We all know that the long humid days of summer in Rockport, Texas are ideal for all the wonderful outdoor activities that our brilliant city offers on a daily basis. There’s nothing better than strolling along our delightful beaches, fishing from the pier, boating in the bay or birdwatching along the coast… so long as the sun is out that is. So what do you do when the weather turns and the dreary rainy days force us indoors to escape the nasty wet weather? How do you occupy the kids when all they want to do is flop on the couch, watch TV or play video games? Here are 3 of our favorite indoor activities that are family friendly, fun and the best part… FREE!

Rockport Center for the Arts features fantastic artworks from many of Rockport’s local artisans.…

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rockport a destination for artists

We all know, those of us that are lucky enough to live here anyway, that Rockport is a vibrant community that offers an endless amount of outdoor activities and is a top destination for fishing, crabbing and a multitude of outdoor activities… we’ve even been named as one of the best coastal small towns in the country according to USA Today. But did you know that Rockport isn’t just a well-known fishing village? Rockport is also a thriving artist community and has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Artist Colonies in the country by Coastal Living Magazine. It’s true! Take a look at what makes Rockport a destination for artists.

You can’t mention art in Rockport without mentioning the Rockport Center for the Arts. This non-profit organization has been…

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Things to do in Rockport, TX

If you're new to Rockport Texas, or a resident in search of things to do in and around the area for the month of August, we've compiled a list of just a few regularly held events. Bring family and friends, or go it alone and meet residents and neighbors, or discover a new hobby, see some local history, volunteer your time, take in a live show and much more.

Below are a few upcoming events in Rockport and surrounding Coastal Bend communities that will be fun for the whole family!

1.) Fulton Schoolhouse Museum

The Fulton Schoolhouse was built in 1886, now relocated and used at the Fulton Town Hall. Today, tours are available every Saturday and Sunday, with original artifacts on display. This is a free event and runs from 1pm-4pm with the next…

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saltwater fishing

Get ready to experience some of the best fishing in the state with the ideal saltwater fishing holes around Rockport, TX. There are many top fishing spots here to choose from, for your pick of redfish, flounder, trout and more. Whether it's Aransas Bay or Copano Bay there's plenty of action here including shorelines, inlets, tidal lakes, and much more.

Where to start? We've offered up a quick list of some favorite places for locals and visitors to cast a line, or hook up with a guided fishing tour. Plan a private getaway or a vacation with the family and discover the Coastal Bend of Texas!

5.) Copano Cottages

If you're seeking rustic, quiet and picturesque cozy spaces for a getaway in Copano Bay, these idyllic little cottages are worth…

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Most expensive Rockport homes for sale

The Coastal Bend communities of Texas offer idyllic, resort-style living for residents who settle into the cities and communities of this area. From lush wetlands and wildlife preserves, to the best fishing in the state, the coastal bend is a place where people go to get away from it all while staying connected. Locals revel in the arts and culture, nightlife and dining opportunities that are flourishing in this area.

The city of Rockport is a hub of recreation and entertainment, and is considered the "Charm of the Texas Coast." From expansive soft sand beaches to boating, birding, art and more, there's always something to see and do, making it a desirable locale for homebuyers. Those seeking premier estates on the water can look no further than…

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Across the Aransas Bay from Corpus Christi, the streets of Rockport are lined with art galleries- the town claims to have the highest percentage of artists in Texas. The pedestrian friendly downtown is filled with shops and restaurants, and more often than not, accommodation takes the form of old fashioned motel courts. Windswept oak trees and large swathes of coastal wetlands make this section of the Texas Gulf Coast one of the loveliest. 

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Every spring, the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department kicks off festival season with one of the most anticipated and popular events of the season, the Fulton Oysterfest. This year marks the 37th year of this famous festival that raises funds for the VFD and runs from March 3 to March 6, 2016. Fun for the entire family, the Fulton Oysterfest is the perfect event to shake off the winter blues in the Coastal Bend region and enjoy some of the fantastic seafood found in our local waters.

History of the Festival

fulton oysterfestFor the past 36 years, the town of Fulton and the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department have hosted this annual event that celebrates the delicious bi-valve with a weekend of activities, events, contests and thousands upon thousands of locally sourced…

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