Annual Events in Rockport-Fulton

Gospel Music Festival Jan. 11-12. First Baptist Church, Rockport. Numerous gospel groups from around the nation, including Rockport’s Gospel Force. Contact Gary Howard at (361) 205-2789 or visit

Art Center Market, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Rockport. Unique finds and one-of-a-kinds. Fine art, photography, jewelry, pottery, wood carving, yard art, fiber art and more. Call (361) 729-5519 or visit

Rockport-Fulton Market Days, third weekend of the month, Saturdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.-5p.m., Festival Grounds, Rockport Harbor. Live music both days, over 100 vendors, over a dozen food trucks and food vendors, seating under the shade for 48 people; pet friendly. Follow Rockport Fulton Market Days on facebook or call (361) 463-0125.

Winter Texan Appreciation Day, Jan. 25, all day, Aransas County Airport. Refreshments, special presentations, door prizes and entertainment. Free; open to the public.

Bountiful Bowl, Feb. 9, Woman’s Club, downtown Rockport. Pottery sale featuring work from around the world. Benefits the Council on Aging. Call (361) 729-5352.

Clay Expo, Feb. 9 -10, downtown Rockport. Gallery art walk, solo exhibits, pottery demos. Opening reception Saturday. Call Rockport Center for the Arts, (361) 729-5519.

LaMardi Gras, second weekend of February, Lamar Peninsula. Food, fun, entertainment, parade and more. Benefits the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department. Visit

Fulton Oysterfest, March 7-10, Fulton Harbor Navigation Park. A salute to the oyster industry. Entertainment, food, arts, crafts, carnival, parade, men’s and women’s oyster eating contests, oyster shucking and oyster decorating contests. Fireworks on opening night. Visit

Whooping Crane Strut, March 9, Rockport Beach. Two-mile walk, 5K and 10K run. Walk is in beach area; 5K and 10K continue to Austin and Water streets. Call (361) 727-2158.

Rockport-Fulton Boat, Home and Studio Tour, April 6-7. Tour unique and fashionable homes and one or two boats. Includes artists from Rockport-Fulton and beyond. Call (361) 729-5519.

Taste of Rockport-Fulton, April 12. La Palma Event Center. Local restaurants offering tastes. Rotary Club fundraiser. Proceeds for scholarships. Call (361) 729-1180.

Easter Sunrise Services, April 21, 7 a.m., Rockport Beach Park Bandshell. Nondenominational service with pastors from areas churches. Bring lawn chairs.

Rockport Cultural Art Districts’ Annual Kite Festival, April 27-28, Festival Grounds. Free family event; open to the public.

Nautical Flea Market, May 4-5, Rockport Harbor. Nautical treasures including books, nautical art and fishing. Hosted by the Rockport Yacht Club. Booth rental: (361) 729-1244; other information, (361) 230-5019

Babes on Bay, May 17-18. Largest one-day women angler fishing tournament in the country. Fun-filled weekend with live bands, vendor booths and educational outreach. Visit

Rockport Festival of Wine and Food, May 25-26, 2019, Texas Maritime Museum. Wide variety of wines of the Americas, food demonstrations, specialty food concessions and live music. Visit

Crawfish Boil, May 25. Presented by Coastal Bend Troop support. Contact

Texas Sailing Association Youth Circuit/Rockin’ Rockport Regatta, June 22-23, Rockport Yacht Club. Youth sailing regatta with up to 90 boats participating. Learn-to-sail sessions for youth and adults. Visit

July 4 activities. Patriotic boat parade at noon, view from Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. Wendell Family Fireworks Show around 9:30 p.m.

Rockport Art Festival, July 6-7. Juried fine-arts event showcasing works in a variety of media and styles by artists from across the country. Call (361) 729-5519; Visit

A Tribute to Guy Clark, August 1, 2019 . “A Tribute to Guy Clark” will be held at the La Palma Event Center, 2955 Hwy 35N. Rockport. The late Guy Clark grew up in Rockport and was an Icon in the Texas Music world and beyond.. Grammy Award winning artists are touring this special concert and playing before sold out audiences. For more information contact

Warrior’s Weekend Heroes Cup, Sept. 4-6. Fishing tournament for soldiers wounded in the line of duty. Visit

HummerBird Celebration, Sept. 19-22. Reception, workshops, HummerBird Malls, bus and boat tours, exhibits, banding and lectures presented by world-renowned experts. Call (361) 729-6445; visit

Rockport-Fulton Shopping Tournament, Oct. 4- 5. Shop ‘til-you-drop game for teams of four. Prizes, food and fun. Visit

Rockport-Fulton Seafair, Oct. 10-13, Aransas Navigation District festival grounds. Gumbo cook-off, hilarious crab races, arts and crafts, market and food vendors, outdoor boat show and live big-name and local entertainment. Call (361) 729-6445; visit

Rockport Film Festival, first weekend in November. Three-day event celebrating the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Shorts, features, documentaries, animations and student films. Call (361) 729-5519; visit

Lamar Market Days, first weekend in November. Fundraiser featuring a giant garage sale, plant sale and barbecue plate sale with home desserts. Hosted by the Lamar Fire Department. Call (361) 205-0070.

Christmas by the Bay

Rockport Tropical Christmas, Dec. 7, Rockport Harbor Festival Grounds. Food, vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, games and Santa Claus. Festivities include illuminated land parade, lighting of Christmas tree and fireworks. Hosted by Rockport Downtown and Harbor Area. Call (361) 727-2158.

Christmas Tour of Historic Homes, Dec. 7-8. Tour select Rockport and Fulton private homes and historic venues. Docents decked out in vintage attire entertain and educate, explaining the history of the homes. Visit

Christmas in Fulton, Dec. 11-12. Entertainment, Santa, family fun, hot chocolate and cookies. Call (361) 729-2388.

Holiday Symphony by the Sea, Dec. 8. Corpus Christi Symphony pairs with the Rockport-Fulton High School Choir for a holiday musical event benefiting the Aransas County Independent School District. Visit

Caroling at the Mansion, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Fulton Mansion. Sing-along of carolers by candlelight outside of the mansion.

Lighted Boat Parade, Dec. 14, Little Bay. Parade of decorated vessels judged in several classes including powerboats and sailboats. Call (361) 463-1193.

Christmas in the District, Dec. 14, downtown Rockport. Shops celebrate Christmas with Santa, treasure hunts and lots of specials.