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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September 2019

1919 Hurricane 100th Anniversary

September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Aransas County Historical Society is co-hosting an event with the Texas Maritime Museum remembering the 1919 Hurricane that devastated the Rockport – Fulton area on its 100th anniversary. Plan to attend this event starting at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Texas Maritime Museum in Rockport. There will be coffee and donuts. Bobby Jackson and others will relate the story of the 1919 Hurricane with reenactment and historical photographs.  

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September Rockport Fulton Market Days

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Rockport Fulton Market Days

Rockport Market Days Started In December 2009. It Operates On The ‘Third’ Weekend Of Each Month. The Hours Of Operation Are From 12 pm To 5 pm On Friday, at 9 am To 4 pm On Saturday And 11-5 On Sunday.  Located At 100 Seabreeze On The ACND Festival Grounds At Rockport Harbor Directly Across The Street From The Days Inn On Bus. Hwy 35 And Next To Rockport Beach Park. Rockport Market Days & Fulton Market Days Combined In…

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Pirate Practice

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

In celebration of "International Talk Like a Pirate" Day, come celebrate at Texas Maritime Museum. Join the Texas Maritime Museum Pirate crew for swashbuckling stations that will transform your young buccaneer into a true Pirate! The event is geared for children ages 3-11. Admission is $5.00 for those who RSVP online or $8.00 at the door. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Aaron Martin at 361-729-1271. Or email educator@texasmaritimemuseum.org

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October 2019

Rockport Fulton Shopping Tournament

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Do you like to save money while shopping with friends? REGISTER YOUR TEAM: https://www.shoprockportfulton.com/ Plan a girls trip for October 5th and get your team registered for the Rockport-Fulton Shopping Tournament. Experience “shop ‘til you drop” shopping with discounts, costumes, prizes, food, and fun. Get a team, dress up in costumes if you like, and compete for prizes as you shop at selected Rockport-Fulton stores. Shopping tournament teams support the Aransas County ISD Education Foundation! Pre-shopping encouraged the week before…

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Sea-A-Bration “Hollywood & Glamour Night”

October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's Sea-A-Bration! "Hollywood & Glamour Night" A pre-event party of the 45th annual Rockport-Fulton Seafair. It will feature a theme of Hollywood stars we all remember and love. Join in the fun as the paparazzi catch photos of you as you arrive in your glamour and glitz, be greeted with your very own fun feather and bling. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared and served especially for you. Have fun with a Big Board and Silent Auction featuring an array of…

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SeaFair

October 10, 2019 - October 12, 2019

45th Annual Rockport-Fulton Seafair 2019 The 45th Rockport-Fulton Seafair is back for four days of family-friendly festival fun on October 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2019. It is a sea-themed fun festival featuring live big-name entertainment, over 120 vendors, Gumbo, and Chili Cook-Off, Seafood, car show, water entertainment, a big parade and SO MUCH MORE! Make plans to sip, dine and dance your way through a festival of seaside entertainment and join us as we “Celebrate the Sea”. Help us…

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October Rockport Fulton Market Days

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Rockport Fulton Market Days

Rockport Market Days Started In December 2009. It Operates On The ‘Third’ Weekend Of Each Month. The Hours Of Operation Are From 12pm To 5pm On Friday, 9am To 4pm On Saturday And 11-5 On Sunday.  We Are Located At 100 Seabreeze On The ACND Festival Grounds At Rockport Harbor Directly Across The Street From The Days Inn On Bus. Hwy 35 And Next To Rockport Beach Park. Rockport Market Days & Fulton Market Days Combined In August Of 2017 To Become Rockport Fulton Market Days.…

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October Art Loop

October 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In 2019, Rockport Center for the Arts launched the Rockport Art Loop, the hot new cultural activity. Nine Saturdays a year, the Austin Street corridor will feature seven simultaneous gallery openings, offering a walkable, alfresco artistic experience. PARTICIPATING ART LOOP GALLERIES Rockport Center for the Arts 106 S Austin St Anita Diebel Studio 111 N Austin St Yellow Rose Gallery 115 N Austin St The Gallery at Latitude 28° 02’ Restaurant 105 N Austin St Coast Modern 1012 E North…

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Halloween Haunt

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

Head over the the Texas Maritime Museum to follow chilling clues to discover hidden candy throughout the museum. You'll gain entrance to our Chamber of mysteries for ghoulish games and crafts. * Best for children ages 5-12 * Costumes are encouraged *Must be accompanied by a parent

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Trick-or-Treat in the District

October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Come trick-or-treat with your favorite shops in the District! Stores will be handing out candy from 12 pm to 5 pm!

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Fall Festival – First Learning Tree

October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Learning Tree, 801 E Main St.
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

Plan to attend the First Learning Tree's annual Fall Festival. They will have games, food, fun, and a pumpkin patch!

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Rockport Film Festival

October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

13th Annual Rockport Film Festival FILM FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO 4 DAYS! LOCATION - TBA The 13th Annual Rockport Film Festival is a collaboration between the Rockport Rotary Club and Rockport Center for the Arts.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Art Center and local, regional, and international humanitarian and service projects supported by the Rotary Club. The Rockport Film Festival receives government support from the City of Rockport, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Texas Film…

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November 2019

November Rockport Fulton Market Days

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019
ACND Festival Grounds, 100 Seabreeze Drive
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Rockport Fulton Market Days

Rockport Market Days Started In December 2009. It Operates On The ‘Third’ Weekend Of Each Month. The Hours Of Operation Are From 12pm To 5pm On Friday, 9am To 4pm On Saturday And 11-5 On Sunday.  We Are Located At 100 Seabreeze On The ACND Festival Grounds At Rockport Harbor Directly Across The Street From The Days Inn On Bus. Hwy 35 And Next To Rockport Beach Park. Rockport Market Days & Fulton Market Days Combined In August Of 2017 To Become Rockport Fulton Market Days.…

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Tropical Christmas

November 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The day-long festival features children's activities, visits with Santa, shopping opportunities and musical entertainment at the Festival Grounds and Downtown Rockport, food, fun, kites, caricatures, SNOW and many other activities. Featured entertainment this year includes The Scott Taylor Band, Andean Fusion Pan-Flute Band, Diamond’s Edge Band, and the Pacific Islanders. The evening ends with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree, an illuminated night parade down Rockport Beach Park, and a spectacular firework display over Aransas Bay! Tropical Christmas offers…

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Currents

November 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

The Rockport Center for the Arts annual all-members exhibition “Currents” is comprised of the best work of around 100 of our member artists. It’ll run through the end of December and into January 2020. From this show, six artists are selected (5 by a guest juror, 1 by popular vote) to participate in a group show in August. The Opening Reception will be held on December 7th from 4 to 7 pm.

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Shop Small Saturday

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Support your favorite small businesses, like those located in the Rockport Cultural Arts District - RCAD! When you #ShopSmall, you make a big impact on us and our whole community. And that's something worth celebrating. See you Nov 30 for the 10th #SmallBizSat! The Rockport Fulton Chamber is hosting all-day events! The Welcome Station will be located at Terry's Seaworthy Marine and Tackle. If you'd like to participate in their event, you will need to stop here first to pick…

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Holiday Window Wars

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Brand spanking new competition for businesses in the Rockport Cultural Arts District - RCAD! We're challenging the downtown merchants to decorate their window displays in a friendly competition of who can deck out their window for the Christmas Season! Award Categories - Best Overall, Best Use of Lights, Best Small Window, and People's Choice! How to vote: If you LOVE a window you can vote by going into their store and asking for a form or you can submit your…

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December 2019

Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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December Art Loop

December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In 2019, Rockport Center for the Arts launched the Rockport Art Loop, the hot new cultural activity. Nine Saturdays a year, the Austin Street corridor will feature seven simultaneous gallery openings, offering a walkable, alfresco artistic experience. PARTICIPATING ART LOOP GALLERIES Rockport Center for the Arts 106 S Austin St Anita Diebel Studio 111 N Austin St Yellow Rose Gallery 115 N Austin St The Gallery at Latitude 28° 02’ Restaurant 105 N Austin St Coast Modern 1012 E North…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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Christmas in the District

December 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Christmas in the district

Come join us for the 5th Annual Christmas in the District is the historical Downtown Rockport, Texas from 4 pm to 8pm on December 14th! Enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer, caroling from the Rockport Fulton High School Choir, pictures with Santa, a children's area on Wharf Street, and shopping at all of your favorite shops till 8 PM! We'll also have the City of Rockport Trolley running from the District to the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site for their…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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December Rockport Fulton Market Days

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
ACND Festival Grounds, 100 Seabreeze Drive
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Rockport Fulton Market Days

Rockport Market Days Started In December 2009. It Operates On The ‘Third’ Weekend Of Each Month. The Hours Of Operation Are From  9 am To 4 pm On Saturday. Located At 100 Seabreeze On The ACND Festival Grounds At Rockport Harbor Directly Across The Street From The Days Inn On Bus. Hwy 35 And Next To Rockport Beach Park. Rockport Market Days & Fulton Market Days Combined In August Of 2017 To Become Rockport Fulton Market Days. It Is A…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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Visions of Santa – Billy Keen

December 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Estelle Stair Gallery, 406 South Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States
Free

The Rockport Cultural Arts District presents: A one-of-a-kind exhibit containing 42 unique images of Santa Claus, painted one per year since 1974. What began as an explanation about an art method evolved into an annual tradition. Billy L. Keen was demonstrating to a co-worker how the Old Master painters used a method called underpainting to achieve flesh tones. Because the season was Christmas, Keen decided to use Santa Claus as the subject. Keen hung the painting in the room of…

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