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.
Babes on the Bay is a popular annual all women’s fishing tournament held March 17th-18th. Held in Rockport, Texas this tournament is hosted by the CCA Texas Aransas Bay Chapter. This tournament promotes women in the sport of fishing in a weekend filled with live music, vendors, and of course fishing!
There are 5 team divisions:
- Professional Guide (any bait)
- Professional Guide (artificial only)
- Non-Professional Guide (any bait)
- Non-Professional Guide (artificial only)
- Babe-ette Division (16 years or younger)
- 1st-5th place are awarded to the first 4 divisions and heaviest fish in Babe-ette division
- Cash prizes include heaviest red, heaviest trout, and heaviest stringer for all divisions
- Go here to learn more about prizes and divisions
- There is a separate fly fishing division for more information go here
Don’t miss out on the largest sand sculpture competition in the U.S. on April 26th-28th. Join sculptors and visitors from around the world at this amazing event filled with mind blowing sculptures, live music, food, vendors, and more! Tickets are cash only and $15 for adults, $5 for 6-12, and free for 5 and under. To learn more go here!
For visitors that want more of a hands on experience there is an amateur competition! The categories include 7 and under, 8-12, 13-18, adult, and family. Contestants can enter as a team or as an individual. For more information about how to register for the amateur competition go here.
Spring break is a popular vacation time in Rockport. With warmer weather and great fishing, spring is a great time to plan a fishing trip and head to the beach! This year spring break will be from March 8th to March 16 and our houses fill up quick.
Rockport is a great place to get away from the college crowd and spend a week on the beach with your family. The Rockport beach is located on the bay and is the only beach in Texas to be certified as a Blue Wave beach. The water is clean with small gentle waves that are perfect for small children. There are multiple pavilions set up along the beach that can be rented out for gatherings, parties, or picnics. The beach is also equipped with three children play areas and volleyball courts. There are also multiple fishing areas and jetties located along the beach.
If you are more the parting type then Port Aransas is a spot you will want to visit on your trip. The Port Aransas beach is only a 20 minute drive from Rockport and is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. There will be spring break parties, concerts, and events going on from March 10th – March 31st.
We are running a spring break special where if you book a home with us during spring break you will get a deal on an all inclusive fishing trip for 500 dollars! This awesome package has a guided fishing trip for 3 and a free catered meal. Enjoy a day full of great coastal fishing and delicious food. Add an extra 100 dollars per extra person. For more information click here.
Cost: Staying at a vacation rental is more cost efficient than staying at a hotel. Most hotel rooms only accommodate a couple people which leads to having to get multiple rooms which can really add up in cost. Our vacation homes range from sleeping 4 to 16 people which can help make traveling more affordable.
More Space: Hotel rooms are only an average of 325 square feet while our vacation homes come in a large variety of sizes. In our houses you will have access to full sized kitchens, spacious living rooms, and multiple bedrooms.
Comforts of Home: Vacation rentals include all the comforts you would expect in a home. Depending on the house guests will have access to amenities like toasters, blenders, full sized appliances, washer and dryers, books, movies, games, and dishes. These amenities make long stays more comfortable so you do not have to worry about being without simple comforts.
Pet Friendly: Most hotels do not allow pets and if they do it is in a cramped space. Miss Kitty’s has many pet friendly homes so that your furry friends can also enjoy a comfortable vacation.
Oysterfest is one of Rockport/Fulton’s biggest festivals of the year! Featuring a full carnival, live music, awesome food, a parade, vendor booths, and of course an oyster eating contest, this is an event you do not want to miss. The festival starts on Thursday, March 7th and concludes Sunday, March 10th. Admission is only 2 dollars on Thursday and 5 dollars for 12 and up Friday-Sunday.
Multiple oyster contests are held including men’s and women’s raw oyster eating contest, oyster shucking contest, and the oyster decorating contest. Cash prizes are offered for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. For more information about Oysterfest go to http://fultonoysterfest.org/.
Miss Kitty’s has several homes in Fulton that are only minutes away from Oysterfest including:
Sailhouse homes: We have multiple properties in the Sailhouse community that have access to a 650 foot lighted fishing pier, swimming pool, and private beach front area for all guests. For a list of all our Sailhouse homes go here.
Rockport Racquet and Yacht Club condos: Miss Kitty’s has several condos in the Racquet and Yacht Club where guests can enjoy a communal swimming pool and breathtaking water views right across the street. To view all the condos click here.