November Events & Attractions
Guy Clark Tribute Concert November 7-8, 2021

A tribute and celebration of Guy Clark’s musical legacy, featuring performances and storytelling by Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp, 7 pm, at the Rialto Theater in Aransas Pass. Premium ticket-holders are invited to stay for a Meet-and-Greet with Verlon and Shawn after the concert. Guy Clark Festival Merch will be available for sale during the event.

https://www.guyclarkfestival.com/#concert
Rockport Film Festival
November 11-14, 2021

It all kicks off with a Red Carpet Event the Thursday before the festival, and films screen all day Friday and Saturday. All Friday-Sunday screenings take place at Movies Inc, 1277 Hwy 35 N Bypass, Aransas Pass, TX 78336. Tickets for these are $10.

https://www.rockportfilmfestival.com/schedule

Shop Small Saturday
November 27, 2021

"Shop til you drop!" The fun begins at the welcome station (Beachco) between 9 a.m. and noon.
Shop small, support local, and have shopping bags of fun while doing it!

http://members.rockport-fulton.org/events/details/shop-small-saturday-nov-27-51022
From Seafood to Texas BBQ. from Mexican to Vietnamese, we have everything in between!

Many local restaurants will
even cook your catch of the day!
Go on an adventure and "Find Yourself" geocaching!

offers more than 40 geocaches and bonus geocaches!

The "Whoopers" are back!

From November to March over 500 Whooping Cranes call Aransas National Wildlife Refuge their winter home!

Around Town Community Events

Local Markets

Lamar Market Days, Nov. 5-6, 8 am - 5 pm, Featuring community-wide garage sales, a scavenger hunt with $50 Grand Prize, Lamar Women's Club Garage Sale, vendors, fun Chinese auction, fireman's bbq, big bake sale, 50/50 pot, and plenty of fun for everyone! At Lamar VFD Fire Station, 302 Boise d' Arc St, Rockport, TX 78382. FMI contact Pat Luedecke at 361-205-0070 or visit LamarVFD.com
Lamar Market Days Annual Car Show, Nov. 6, Set up starts at 8 am, judging will begin at 12 pm. Multiple categories, door prizes, and games for registered cars. Trophies will be given! FMI contact Eric Koenig at 512-791-4509.

Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, Nov. 13, 9 am - 12 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, eggs, and locally raised beef. Located in the parking lot at 105 S. Austin St., Rockport, Texas every 2nd Saturday of the month. The contact email for anyone interested in being a vendor is rockportdowntownfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Rockport Downtown Makers Market, Nov. 13, 9 am - 5 pm, A local outdoor market featuring locally made items such as art, pottery, photography, handcrafted items, and more! Located in the Daily Grind Courtyard at 302 S. Austin St., Rockport, Texas. If you are interested in selling at this event please contact, Michell Mock-McMahon by emailing her at rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com. FMI: https://fb.me/e/1HfICaMp5  

Christmas By The Bay "A Farmhouse Christmas", Nov. 13-14, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm, Come shop with us at the 9th annual Christmas By The Bay coming to the Aransas Pass Civic Center (700 W. Wheeler ~ Aransas Pass, TX), Our vendors are bringing the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, gourmet food, jewelry, Texas handmade, gifts for the guys, holiday and home decor, candles, photography, and much more. Admission is $6 or $5 with your non-perishable food donation to the food pantry. Kids 12 and under are FREE and your admission is always good for both days. For more info call 888-225-3427.

Rockport-Fulton Market Days, Nov. 19-21, 9 am - 4 pm, Over 150 booths filled with art, crafts, resale vendors, food vendors, live music, a full-service bar, and as always, a pet-friendly environment! Every third weekend of the month. Come Join The Fun! FMI, go to ACMTexas.com & follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rockportmarket | 361-463-0125. 
Local Events & Attractions

The Boys and Girls Club of Aransas County
Nov. 13, 4 pm - 10 pm, 1st Annual Casino Night, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-tie-casino-night-tickets-165071915543, hours of operation, Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday-Sunday closed, 361-557-1051.

Rockport Center for the Arts
Oct. 14-Nov. 14, Art Exhibition “Release; Moving Forward” Featuring work by Je­ff Horton. Jeff­ Horton is an Arkansas-based artist and architect who paints visions of an abstract Utopia.
Oct. 15-Nov. 14, Rockport Kind of Guy, Paintings by Steve Russell, Inspired by Guy Clark's songs, https://www.rockportartcenter.com/exhibitions/2021/guyclark
Nov. 11-14, Rockport Film Festival -Featured above
Visit Rockport Center for the Arts' new location at 401 South Austin St in Rockport (1st Floor of Baker Law). Hours of operation, Tuesday -Thursday 10 am - 4 pm, Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. 361-729-5519 or visit rockportartcenter.com  

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
Nov. 1, 6 pm, Fulton Mansion Fall Lecture Series - Deborah Fullerton, Curator of Exhibitions for the Art Museum of South Texas, https://fb.me/e/27iJ5vMq1
Nov. 6, 10 am, Fulton Mansion Story Time - with Melodee from the Aransas County Public Library
Nov. 28, 1 pm - 4 pm, Museum Store Sunday
Hours of operation for Fulton Mansion: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm. Adult admission $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Military Veterans $6.00, children $4.00, children under 5 are free. The Fulton Mansion is located at 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

Rockport Little Theatre
Nov. 5-21, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. "Nunsense," join RLT for this hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep you rolling with laughter. A zany, wholesome, hilarious revue presented by the Little Sisters of Hoboken. NUNSENSE is a heavenly delight!
To purchase tickets or buy a brick as a fundraiser for the performing arts of Rockport Little Theatre: http://www.rockportlittletheatre.com/tickets-Rockport-Little-Theatre.html

Rialto Theater
Sept. 11-Nov. 21 - Childrens' Aransas Repertory Theatre's Drama Club performances.
Nov. 20, 6 pm, Nov. 21, 2 pm "Charlotte's Web" presented by Children's Aransas Repertory Theater https://rialtotheater.org/charlottes-web
Tuesday night jam - Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Happy hour prices all night.
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 art@rialtotheater.org or rialtotheater.org

The History Center for Aransas County
Nov. 21, 2 pm, "Holiday Traditions and Vintage Ornaments," Maureen Winkelman, Board member for Friends of the History Center. What family traditions and recipes do you have? View decorated trees to welcome the holiday season. 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/ 

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
Nov. 16, 12 pm - 1 pm, FREE Brown Bag, "Homegrown Herbs Make Cooking a Joy," The joy of growing your own herbs and using them in the kitchen certainly will add flavor to your life, and a relief to your pocketbook. POP-UP plant sale follows lecture. Location: AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport. Master Gardeners is a non-profit program of TX A&M Agrilife Extension Service. FMI https://txmg.org/aransas/ or call (361) 790-0103.

Fulton Music in the Park
Every Friday 7 pm - 10 pm (weather permitting) at The Pavilion at Fulton Harbor Park. Free and open to the public to enjoy!

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 give back to a good cause, call 210-639-2340 to sign up! FMI on Aransas Pathways, visit www.aransaspathways.com | 361-729-6445.

Rockport Cultural Arts District
RCAD's four murals are an Instagrammer’s dream, celebrating the community’s wildlife and heritage as an Art Colony since 1948. A safe and fun way to remember Rockport! One of 48 Cultural Districts in Texas, the Rockport District is restoring the historic San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad Depot. Discover more about the galleries, shops, restaurants, food trucks, and cultural institutions at https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/

Texas Maritime Museum & Education Center
Located at (1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382. For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-729-1271 or visit texasmaritimemuseum.org

Bay Education Center
The Estuary Exhibit Hall is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm with “Science on a Sphere” presentations on the hour. https://www.facebook.com/BayEducationCenter/

The Woman's Club of Aransas County
Open Monday and Friday 12:30 pm - 4 pm. No food or drinks. Masks are required. Tables 6ft apart. Temperatures will be taken before entering and hand sanitizer used. 50% occupancy rules apply. Play canasta, mah-jongg, and party bridge. |  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 https://www.wcofaransas.org

Lighted Night Kayaking
Trips leave at 8 pm and 10 pm. More info can be obtained by contacting the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 361-729-6445.

Rockport Beach
Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, TX 78382. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6 am - 11 pm and Friday-Saturday, 6 am - 11 pm. Beach passes for Rockport Beach are $10/Daily and $40/Yearly. No charge for walk-ins.

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 at 361-729-6445.

Goose Island State Park
Open 7 days a week from 8 am -10 pm. Park Headquarters is staffed 7 days a week from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Tent and RV camping available; reservations recommended. All areas of the park are open, including the 1,620 ft. fishing pier, bayfront campsites, boat ramp, birding areas, hiking trail, and picnic area. 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. FMI, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-islandhttps://www.facebook.com/GooseIslandSP/, or call 361-729-2858.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. The Visitor Contact Station is currently closed. 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 www.fws.gov/refuge/aransas/.
(Voted the #1 birding spot and # 5 National Wildlife Refuge in the USA for USA TODAY Readers' Choice)

Community Aquatic 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 also has a playground, picnic area, and a ¼ mile nature trail. FMI:  pool2@cityofrockport.com  | 361-727-9989 |  www.cityofrockport.com

Memorial Park
The City of Rockport now has its skate park relocated on the Memorial Park grounds. Check out the Disc golf course intertwining among the oak trees. Memorial Park is located at 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St.) in Rockport. The park includes a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park. 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 parks, playscapes and fitness stations, birding sites, and picnic facilities serve a wide variety of interests throughout the year. FMI: parks3@cityofrockport.com or www.cityofrockport.com  361-727-2158.

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.  Member's offers include golf, dining, fitness, pool, and tennis. Private events are available for non-members. For membership questions please call Chris DeLoach (361) 450-4393 or visit our website at www.rockportcc.com

Aransas Pass Aquatic Center
In neighboring Aransas Pass: 3 pools, 3 slides. Free Parking. Happy Hour every day (except closed day - Tuesday) is only $2 - 4:30 to close. Monday family night 7 pm - 9 pm - $3. FMI: 361-758-7770400 E Johnson Ave, Aransas Pass TX.

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Accolades
Aransas County is known for eco-tourism, so social distancing is not a problem. The fishing is phenomenal. This area is known among anglers for its hearty speckled trout and redfish.


Professional fishing guides, public piers, and marinas are readily available. An activity that is popular in the area is Kayak fishing. With an array of kayak sites, everyone from fishermen to birders can enjoy and take part in the use of these. With miles of seascape, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the beauty along with a bit of meditation.


Our phenomenal birding environment boasts over 400 different species that can be spotted in the marshes, wooded inland areas, and along the sandy beaches. 
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