Keys to Our Community

June Events & Attractions

Lamar Gumbo Palooza and Cornhole Tournament

June 5, 2022

If you cook the best, come challenge the rest!

Scholarship benefit with proceeds benefitting students of Aransas County. Enter the competitions or just enjoy the fun. Food and drink for sale. Located at Pop’s Tavern and Café, Park Road 13, Lamar, TX. Starts at 11am.

www.lamargumbopalloza.org

Music @The Mansion

June 14, 2022

Join us on the Fulton Mansion lawn for this FREE family event! Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Music starts at 7 pm! This month’s featured entertainment is The Hot Attacks!

https://www.facebook.com/events/677414063334783/677414073334782/?ref=newsfeed

The Rockport-Fulton Art Colony Symposium

June 17-19, 2022

Experience the longest-standing Texas art colony in Rockport-Fulton, Texas! Plein air painters capture the windswept trees, lighthouse, harbors with shrimp and oyster boats, bait stands, and historic buildings that have inspired artists since 1948. Bring your brushes and cameras to join in the celebration of 74 years of creativity!

Attend a free symposium with art historians, colony founders, and artists in conjunction with the release of a book chronicling the history of the colony. Renowned Texas art historians and authors William and Linda Reaves are the keynote speakers.

https://rockportculturalartsdistrict.com/event/the-rockport-fulton-art-colony-symposium/

Rockport Open

June 25, 2022

Join the first ever sanctioned tournament at Memorial Park in Rockport, Texas!

Presented by BATADGA, Memorial Park features a 9 hole course with paver tee boxes, but for this tournament, there will be 18 unique holes! Contact Ted Henderson for more information, batadga@gmail.com

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_1st_Annual_Rockport_Open_2022

Local Markets

Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, June 11, 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 rockportdowntownfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Rockport Downtown Makers Market, June 11, 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 rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com. FMI:https://fb.me/e/1HfICaMp5  

Rockport-Fulton Market Days, June 17-19, 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. 

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJKAYm5s-tgsVkOHuX7TDbyzZI8iTEQwB

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-940890076033406

Local Events & Attractions

Rockport Center for the Arts

  • May 13 – June 12, “Kress Works,” featuring the abstract paintings of Don Hazlitt
  • May 13 – June 12, “Beauty of Gentleness,” featuring the unique ceramic pieces of Glenda Pivaral
  • June 18 | 5 – 7 PM “Loving Every Sandblasted, Sunburnt, Salt-Crusted Moment…” Work By Jeffrey Neel McDaniel. 5:30 PM – Unveiling of the 2022 Poster, RCA Gallery | 401 S. Austin Street

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

  • June 4, 10 am – 12 pm, Backyard Butterfly Beacons, come learn which plants and other beacons will attract butterflies to your yard. The first hour we will walk through our gardens, pointing out many of the plants that butterflies must have to survive. During the hands-on second half, local pottery artists will teach you how to make a terracotta butterfly dish AND the recipe recommended by the National Butterfly Center for feeding butterflies, fee: $25. Register at aspmgstore.org/ click on “workshops” or call 790-0103 for information.

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

Sundays at the History Center

  • June 5, 2 pm, Clara Driscoll and Adina de Zavala by Kathy Wemer
  • June 19, 2 pm, a book signing, the R-F Art Colony by K. Betz & V. Merchant

Unsung Heroines, exhibit featuring posters about women pioneers, Harriet Fulton, twentieth century ladies, women you served, leaders for the community, arts on the coast, fashion, women’s networks, and elected officials. 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, TX.  | A Pathways Venue | For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-727-9214 or visit http://www.hcfriends.net/ 

Rockport Country Club

  • June 10, 1 pm, Wing Swing Golf Tournament 2022, join us for Wings Rescue Center’s annual fundraising Golf Tournament and Fundraising Event at Rockport Country Club. The Golf Tournament begins at 1 pm with shotgun start. 

Located at 101 Champions Dr. 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 Historic Site

  • June 11, Wild West Crafts at the Mansion
  • June 14, 7 pm, Music @ The Mansion, (featured above)
  • June 25, Nautical Crafts at the Maritime Museum

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

  • June 4, 10am – 12:30pm S.E.A. Camp & H2Odyssey Camp Registration 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

Free Summer Programs, 11 am – 12 pm, fun and creative activities for K-12 students, *limited to first 15 kids*

  • June 17 – Nature Journaling
  • June 21 – Birding/Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder
  • June 24 – Plant ID/Plant Pressing
  • June 28 – Soils 101

Contact info: Sarah.Melendez@austin.utexas.edu

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

https://www.facebook.com/BayEducationCenter/

Rockport Little Theatre

In collaboration with Aransas Repertory Theatre,

  • June 24, starts at 7 pm, 24 Hour Play Festival, write, rehearse, produce, perform short plays all in 24 hours, all participants needed (actors, directors, techs)
  • June 25, showtime 7:30 pm, register online at Rockportlittletheatre.com, 361-450-1465 for more info.

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

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.

Rockport Cultural Arts District

  • June 17-19, 2022, Rockport-Fulton Art Colony Symposium, (featured above)

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/

Aransas Pathways

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 Friday 7 pm – 10 pm (weather permitting) at The Pavilion at Fulton Harbor Park. Free and open to the public to enjoy!

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 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

  • Shorebird Walk: Wednesdays & Saturdays 8:30 am – 11:00 am.
  • Woodland Bird Walk: Thursdays 8:30 am – 11:00 am.
  • Big Tree Natural Area Bird Walk: Fridays 8:30 am – 11:00 am.

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.

The Woman’s Club of Aransas County

Open Monday and Friday 12:30 pm – 4 pm. No food or drinks. Masks are required. Tables 6ft apart. Temperatures will be taken before entering and hand sanitizer used. 50% occupancy rules apply. Play canasta, mah-jongg, and party bridge. |  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

Pickleball

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

Community Aquatic Park

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

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.

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.

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