Art Center Market
January 12- 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!
January 12- Second Saturday! Sip, Shop, Stroll, Wine and Dine in downtown from 10 AM to 7 PM. Food Trucks, Specials and entertainment. FMI
Rockport-Fulton Market Days
January 18-20 | 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
8th Annual Texas Winter Market I
January 12-13- Come shop with us at the 8th Annual Texas Winter Market I 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. You don't want to miss it. Hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. Admission is $3 or $2 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 information call 888-225-3427 or follow us on Facebook at
Texas Market Guide
Rockport-Fulton American Legion
Oyster Sunday, every Sunday! 1pm till gone | Raw $9 or Baked/Fried $9.75
January 11- FRIDAY FISH FRY- Fish, french fries, hush puppies, and cole slaw. From 4-7 PM (or till sold out) | Each plate $7, dine-in or carry out!
Rockport-Fulton American Legion Post 363, 1701 S Church Street | 361-729-1953
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
January 26- Winter Slate Workshop (Painting on Slate): 10 AM-12 PM. 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 January, we will paint Victorian-inspired designs on slate for a lovely piece of wall art. Proceeds help to fund future Friends of Fulton Mansion programs and events, like Music at the Mansion. Please RSVP to
or (361) 729-0386 ext. 26, as space will be limited.
The Fulton Mansion and the Education and History Center are open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM and Sunday 1-4 PM. Admission is currently free while the Mansion undergoes repairs from Hurricane Harvey. PLEASE NOTE that the Mansion may be closed for repairs, but the Education and History Center will remain open. Call ahead for the most up-to-date information: 361.729.0386 or visit our Facebook page:
Texas Maritime Museum - Education Center
January 8: Seafaring Saga Movie Night, 7:00 PM. We will be showing the 1948 adventure film Wake of the Red Witch. In this film, Captain Ralls of the ship Red Witch sails the seas battling his rival, Mayrant Sidneye. Movie nights are free, and popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.
January 9: Homeschool Days, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (grades 1-4) and 1:00-3:00 PM (grades 5-8). The title is The Lone Star and the Great War: Texas in World War I. Homeschool Days will feature a lesson, craft, tour of the museum, snack, and a game or activity. Cost is $8 and registration for both this class and the entire spring semester of Homeschool Days can be completed at
. For more information, contact Aaron martin at 361-729-1271 or
January 18: History Happy Hour, 5:00-6:30 PM. Visitors can drink a glass of beer or wine and enjoy an evening in the museum.
January 21: Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, 12:00-1:00 PM. Dr. Russell Miget, who has served as a marine fisheries specialist and worked for 40 years at the Texas Agrilife Extension will be presenting a lecture titled “Seafood Nutrition-Facts and Fiction.” Brown Bag lectures are free of charge. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch, but cookies will be provided.
January 25-26: Mah Jongg Tournament, 9:00 AM at the Rockport Country Club. Registration is full. There will also be a Wine Reception January 24 at 5:30 PM at the Rockport Country Club.
January 28: Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, 12:00-1:00 PM. Dr. John Scarpa from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present on the potential of oyster culture in Texas and how it is perceived positively and negatively by landowners, recreational boaters, and anglers in other states. Brown Bag lectures are free of charge. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch, but cookies will be provided.
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
January 7, 1-3 PM; Winter Texan Day and Open House at the Rockport Center for the Arts. We cordially invite you to join us to kick-off the new year in style! Get acquainted with the Rockport Center for the Arts, say hello to the staff, artists and our wonderful volunteers meet new friends and/or reunite with old ones. Our winter season teaching artists will be on hand to demonstrate their talents and answer any questions you may have about an upcoming class or workshop. Light refreshments will be provided.
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.
January 4, 5, 6- Exhibit "Archeology: Early Peoples of the Coastal Bend"
January 6- 2 PM Program- “The Pape and Tunnell Survey & Collection of Indian Artifacts – presented by Jace Tunnell
January 11, 12, 13- Exhibit "Archeology: Early Peoples of the Coastal Bend"
January 19- 10 AM Exhibit Opening: "Where We've Been and Where We're Going" Quilting Exhibit by Piecemakers by the Bay Quilting Guild.
January 20, 25, 26, 27- "Where We've Been and Where We're Going" Quilting Exhibit by Piecemakers by the Bay Quilting Guild.
January 27– 2 PM- "Bed Turning" by Piecemakers by the Bay Quilting Guild
New hours: Friday 1-4 PM; Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County
Rockport Little Theatre
January 5,11 AM-1 PM- Auditions for "Four Weddings and an Elvis" written by Nancy Frick. 7 males and 4 females needed, ages 35-65. Performances are March 15-31, 2019. Three weekends. Directed by Jan Sherman; call 361-800-1866 for more information.
Every Tuesday: Music Jam from 6-9 PM. Happy Hour until 7 PM. $1 Admission.
Every Friday: Happy Hour in the Bar with live music from 5-7 PM. $3 domestic beer and select wine. Free admission.
Rockport Country Club
Rockport Country Club reopened the golf course and is accepting new members during reconstruction. Pay discounted initiation fees with no monthly dues until the club house rebuild is complete. Pay as you go for all golf and food & beverage. RCC is improving and reinvesting in all aspects of the club; golf course, clubhouse and fitness center. Come check out what we are recreating as a Member for a Day! Contact 361-729-4393 for membership and 361-729-4182 for the golf desk. FMI visit our website
Discover your Pathway! Hiking-Biking-Kayaking-History and Birding. Attractions and Nature trails throughout Aransas County. Visit:
Aquarium at Rockport Harbor - Education Center
Wednesday Lecture Series
January 2 - 7-8 PM -
History of Explosion Craters in the Coastal Bend
Dr. Mark Besonen, an assistant professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, will discuss the history and impacts of explosion craters from King Ranch to Refugio. The craters are from oil & gas exploration in the 1930s and 1940s. Come join us for this fascinating subject!
January 16. - 7-8 PM
Sediment Transport in Estuaries from Storms
Dr. Anthony Reisinger, a Research Scientist at TAMUCC, will discuss how storms impact the ecology and geology of estuaries through movement of sediments.
Aransas Bird and Nature Club
January 9, 11: 30AM Award winning nature photographer , Cissy Beasley, will give a program on the glorious birds of the Rockport area. Brown bag program.You do not have to be a member to attend.
Aquarium Education Center is located at 706 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX.
Coastal Bend Travel Fair
Jan 29 - 10am -3pm - The 12th Annual Coastal Bend Travel Fair will be held at the Port Royal Ocean Resort, 6317 State Hwy 361, Port Aransas. Tourism and attraction vendors from 19 counties along and around the Coastal Bend will be presenting the many things to do and see in the Coastal Bend region. Free Admission! Prizes Entertainment, Concessions and more. FMI 361-701-0555 or
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 | Tues & 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. Items available for purchase, such as note cards, bookmarkers and all donations are accepted, as well. Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1–4, and for groups of four or more any time (call 729-5725 or 460-4638). 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
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