SeaFair is back and better than ever! Celebrating their 45th anniversary on October 10-13, guests will enjoy great music, delicious food, unique vendors, and the iconic carnival. Music headliners include country musician Tracy Byrd, Q – The Music of Queen premier Queen cover band, and Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers who is much more than your average Conjunto band.
The annual SeaFair parade is a family favorite that begins at 10 A.M. Saturday and starts at the corner of Young Street and Market Street. The parade route continues down Magnolia Street, Mimosa, then Live Oak.
SeaFair also hosts a variety of contests like cardboard boat races, kayak races, crab races, car and boat shows, SeaFair T-shirt contest, dessert and salsa contest, and of course the annual gumbo cookoff. To take your chances in a competition register here. For more information and tickets visit the Chamber of Commerce website.
Plan your SeaFair weekend today!
Port Aransas is the perfect day trip from Rockport and has some of the best surfing in Texas. There are multiple piers and jetties with a constant swell that offers differing conditions based on the season. This is also a great place to learn how to surf with several board rental and lesson options.
Check out this list of surf spots in Port A:
- Horace Caldwell Pier: This spot is easy to get to and has consistent waves usually on both sides of the pier. Go here for the Horace Caldwell surf report.
- Fish Pass Jetties: This spot is better for more experienced surfers as it has more powerful waves. This spot is located just south of Port Aransas.
- San Jose Island: Only a ferry ride away to an uncrowded surfing spot north of Port Aransas.
Lessons and Rentals:
- Texas Surf Camps: Year round surfing lessons for all ages and skill levels! They offer private lessons and group lessons for surfing and paddle boarding. They also have board rentals.
- The Board House: Surfboard and paddle board rentals along with lessons.
Plan your romantic getaway to Rockport this fall and experience breathtaking sunsets, exquisite seafood, and relaxing strolls on the beach. Rockport is the perfect place to bring your significant other for a weekend away from the stresses of everyday life and towards coastal revitalization. Below is a list of our favorite Rockport date ideas!
- Dinner at Latitude: Enjoy locally sourced seafood at this fine dining restaurant and art gallery. The contemporary space and cozy atmosphere makes this the perfect date spot for a glass of wine and delicious food. Oh and don’t forget the creme brulee!
- Evening walk on the beach: The Rockport beach is Texas’s first blue water beach and offers a quarter mile walk along the shores of Little Bay.
- Sushi Luck: Go out for a dinner for two at this intimate sushi restaurant. Offering an wide variety of the finest quality sushi rolls, this is a great way to finish off your day at the coast.
- Sunsets over Copano Bay: Many of our properties have spectacular year round sunsets over the bay. Relax at the end of the pier, cast out a line, and enjoy the view!
Only 30 miles from the beautiful coastal town of Rockport, Texas is the one of a kind Texas State Aquarium! This aquarium is home to thousands of different sea creatures including dolphins, jelly fish, local fish, and much more. There are 20 different exhibits in this aquarium making it the perfect fun and educational family outing. One of the most popular exhibits is the Dolphin Bay/Underwater Room. This exhibit is filled with 400,000 gallons of salt water and showcases the wonders of four dolphins. You can either view the dolphin from above the water or under it in the special underwater viewing room! They also offer special dolphin shows. The Eagle Pass exhibit was created to raise awareness of the “backyard” conservation and features only rescued birds. The third exhibit is the Floating Phantoms and has many different species of jellyfish including Pacific sea nettles, moon jellies, purple stripe jellies and Atlantic sea nettles.
The Flower Garden is 40,000 gallon tank that is a representation of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary located in the gulf of Mexico and shows off all the beauty of coral reefs. Other exhibits include the Island of Steel which is a replica of the habitats formed under oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and the Living Shores which lets kids hold and touch different types of sea creatures. The Near Shore exhibit shows the different local beach animal life of the Rockport/Corpus Christi area. Otter Creek is home to multiple otters and trainers put on shows each day. There is also a 4D theatre that is currently playing “Smallfoot 4D” and “Planet Earth: Ice Worlds 4D experience”. To learn about the rest of the Texas State Aquarium exhibits such as the Stingray Lagoon and Swamp Tails visit their exhibit page. For a daily event and show schedule go to here.
The Texas State Aquarium is an attraction that you do not want to miss out on. Bring your family to Rockport, Texas over the holidays and stay at a beautiful rental home at Miss Kitty’s fishing Getaways. We offer many houses in Rockport, Port Aransas, and Aransas Pass. Aransas Pass is less than 20 miles away from the Texas State Aquarium as well as 7 miles away from the island of Port Aransas. Bring the whole family to Rockport to experience the vacation of a lifetime. This is one choice that you will not forget. We cannot wait to see you!
Come celebrate with us for the 50th anniversary of the Rockport Art Festival and Art Auction Gala! Held from Saturday, July 6 to Sunday, July 7, this event will showcase work from artists across the nation. There will be live music, delicious food vendors, drinks, and of course fantastic art. Enjoy art across many different mediums and participate in the Art Auction Gala Friday, July 5th at 6:30 P.M. Art Fest is located on the festival grounds next to the Rockport beach and will have an air conditioned tent filled with art vendors.
For more information visit the website here.
Hosted by the Leadership Aransas County (LAC) Alumni Association along with Aransas Pathways, the third annual Kayak Fishing Tournament is an event you do not want to miss. This is a catch, photo, release tournament that welcomes both new comers and experienced anglers. Sign up as an individual or a group for $75 for adults and $50 for youth. The tournament starts at 6 A.M. and ends at 3 P.M. with a “weigh in” where you show your fish pictures.
The captains meeting will be the day before on May 31st at 6 P.M. and will be held at Poor Man’s Country Club. Learn about the rules, get door prizes, and meet fellow contestants while enjoying delicious food and drink.
All contests must provide their own kayak! For more information about this awesome tournament go here.
The Rockport Fulton Market Days has been around since 2009 and happens on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of every month. Select vendors with early bird specials open on Friday. Come on out and enjoy great live music, delicious food trucks, and don’t forget to bring your furry friend as there are often pet vendors there as well! Get all your family and friends together to relax, shop, and enjoy the weather. This event attracts vendors and shoppers from around Texas to create a fun and interesting environment with a unique variety of items and food to shop for.
Market Days is located next to the Rockport Beach on the festival grounds. For more information about this exciting event click here.
If you love wine then you better make sure you’re in Rockport Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 for a weekend filled with great wine and food. Featuring over 100 types of wine, this is an event you cannot miss! There will also be live music, craft beer, food, and vendor booths.