Upcoming Events for Rockport in July

Upcoming Events In July


Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce

For additional information on what is happening in our area, please call 800-242-0071, email tourism@1rockport.org or visit www.rockport-fulton.org


 Featured for July... 




  July 4 Festivities

July 4 - Boat Parade - 12pm in Little Bay - Key Allegro area. Parade starts when the cannon blasts. To join in or for more info; 361-877-4452

July 4-5 The 46th Annual Rockport Art Festival. Over 120 artists, Live Music, & Food, an A/C Party Tent, Kids activities and more

July 4 Just after dark...Fireworks over Little Bay! Join us to watch the 50th annual Wendell Family Fireworks. FMI www.wendellfamilyfireworks.com/



Bay Education Center 

(Winner of Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence)

Science on a sphere July Programs: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 2pm 

1st & 8th- 9 Billion Coming for Dinner

2nd & 9th - El Nino Impacts

3rd & 10th - Return to the Moon

7th &14th - Earth's Changing Climate

11th -Oceans Flow

15th, 22nd. & 29th -Fresh Water

16th, 23rd, & 30th -Storms

17th 24th & 31st -A Tale of the 3 Planets

18th & 25th - Extreme Weather and Events

21st & 28th -Coral Reefs and Acidifying Oceans

All activities are free of charge. Regular Hours: Tues -Sat 1pm - 4pm. FMI call 361-749-3161 or visit www.facebook.com/BayEducationCenter?fref=ts


The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor

(Aquarium Education Center)


Documentaries in the Education Center

Thursday - Monday 
1:30pm & 2:15pm
Movies run Thursday thru Monday, with new movies starting on Thursdays. Free admission


Movie & Popcorn Nights: all ages - 7pm

Thursday, July 2: Dolphin Tale
Thursday, July 16: Dolphin Tale 2
Movie and popcorn are free; don't forget to bring a drink and a friend


Educational Craft and a Video: ages 6 and up - 10am-noon

Saturday, July 11 - Sock Project Craft & Dolphin Video
Saturday, July 25 - Lighthouse Craft & Lighthouse Video
Free admission, registration required, check website for more information


Critters and Kayaks: ages 3rd-8th grade - 9am-11am

July 1
July 15
July 29
Free admission, registration required, check website for more information


Youth Angler Education: ages 8-14 - 9am-12noon

June 20
July 18
Aug 15

Special Event - July 9 11am The official unveiling of The Texas Whopper, Team Legacy's 972.7 pound Texas State Record Blue Marlin on display at the Rockport Aquarium.
Free admission, registration required, check website for more information. Hours of operation are Thurs.-Mon1pm-4pm. Admission is free to above events. FMI  www.rockportaquarium.com or 361-727-0016


Bastante - John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament

July 8-11, 2015 FMI www.rockporttounament.com


History Center of Aransas County

July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 - Historic Flags of Texas - Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25 - Historic Flags of Texas - Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, July 4 - Historic Flags of Texas - Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

     - Plant Exchange at the Gazebo - 10:00 a.m

July 25 10am -2pm - Program:  Oodles and oodles of Zen Doodles  (Ages 8 - 88) 10-12 a.m.

History Center is located at 801 E. Cedar. Hours of operation:  Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm. Free Admission. FMI:  www.aransashistorycenter.org or 361-727-9214


Ask about: History Tours by Golf Cart

Take a tour of Rockport-Fulton by golf cart. See architecture from 1800's to present. Hear stories of how the area was developed FMI 877-892-4737


Rialto Theater

Saturday, July 4, 5:00-7:00pm "Downtown ArtWalk" Rialto Theater.

Saturday, July 4, 7:30pm "Blues & BBQ" Special 4th of July Fundraiser. Rialto Theater @ Tiki Bar on Conn Brown Harbor

Tapas Tuesday (Every TuesdayJuly 7, 14, 21, and , 5pm Happy Hour,  6:30 - 9pm -Open mic night for musicians. Every week, talented musicians gather in a circle of song. This is not karaoke but singer/songwriters, and musicians of all shapes & sizes sharing their gifts. Admission Free. FMI: 361-758-0383 or art@rialtotheater.org www.rialtotheater.org


Texas Maritime Museum

Mornings 9AM - 12PM

SEA Camp Week 3: July 13-17 (3rd-4th Grade)

SEA Camp week 4: July 20-24 (1st - 2nd grade)

SEA Camp week 5: July 27-31 (5th grade)


Afternoons 1:30PM - 4:00 PM

H2Odyssey Camp Week 3: July 13-17 (K-5th)

H2Odyssey Camp Week 4: July 20-24 (K-5th)


Texas Maritime Museum is open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 1-4pm. For membership, information, and other activities: 361-729-1271 or www.texasmaritimemuseum.org


Fulton Mansion

July 14, 7pm "Music at the Mansion" Pueblo - Tony Fish and Fred Ochoa will bring mellow, light rock and a little country to an evening under the oaks. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for live music! FMI and other activities please call 729-0386 x21 or www.visitfultonmansion.org  


Rockport Market Days

July 18, 9 am- 4 pm 

Navigation Festival Grounds in Rockport

For more information,call 361-557-7575 or go to www.rockportmarketdays.com


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County

July 14, 12 noon - 1:00 pm "Put out the Welcome Mat", Hummers are on the Way" Brown Bag presentation by Steve and Ellen Reisinger

July 14, 1:30 - 3pm -"Information and registration session for Master Gardener Class. Find out about the upcoming Master Gardener Intern training. Classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons, Aug.4-Nov17.. FMI Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Rd., Rockport, TX 361-790-0103 www.aransasagrilife.org


Fulton Schoolhouse Museum

Free Tours

Open Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm (or by appointment)

Original 1 room schoolhouse set up with original artifacts. 205 N 7th Street

Fulton, Texas.

For group tours 361-729-5533  FMI www.fultontexas.org


Paws and Taws Fulton Convention Center

Paws and Taws regular events:

Every Mon-Wed morning - Line dancing 9am-Noon

Every Wed. evening - Square dancing 6:30-9:30pm

FMI: contact Harriet Layne www.fultontexas.org


 New! Fulton Trolley

Come on and take a Free Ride! Air-conditioned and fun for sightseeing or visiting the local businesses in the Town of Fulton. FMI on schedule times or routes 361-729-5533


Rockport Center for the Arts

July 4-5 46th Annual Rockport Art Festival. Over 120 artists, Live Music,& Food, an A/C Party Tent, Kids activities and more. For more info and activities  www.rockportartcenter.com or 361-729-5519


Rockport Beach

Texas' first Blue wave beach. Pavilions for meetings and gatherings, Swimming Boating, Fishing, Kayaking and other watersports. Playground, picnic area, walking track and birding area. Indoor showers and restrooms: FMI 361729-6661 or www.rockportbeach.com


Community Aquatic and Skate Park

Now open 7 days a week! Mon - Fri 12pm - 6pm and Sat & Sun 11am - 6pm. Water Aerobic Classes Tues - Fri 9am & Mon/Wed/Fri 6pm. Family Night on Tuesday and Thursday 6pm - 9pm. Lap Swimmers and Water Walkers also available. The park houses an 8 Lane, 25 yard pool and diving area, a whale shaped zero depth entry children's pool with slides and sprays, a bathhouse and a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park. It also has a playground, picnic area, and a ¼ mile nature trail. 361-727-9989 FMI: www.cityofrockport.com


Goose Island State Park 

For information on park programs or visit: www.tpwd.texas.goc/state-parks/goose-island or 361-729-2818


Birding and Dolphin Tours

Information on Dolphin and birding adventures can be obtained by contacting the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce 1-800-242-0071


Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

(Voted the #5 birding spot and # 5 National Wildlife Refuge in the USA for USA TODAY Readers Choice)

The refuge is open 7 days per week, from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. . Visitor Center is open Thurs - Sun9am - 4pm. FMI visit www.fws.gov/refuge/aransas/


Aransas Pathways

Birding, History, Kayaking and Hike and Bike Trails.Pathways Center and Bridge at Tule Creek - Open Air Pavilion with interpretive signage explaining all aspects. Located immediately north of Walmart. www.aransaspathways.com


Sandollar Jewelry and Gift Extravaganza 

July 4-5 Aransas Pass Civic Center 700 Wheeler, Aransas Pass FMI 888-225-3427 www.texasmarketguide.com

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