Local Markets and More...
Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, September 10th, 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 email@example.com
Rockport Downtown Makers Market, September 10th, 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 16-18, 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.
Find Yourself on the Rockport-Fulton Foodie Trail
Click on the link, view the videos and make your way to experience unique coastal cuisine in the Rockport-Fulton area.
Kids-In-Kayak's summer program will start in June and continue through August. The program is totally FREE and open to everyone. Kayaking days are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the months. There are two sessions each day. One at 9am and one at 10am. Space is limited. Reserve your place by messaging on the Kids-In Kayak's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ Kids-In-Kayaks-940890076033400
Local Events & Attractions
Rockport Center for the Arts
August 5th- September 18th – “Windows for Forgotten Landscapes” Exhibition by Austin Uzor. “These paintings specifically translate memories of personal iconographic moments and spaces through the years, both good and bad, using windows as symbolic portals into old and new worlds,” said Uzor. “Sometimes, holding on to the past is all that there is. This is an attempt to compress specific memories into landscapes using ambiguity and abstraction as tools to express liminality.”
September Saturdays - Free Family Saturday
September 8-9, at 10am - 3 pm, Workshop/ Glazing Technique with Mike Grafa at 620 E. Market Street.
September 10, at 10 am - 12 pm. Workshop/ Micro Mosaic with Belinda Rocha at 204 S Austin Street.
September 20, at 10 am -12 pm, Workshop/ Expressive Mixed Media Art Cards with Sharen Chatterton and Karen Rester at 204 S. Austin Street.
September 24, 10 am - 12 pm, Workshop/ Raku Pottery with Vivian Rood at 620 E Market Street.
How to Register
Call us at (361) 729-5519 and pay by phone with credit card; or
Stop in at 401 S Austin St in Downtown Rockport and pay with cash, check or credit card; or
Register Online by clicking the Register Online button inside the class/workshop event listing
Questions? Call (361)729-5519 or email: email@example.com
Visit Rockport Center for the Arts 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
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
September 20th, Noon-1pm, Free Brown Bag Lecture: Lawn Care :Lawn Care & Fertilization"
Texas A&M AgriLife Horticulture Agent Michael Potter will be sharing about how to best fertilize and take care of your home lawn. Get answer to all your question, How much and how often should I water my lawn? What's the big brown patch in the middle of my lawn? Am I mowing my grass too short? Lawns make up the majority of most landscapes. Learn how to care for your lawn without breaking the bank or your back. A POP-up plant sale immediately following.
Brown Bags are held monthly, the 3rd Tuesday of each month(except December)
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.
Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardener's
September 1 - 22nd , Aransas/San Patricio County Master Gardeners will have an on-line tree sale.100's of trees, native & adapted, citrus, fruit & nut, for sale. Order at the Master Gardener's online store: aspmgstore.org . Orders will be picked up at Coastal Oaks Garden, 892 Airport Road in Rockport, September 24th between 8 am - 11 am website: http://aspmastergardeners.org/ facebook.com/aspmastergardeners
The History Center for Aransas County
September 11, 2pm at Fulton Mansion State Historic Site. "Finding Historic Sites in Aransas County: Post-Harvey Survey," by THC staff and consultants: Justin Kockritz and Sara McLaughlin, Co-sponsored by Friends of the History Center, AC Historical Society, AC Historical Commission and the Fulton Mansion
September 25, 2pm at the History Center, :The Stories from the 1919 Storm" - Penny Pillack, historian from Port Aransas. Pillack will describe when & where the storm began and lack of weather forecasting and how regional population was effected.
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 http://www.hcfriends.net/
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
September 17th, 1pm - 2 pm, Slate Painting class - Make the Mansion a part of yours! Paint your design on a historic piece of slate from the Mansion's roof. $25.00 for non - members, $20.00 for members. Supplies and refreshments provided. Call 361-729-0386 to register!
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
Texas Maritime Museum & Education Center
September 10, 1 pm - 3 pm (Education Center) Wayne :Cold" Three Winters at the South Pole" Presentation & Booking Signing.
September 17th , 10 am - 2 pm, Texas Navy Day w/ Dr. Justin Parkoff at Freeport Museum
September 24, 11 am - 2 pm, "Black 2 School" Event (TMM grounds & Education Center)
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
HummerBird Celebration at Bay Education Center
September 15th at 10:00-10:30 am: Birding on Patio
September 16th at 10:00-10:30 am: Bird Bingo
September 17th at 10:00-10:30 am: Make a Bird Feeder
September 29th, at 10:30 - 11:30 am, Homeschool Programs - Nature Journaling, Free PK- 12, registration at firstname.lastname@example.org, FMI, (361) 774-1785
Free Activities(Limited to the first 12 adults or kids) Contact us to register for activities only
email@example.com. For more info call (361)774-1785
The Estuary Exhibit Hall is now open 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 9-25, 2022. Arsenic and Old Lace. Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm.
All seats $20.00, (361)450-1465
September 1, 15, 22, 29, - Acoustic Open Mic Night at 7 pm to 10 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
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. Come enjoy the newly renovated Rockport Railroad Depot museum, open every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. One of 51 Cultural Districts in Texas, the Rockport District 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 presentations, and Symposium. Discover more about the galleries, shops, restaurants, food trucks, and cultural institutions in the District at https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/
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 16, at 9:30 am "Find your Pathway in Birding!" Take a tour of Aransas Pathways birding sites and compete for a chance to win a pair of Bushnell 10x42mm Binoculars! This event will be the kick-off for the 34th Annual HummerBird Celebration. The event starts with a coffee and snack welcome at the Aransas Pathways Center Pavilion, 2491 Hwy 35 North. You will visit five pathways sites. This is a self-guided tour with specific times to visit each site. The tour and game are both open to the public. We encourage our visitors and locals alike to participate.
- 9:30 am- Meet at Pathways Center Pavilion-2491 Hwy 35 North for Presentation of Aransas Pathways and tour Tule West/East
- 10:00 - 10:30 am - Tour Tule East - across Highway 35 from Tule West.
- 10:45 - 11:15 am - Discover Linda S Castro Nature Sanctuary, 4041 TX-35, Fulton
- 11:30 - 12:15 am - Explore Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary, 1401-1499 S Church Street
- 12:30 - 12:45 pm - Meet at History Center - 801 E Cedar Street, to view the Gardens and collect final card.
- 12:45 pm - Prize presentation 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 210-639-2340 to sign up! FMI on Aransas Pathways, visit www.aransaspathways.com | 361-729-6445
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.
Fulton Music in the Park
Every weekend Friday or Saturday at 7 pm - 10 pm (weather permitting) at The Pavilion at Fulton Harbor Park. Free and open to the public to enjoy!
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 Wednesday through Sunday, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com
Rockport - Fulton Community Pool
Summer 2022 Pool Hours: 8am to 5:30 pm - Tuesday thru Saturday, 12 pm to 5:30 pm- Sunday
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 361-727-9989 | www.cityofrockport.com
Rockport Yacht Club
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: email@example.com 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.