Fill your calendar with fun all year long. From art exhibitions and demonstrations to film, food and wine festivals, there’s always a good time to be had in and around the Cultural Arts District. If you’d like to see all of Rockport’s events head over to the Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar.


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March 2020

Hispanic Contribution to Military & Community

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us in recognizing the Hispanics' contribution to the military and our community on March 8th at the Veterans' Memorial Park.

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April 2020

2020 Rockport Studio Tour

April 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Rockport Center for the Arts 2020 Rockport Studio Tour is LIVE! ROCKPORT STUDIO TOUR LIVE ON YOUTUBE EPISODE INDEX: Tuesday April 14 @ 4 PM: Diane Johnson and the Silver SIlo - Silversmith, Fabic, and Leatherwork Learn more about each of the 25 artists on the 2020 Rockport Studio Tour online at www.rockportartcenter.com. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with our virtual events.

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Rockport Kite Festival

April 26, 2020 - April 27, 2020
ACND Festival Grounds, 100 Seabreeze Drive
Rockport, TX 78382 United States

CANCELLED!!   STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULE DATE!!! Hello families and friends!   Unfortunately, the 2020 Rockport Kite Festival has been cancelled.  We are looking at the possibilities of rescheduling this Free Family Event in late 2020 and will keep you posted on our progress.  The Kite Festival will feature professional kite-flying demonstrations, kiteboarders in the ski basin, food vendors, and music. To keep you flying high until then, follow the link below to “Cool Kites You’ve Never Seen Before”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOZTn74n1I

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May 2020

Downtown Rockport- Open for Business May 9th!

May 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Head on over to Downtown Rockport and give Mom the quintessential Mother’s Day experience this year. Grab curbside lunch and picnic – social distancing style - while enjoying the sunlight and fresh air. Then grab a scoop of ice cream, stroll the boutiques and galleries, and purchase uniquely crafted items to shower Mom with gifts. Whether you prefer private appointments, curbside service, or open-air retail, Rockport merchants are open for business and ready to provide the safe and personalized shopping…

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July 2020

Rockport Art Festival

July 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - July 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
RCAD Art Fest

CANCELLED!!!! The annual Rockport Center for the Arts Art Festival on the Rockport Festival Grounds, July 4th and 5th weekend is cancelled due to COVID-19.   Please be sure to join in to the art auction. Always the perfect event for art enthusiasts looking to expand their personal collections, an online element through liveauctioneers.com has been added this year to enable bidding from literally anywhere with the click of a button. The rockportartcenter/liveauctioneers.com link is already live, providing a catalog preview of available works…

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August 2020

Rockport Center for the Arts – Standing Out 2020 Exhibit – Opening Reception

August 10, 2020 @ 4:00 am - September 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Standing Out 2020 Exhibition dates: August 8 - September 5, Opening Reception August 8 from 4-6 PM. Rockport Center for the Arts is proud to showcase our 2020 Merit Artists     ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS 406 S Austin Street Rockport, Texas 78382 Open 6 days a week: Mondays - Saturdays • 10a-4p Closed Sundays General Inquiries info@rockportartcenter.com Office: 361-729-5519

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September 2020

Rockport Center for the Arts Exhibit – Sacred Americanx

September 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Sacred Americanx Exhibition dates: Sept 11 – Oct 17 Rockport Center for the Arts will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Sacred Americanx, a special two-artist exhibition featuring the paintings of Alejandro Macias and unique sculptures of Amorette V. Garza. “Both Garza and Macias recontextualize religious, political, and pop culture icons as a means of exploring Hispanic culture unique to South Texas,” said Elena Rodriguez, Curator of Exhibitions for Rockport Center for the Arts. “These motifs define what it means to identify with…

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RCAD / Youth Leadership Class Mural Collaboration

September 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Rockport Cultural Arts District (RCAD) has collaborated with and sponsored the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Class 2020, in the very first ever Youth Leadership class project, The Underwater Sea Life Mural.   This initiative was originally driven by RCAD Board member Pam Heard in 2019.  RCAD is deeply appreciative for this opportunity which was made possible by the generosity of The Margaret Sue Rust Foundation.   The mural was originally planned to be personally painted by the youth participating in the class,…

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October 2020

Rockport Beach Park

October 12, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rockport Beach Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive , Rockport, TX 78382. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6am-11pm and Friday-Saturday, 6am-12pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.

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Rockport-Fulton Market Days – October 17th & 18th – Festival Grounds

October 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 18, 2020

Rockport-Fulton Market Days October 17-18 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday.  Over 100 booths filled with great vendors, food vendors, live music, covered seating and as always, a pet friendly environment! Every third weekend of the month. Come Join The Fun! FMI, follow Rockport-Fulton Market Days and get your shop on!!  Facebook  | 361-463-0125

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Rockport-Fulton Market Days – October 17th & 18th – Festival Grounds

October 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Rockport-Fulton Market Days October 17-18 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday.  Over 100 booths filled with great vendors, food vendors, live music, covered seating and as always, a pet friendly environment! Every third weekend of the month. Come Join The Fun! FMI, follow Rockport-Fulton Market Days and get your shop on!!  Facebook  | 361-463-0125

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Texas Maritime Museum – Education Center – Home School Day

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Texas Maritime Museum - Education Center October 23 -10am to 12pm- Home School Day for for 4-6 th  grade. Topic: Waves and Tides: How do they form? Texas Maritime Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM. Located at (1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382. For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-729-1271 or visit  texasmaritimemuseum.org

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Rockport Little Theatre – Haunted Theatre

October 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - October 25, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Haunted Theatre coming to Rockport Little Theatre.....Oct 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31......6 to 9:00pm

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Rockport Center for the Arts – “The Fragile” Exhibition

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rockport Center for the Arts  October 23 - November 21 exhibition “The Fragile” featuring prints and multi-media pieces by 2020 Artist in Residence, Evelyn Contreras. October 24, 4 - 6pm  Opening reception for "The Fragile" Reception has max occupancy of 70 and masks are required. Rockport, famous for its vast colony of more than 800 artists, has been identified as "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America" by John Villani and "Top 10 Artist Colonies" by Allen Bunting in Coastal Living Magazine.…

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Halloween In The District

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Rockport Cultural Arts District - Halloween in the District!!   Saturday, October 31st, Starting at 10am.   An All Day Event! Lots of things are happening during the Halloween in the District! Costumes are encouraged! Candy will be flowing!  Food vendors!  Shopping!  Fun!!!   Start your day at 10 am at  Texas Maritime Museum for a Halloween Haunt!   Then head down through the Cultural Arts District for an afternoon of trick-or-treating at the local shops, snap a photo in at…

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Texas Maritime Museum – Harbor Haunt

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Texas Maritime Museum  October 31 - All Day event - Harbor Haunt  Bring your ghouls and goblins to the Texas Maritime Museum for tricks and treats and treasure hunts! Texas Maritime Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM. Located at (1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382. For membership, volunteer information, and other activities: call 361-729-1271 or visit  texasmaritimemuseum.org

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November 2020

Women on the Edge of a Silver Meltdown

November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Silver Meltdown 2020 Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM  7:30 PM The most exclusive fashion event in the Coastal Bend returns. Saturday, November 7, 2020 Shop New Work by 5 Local Designers: One-of-a-Kind Jewelry, Winter White Mudcloth Garments, Leather Purses DIANE JOHNSON KIM KNIFECHIEF DANYA HECK TEENYA BARNARD JULEANNA FULLER To Register Your Social Pod For questions and to register your social pod, call or email Karen Ernst at the Administration Office, 361-450-8033, or karen@rockportartcenter.com.      Learn more at www.rockportcenterforthearts.com.…

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Rockport Beach Park

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rockport Beach Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive , Rockport, TX 78382. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6am-11pm and Friday-Saturday, 6am-12pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.

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Rockport Center for the Arts – 2020 Film Festival

November 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Rockport Film Festival is the second weekend in November, when Texas days are still warm but Texas nights are cool. It all kicks off with a Red Carpet Event the Thursday before the festival, and films screen all day Friday and Saturday. The Thursday night Red Carpet Event and screening is held outside, under the Autumn moon. The 2020 location is TBA. The screenings on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday will be at Movies, Inc. 2020 SCHEDULE THURSDAY, NOV 12…

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Shop Small Saturday Nov. 28

November 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

About Shop Small Business Saturday:  The day kicks off at Goin' Coastal Outfitters! It's the "Welcome Station" and its located at 103 S. Austin Street. Between 9 a.m. and noon shoppers stop here first to pick a map of the participating businesses and other information. During the day shoppers will obtain “Round About Cards” from participating businesses. Shoppers then drop off their "Round About Cards" at the ending location at The Dockside Trading Company located at 1833 N Broadway Unit…

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Christmas on the Beach

November 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 3, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

NEW this year will be the first annual Christmas on the Beach Driving Tour of Lights. This event will spread holiday cheer while maintaining health, safety and social distancing as you drive around the circle at Rockport Beach. Opening Night will be Sunday, November 29.  Mark your calendars! Hours of operation: 6 pm - 9 pm Weekdays and 6 pm - 10 pm on Weekends November 29 - Jan 3 (Excluding Tropical Christmas Dec 4-5)

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December 2020

16TH ANNUAL TROPICAL CHRISTMAS – Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks

December 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The City of Rockport will hold the annual tree lighting ceremony in Compass Park and fireworks display over Little Bay start at dusk on Saturday, December 5th.     Come enjoy this special time of the season! Unfortunately, the Tropical Christmas day-time activities and the night parade has been cancelled  the day-time as a safety precaution for residents and visitors.  

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Christmas in the District

December 12, 2020
Free
Christmas in the district

    Come join us for the 6th Annual Christmas in the District is the historical Downtown Rockport, Texas! Enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer, caroling, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a children's area, and shopping at all of your favorite shops!  

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Rockport Beach Park

December 12, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rockport Beach Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive , Rockport, TX 78382. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6am-11pm and Friday-Saturday, 6am-12pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.

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Online Art Auction for Steve Russell “Cultural Interface” Sculpture Project

December 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - December 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

PRESS RELEASE:  ROCKPORT ART AUCTION   Local artists are joining with the Rockport Cultural Arts District (RCAD) to help raise money for a sculpture project by one of their most respected colleagues, Steve Russell.   Russell has designed a series of sculptures about Aransas County’s heritage, “Cultural Interface,” depicting the historic exchange between European civilization and Native American culture.  The Aransas County Navigation District is partnering with the Cultural District to sponsor this public artwork. RCAD has taken the lead on…

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January 2021

Rockport Beach Park

January 12 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 am on day 12 of the month, repeating until December 1, 2021

Rockport Beach Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive , Rockport, TX 78382. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6am-11pm and Friday-Saturday, 6am-12pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.

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February 2021

The Many Shapes of Texas Clay – Rockport Center for the Arts

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Many Shapes of TX Clay & Rockport Clay Artisans Free  · 401 S Austin St, Rockport, TX 78382, United States Celebrating the Diversity of the Clay Medium across Texas February 5 - 28 Opening Reception February 6 Alejandra Almuelle (Austin) Stan Irvin (Rockport) Rory Foster (Austin) Roy Hanscom (Houston) ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS 401 SOUTH AUSTIN STREET , SUITE B ROCKPORT, TX, 78382 361-729-5519 INFO@ROCKPORTARTCENTER.COM

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Rockport Beach Park

February 12 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 am on day 12 of the month, repeating until December 1, 2021

Rockport Beach Texas' first Blue Wave Beach! Located at 210 Seabreeze Drive , Rockport, TX 78382. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6am-11pm and Friday-Saturday, 6am-12pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.

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Rockport Center for the Arts Groundbreaking Event February 23rd

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT 10 AM CST Groundbreaking Event Free  · 204 S Austin St, Rockport, TX 78382-2606, United States More About Discussion Interested

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Rockport Center for the Arts Annual General Membership Meeting

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Rockport Center for the Arts - Annual General Membership Meeting Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:30-6:30pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83127236400 Meeting ID: 831 2723 6400 One tap mobile +13462487799,,83127236400# US (Houston) +12532158782,,83127236400# US (Tacoma)

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