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September is coming, and you know what that means in the Coastal Bend: The fall migration of the beautiful Ruby-throated hummingbird.

And no one celebrates hummingbirds better than the Rockport-Fulton area with the Hummerbird Celebration, September 13-16 at Rockport-Fulton High School.

Coinciding with the Hummerbird Celebration is the monthly Rockport Fulton Market Days weekend, September 15-16 at the ACND Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor . Scheduled for the third weekend of each month, the intersection of Market Days with the Hummerbird Celebration is sure to turn the region into a hub of activity.

Let’s take a look at seven activities that will get us excited that weekend in September:

  1.     Hummingbirds Galore!

The 30th

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If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the Coastal Bend is the place for you. The variety of options around Rockport are nearly unlimited, with flats and bays, open water and, beyond the uninhabited barrier islands of San Jose and Matagorda, offshore fishing in the warm Gulf waters. For anglers of all types, this place is paradise.

Of course, even in paradise some neighborhoods are better than others. When it comes to finding the perfect fishing spot, remember to follow the most important lesson in real estate – it’s all about location, location, location.

Robert Crumpler, a veteran Coastal Bend fisherman, and proprietor of Texas Slam Guide Service, gives the inside scoop on 4 of the best places to lay your line in the waterways around Rockport.

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Wildlife lovers from 39 countries and all 50 states flock to the Aransas Bay area each year to see an incredible variety of spectacular wading birds, warbling migratory songbirds and furtive hummingbirds. The interfaces among the Gulf, land masses and marshes serve as a nursery for 400 species of birds, including one that can only be seen in the wild here.

There are so many reasons to recommend birding in the area, says Mark Uhr, broker at Rockport Properties, but these are some highlights:

  1. The Whooping Crane – The population of this magnificent bird dipped to just 16 in 1941, before protections were put in place. Graceful flyers with long wing spans and a brash, trumpeting call, whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and one of its most
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In the 1950 movie Harvey, Jimmy Stewart’s best friend is a six-foot, three-inch rabbit who doesn’t actually exist.

Hurricane Harvey was a real 2017 storm that battered the Gulf coast, but if you were to walk around downtown Rockport, Texas, you might think it was also a figment of Jimmy Stewart’s imagination.

Life is largely back to normal in downtown Rockport. The big festivals, city government, recreational activities, restaurants and shops, and even the real estate market are open again for business.

Rockport Properties invites everyone to come back to Rockport and see all the progress that has been made. Here are some of the highlights and activities that are available in and around our quaint fishing village:

1. LaMardi Gras

The

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ROCKPORT STRONG: A LOOK INSIDE A SOUTH TEXAS GEM

After what might have been a soul-crushing hurricane (thanks for nothing, Harvey), the South Texas shore has proven its resilience in remarkable ways. Rockport’s businesses, residents, and homes have shown incredible elasticity and spirit, determined to not only rebuild in the wake of the hurricane but also to improve.

Despite the storm of the century, hundreds of businesses are up and running. (The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce created a list of Open Businesses, updated daily!)

In Rockport, maritime culture meets trendy entrepreneurial spirit in a town that has long been home to some of the wealthiest and most

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ROCKPORT MARKET DAYS – 2017

JANUARY –  21                             FEBRUARY –  18                           MARCH –  18

APRIL –  15                                    MAY –  20                                          JUNE –  17

JULY –  15                                     AUGUST –  19                                  SEPTEMBER – 16

OCTOBER – 21                            NOVEMBER – 18                             DECEMBER – 16

 

Every month there is always something fun and exciting going on in Rockport Texas. One unique way to spend a Saturday is to visit Rockport Market Days, which occurs every 3rd Saturday of each month The hours of operation are from 9am to 4pm and they are  located on the ACND Festival Grounds directly

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Event: Wendell Family Fireworks/ Rockport Beach Park  Date: July 4, 2017 Time: 9:15 PM - 10:00 PM CDT      

Get ready for the spectacular firework show happening July 4th at the Rockport Beach Park, hosted by Wendell Family Fireworks. For over 52 years this tradition has been lighting up the skies. 

The show is set to start around 9:15 to 10:00 PM and is promised to live up to the standards you'd expect. As more awareness is made about this show, it increases the chances of being better than the previous years. The Wendell Family can't wait to share this year's show with all friends and visitors that have made this happen year after year.

Over the years, the show has grown tremendously as a privately funded event due to

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Celebrating 21 years of the Rockport Festival of Wine & Food!

Date: May 27th & 28th, 2017

Location: Texas Maritime Museum

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Come join us for a great weekend of wine, beer, food, music, shopping, and the coast!! This festival helps raise the needed operational funds for the Museum, but also provides a venue for entertainment and fun.  Over 2,500 visitors from 26+ states are welcomed on the grounds of the Museum to experience wine, VIP wine tasting, lectures, food vendors, live bands, shopping vendors and beer booths.  Wine may be purchased by the taste, glass, bottle or case and this is the only festival of its kind that allows you to try expensive vintage wines by the glass.

Festival Hours: 

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

2pm-11pm

Sunday,

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All Women Fishing Tournament in Rockport

Date: May 19th & 20th, 2017

Location: Fulton Harbor, Rockport Texas

It’s time for the 18th Annual Babes on the Bay Fishing Tournament at Fulton Harbor. The tournament is believed to be the largest of its kind in Texas and draws women from all across the state to compete. For more information visit http://www.babesonthebay.com/

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Name: Woody's Sports Center Ladies Powder Puff Tournament

Date: June 17, 2017

Time: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Location: Port Aransas, Texas 

Attention to all ladies with fishing enthusiasm! Here is your opportunity to be a part of the Coastal Bend’s popular Powder Puff Tournament sponsored by Woody’s Sports Center.

The fishing begins Saturday June 17th @ 6:30 A.M. with multiple target fish including: Speckled Trout, Drum, Flounder, Hardhead, Redfish (20” to 28”) Spot pot (Redfish 20”- 28”) with the most spots (2 divisions). Please remember fish must be caught on a rod and reel by lady contestant. Late registration is Saturday June 17th until 6:30 A.M. at Woody's. Located at 136 W. Cotter Ave.Port Aransas, TX 78373

As always men may

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