September Events & Attractions
Little Bay Labor Day Festival
September 3-4
5pm (both nights)
Kick-Off Party Friday night with "The Spazmatics"
Saturday Night "Fiesta en la Playa" Tejano night featuring "Mazz", "Signo" "South Texas Homies" "Boni Mauricio" and more...
Tickets available at fiestarockport.myticketgenius.com
FMI: 979-665-1923
33rd Annual Rockport-Fulton HummerBird Celebration
September 16-19
4 Full Days of Speaker programs, Nature -related Market, Birding Boat excursions, Guided Field trips hummer home tours and much more. You don't want to miss the spectacular annual hummingbird migration through Rockport and Fulton.
361-729-6445
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!
It's Back!! The Iconic Big Blue Crab. New construction on Little Bay.  
Go on an adventure and Find Yourself geocaching! Rockport-Fulton GeoTour (GT4AF)
More than 40 geocaches and bonus geocache

Around Town Community Events

Markets

Downtown Farmers Market, Sep. 11 - Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, 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, 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, Sep.11- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Rockport Maker's Market is a local outdoor market featuring handmade items from local artists and fun and unique home décor. FMI: https://fb.me/e/1HfICaMp5  If you are interested in selling your homemade items at this event please contact, Michell Mock-McMahon by emailing her at rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com.

Rockport-Fulton Market Days - Sep. 17, 18, & 19 - 9am-4pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Over 150 booths filled with great Art, Crafts & Resale vendors, food vendors, live music, 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 and Attractions...

Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension-Aransas County
Sept 1 to 22
Fall Tree Sale by Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners
100’s of trees – native and adapted, citrus, fruit and nut, order on-line at following website: aspmgstore.org. Order pick will be Saturday, Sept 25th 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport. Tree sale is on-line only at website listed. Master Gardeners is a non-profit program of TX A&M Agrilife Extension Service. More info, call: 361-790-0103 
Sept 21 - noon - 1pm -FREE Brown Bag -“Homegrown - A Fruitful Pursuit” Fruit trees are as demanding as they are giving. Understanding their quirks will help you make the most fruitful backyard choices.
Master Gardeners is a non-profit program of TX A&M Agrilife Extension Service. More info, call: 361-790-0103

Texas Maritime Museum & Education Center
September 25 - 11 am- 3pm - FREE family Event - Fun filled "Back 2 School Bash" Balloon Animals, Bounce House, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts!
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 Center for the Arts
September 1-2 9:30am - 4pm Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jorge Puron as he teaches you the techniquesto use the neccessary to aceive the "super Hard Edge" look.
September 10 – October 9 - Salvador Rodriguez “Senderos del Desierto” & June Aimsworth “On the Waterfront” Exhibition. Paintings by Salvador Rodriguez are inspired by the landscapes of Big Bend and the desert of Texas and Northern Mexico. The artist is influenced by surrealism, and considers art as an agent of change in social consciousness. Paintings by June Aimsworth are simplified forms that evoke the easy-going way of life on the Texas Coast and the reason so many people fall in love with Rockport, TX.
September 11 5pm-7pm – Exhibition Opening reception of Salvador Rodriguez & June Aimsworth
Sept 17 &18 - noon - 3pm “Coiled Bowl” Workshop and lecture by Delaney Smith - lecture $60 for members, $75 -non-members
Sept 17 &18 -Penny Remen lecture
September 17 - 5pm - HummerBird Celebration Reception
Fall courses begin September 7 sign up at https://www.rockportartcenter.com/2021-fall-catalog-by-category
Starting September 11 - Free Family Saturdays
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 of Baker Law). Normal Hours of operation Tue -Thu 10am-4 pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm. FMI 361-729-5519 or visit rockportartcenter.com  

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
September 4 - 10 am -Storytime at the Fulton Mansion 
September16 -1 pm -Hummingbird Feeder Class
September 25 - 10 am - Fall Lecture Series- Christyn Henson from Lockheed Martin
The Fulton Mansion Hours are: Wednesday-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

Rockport Little Theatre
September 10-26 - M*A*S*H - Show runs Friday and Saturday 7:30pm and Sunday 3pm. Tickets20ppfor 13rs+, $10f or under 13yrs free for 5yrs and under. For tickets: https://www.rockportlittletheatre.com/
New location! For more information, RLT wants actors-no experience neccassary. To buy a brick as a fundraiser for the performing arts of Rockport Little Theatre contact laralee@rockportlittletheatre.com

Rialto Theater
Sept 11-Nov 21 -Childrens' Aransas Repertory Theatre's Drama Club performances. Registration open to ages 6-16. for November production of Charlotte's Web.
Sept. 18 - 7pm -Rockstien in concert 
Tuesday night jam - Tuesdays -.6:30 pm to 9pm. 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 PassVisit us on Facebook. FMI: 361-758-0383 or  art@rialtotheater.org  or rialtotheater.org

The History Center for Aransas County
September 18 - 8 am to 10 am. HummerBird Celebration Breakfast -Join us for the popular Hummer Breakfast at the History Center for Aransas County.  Breakfast, features herbs harvested from the extensive garden on the History Center grounds. Admire the beauty, stamina and spirit of the hummingbird while enjoying a fine breakfast an ode to the very nectar and system that supports this one-of-a-kind creature. Come and go style. Limited to 80 persons. to order tickets wwwrockporthummingbird.com
September 19 -2pm Connie Hagar: Early Environmentalist with Mary Lessor, President of Friends of Connie Hagar. Learn about Hagars objections to the development of wetlands and how she influenced students. 
Connie Hagar Corner to Honor the First Lady of Texas Birders
The History Center will honor Connie Hagar with a display of many items that tell the story of Hagar. Her childhood star chart, the route she took every day to record bird activity and memorabilia donated by the Friends of Connie Hagar are just a few of the artifacts you can view. The display will be featured at the History Center during September and October.
See the new exhibit, “Voices from the Past: The Building of Aransas County”. This exhibit will lead you through the history of Aransas County. Major players in the building of the county are profiled throughout. Artifacts illustrate the stories related in the well-illustrated panels. Themes of the panels include Ambitious Settlers, Ships and Captains, Downtown, Ups and Downs, Bountiful Bays and A Shared Paradise.
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/ 

Aransas Pathways
September 10-11 - Mulch Madness - Help restore natural gardens of Aransas Pathways. Volunteer opportunity -FMI pio@aransascounty.org
September 16 - 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 Free Event Join in as volunteers set you up as a card playing nature lover at the Pavilion Center located north of the Wal-Mart on Business 35 at Tule Creek West. Prizes and fun for all. 
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

Fulton Music in the Park
Every Friday 7-10pm - weather permitting - The Pavilion at Fulton Harbor Park. No fee, just enjoy!

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

City of Rockport Parks Department Memorial Park, 1600 Fm 2165, RockportTX 78382

Rockport Cultural Arts District
Enjoy the authentic sense of place in the downtown Rockport Cultural Arts District. Their 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/

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

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

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

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. Beach passes for the Rockport Beach are $10/Daily and $40/Yearly. No charge for walk-ins.

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 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Tent and RV camping available; reservations recommended. Hurricane Harvey repairs are complete and 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. For more information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-islandhttps://www.facebook.com/GooseIslandSP/, or call 361-729-2858.

Memorial Park
The City of Rockport now has its skate park newly relocated on the Memorial Park grounds.Check out the 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.The park includes a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park. 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

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 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)

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.  We offer our members golf, dining, fitness, pool and tennis. Private events 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 7-9 pm - $3. FMI: 361-758-7770400 E Johnson Ave, Aransas Pass TX.

Cards
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


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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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