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

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

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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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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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 July 9, 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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