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May Events & Attractions

Lemonade Day

May 18, 2024

Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential nationwide program that teaches young entrepreneurs how to start, own, and operate their own business - a lemonade stand! Join the fun in empowering and supporting the youth of Rockport-Fulton, Texas! Register at https://lemonadeday.org/rockport-fulton

Annual Rockport Nautical Flea Market - May 4-5, 2024, Hosted at Rockport Harbor by Rockport Yacht Club. Come join the Nautical Flea Market fun! Nautical items will include, fishing, sailing, power boating, windsurfing, scuba, new & used parts, tools, motors, rods, reel, sails, nautical art, new & used boats, dinghies, & kayaks. Buy, sell, or trade. Opens 10am - 5pm Saturday, and 10am - 4pm Sunday. $5.00 entrance fee each day. Children under 12 are free! No Alcohol may be brought into gates & no dogs are allowed.

Boys & Girls Club of Aransas County

May 3 - 4, 2024

The 6th Annual BGC Battle on the Bay BBQ Cook-Off. Enjoy delicious food and live music, auction, vendors and great BBQ!

Babes on the Bay

May 17-18, 2024

Babes On the Bay – May 17-18, 2024, the largest one day women angler fishing tournament in the country. Women from all over Texas and across the country come together for a fun filled weekend with live bands, vendor booths, and educational outreach. Meet at Fulton Convention Center at 402 N. Fulton Beach Road.  For more information, go to www.babesonthebay.com or e-mail ccababes@gmail.com.

6th Annual Rockport Fishing Expo

May 24-26, 2024

With a mission to provide the south Texas fishing community with the fines tackle manufacturers used by industry Pro and Rec Anglers, including Fishing Guides, Fishing Apparel, Fishing Art and much more. A family

oriented venue for the fishing community in south Texas to have access to serious terminal tackle vendors under one roof in a modern state of the art event center, you don't want to miss "catch of an event" Memorial Day Weekend - Fulton Convention Center -

402 N Fulton Beach Road.

Rockport Wine Festival

May 25, 2024

The 27th annual Texas Maritime Museum wine Festival takes place on the Texas Maritime Museum grounds from 11 -11 pm! Enjoy live entertainment with Dean Adamson, Texas Continentals band, Riptide, and Uncle Lucius. Festival grounds open 11am. In addition there will be dozens of wines to choose from, vendors, crafts beers, and shopping! This Event benefits the Texas Maritime Museum.

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There's no better time to breathe in the salt air and take in the sunrise on the bay while enjoying some of the best fishing of the year in the state.

Enjoy the outdoors and take in Rockport-Fulton's very own GeoTour! GT4AF

With over 40 Geocaches. complete our GeoTour passport to earn your Path Tag and Geo Coin.

Spring has sprung and the century old Rockport Cemetery is a beautiful place to view an abundance of Texas Wildflowers while offering unique historical records of local history.

Around Town Community Events

Local Markets and More...

Rockport Downtown Farmers Market

Every 2nd Saturday of the month 9am – 5pm. Exhibits include locally grown produce, jams, jellies, and pickled items. There is often fresh baked bread, local honey, Hen fruit (fresh eggs), and freshly made goat soap. Buy fresh produce, cottage canned goods, and more at 105 S. Austin Street. For more information call

361-230-0414, or e-mail smiller467@gmail.com

Rockport Downtown Makers Market

Every 2nd Saturday of the month 9 am – 5 pm. Showcases a local outdoor market featuring handmade items from local artists and fun and unique home décor. Located at 302 S. Austin. If you are interested in selling homemade items at this event please contact rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com.

Rockport-Fulton Market Days

Rockport-Fulton Market Days – Every 3rd Friday-Sunday of the month 9 am – 4 pm. Live music is played throughout the weekend. Peruse over 100 vendors, over a dozen food trucks/food vendors, seating under the shade for 48 people and you can bring your pets! Come join the fun every third Saturday and Sunday of the month at the Festival grounds at Rockport Harbor, located at 100 Sea Breeze Drive. For more information, follow Rockport Fulton Market Days on Facebook or call 361-314-2226.

Austin Street Art Walk

Every second Saturday of each month, from 10 am – 7pm. Austin Street Art Walk is presented by Rockport Center for the Arts, in partnership with local galleries, restaurants, and businesses located along Austin St. (over 30 participating businesses) Art Walk is a free, alfresco, walkable experience featuring an ever-changing mix of participants representing various art mediums such as paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, textiles, as well as live music, artist demonstrations, food and more. For more information follow us at


Second Saturday in the District

The Rockport District hosts 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 restoration, museum creation, public artwork, including sculptures and murals, musical and transportation history events. FMI Jennifer Day, email - jdayrose@gmail.com or rockportculturalartsdistricts.com

Local Events and Attractions

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

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

May 4, 10am - "Festival Tapestry - Threads of Time", Grand opening for exhibit, visitor can explore the interwoven stories, traditions, and tradition, and vibrant moments that have shaped Rockport's cultural fabric over the years. Each festival becomes a unique thread, contributing to the rich and colorful tapestry of our bay town's history.

May 12, 2pm - La Mardi Gras, Oysterfest

May 26, 2pm - Art Festival, Wine Fest

June 9, 2pm - Centennial/Sesaui, Hummer bird

Hours of operation for the History Center: Monday and Friday 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday and Sunday

1 pm - 4pm. 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

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Mach 26 - May 26, - Robbie Barber Relics

April 6 - May 26, - Larry Graeber Water's Edge

May 11 - June 6, - Nichole Gronvold-Roller "A Quiet Saunter"

Classes & Workshops:

May 10 - "Say it with Hearts and Flower" - Greeting Cards Workshop with Shelly Wierzba

May 17 - 18 -"From the Virgin of Guadalupe to Frida Kahlo: Mexican Iconography in Contemporary Art with Jorge Puron

Culinary Classes:

May 18 - The Art of Traditional Mexican Cooking with Wine Pairing Featuring Luis Puron and Quirina Aranda

May 19 - Sourdough Bread with Wine Pairing Featuring Megan stewart

Music Series:

May 10 - Will Banister / Country Music

Special Event:

May 18 - 19, Dian Malouf Jewelry Truck Show

Youth Summer Camp

May 1, - Registration Opens!

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

Second Saturdays Every Month at the Fulton Mansion - Games, Arts & Crafts. Fun for all ages!

Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 1pm - 4pm. 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

May 13 - 9:30 - 12:00 - East Cliff elementary - Education Director

May 17 - Sacred Heart School field trip with Education Director

May 18 - Lemonade Day - 10am - 2pm

May 23 - Patron Party - 6 - 10:30pm

May 25 - 27th Annual Rockport Wine Fest, 2pm-11pm

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

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

April 19 - May 5th

The Rainmaker follows a day in the life of the curry family, cattle ranches living in a drought-ridden, rural town in the Depression-era West as they struggle to save their livelihood and try to help Lizzie, the unluckily-in-love only daughter, get married. On this particular day, fiery grifter Bill Starbuck visit the family and promises, for $100 he can bring back the rain, Tickets $20

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 361-450-1465. 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

Rialto Theater - Aransas Pass

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 Railroad Depot Museum & Cultural Arts District.

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 a fun and educational way to check out our community. https://passport2thepast.com/aransas-county-passport/

Aransas Pathway

Most Fridays - 8:30am - 11:00am, Join volunteer retired Park Ranger and Bird Guide Bob Showler to look for celebrate the birds of the Aransas Pathways and Rockport Area! Meet at the parking lot before entering Rockport Beach Park. Check the Aransas Pathways Facebook page for specific dates.

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

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.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. The Visitor Center is open daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until April 14th, then closed Mon-Tues starting April 15th. 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 8AM-10PM. 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 sara.rock@tpwd.texas.gov. For more information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-islandhttps://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 - First -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: mollyjmcconville@gmail.com

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:  pool2@cityofrockport.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

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.

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 Dolphins 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: 361-758-777-0400 E Johnson Ave, Aransas Pass TX.

Fulton Convention Center

May 2 - 4th - KB Home Austin - Annual Fishing Tournament

May 11th - Wino Event Co - Wine Festival

May 17 - 18th - CCA-Babes on the Bay Annual Fishing Tournament

May 22nd - Spears & Co Real Estate - Client Appreciation Event

May 24 - 26th - Rex Hoyt Texas Rattler Fishing Expo

Looking for more fun? Check out our list of 100 Things to Do!


For six years, Rockport has been named in the top 5 for Best Small Coastal Town by USA Today 10 Best Readers'
Rockport Beach was selected by USA Today 10 Best Reader's Choice Award as the Best Beach in Texas, rating #1 in the state!
Rockport-Fulton ranks among the top of the charts at #6 with Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations.

Join The Outdoor Fun In Rockport-Fulton, Texas!

Aransas County is known for its eco-tourism. The fishing is phenomenal. This area is known among anglers for its hearty speckled trout and redfish, among the wide variety of saltwater catches waiting in the waters.
Fishing guides, public piers, and marinas are readily available. With an array of kayak sites, everyone can enjoy and take part. With miles of seascape, there is ample opportunity to enjoy our beautiful coast!
Our phenomenal birding environment boasts over 400 different species that can be spotted in local marshes, wooded inland areas, and along the sandy beaches. 
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