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Events

2014

January

9 - 12 - Rockport's 18th Annual Gospel Music Festival
Rockport, Texas 78382
Rockport's 18th Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held January 4 thru January 6.
Please visit their website at www.GospelForce.org for a complete schedule.

27 - “Parlor Chats” series. This year, our series will focus on famous Victorian architects to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the first restoration at the Mansion.
Fulton Mansion Education and History Center, 361-729-0386 x21
317 Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382
10am-11am. All chats are free to the public.

30 - Coastal Bend Travel Fair
Paws & Taws
402 Fulton Beach Road
Fulton, Texas 78358
Thursday, 10am-3pm
FREE! Over 40 booths featuring various tourist attractions. Exhibits, food & drinks, door prizes. Seminars all day. Presented by the Texas Coastal Bend Regional Tourism Council - www.txcoastalbend.org.


February

1 - 2 - Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair/Rockport Clay Expo
Rockport-Fulton High School Commons Area
1803 Omohundro St.
Rockport, Texas 78382
Pottery Fair and Sale R- F High School- $5 entry to support local Meals on Wheels, Gallery Art Walk Sat & Sun Rockport Heritage Dist, Feb 1 form 10am-8pm, Feb 2 from 12 - 4pm, Clay Exhibition with Opening Reception Sat 5-7pm Rockport Center for the Arts

14 & 15 - 12th Annual Lamardi Gras
Lamar Volunteer Fire Department
Food, fun, casino and live music, Parade on Saturday


March

6 - 9 – 35th Annual Oysterfest
Fulton Navigation Park
P.O. Box 393, Fulton, TX 78358
A salute to the oyster industry with plenty of food, entertainment, arts & crafts.

8 - 26th Annual Whooping Crane Strut
Memorial Park, Rockport
call 361-727-2158 for more information


April

12 & 13 - Annual Tour of Homes
Rockport Center for the Arts
361 729-5519
902 Navigation Circle
Rockport, Texas 78382
Visit fabulous custom homes of Aransas County!


May

3 - 4 - 13th Annual Nautical Flea Market
Rockport Harbor
Rockport, Texas 78382
Buy, sell or trade...empty out you storage shed, empty out your dock box, call 361-729-3115 for more information

16 & 17 - 15th Annual Babes on the Bay Fishing Tournament
The Aransas Bay Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), to promote women’s fishing in the Aransas Bay area, created the Babes on the Bay fishing tournament. Click here for more information and registration form.

24 - 25 - 18th Annual Rockport Festival of Wines
Texas Maritime Museum
361 729-1271
1202 Navigation Circle
Rockport, Texas 78382
Two fabulous days of wine tasting, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and more on the Museum grounds.


June

10 - Music at the Mansion: Dean Adamson Band
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Fulton Mansion
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Join us for our first concert in our summer concert series, Music at the Mansion, featuring the Dean Adamson Band playing country, oldies, and rock.
Concessions will be available for purchase. We recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
 

27 & 28 - 19th Annual Salty Dog Fishing Tournament
Paws & Taws Convention Center
402 Fulton Beach Road, Fulton, TX 78358


July

4 - July 4th Fireworks Display on Little Bay
9:15pm - 10pm

5 - 6 - 45th Annual Rockport Art Festival
Rockport Center for the Arts, 361-729-5519
Festival Grounds
Rockport, TX 78382
A weekend of beautiful juried fine arts such as pottery, watercolor, wood carvings, etc.

8 - Music at the Mansion: Latin Gypsy Combo
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Fulton Mansion
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Join us for the second concert in our summer concert series, Music at the Mansion, featuring the music of Latin Gypsy Combo playing jazz, Latin, and other world music rhythms. Concessions will be available for purchase. We recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets for seating.


August

9 – Aransas Bay Chapter of CCA Banquet
Paws & Taws Convention Center, 361-729-2388
402 Fulton Beach Road, Fulton, TX 78358
Banquet & Auction

8 - Music at the Mansion: Purple Sage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Fulton Mansion
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Join us for the final concert in our summer concert series, Music at the Mansion, featuring the music of Purple Sage playing country, big band, and oldies. Concessions will be available for purchase. We recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

30 - 31 - AquaFest at the Rockport Aquarium
Visit their website at www.RockportAquarium.com for all the details!


September

15 - Mansion Midday Matinee
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Fulton Mansion Education and History Center
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Join us for the first in our fall brown bag film series, Mansion Midday Matinees. We will be focusing on Victorian spiritualism and gothic literature. Our first feature film will be "History's Mysteries: America's Psychic Past." You won't want to miss this "supernaturally" fun program! Bring a sack lunch and a friend.
 

18 - 21 - 26th Annual Hummer/Bird Celebration
Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce, 361-729-6445
319 Broadway, Rockport, TX 78382
Visit their website for all the details!
Informative, educational programming centering around the migrating hummingbirds and other birds. Held at ACISD School Complex.


October

3 - 4 - Rockport-Fulton Shopping Tournament
Save the date for a shopping discounts & zany fun with a special viewing of shops on Friday evening. 18 R-F stores will be participating.

6 - Mansion Midday Matinee
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Fulton Mansion Education and History Center
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
We are getting ready for Halloween by getting into the spirit of one of the great Victorian novels—Dracula! Join us for the second film in our Mansion Midday Matinee series, "In Search of the REAL Dracula." You won't want to miss out on this spooktacular fun. Bring a sack lunch and a friend!

10 - 12 - 40th Annual Rockport Seafair
Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce,
361-729-6445
319 Broadway, Rockport, TX 78382
Fresh from the bay seafood, live entertainment, arts & crafts, and crab races. Held at the Festival Grounds, Navigation Circle. For complete information and registration forms, please visit their website at: www.RockportSeafair.com.

18 - Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet - Rockport-Fulton Chapter
Paws & Taws Convention Center, 361-729-2388
402 Fulton Beach Road, Fulton, TX 78358
5pm - 10pm

18 - Movie at the Mansion
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: Free
Fulton Mansion
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Join us for one our most popular FREE family events of the year—Movie at the Mansion. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit under the stars and view a family-friendly Halloween film. You also won't want to miss our Spooky Stories creative writing contest awards ceremony, which will take place before the film begins.
**A film has not been selected at this time, but we will reveal the film choice closer to the date of the event.


November

3 - Mansion Midday Matinee
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Fulton Mansion Education and History Center
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Join us for our final program in the Mansion Midday Matinee series for fall of 2014. Bring a sack lunch and a friend to enjoy "In Search of the Real Frankenstein." We will enjoy relishing one of the great stories of Victorian gothic literature, guaranteed to be spooktacular fun.

8 - "Paint The Town Red" Education Foundation Fundraiser
Paws & Taws Convention Center, 361-729-6934
402 Fulton Beach Road, Fulton, TX 78358
6:30pm - 10pm

Dinner, Raffle, Silent & Live Auction, Big Board, Dancing - Red Attire optional but encouraged!! Table for 8 $1000. Open Seating $100 & Sponsorship Opportunities


December

6 - 7 - Christmas Tour of Historic Homes
A list of the homes and tickets will be $15 each or two for $25 and may be purchased online www.aransashistorycenter.org, at the Chamber of Commerce and at local merchants.

13 - Caroling at the Mansion
6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Fulton Mansion
317 Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Caroling led by Rockport-Fulton Middle School Choir, wassail and gingerbread; gift shop and exhibits open in decorated Visitors' Center!