Keys to Our Community
May Events & Attractions
May 7, 2022
Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential, nationwide program that teaches young entrepreneurs how to start, own, and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand! Join the fun in empowering and supporting the youth of Rockport-Fulton, Texas!
Annual Rockport Nautical Flea Market
May 7-8, 2022
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, reels, sails, nautical art, new & used boats, dinghies, & kayaks. Buy, sell, or trade!
Open 10 am – 5pm Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm Sunday. $5 entrance fee each day. Children under 12 are free! No alcohol may be brought into the gates & no dogs are allowed.
13th Annual ZaZu BBQ, Music & More!
May 7, 2022
Featuring an icon of Lone Star music, Gary P. Nunn at Camp Aranzazu. All proceeds support Camp Aranzazu’s mission to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses throughout Texas. Spend an evening enjoying delicious barbeque donated by the Corpus Christi Mustangs and beverages donated by L&F Distributors, live music, a live auction, and more!
Babes on the Bay
May 13-14, 2022
This event offers an opportunity for women from across the State of Texas and the entire country to come together in a fun filled weekend with live bands, vendor booths, educational outreach by Texas Parks and Wildlife and other conservation minded organizations. Don’t miss out and be sure to join the largest all-women’s fishing event in the country!
4th Annual Rockport Fishing Expo
May 27-29, 2022
With a mission to provide the south Texas fishing community with the finest tackle manufacturers used by industry Pros and Rec Anglers, including Fishing Guides, Fishing Apparel, Fishing Art and much more. And 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 this “catch of an event!
Rockport Wine Festival
May 28, 2022
The 25th Annual Texas Maritime Museum Wine Festival takes place on the Texas Maritime Museum grounds from 2-11pm!
Enjoy live entertainment with the Texas Continentals band, Jade Patek, and CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” Nominee Elvie Shane! Festival grounds open at 2pm. In addition there will be dozens of wines to choose from, several food vendors, craft beers, and shopping! This event benefits the Texas Maritime Museum. Get your tickets now!
Rockport Downtown Farmers Market, May 14, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockport Downtown Makers Market, May 14, 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 email@example.com. FMI:https://fb.me/e/1HfICaMp5
Rockport-Fulton Market Days, May 20-22, 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.
Local Events & Attractions
Rockport Center for the Arts
- Apr. 8 – May 8, “Refinement,” work by Erin Cunningham
- Apr. 8 – May 8, “Thoughtfully Handcrafted,” work by the artists of Splinter Group in Austin
- 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
- May 14, 5 pm – 7 pm, May Opening Receptions, a public reception with the artists of the May exhibitions.
The evening’s event also coincides with the Rockport Art Loop, a free, alfresco, walkable art experience held on designated Saturdays throughout the year.
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
The History Center for Aransas County
- May 5, 11:30 am, Docent Training for “Unsung Heroines,” become a docent at the History Center! Docent training is offered before each exhibit, we’ll walk you through your first shift on duty, 3 hours on Saturday or Sunday.
- May 6, 5:30 pm, “Unsung Heroines” exhibit opening, this spring exhibit will open with a keynote speech by Kathryn Childers. This exhibit will feature posters about women pioneers, Harriet Fulton, twentieth century mavens, women who served, leaders for the community, arts on the coast, fashion, women’s networks, and elected officials.
- May 13, 6 pm, Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony, Three awards will be given in 2022. The first to Jackie Shaw for her dedication to get the Stella Maris Chapel preserved. The second to Ty Husak for his documentation of the move of the Kline’s café building. And the Rockport Cultural Arts District (RCAD) for their restoration of the Rockport SAAP depot. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the History Center, the Ar. Co. Historical Commission, and the Ar. Co. Historical Society.
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/
Aransas Repertory Theatre
- May 6-8, Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm, HATE MAIL : a comedy! Hate Mail is a two-person comedy full of surprises at every turn! Hosted by Inspirations Gallery, seating & dates are limited!
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
- May 7, Free Historic Sites Day, enjoy free admission to Fulton Mansion State Historic Site Saturday, May 7, 2022!
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
Aransas County Crime Stoppers
- May 21, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Keep It Safe MC Ride, this motorcycle gathering and ride will include a ride along the beach/waterfront, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and the circumference of Aransas County. We will have light snacks and drinks before the ride and a hearty lunch upon return. Bikes will meet at Market Center (610 E. Market St. – site of old City Hall) at 8:30 and depart at 9AM. Return time is approximately 2-2 1/2 hours later. Corpus Christi Harley Davidson will help sponsor this event. We will have vendors, door prizes and raffle. A donation of $20 per bike and $10 per passenger (under 16 free) is requested. FAITH Riders MC will be helping out with this event coordination for the ride.
For more information contact Jacque Winkle at 361-727-0022.
Texas Maritime Museum & Education Center
- May 28, 2 pm – 11 pm, Rockport Wine Festival, (featured above)
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
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.
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.
Bay Education Center
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
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!
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.
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. 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
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. 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/
Rockport Little Theatre
For tickets, show dates, or more information please call 361-230-2660. To purchase tickets or buy a brick as a fundraiser for the performing arts of Rockport Little Theatre: https://www.rockportlittletheatre.com
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
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)
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-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. 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
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
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: email@example.com | 361-727-9989 | www.cityofrockport.com
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.