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Rockport-Fulton Area Attractions

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge - The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 to protect the vanishing wildlife of coastal Texas. It is an ever-changing land and is still being shaped by the waters and storms of the Gulf of Mexico.
This 70,504-acre refuge is made up of the Blackjack Peninsula, named for its scattered blackjack oaks, and three satellite units. Grasslands, live oaks, and redbay thickets cover deep, sandy soils. Ringed by tidal marshes and broken by long, narrow ponds, Aransas is home for cranes, alligators, deer, and many other species of wildlife.
You will find the refuge to be an excellent place for observing and studying wildlife and plants. The following facilities are available for visitors:

  • 16-mile, paved tour road.
  • Wildlife Interpretive Center.
  • 40-foot observation tower.
  • Several miles of walking trails.
  • Picnic area.

Fulton Mansion - George and Harriet Fulton must have amazed their neighbors when they began construction in 1874 on their spacious and extravagant home overlooking the Aransas Bay. Completed in 1877, the house featured ornate trim work and furnishings and the latest technological conveniences including modern plumbing, central heating and a gas lighting system. Restored in the early 1980s, the architectural landmark is open for visitors. Staff at the mansion will greet you with warm Texas hospitality that mirrors the graciousness originally extended by the Fultons.

Goose Island State Park - Goose Island State Park, 321.4 acres, surrounded by the St. Charles and Aransas Bays, is located north of Rockport in Aransas County. Although located on Aransas Bay, there is no swimming area at this park. The shoreline is comprised of concrete bulkhead, oyster shell, mud flat, and marsh grass. The main recreational activities are camping, excellent birding, and fishing (the park participates in the "Loan A Tackle Program" and lends out fishing tackle to visitors.) Other activities include picnicking, boating (motors allowed), nature study, wildlife observation, and photography. Tours: Guided nature hikes are held year round. Guided birding tours are held from January through April.

Rockport Beach Park - Park with a Blue Wave rating. Park has a boat launch area, swimming beach, piers, picnic areas and pavilions.

Rockport Center for the Arts - Rockport Center for the Arts boasts a state-of-the-art main gallery as the result of building renovations and expansions in 1998 and 2000. The two parlor galleries are now dedicated entirely to the works of its member artists, while the main gallery allows the Center to broaden its horizons. The invited and curated exhibitions in this gallery include the works of regional, national, and internationally acclaimed artists (which does not exclude some of Rockport's own outstanding artists). In 2000 the Garden Gallery was added, allowing the Center for the first time to simultaneously feature three distinct exhibitions, at times displaying over 100 original works of art.

Texas Maritime Museum - The Texas Maritime Museum's mission is to excite and educate the public about Texas' rich maritime history. Since the days of the Karankawa Indians, the Texas Coast has been a valuable part of history regionally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor - The mission of the Aquarium is to provide an educational and entertaining visitor experience, for both adults and children, and promoted the understanding, conservation, and stewardship of the marine resources and environments along the Texas Gulf Coast. Theme-based aquariums provide visitors with views of jetties, oyster reefs, offshore rigs, and seagrass meadows. Additional smaller tanks offer special environments for local species as required. Display cases display shell collections, numerous hands-on activities are available for children, and ample free literature covers the gamut from hurricanes to safe boating and from fish IDs to fish recipes.

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Please use the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce site for full information.

Upcoming Events in June

Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce
For additional information on what is happening in our area, please call 1-800-242-0071, email or visit
Rockport Fulton Visitors Center - Aransas County Histoty Timeline, Map Room, Artifacts, Gifts, Members Room, Free admission. Hours of Operation 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri, 9am -2pm Sat.

Featured for June - 1st LAC Attack Kayak (Catch, Photo and Release) C.P.R Fishing Tournament
June 4 - Love to fish? Love to kayak? Then this tournament is for YOU! Registration Open to the Public!
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6 p.m. - Captain's Meeting at Poor Man's Country Club (1009 Hwy 35 N)
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Tournament Day! Weigh-In and Awards Celebration beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Woman's Club of Aransas County (1104 E. Concho - across the street from the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce)
FMI: Shelly Stuart 361-729-6445 or

Featured for June - 7th Annual Fishing Tournament and Music Fest
June 17-18 - Two Day Music Pass -$20
Fulton Harbor Park 402 N. Fulton Beach Rd. Fulton TX
For more info on Tournament and Musicfest 361-815-5752 or

Audrey's Day at the Beach
June 11, 10am - This annual free event is held for families of adults and children with Downs Syndrome as day of fun and food the Saturday before Fathers Day. Kite flyers invited to make these "special kids" and families a great day at the beach. Over a decade of providing the joys of kites for this group continues.....all kite enthusiasts welcome.
FMI 361-729-2529 or visit Audrey's Day at the Beach on facebook.

Free Fishing Day (at all state parks)
June 4 - Kick off summer with free fishing fun for all. You can enjoy the Free Fishing in State Parks program at more than 50 state parks, and at numerous Wildlife Management Areas across Texas.To do that, Texas Parks & Wildlife has waived the normal fishing license and stamp requirements for anyone fishing inside the property boundary of a Texas state park. Once you've paid the park entrance fees, no one needs a fishing license or stamp, whether freshwater or saltwater, adult or child, as long as they're inside the state park. However, bag limits, length limits, and other regulations will still apply, and be enforced.
For more information:

Relay for Life of Rockport-Fulton
June 11, 6pm-1am - Join us as we celebrate our local cancer survivors, Remember those we have lost and fight cancer in our community. Rockport-Fulton High School Stadium.

Texas Maritime Museum
Summer Experience in Aransas (SEA) Camp - is for current (2015-16) 1st-5th graders between 9am - 12pm where the children will experience all of the best of Aransas County Attractions in a variety of age related activities including fishing, kayaking, sand sculpting, history and wildlife experiences. This is FREE for all Aransas County residents and students due to the generosity of the Margaret Sue Rust Foundation, and $50 for all non-residents. Spaces are limited.
June 13-17 (1st - 2nd)
June 20-24 (3rd)
July 11-15 (3rd - 4th)
July 18-22 (1st - 2nd)
July 25-29 (5th only)
H2Odyssey Camp - is all about the properties and different uses of the element water. Each day is filled with new and different activities and lessons and concludes with water games. Friday is spent at the community pool. For current grades K-5th (2015-16 school year) there is a $75 registration fee. 10 scholarship have been awarded due to the generosity of the Coastal Bend Foundations Kids Go to Camp 2 Grant, along with sibling assistance discounts being offered
June 13-17 (K-5th)
June 20-24 (K-5th)
July 11-15 (K-5th)
July 18-22 (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

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County
June 11, 6pm -midnight - (Doors open at 5:30) Kickin' it Coastal Dinner and Dance - Paws and Taws Convention Center - Seafood Dinner, Entertainment by Beau Walker Band, Live Auction, Bucket Raffle, 50/50 Raffle. For tickets Call Stephanie 361-205-400 or Agrilife Office 361-790-0103
June 21 Brown Bag -12pm -1pm - "Termites" Dr. Robert Puckett, Extension Entomologist, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
June 27- July 1 - 4-H Fun Camp. Open to all 3rd -8th Graders. Lessons: Food Preservation/Water Bath Canning, Aquarium Tour, Yeast Bread/Butter Churning, Environmental Science, Archery. Snacks, refreshments and samples will be provided. Register by June 20. FMI and fees:
FMI: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Rd., Rockport, TX 361-790-0103

Fulton Mansion
June 14, 7pm -8:30pm - Music at the Mansion - Enjoy this free event with live music on the mansion lawn. Be sure to bring your blankets/lawn chairs.
Mansion hours are Tue-Sat 10am - 4pm and Sun 1-4pm. Visit the Education and History Center Tues-Sat 9:30-4:30pm.
FMI and other activities please call 729-0386 x21 or

Bay Education Center
(Winner of Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence)
Science on a sphere programs: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 2pm
June 1, 11, 15, 25, 29 - Mission-Aransas Estuary
June 2, 16, 30 - Return to the Moon
June 3, 7, 17, 21 - Rivers - Go with the Flow
June 4, 18 - Extreme Weather
June 8, 22 - Marine Debris and Wildlife
June 9, 23 - Renewable Energy
June 10, 24 - El Nino Season
June 14, 28 - The Orphan Orca
The Bay Education Center is located at 121 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, TX.
All activities are free of charge. Regular Hours: Tues -Sat 1pm - 4pm.
FMI call 361-749-3161 or visit Bay Education Center on Facebook

The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor
(Aquarium Education Center)
Documentaries in the Education Center are free and open to the public: Thursday - Monday, 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Movies run Thursday thru Monday, with new documentaries starting on Thursday
Free admission. Pet friendly.
June 2 - June 6
1:30 - The Cat in the Hat: Digging in the Deep (20mins)
2:30 - National Geographic: Drain the Ocean (50mins)
June 9 - June 13
1:30 - Cara the Sea Turtle (30mins)
2:30 - National Geographic: Ocean Drifters (50mins)
June 16 - June 20
1:30 - The Cat in the Hat: King Cecil the Seahorse (20mins)
2:30 - Octonauts: Seahorse Tale (20mins)
June 23 - June 27
1:30 - The Cat in the Hat: Ice in Nice (20mins)
2:30 - TBD
June 30 - July 4
1:30 - The Cat in the Hat: Help with Kelp (20mins)
2:30 - Octonauts: Giant Kelp Forest & Kelp Forest Rescue (35mins)
Sumer Programs
For more information, contact the Aquarium Education Center
June 7 & 21 -9am-11am Critters & Kayaks -Ages: 8 - 14 -Cost: $5 per class. Registration Required
SeaFacts & Crafts - 10am -12pm Ages 6and upFree Admission, Registration Required
June 11 - Lid Top Rainbow Fish
June 25 - Tissue Paper Seahorses
Free Admission, Registration Required
Youth Angler Education
June 18 - 9am-12pm -Ages: 8 -14 - $5 Registration Required
Movie & Popcorn Night - 7pm - All ages -Free Admission -
Thursday, June 2 - Legends of the Guardians
Thursday, June 16 - Finding Nemo
Wednesday Lecture Series 7pm. Free Admission
Aquarium Hours of operation are Thurs.- Mon., 1pm - 4pm. Admission is free to above events.
FMI: or 361-727-0016

Rockport Center for the Arts
Free Family Saturdays at the Center. Open to All
June 18 - 4;30 pm Gallery Walk
June 18 - 5pm - Reception Joey Blazek Exhibition. A signature painting will be chosen (for the July 2 -3 43rd Annual Rockport Art Festival) and limited copies will be signed. Remaining posters will be sold at the Art Center.
Hours of operation are Tues -Sat 10am -4pm and Sun1-4pm.
FMI: or 361-729-5519

History Center of Aransas County
All Exhibits and Activities open to the public. Open Fridays and Saturdays - 10am -2pm
June 4 - Plant Exchange 10-12; Herb Sale 10-2
June 3, 10, 17 (Fridays) and June 4, 11, 18 (Saturdays) - Exhibit 1845: The Annexation of Texas to the U.S.
June 24 - The Art Colony of Aransas County June 25 - The exhibit opening of "The Art Colony of Aransas County"
History Center is located at 801 E. Cedar.
Hours of operation: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm. Free Admission.
FMI: or 361-727-9214

Rialto Theater
June 4, 5-7pm - "Downtown ArtWalk" Rialto Theater: First Saturday
June 4, 7:30 - Blues and BBQ
"The Red Velvet Cake War" The Southern fried Comedy Reuinon. Fridays and Saturdays May 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and Sunday Matinees 2pm on May 22, 29
Tapas Tuesday (Every Tuesday, 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 and sizes sharing their gifts. Admission Free.
FMI: 361-758-0383 or or

Rockport Little Theater
For inquiries on performances held at Historic Rockport School Auditorium 619 N. Live Oak Rockport.

Rockport Market Days
June 18, 9 am- 4 pm - Navigation Festival Grounds in Rockport
For more information, please go to

Goose Island State Park
Every Saturday - Children's Hike - Meet at 8:30 at Warbler Way
Every Saturday - Geocaching 101 - Meet at 2:30 at the Day Use area.
Ask about the Bird walk program
For information on park programs 361-729-2858 or visit:

Community Aquatic and Skate Park
Pool is open at 10am. 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:

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: 361-729-6661 or

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 and schedule times: 361-729-5533 or

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.

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 contact 361-729-5533 FMI!museum/cjzh

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 - Sun, 9am - 4pm.
FMI visit

Ongoing Events and Activities

Texas Maritime Museum
Tues-Sat, 10am -4pm; Sun 1-4pm
1202 Navigation Circle Rockport, TX 78382
FMI 361-729-1271 or

Community Aquatic and Skate Park Schedule
Lots of activities throughout the month. Stadium Drive & Colorado Street For more information, 790-1136 or email

Bay Education Center
Open Tues -Sat, 1pm - 4pm. Science on a Sphere programs Tues - Sat at 2pm and 3pm. For more information, call 361-749-3161 or visit