February Events & Attractions
Love is in the Air...It's a Black and White affair
Join us for a fabulous
Sea-A-Bration

Friday, February 12, 2021
6 pm - 11 pm

Fulton Convention Center
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!

The Many Shapes of
Texas Clay, Rockport Center For the Arts
"Celebrating the Diversity of the Clay Medium across Texas"
February 5 - 28
Opening Reception February 6
From November to March over 500 Whooping Cranes call the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge their winter home. Come see for yourself:
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!
Fishing is outstanding in the bays around the area. Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum. Catch fish, your breath, and a beautiful sunrise.
Around Town Community Events

Rockport Center for the Arts 
Feb. 6 5-7pm Exhibit opening - The Many Shapes of Texas Clay
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). Normal Hours of operation Tue -Thu 10am-4 pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm, Su - 12pm-4pm. FMI 361-729-5519 or visit rockportartcenter.com  

Downtown Farmers Market
February 13 - Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, 9 am-1 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, Feruary13 - 9 AM-5 PM, Downtown Rockport Maker's Market is a local outdoor market featuring handmade items from local artists and fun and unique home décor. If you are interested in selling your homemade items at this event please contact, Michell Mock-McMahon by emailing her at rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com.

9th annual Texas Winter Market II
February 13-14 - Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 10- Aransas Pass Civic Center (700 W. Wheeler ~ Aransas Pass, Vendors will be bringing the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, home décor, gourmet food, accessories, gifts for the guys, Texas handmade, Scentsy, photography, Texas wine sampling and so much more. Admission is $3.00 or $2.00 with your non-perishable food donation to the Food Pantry. Admission is good for both days and kids 12 and under are FREE. We also have hourly door prizes and free parking too. For more info call 888-225-3427

Rockport-Fulton Market Days
February 20-21- 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Over 100 booths filled with great vendors, food vendors, live music, covered seating and as always, a pet friendly environment! Every third weekend of the month. Come Join The Fun! FMI, follow Rockport-Fulton Market Days and get your shop on!! Facebook | 361-463-0125. 

The History Center for Aransas County Exhibit "Quilting during a Pandemic." Programs offered on Sunday every other week.
Feb. 14 Threading Memories (Graduate thesis show for TAMU-CC recently on display at RCA) by Juleanna Fuller 
Feb. 28 Quilt Turning by Dora McKelvey
Limited audience by reservation. Zoom during programs and videos posted on the website.
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/ 

Rialto Theater
Weekends - Jan 22-Feb 7 - Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm " Church Basement Ladies, A Second Helping - A Musical Comedy
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
A&M Agri-Life Extension Office, 892 Airport Rd., Rockport, TX
Call 361-790-0103 or visit www.aransas.agrilife.org for more information
Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners - 361-790-0103

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

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
The Fulton Mansion is now open for limited tours and retail to go. Hours: Thursday-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

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

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

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.

Rockport Little Theatre
Rockport Little Theatre - New location coming soon. For more information or to buy a brick as a fundraiser for the performing arts of Rockport Little Theatre contact info@rockportlittletheatre.com

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 AM-4 PM. Limited tent camping, RV camping, and day use are available by online reservation only. For more information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-islandhttps://www.facebook.com/GooseIslandSP/ , or call 361-729-2858. The boat ramp, fish cleaning station, nature trail, and picnic area are available for day use. The island bayfront area, including the fishing pier, is closed for construction for the foreseeable future. Please obey all barriers, construction markings, and social distancing guidelines when visiting the park. 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.

Memorial Park
Memorial Park has a newly designed 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. 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

Community Aquatic and Skate 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 includes a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park (open) It also has a playground, picnic area, and a ¼ mile nature trail. FMI:  pool2@cityofrockport.com  | 361-727-9989 |  www.cityofrockport.com

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Refuge is open from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset. Entrance fee is currently waived, and Visitor Contact Station is closed. Auto tour, trails, fishing pier, and observation decks are open; please practice social distancing. 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 
(Voted the #1 birding spot and # 5 National Wildlife Refuge in the USA for USA TODAY Readers' Choice)

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. For membership or to be a "Member for a Day" contact Stan Reeder at 361-450-4393. FMI visit our website www.rockportcc.com
Friday-Saturday, 6am-11pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.
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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

While we enjoy our visitors, if you are planning travel to our area, we ask that you do so responsibly and practice safety guidelines. Please reference the guidelines for Texas here. Visitors are advised to call their hotels, local attractions and business establishments before making plans. There is always a possibility of modified hours of operation or new guidelines.
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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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