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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 https://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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The Nautical Flea Market offers a wide array of nautical, nautical related and some non-nautical goods for sale. The two day market held the first weekend in May is a must attend event for everyone. Empty out the old storage shed! Clean out the old dock box! Rent a booth and sell your treasures! Sell your services! Promote your club!

 

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April 21 – 23. Rain or Shine!

Port Aransas is famous for its beaches, attractions and restaurants. There are so many reasons to visit this beach city, especially when its summer populations swell to 60,000 or more. If you happen to be in Port Aransas this weekend, you’ll want to check out  “Texas SandFest 2017", an extraordinary beach fun festival that kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, parking lots are expected to utilize the 100,000 plus visitors anticipated.

     

Top Sculptors from around the world, as well as a many children and amateurs, will put their creative skills to work. Admirers are in for a special sand-sculpting surprise, with over one hundred vendors, including food, beer and music. If you happen to be interested in…

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Now celebrating its 15th year, the annual La Mardi Gras fundraising celebration is once again fast approaching and that means one of the most popular Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans, Texas style! Held every year since its inception at the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department Station, just 9 miles from the heart of Rockport along the Lamar Peninsula, this family-friendly celebration raises funds to help support the costs required to run the volunteer fire department including training, equipment and the operations of the facilities.

2017 La Mardi Gras CelebrationThis year’s La Mardi Gras takes place starting Friday, February 10th from 5pm to 11pm and continues on Saturday from 10am to 11pm with celebrations promising to live up to the excitement and entertainment of…

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