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2023 Festivals and Events in Rockport, Texas You Have to See!

Updated: Feb 7, 2023


Rockport Fulton Market Days
Rockport Fulton Market Days


Do you like exploring the vibrant culture of Texas? Do you like going to awesome Festivals and Events? Then look no further than a place called Rockport, Texas!


Located on the Texas Gulf Coast just a short drive from San Antonio, Houston, or Corpus Christi. There is no doubt that this charming coastal paradise can easily be your one-stop destination for a wonderful mix of festivals and events throughout the year. You will find everything from top art shows to seafood feasts, to world-class markets.


As you stroll through this quaint beachside city, you can expect to encounter great

music performances, amazing film screenings, and unforgettable festivals - all adding up to an exciting getaway experience that stays with you long after it's over!







Get ready to explore Rockport, TX, and join in on some of its biggest events! From festivals with live music to family-friendly market days - the Rockport Fulton area has something for everyone. Discover when you can experience all that this amazing Texas town has to offer and start planning your dream getaway today!


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Rockport Fulton Market Days


We can't really tell you about all of the great events and festivals that go on in the Rockport Fulton area without first starting off with one of the best markets in the state of Texas. Rockport Fulton Market Days is a monthly festival held every third weekend of every month in Rockport Texas at the Rockport Festival Grounds and has been going on for over 5 years now.



Rockport Fulton Market Days
Rockport Fulton Market Days

They feature over 100 great Art & Craft Vendors, Resale Vendors, Women’s Boutiques, Custom Jewelry, Awesome Food Trucks, Free Face Painting, and Live Music. I mean they have all kinds of stuff from handmade items to homemade treats. You will have no problems finding some really cool and unique items. It's really hands down one of the best markets in the state of Texas and we would put it up against any other market going on in the United States.



We will also mention that this is Pet-Friendly so literally everyone is welcome to attend! The monthly event is always free and is going to be starting Friday 9 am-4 pm, and again on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am-4 pm every third weekend of every month.


Throw in the fact that it is held on the Rockport Texas Waterfront within walking distance of Rockport Beach Park, Rockport Harbor, and Downtown Rockport. This monthly festival is a guaranteed great time with lots of options to continue your adventure while visiting the area.


Now we will break down the other main events going on throughout the year to help you

better plan your visit to the Rockport Fulton area.



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Lamardi Gras and Parade


Lamardi Gras Festival and Parade
Lamardi Gras Festival and Parade


The first big event of the year after of course Rockport Market Days mentioned above is the Lamardi Gras and Parade. Lamardi Gras is a celebration with a local flare to benefit the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department. This annual event occurs the second Friday of February at Lamar Volunteer Fire Department located at 302 Bois D'arc, Rockport, TX 78382.


This year's date and times are Feb 10, 5:00 PM – Feb 11, 11:00 PM

at the Lamar Volunteer Fire Station, 302 Bois D' Arc St, Rockport, TX 78382, USA



Lamar is a community located just nine miles north of Rockport on Highway 35 just over the bridge and is home to one of the most famous trees in the world "The Big Tree"


The Big Tree in Lamar Texas
The Big Tree in Lamar Texas

The celebration starts Friday evening at 5-11 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm. Activities include a parade, live music, cold beer, themed food, live auctions, casinos, and more.


All proceeds go toward Lamar fire department facilities, equipment, and training. The Lamar Fire Department is 100% volunteer and is one of three departments in the Aransas County fire fighting team.


Here is a Link to the main event website for more information



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The Fulton Oysterfest


Last year's event turned out to be one of the best of all times.

Fulton Oysterfest
Fulton Oysterfest

Originally created to celebrate the rich oyster harvest brought in by the local fleets, the Fulton Oysterfest has become one of Texas's biggest and best celebrations. It is a time for locals and visitors alike to enjoy fresh seafood and take part in fun activities to commemorate this great tradition.



This year the event will take place from Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 to Sunday, March 5th, 2023

and takes place at the Fulton Harbor Park


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From the iconic Oysterfest Parade to renowned local food vendors, Fulton Oysterfest is a celebration like no other. Enjoy music and entertainment while sampling the best seafood around. There are art and craft vendors to browse, a super carnival area, and activities to keep you entertained all day long. If you're looking for an experience that's as unique as it is fun, then look no further than the 44th annual Fulton Oysterfest!


Take a look around at Fulton Texas during the Oysterfest



There is something for everyone to enjoy at Fulton Oysterfest, from the fresh shucked oysters to the tasty bivalves of all kinds. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or just curious about the local culture, this event provides an opportunity to learn and connect with the people of Fulton Texas, and especially the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department which sponsors and runs the celebration. Spend your time exploring the art and music, taking part in the oyster eating contest, and more. It’s a truly unforgettable celebration that won’t be easily forgotten!


Carnival Area at the Fulton Oysterfest
Carnival Area at the Fulton Oysterfest



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Annual Rockport Crawfish Cook-Off and Tasting


Starting in the springtime right around spring break the city comes alive with its first huge event the Annual Rockport Crawfish Cook-Off and Tasting.

Annual Rockport Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting
Annual Rockport Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting


This fun-filled 2-day event is now the biggest crawfish festival in the whole coastal bend with over 10,000 attendees. Last year it served over 20,000 lbs of crawfish. It's where the best crawfish-cooking teams get together to compete for the grand prize of holding the yearly crown.

Annual Rockport Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting 2023 Poster
Annual Rockport Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting 2023

This Years celebration will be from Friday, Mar 17 2023 to Saturday March 18th, 2023



The festival features all-you-can-eat crawfish, famous live music acts like America Allen and Kevin Fowler, a large carnival area, and of course some ice-cold beer and beverages! Held on the waterfront property behind Downtown Rockport adjacent to the Rockport Pier



Check out the view from last year's Festival!

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This year you will be able to meet and hydrate with the world-famous cajun chef and social media celebrity known as Stale Cracker. It's an event like no other bringing in the springtime with a great time.




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