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9 Festivals and Celebrations in Rockport, TX for the Summer of 2023

If you have ever been to Rockport, TX, you have probably noticed that this charming coastal town has a vibrant cultural scene that’s full of festivals, events, and the arts. Many of them have a coastal theme, while others simply celebrate the artists who have made Rockport their home. There’s always something to discover most of the year — from the Art Festival to the Wine Festival. But, here are some of the events that are going on in Rockport for the Summer of 2022.

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#1: Rockport Business Expo

On April 27 from 4pm to 7pm, Rockport will hold its annual Business Expo. Free and open to the public, this event will feature booths from a variety of vendors. There will also be music, prizes, and much more. This event will give you the opportunity to interact and network with different businesses and organizations within the Rockport-Fulton community.

#2: Rockport Kite Festival

On April 27 from 10am to 5pm at the Rockport Festival Grounds, this free family event will feature professional kite-flying demonstrations, kiteboarders in the ski basin, food vendors, and music. A variety of kites will be on display. Among other things, there will be an arts and crafts booth for children (including an area where they can make their own paper kites).

#3: Nautical Flea Market

On May 6 and 7, the Rockport Yacht Club will host its Nautical Flea Market where people will have the opportunity to purchase the following:

  • Fishing gear.
  • Sailing gear.
  • Gear for power boating.
  • Windsurfing gear.
  • Scuba diving equipment.
  • New and used parts.
  • Tools.
  • Motors.
  • Rods and reels.
  • Sails.
  • Nautical art.
  • New and used boats.
  • Dinghies and kayaks.

All of these items can be bought, sold, or traded. There is a $5 entrance fee for each day, but children under 12 can attend for free.

#4: Babes on the Bay

Babes on the Bay is a women’s fishing tournament in Rockport that attracts more than 1,300 competitors. For two days in mid-May (May 13 -14), teams of experienced anglers will compete in five different divisions (including one for contestants who are younger than 16) for who will catch the heaviest fish.

#5: Rockport Pirate Festival

On May 14-16, Rockport will hold its second annual Pirate Festival. There will be costume contests and a 3-legged race, where they will give away prize money to the selected winners. It will also have live music throughout the entire weekend as well as over 4,000 square feet of covered seating and event areas. There will even be free face painting, five different pirate shows, and a dunking booth. Over 150 of the best vendors in Texas will participate in this event. There will also be plenty of things do with your children and even your pets.

#6: Rockport Wine Festival

On May 27 at the Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport will hold its annual wine festival. By attending this event, you will have the opportunity to sample over 75 different types of wines and draft beer. There will also be lectures, live music, vendors, and good food.

#7: Rockport Art Festival

The Rockport Art Festival was founded in 1969 as a way to bring more life to the area’s art community. Since then, it has become a staple of the area’s summer season. Over 120 artists sell their work to over 10,000 art buyers. It also serves as a fundraiser for Rockport’s Center for the Arts, where all proceeds go toward creating and sustaining as many free to low-cost programs being hosted year-round. This year’s event will be held on July 1 from 10am – 6pm and on July 2 from 9am – 9pm. By attending this event, you will not only be able to see works from talented artists but will also be able to listen to local bands and eat some delicious food.

#8: Patriotic Boat Parade

In addition to a firework show, Rockport will have its July 4 Patriotic Boat Parade (which will be sponsored by the Rockport Yacht Club). You can get in the patriotic mood by watching this parade starting at noon.  In the evening hours, you can watch the Wendell Family Fireworks Show. This free event is a great way to celebrate the birth of our great nation on the Fourth of July.

#9: Lemonade Day

Rockport’s Lemonade Day, where over 30 different lemonade stands will be placed throughout the town. It’s a fun and experiential program that teaches young people how to start, own, and operate their own business (in this case, a lemonade stand). Every year in participating cities, kids will have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their own lemonade stand in the city’s community.

If you’re planning to visit the area and are looking for some of the best condos in Rockport, be sure to get in touch with Bayfront Kontiki.

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