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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November 2019

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

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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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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February 2020

Love Our Seniors – A Children’s Card Workshop

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Coastal Mercantile, 501 S Austin St
Rockport, TX 78382 United States

The Coastal Mercantile would like you to join them on Saturday, February 1st to make homemade Valentine's cards for our Rockport nursing home. Supplies will be provided and they appreciate the help of children of all ages.

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Rockport Clay Expo

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Rockport Fulton High School, 1801 Omohundro
Rockport, TX 78382 United States

Rockport Center for the Arts presents the  ROCKPORT CLAY EXPO ow in its 18th year, features talented clay artists, demonstrations, activities, silent auction, food and more in various locations around Rockport. Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair - 10 AM to 4 PM RF High School Commons, 1801 Omohundro $5 entrance donation benefitting local Meals On Wheels Featuring over 30 potters and ceramicists. Soups & Bowls Luncheon - 11 AM to 2 PM RF High School Commons, 1801 Omohundro $10 donation benefitting…

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Gaye Lynn & Michael Hodgson: New Work

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Rockport Center for the Arts presents the Opening Reception for Gaye Lynn & Michael Hodgson: New Work After 30 years in clay, Texas artists Michael and Gaye Lynn Hodgson are still surrounded by love: love for one another and for the handmade porcelain and stoneware pottery they create. “The things that fuel our enthusiasm for the craft today are the same things that drew us to pottery in the first place,” said Gaye Lynn. “It’s our love of function…

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March 2020

32rd Annual Whopping Crane Strut

March 7 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rockport Beach, 210 Seabreeze Dr,
Rockport, 78382 United States
$25

Bring your running or strutting shoes for the 32nd Annual Whooping Crane event. The event will start at the Little Bay Pavilion in Rockport Beach. The 5K Run and the 10K Run will use the Beach Park Road and through the Heritage District in Downtown Rockport. The 2Mile Walk will stay within the Rockport Beach. RACE DAY SCHEDULE 06:15 AM - Registration and packet pickup 08:00 AM - 2 Mile Strut Walk 08:00 AM - 10K Whooping Run 08:00 AM…

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Rockport Art Loop

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on September 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The Rockport Center for the Arts presents an art walk taking place at 9 galleries in the Rockport Cultural Arts District. Participating Galleries: Rockport Center for the Arts John Martell Photography Stan Irvin Unique Clay Works Anita Diebel Studio Latitude 28° 02’ Coastal Cuisine & Fine Art Coast Modern Wind Way Gallery Salt Flats Gallery Rockport Gallery

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Rockport Downtown Farmers Market

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
105 S. Austin St. Parking Lot, 105 S. Austin St
Rockport, 78382 United States

A great place to buy locally grown produce as well as jams, jellies, & pickled produce. There will often be fresh-baked bread, local honey, hen fruit, and freshly made goat soap. Located in the parking lot at 105 S. Austin St. every 2nd Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

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Hispanic Contribution to Military & Community

March 8 @ 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 @ 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 - April 27
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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - July 5 @ 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 @ 4:00 am - September 5 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 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 @ 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

Downtown Rockport Sidewalk Sale October 3rd

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and shop Downtown Rockport as we host a multi-merchant sidewalk sale!    Find your treasures in an outdoor in beautiful coastal Rockport, Texas. **Shops Participating** Attitudes and Latitudes Busted Pot Junk Museum Elisa Baker Art The Coastal Mercantile- Rockport James Charlie Jewelry Goin' Coastal Magnolias Two Mermaid Ranch Nanny's Treasures Oh My Rockport Rockport Gallery Shop Sassy Boutique Songbird Chic, Decor For Your Nest Southern Rayne Boutique Stan Irvin Unique Clay Works and more are being added!

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Rockport Beach Park

October 12 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 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-11pm. 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 @ 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 @ 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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Texas Maritime Museum – Education Center – Home School Day

October 23 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

Rockport Beach Park

November 1 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 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-11pm. Parking costs for the Rockport Beach are $5/Daily and $20/Yearly.

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Women on the Edge of a Silver Meltdown

November 7 @ 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 Center for the Arts – 2020 Film Festival

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 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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