Pickin' on the Porch
Every Wednesday in March - 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
Art Center Market
March 9- In the Heart of Downtown Rockport, 106 S. Austin St – FREE ADMISSION! Paintings, Jewelry, Woodwork, Glasswork, Yard Art, Metal Art and More! Food Trucks and Music - Rain or Shine
Rockport Art Loop
March 16- 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
Rockport-Fulton Market Days
March 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
Boat Safety And Navigation Certification
March 16: 8 AM-5 PM, Learn to operate a boat safely. The class covers safety, navigation, Rules of the "Road" and all aspects of boat safety in the water. Earn a certification from Texas Parks and Wildlife and receive a sticker for your boat. This is a 2 day course covered in 1 day. Having this certification may help save insurance premium costs. Fees/Admission: $35 per person, Rockport Senior Services Center, 912 S. Church St. Rockport, TX. FMI contact Ron Landers 361-461-2484 or Walter Laas or email
Keep Aransas County Beautiful
March 2 - Holiday Beach Clean-up 8-12 @ the Boat ramp off of Channelview Road parking lot
March 19- Monthly Board Meeting 5:30 pm Aquarium Education Center. 706 Navigation Cir. Rockport Tx
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
March 23- Winter Slate Workshop (Slate trays):10am-12pm. Join us March 23rd for our last Winter Slate Workshop of the season! 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 March, we will create slate trays that you can use for entertaining and serving delicious snacks! Proceeds help to fund future Friends of Fulton Mansion programs and events, like Music at the Mansion. Please register by emailing
or calling (361) 729-0386 ext. 30, as space will be limited.
: 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
March 6: Homeschool Days, 10 AM to 12 PM (grades 1-4) and 1-3 PM (grades 5-8). The
title is Out in the Big Blue: Deep Sea Fishing. The class will feature a lesson, craft, and activity related to
deep sea fishing as well as a snack. The cost is $8 per child.
March 12: Seafaring Saga Movie Night, 7 PM. We will be showing the 2006 adventure film Deep Water, A documentary covering the 1968 yacht race around the world and one man's struggles to complete the race while battling weather. Movie nights are free, and popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.
March 11-15: Sailor’s Holiday Spring Break Camp, 9 AM-12 PM. The topic is Eco-Explorers. Using
crafts, games, and activities we’ll take campers on a journey through the environments of Texas from
the gulf coast to Big Bend country. The camp is for Pre-k to 5th grade and the cost is $75 per child.
Registration forms can be found at the museum office and on the website:
Brown Bag Lectures
March 4: The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will be here for their annual Whooping update by Dr. Wade Harrell and Laura Bonneau.
March 18: Doctoral candidate Samreen Siddiqui will present on her research, which asks the question "Do the medicines we take accumulate in fish in local waterways?"
March 25: It's time for the Annual Perry R. Bass Memorial Sports Fishing Wall of Fame induction ceremony, presented by TMM Curator, Cassidy Mickelson.
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
RISING EYES OF TEXAS 2019: Annual Juried Collegiate Exhibition Showcasing the up and coming artists attending art school across the state. Reception & Awards Ceremony March 16, 5-6:30pm at the Rockport Center for the Arts. Show runs March 8-31.
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
March 10: "English Paper Piecing" by Judy Williams and "Crazy Quilt" by Linda Jensen.
March 24: Bring tools you want to learn more about.
March 28: 6:30 PM "Don Francisco Ytrurria, The Beginning of a South Texas Entrepreneur 1830-1870" by Lilia Garcia at the Fulton Mansion Education Center.
Hours: Friday 1-4 PM; Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County
Rockport Little Theatre
Every Tuesday: Music Jam from 6-9 pm. Happy Hour until 7 pm. $1 Admission.
March 15 - 31, Weekends: "Four Weddings and an Elvis." Romantic comedy. Sandy's Chapel of Love has seen its fair share of matrimonies. Here we witness four of the funniest. What happens in Vegas, is hilarious! Tickets available online now -- $15 and $20. Box office opens one hour before curtain.
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 - Whooping Crane Populations of the Texas Coast
March 6th : 7-8 PM at the Education Center at Rockport Harbor. Dr. Liz Smith, conservation Whooping Crane Biologist for the International Crane Foundation, will be giving an overview of past and current Whooping Crane population statistics for the Texas Coast.Come join us for this fascinating subject!
Wednesday Lecture Series - Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico
March 20th : 7-8 PM at the Education Center at Rockport Harbor. - Dr. Judd Curtis, an Assistant Research Scientist at the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, will be discussing his research on Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.
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)
Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, TX 78382. Hours:
6am-11pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.
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