Although separate municipalities, Rockport and Fulton share heritage, business and recreational areas, including access to saltwater recreational opportunities. The jetty sheltering Rockport Yacht Basin is a popular spot for bay fishing. Group-boat bay fishing is offered. Many hotels and motels on the bayfront maintain private fishing piers for guests. Professional fishing guides also are available for charters. There are a number of parks including Memorial Park and the Community Aquatic & Skate Park. A mobile app is available (361/729-6445; www.aransaspathways.com). Rockport-Fulton also lies along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail (www.tpwd.texas.gov/wildlifetrails).
Annual events include the Gospel Music Festival in January, Bountiful Bowl/Clay Expo in February, Oysterfest in March, Tour of Homes and Boats in April, Nautical Flea Market and Festival of Wines in May, Rockport Arts Festival and Boat Parade in July, Youth Sailing Regatta in August, HummerBird Celebration in September, Seafair in October, Rockport Film Festival in November and Christmas by the Bay in December.
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