin St. 10 AM to 4 PM; Contact 361-729-5519 FMI.
Cultural Arts District - Second Saturdays!
February 9- Second Saturday! Sip, Shop, Stroll, Wine and Dine in downtown from 10 AM to 7 PM. Food Trucks, Specials and entertainment. FMI
7th Annual Texas Winter Market II
February 9-10: Come shop with us at the 7th annual Texas Winter Market II coming to the Aransas Pass Civic Center (700 W. Wheeler Drive ~ Aransas Pass). Vendors will be bringing the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, gourmet food, Texas handmade, gifts for the guys, Texas wine sampling, home decor, accessories, candles, photography and much more to the show and you don't want to miss it. Hours are Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 10-4. Admission is $3.00 or $2.00 with your non-perishable food donation to St. Mary Star of the Sea Food Pantry. Admission is good for both days and kids 12 and under are free. We have lots of free parking and hourly door prizes too. For more info call 888-225-3427 or follow us on Facebook at Texas Market Guide
Rockport-Fulton Market Days
February 15-17 | 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
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
Winter Slate Workshop (Slate Jewelry): February 23, 10am-12pm. Join us once a month, January through March, for our new Winter Slate Workshops! Workshops are $20 per person (ages 12+) and will all include a piece of slate from the Mansion’s last restoration and necessary supplies. In February, we will create slate jewelry; chains, charms, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, let your creativity fly! Proceeds help to fund future Friends of Fulton Mansion programs and events, like Music at the Mansion. Please register at
or (361) 729-0386 ext. 21, as space will be limited.
The Fulton Mansion will be closed for repairs beginning January 20th. The Education and History Center will remain OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Admission is currently free while the Mansion undergoes repairs from Hurricane Harvey. Call ahead for the most up-to-date information:
Texas Maritime Museum - Education Center
February 12: Seafaring Saga Movie Night, 7:00 PM. We will be showing the 1940 adventure film Saps at Sea. In this film, A classical Laurel and Hardy comedy where the the duo tried to get sea air without actually going to sea. Movie nights are free, and popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.
Brown Bag Lectures
February 4: We'll hear from the Ph.D. student, Shannan McAskill, about how Hurricane Harvey affected plankton populations in the coastal bend.
February 11: Carra Miller, an associate attorney who represents shipowners, agents, and maritime employers at Welder Leshin in Corpus Christi, will speak about maritime law.
February 18: Kam Wagert, former board member of both the History Center and Maritime Museum, along with former director of the Texas Archaeological Society Pam Stranahan, will discuss Aransas County's history through postcards.
February 25: We will learn about invasive species from the program director of the University of Texas Maritime Science Institute, Sara Pelleteri.
Brown Bag lectures are free of charge. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch, but cookies will be provided.
12-1 PM (Doors open at 11:45 AM)
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
GOOD NATURED: Diana Kersey Solo ceramic exhibit. February 9. Gallery Talk at 4:30 pm follows by reception 5 - 7pm
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 new location at
106 S. Austin
The History Center for Aransas County
Free admission to all events.
February 10- 2pm Susie Bracht Black- Making new treasures from old treasures and scraps & Sharon Wasteney – Fabric to dye for
February 17- 2pm – Jim Moloney presents “Postcards of Old Rockport” at the Fulton Mansion
February 24- 2pm Bring a quilt and share its story with others
New hours: Friday 1-4 PM; Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County
February 19- Brown Bag: 12-1 pm, "Space Saving Container Gardening" Presented by Carol Krank, Horticulturist at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nueces County Master Gardener
Rockport Little Theatre
February 9-10- Steel Magnolias: Rockport Little Theatre will have an encore performance of Steel Magnolias. Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday Matinee at 2:30 pm at the LaPalma Event Center. Tickets can be purchased at the door 1/2 hour prior to showtime.
Every Tuesday: Music Jam from 6-9 PM. Happy Hour until 7 PM. $1 Admission.
February 14: Mike Blakely in Concert includes Valentine's Night Chocolate Indulgence Buffet. Singer/Songwriter/Novelist. Bar and chocolate starts at 6 pm; concert at 7:30 pm. Tickets online @ $12.
February 16: Perfect Date Night with ART. Free Admission. Happy Hour 6-7 pm. 7-9 pm - Play or watch "The Not So Newlywed Game" -- how well do you know your partner? Prizes; desserts.
February 24- Oscar Night Party. Watch the event on our big screen. Free admission.
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
Discover your Pathway! Hiking-Biking-Kayaking-History and Birding. Attractions and Nature trails throughout Aransas County. Visit:
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
Pool Hours: Monday-Closed | Tuesday & Friday 9-5 | Wed, Thur & Sat 9-6 | Sunday 12-5
The pool and park have been cleaned up from the storm, and now open at 9 AM (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.
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
Aquarium at Rockport Harbor - Education Center
Wednesday Lecture Series - History of Explosion Craters in the Coastal Bend
February 6 : 7-8 PM at the Education Center at Rockport Harbor. Gail Sutton will outline "Sink Your Shucks," the first oyster restoration program in Texas to reclaim oyster shells from local restaurants to build substrate for new reefs and habitat for fish, crabs, and other organisms. In addition to her main role as Chief Operating Officer at the Institute, Ms. Sutton, who in 2011 earned her master’s degree in Fisheries and Mariculture from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, co-manages “Sink Your Shucks." Come join us for this fascinating subject!
Wednesday Lecture Series - Sediment Transport in Estuaries from Storms
February 20 : 7-8 PM at the Education Center at Rockport Harbor. - Dr. Jame Gibeaut will share his current research focus on shoreline change in the Coastal Bend and projecting future change. Dr. James Gibeaut is the Endowed Chair for Coastal and Marine Geospatial Sciences at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
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.
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.
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 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, visit
or call 361-349-1181.
(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