November 2019 Events & Attractions
Rockport Film Festival

When: November 1-3
The Rockport Film Festival is always the first weekend in November, when Texas days are still warm but Texas nights are cool. It all kicks off with a Red Carpet Event the Thursday before the festival, and films screen all day Friday and Saturday.
Shop Small Saturday

When: November 30
The Welcome Station will be located at Seaworthy Marine Supply, 102 S Fulton Beach Road . You will need to stop here first to pick up your map of the participating businesses and The Grand Prize Drawing Card. This card MUST be stamped by all participating Businesses to be eligible. Maps and Grand Prize drawing cards can only be picked up at the Welcome Station. 
Fishing in the Bays are Plentiful

Open piers:
Breakwater (End of Market Street) pier, Rockport Beach North Pier, Leggett Channel, Rockport Harbor Seawall, Bulkhead at Fulton Harbor, Copano Kayak Site, Howard Murph Park, Copano Causeway Boat Launch.

State Park:
Goose Island pier is closed but fishing is available at Day Use Area and Boat Ramp.

Open marinas:
Cove Harbor Marina, Copano Causeway Ramp and Boat Launch, Rockport Beach Park, and Fulton Harbor and Cove Harbor Marina.
Birds are Flying High

Birding Migration:
From the Gulf of Mexico to beaches, bays and estuaries and inland woods, prairies and fields, one will find extraordinary birding throughout Aransas County. We have 10 birding sites on the Great Texas Birding Trail.

From November to March, the world's only wild flock of over 500 endangered Whooping Cranes calls the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge home.
To see more of our accolades, visit our website at .
Around Town Community Events
Christmas By The Bay
November 9-10: Come shop with us at the 7th 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. Show hours are Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 11-4. Admission is $5 or $4 with your non-perishable food donation to St. Mary Star of the Sea food pantry. For more info call 888-225-3427.

Aim Hospice Event
November 9- 10 am-2 pm, Aim Hospice wants to invite you to join them and celebrate over 30 years of service in the Coastal Bend! Featuring the largest queso bar in the Coastal Bend, p lease come and join us at our location for lots of queso and all the fixings! 703 East Concho Street, Rockport, TX 78382.

City of Rockport Parks Department
November 11- Veterans Memorial Park at 11AM. 2019 Veterans Day Service with special guest speaker Helene Harris. In case of inclement weather, the Veterans Day program will be held at the American G.I. Forum located at 1911 Hardee St. FMI:  | 361-727-2158

Lamar Market Days
The Lamar Fire department will host Market days first weekend in Nov. 2019. The fundraiser features a giant garage sale, plant sale, and barbeque plate sale with home desserts. FMI call 361-205-0070.

Rockport-Fulton Indoor Market Days
November 15-17: Introducing the brand new, Indoor, 11,000 Square Foot Market. Come join the Best Artists and Craft Vendors in Texas, also enjoy the Comfort Food of JJ’s Cafe inside, 3 days of Live Music and Mixed Entertainment, Enjoy Heated and Air Conditioned Space while you find Homemade, Handmade and all Quality Goods under one roof! 50 WEEKENDS (excluding the last and first weekend) OF THE YEAR. Open Friday (with select vendors and early bird specials), Saturday and Sunday from 10-5. FMI, follow Rockport-Fulton Market Days and get your shop on!!  Facebook  |  Website  | 361-463-0125.

Rockport-Fulton Outdoor Market Days
November 16- Over 100 booths filled with great vendors, food vendors, live music, covered seating and as always, a pet friendly environment! EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Open Saturday from 9-5. Come join the fun and add your energy to our recovery!!! FMI, follow Rockport-Fulton Market Days and get your shop on!!  Facebook  |  Website  | 361-463-0125.

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
PLEASE NOTE : 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 10 am-4 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm. Call ahead for the most up-to-date information: 361.729.0386 or visit our Facebook page:

Texas Maritime Museum - Education Center
November 13: Homeschool Days, 10 AM-12 PM (grades 1-4) and 1-3 PM (grades 5-8). The title is Tall Tales of the Texas Coast. We will be sharing tall tales of ghosts, pirates, and many other supernatural legends from the Coastal Bend. Through this, we will discover more about the people of the Texas coast. The cost is $8 per child. Registration can be completed at the Texas Maritime Museum office or online at
November 18-19: Reaccreditation Site Visit. The Texas Maritime Museum will be hosting visitors from the American Alliance of Museums, who will be conducting a peer review. During this time, they will be meeting with board members, volunteers, staff, and community members to determine if the Texas Maritime Museum fulfills the requirements for reaccreditation and meets best standards and practices.
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 
13th Annual Rockport Film Festival
October 31- Red Carpet Party & Opening Night Screening
November 1-3: Over 40 films, including documentaries, features, shorts, and student films. All screenings take place at the Aransas County Airport. There will be food trucks. Tickets a $5 a film block. Schedule and information at
November 1-23: Exhibition "Caryl Gaubatz & Anne Katrosh: The Personal & the Global". Two artists who interweave narrative and high craft to make unconventional and functional art about their life experiences and relationships to the planet. Show runs through November 23.
November Saturdays -10 AM to 4 PM every Saturday. Free Family Saturdays during the school year. Stop by the Art Center any Saturday during the school year and make an original work of art with your children. Each Saturday will feature a different project. Most projects take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour each. You may drop in anytime between 10 and 4. All are welcome! An adult must accompany all children.
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 location at  106 S. Austin  in Rockport.
Hours of operation Mon -Sat - 10 AM-4 PM | FMI 361-729-5519 or visit   

The History Center for Aransas County
November 1-17: Key Allegro : A Vision of Growth. Programs are Sundays at 2 pm
November 3- Island Development II with Gordon Stanley
November 17- Seashells by the Seashore
2nd Saturday of the month – Plant Exchange
Hours: Monday and Friday 10 AM -2 PM; Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM
801 E. Cedar St. Rockport  | A Pathways Venue
For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-727-9214 or visit g

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County
November 14- Salsa canning workshop, 9 am-12 pm
A&M AgriLife Extension Office,  892 Airport Rd., Rockport, TX
Call 361-790-0103 or visit  for more information

Aransas Pathways
November 1 - clean-up at Tule East/West site
November 2 - Nature Walk and Volunteer Workday: 8:00-8:45AM – Walk & Talk | 8:45-11:30AM – Work in the garden. We are calling all volunteers to help us to cleanup the butterfly garden at one of our Aransas Pathways Wildlife & Birding Sites, Ivy ln as well as joying us for our guided native plants talk & walk in coastal woodland & prairie habitat presented by Master Naturalists Kris Kirkwood and Neli Spurrell. Participants will learn how the native plants there (in special our coastal live oaks) support birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, what’s blooming from season to season and tips how to choose native plants to attract pollinators to your own garden! Ivy Ln Wildlife Sanctuary- 485 Ivy Ln, Rockport, TX, 78382
November 9- 9 am-12 pm, Breakfast with Butterflies & Volunteer Workday, Join us for breakfast & pollinators talk with a Master Naturalist & Gardener and a volunteer workday right after with the Texas State Wildlife Society students. TSWS is a student organization centered around public outreach, research and wildlife conservation at Texas State University in town that day helping the Pathways. Bring closed toe shoes & gloves if you can. Call Deanna Spruce 210-639-2340 or email with any questions. Linda Castro Wildlife & Birding Sanctuary site is located at 4041 TX-35 N (Business), Rockport, TX
78382 .
Discover your Pathway! Hiking-Biking-Kayaking-History and Birding. Attractions and Nature trails throughout Aransas County. Visit:  | 361-729-6445

Rockport Little Theatre
Our new location is La Palma is located at  2955 Hwy 35, Rockport , TX. FMI:  |

Rialto Theater
November 1-17 weekends- The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: Gather some 1940’s show-biz types, a spooky old mansion with sliding panels, secret passageways, a sinister German maid, wacky wit and murder, and voila! A non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery of the “Stage-Door Slasher.”  A dult $20
November 23- “The Wizard of OZ” Children’s Drama Club performance.
November 25- Audition Notice: “Church Basement Ladies” a musical comedy needs 4 w, 1 m. 1 female mid 20’s; assorted ages all others. 6-9pm.
Every Tuesday night we have Open Acoustic Jam! 6-9 pm. Happy Hour 6-7 pm $3 beer/wine. Come play, sing along, or just enjoy!
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  or

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

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.

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
The pool will closed November 28-December 3.
Water aerobic classes: Aqua Strength 9 AM, Aqua kickboxing 10 AM
Pool Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9-5pm | Sunday 12pm-5pm
The pool and park are now open at 9AM (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. Free tours 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

The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor - Education Center
The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor Education Center offers a multitude of events throughout the year. All events are free at this time but donations are always welcome to help support the Aquarium. Open Daily 1pm - 4pm ~ Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Visit our website for more information.
Aquarium Education Center is located at 706 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX.

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-5 PM. For more information, visit , or call 361-729-2858.
The wooded area of Goose Island State Park is open for overnight RV and tent camping. The boat ramp, fish cleaning station, nature trail, and picnic area are available for day use. Large portions of the island bayfront area will be closed for construction for the foreseeable future. Please obey all barriers and construction markings 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.
Goose Island State Park offers a variety of programs for all ages. For more information on scheduled openings or park programs, visit or 361-729-2858

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 open daily, 9 AM-4 PM. 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 or
(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  website
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