Local Markets and More...
Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, September 9, 9am -5pm, 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 email@example.com
Rockport Downtown Makers Market, September 9, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. FMI: https://fb.me/e/1HfICaMp5
Rockport-Fulton Market Days, September 15-17, 9 am - 4 pm, COME JOIN THE FUN at Rockport-Fulton Market Days, the best market in SOUTH TEXAS! We offer over 150 amazing Vendors, awesome food trucks & alcohol, a 1600 square foot tent with LIVE MUSIC, seating, pet friendly environment & free face painting for the kids! Located on the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 100 Seabreeze, Rockport, Texas! Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 9 am - 4 pm, no fee - open to the public! Every third weekend of the month! FMI, go to ACMTexas.com & follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rockportmarket | 361-463-0125.
Austin Street Art Walk, Every second Saturday of each month Austin Street Walk is a collective effort of the Rockport Center for the Arts and Moon Over Water Gallery in partnership with Rockport galleries, restaurants, and businesses located along Austin Street in the Rockport Cultural Arts District. Art Walk is free, alfresco, walkable art experience featuring an ever-changing mix of participants and art mediums such as painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, textiles, as well as live music demonstrations, food and more. FMI: https://www.rockportartcenter.com/austin-street-art-walk and www.facebook.com/austinstreetartwalk or call (361)729-5519.
Second Saturday in the District
The Rockport District is host Second Saturday every month with live music and special themes to enjoy along with Artwalk, Farmers Market, Makers Market. RCAD is an arts and humanities organization that sponsors historic historic restoration, museum creation, public artwork, including sculptures and murals, musical and transportation history events. FMI Jennifer Day, email - email@example.com or rockportculturalartsdistricts.com
The Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (GOSH) 2023
Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine will take readers on a Texas-sized road trip with The Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (GOSH). The promotion kicks off June1st and will go through Labor Day. The summer long contest will encourage our readers to explore all 268,597 square miles in Texas in pursuit of family fun, silly selfies and their best Texas summer ever. Their great adventures and selfie pic will be posted on social media channels with the hashtag #GOSH2023. The Fulton Mansion is the Rockport location. This promotion receives social media support and state-wide press. Participants who complete GOSH will receive a TPWD Certificate and bragging rights and a chance to win prizes (such as Yeti cooler). FMI: visit TPWD or https://tpwmagazine.com/GOSH2023/
Local Events and Attractions
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
September 22, 9am - 2:30pm (lunch served) "Live Oaks & Native Plants Root Our Community"
The Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension are please to invite you to our fall symposium. Special invitation where Doug Tallamy and two area experts will discuss the vital role native plants play in rooting our Coastal Bend community. This is a special invitation event, with limited seating, designed for horticulture educators and community leaders, You MUST register to attend. No walk-ins. FMI: (361)790-0103
September 19, Noon-1pm, " Getting Buggy" Speaker: Stephen Biles .Popup Plant Sale following the program.
Brown Bags are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except December), follow by a Pop-up Plant Sale
AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport, TX. Master Gardeners is a non-profit program of TX A&M Agrilife Extension Service. FMI https://txmg.org/aransas/ or call (361) 790-0103
The History Center for Aransas County
September 16, 8am - 10am, Hummer Breakfast at the History Center- Join us for the Hummer Breakfast at the History Center for Aransas County. Ticket sold online at https://rockportfulton.ticketspice.com/35th-annual-rockport-fulton-hummerbird-celebration
September 30th, 10am- New Exhibit: "Collectors & their Collections" Grand Opening
Hours of operation for the History Center: Monday and Friday 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday and Sunday 1 pm 801 E. Cedar St. Rockport, TX. | A Pathways Venue | For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-727-9214 or visit www.theachistorycenter.com
Rockport Center for the Arts
July 21 - Sept. 24 - Debra Chronister
July 28 - Sept. 17 - Jaki Negreros
August 11 - October 1 - Quinn Antonio Briceno
September 22-23, Dian Malouf Truck Show
September 26 - November 14 (Tuesdays), 5:30pm-8pm, Altered Art Journals - A mixed Media Journey with Debbie Simmons.
Classes & Workshops:
September 5 - October 24 (Tuesdays), 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Pottery: Next Level Wheel Skills with Gary Komas
September 12-14, 9am - 3pm, Watercolor Basics with Al Kline
September 26, 1pm - 4pm, Whooping Crane Soap Craving with Spence Tinkham and Liz Smith
September 27, 11am -4pm, Soap Carving with Spencer Tinkham
September 28, 9:30am - 3:30pm, Carving & Painting a Feather with Spencer Tinkham
September 9th, 10am -6pm - Austin Street Art Walk
Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) 204 South Austin street. (361)729-5519
Rockport Conference Center (ROCC) 106 South Austin Street. (361)729-5519
Contact: Vanessa Ormsby, at 361-729-5519 for more information
Rockport Country Club
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
Fulton Mansion State History
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
Texas Maritime Museum & Education Center
September 16, 11am - 2pm - Texas Navy Day, Presentations: 11:30am Dr. Justin Parkoff, The Zavala Project. 1:00 pm, Admiral Michael Bailey, History of the Texas Navy. Enjoy fascinating Navy eats: Hard tack, Dried Beef, Canned Meat and Grog. This event is free.
September 19th, 11am - 2pm, Pirate Day! Treasure Map-Pirate Worksheet-Pirate Games-Pirate Crafts
September 30, 11am - 3pm -Back 2 School Astronomy Bash, Fun filled FREE event!
Texas Maritime Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm,
TMM Administration Office (white bldg.., blue roof) - 361-729-1271
The Texas Maritime Museum is 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
September 14, 10:30am - 11:00am - Great Migration Challenge
September 15, 10:30am - 11:00am - Make a Hummingbird Feeder
September 16, 10:30am - 11:00am - Seed Ball
*Free activities! Limited to the first 12 adults or kids* To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm with “Science on a Sphere” presentations every day at 2 pm. 361-774-1785, 121 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, TX 78382
Rockport Little Theatre
September 29 - October 15 - "12 Angry Jurors" Is a dramatic play that contemplates the huge responsibility of twelve ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder of his father. Based on the 1957 film, "12 Angry Men", the jurors bring their own histories, prejudices and biases to the jury room as they work through this life or death decision.
Show times are Friday and Saturday @ 7:00pm, Sunday Matinees @ 3:00pm
Tickets are $20.00 online plus a services fee or at the door on the day of performance.
Acoustic Open Mic Night Thursdays at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Plug and Play, no Amp needed.
For tickets, show dates, or more information please call 361-230-2660. Located at 99 N. Austin St. Rockport, TX 78382. To purchase tickets or buy a brick as a fundraiser for the performing arts of Rockport Little Theatre: https://www.rockportlittletheatre.com
September 8, 8pm - Lady Antoinette and the FBI Blues Band
September 16, - The John Cortez Band with Special Guest John Eligah and the first Call
September 28, 7pm - 10pm - Lance Lopez with Special guest Shaw Davis
September 30, 7pm - Left Hand Devil in Concert
Open Mic every Tuesday 6:30pm - 10pm
Fridays: Karaoke - 7pm-10pm
Every Sunday - Open Blues Jam and Steve & Lulu's food truck will be serving fried catfish, fries, hush puppies and crepes.
Rialto Market Days (indoors) 10am - 3pm, 4th Saturday of every month
Rockport Cultural Arts District
RCAD's six murals are an Instagrammer’s dream, celebrating the community’s wildlife and heritage as an Art Colony since 1948. One of 52 Cultural Districts in Texas, the Rockport District is host Second Saturday every month through December with live music and special themes to enjoy along with Artwalk. Farmers Market, and Market. RCAD is an arts and humanities organization that sponsors historic restoration, museum creation, public artwork, including sculptures and murals, musical and transportation history events, and literary publications about Regional Texas History, including book-signings, artists. https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/
Rockport Railroad Depot Museum
The Rockport Cultural Arts District has restored and repurposed the historic Rockport San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad Depot to a unique Railroad Museum. Come and enjoy the newly renovated Railroad Depot and ride the Passenger Train. The Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1pm - 4pm. The Passenger Train is available every Second Saturday in the District. https://www.facebook.com/RockportRailroadDepot/
Passport to the Past
Rockport Cultural Arts District has a new program called Passport to Aransas County's Rich and Vibrant History. Your adventure begins with 4 exciting venues to explore.
Visit The Fulton Mansion, Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport Railroad Depot, and the History Center for Aransas County. At each venue scan the QR Code and fill out your passport digitally and complete the challenge. Each of the participating venues offers a unique learning and exploring experience. After completing the challenge digitally at all 4 venue you earn a prize! It is fun and educational way to check out our community. https://passport2thepast.com/aransas-county-passport/
September 14, 9:30am - Find your Pathway in Birding - The event will include a signature card in which participant will collect an initial at every site. Each site will have a host who will initial cards. The participant whose initialed card is drawn at the end of the tour will be awarded a pair of Celestron Trail Seeker 8x32mm Binoculars.
9:30am - Meet at the Pathway Center Pavilion (2491 Hwy 35 North for a Presentation of Aransas Pathway and tour Tule West/East (coffee and Danishes) 1st initial
10:00 - 10:30 am - Tour Tule East - across Hwy 35 from Tule West
10:45 - 11:15am - Discover Linda Castro Nature Sanctuary, 4041 TX-35, Fulton. 2nd initial
11:30 - 12:15pm - Explore Connie Cottage Sanctuary, 1401 - 1499 S Church St, Rockport - 3rd initial
12:30 - 12:45pm - Meet at History Center - 801 E Cedar St, Rockport, to view the Gardens and collect final card. 4th initial. Prize presentation at 12:45pm at the History Center.
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 361-790-9496 to sign up! FMI on Aransas Pathways, visit www.aransaspathways.com
Fulton Schoolhouse Museum
Open every Saturday from 1 pm - 4 pm, with free tours! Come see what a one-room schoolhouse looked like! See a perfect replica of the Fulton Mansion and view interesting items that have been donated by Fulton residents. Located at 305 7th Street, Fulton, TX 78358
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.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. The Visitor Center is open 9:00 am to 4:00 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 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)
Goose Island State Park
September 15 & 18 at 8:30am - 11:30am , Head to Goose Island State Park Historic "CCC" building Presentation followed be an onsite birding tour led by expert Ben Horstmann. FMI rockport-fulton.org
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. There is a 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 In 1969 it was named the State Champion Coast Live Oak. For private events at Goose Island contact email@example.com. For more information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-island, https://www.facebook.com/GooseIslandSP/, or call 361-729-2858.
The Woman's Club of Aransas County
Open Monday and Friday 12:30 pm - 4 pm. No food or drinks. Play canasta, mah-jongg, and party bridge.
Game Night - Frist -3rd-4th and 5th Wednesday at 6pm - 9pm. |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
Rockport-Fulton High School tennis courts open to the public. No charge. Each court can have 4 players. *courts are available . First come - first serve basis. Just bring your own equipment. For more information contact Molly Jackson McConville 361- 463 -6328 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockport - Fulton Community Pool
Pool Hours: Open Swim - Splash Pool, 8am - 7pm, Tuesday - Saturday.
Open Swim - Competition Pool, 11am - 7pm, Tuesday - Saturday
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: email@example.com | 361-727-9989 | www.cityofrockport.com
Rockport Yacht Club
Located at Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Texas 78382. FMI: (361)729-3115 or http://www.rockportyachtclub.org/Home_Page.php
Memorial Park 1601 FM 2165, Rockport, Tx 78382. FMI Brittany (361) 727-2158
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cityofrockport.com 361-727-2158.
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.
Birding and Dolphin Tours/Boat & Kayak Excursions
Group 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.
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.
Fulton Convention Center
September 8, 2023 - Humane Society Annual Fundraiser
September 12, 2023 - Fulton Road Construction Follow-up Mtg
September 14-16 - KB Homes Austin - Annual Fishing Tournament
September 23, 2023 - Professional Heating and Plumbing Contractions - Annual Fishing Tournament
September 29 - October 7, 2023 - Living Church of God Conventions
September 12, 2023, 3:30pm - sunset - Sail Away with Camp Aranzazu (weather permitting) 1st - 12th grade children of varying abilities can participate. Free - FMI email email@example.com
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