January 2017

 

Alice: Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, 1st weekend of January

 

Aransas Pass: Chamber Banquet

 

Palacios: Winter Texan Chili Dinner at KC Hall, Jan. 12; Deutschburg Seafood Dinner/ Supper Fundraiser, Jan. 28; Wild Game & Wine Camofest (Bay City), Jan. 28

 

Port Aransas: Port ‘A’ Dine Around, Jan. 26

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com

 

Robstown: 82nd Annual Jr. Livestock Show, Jan. 14

 

Rockport-Fulton: Jan. 5-8 Gospel Musical Festival at Martha Luigi Auditoriam. Call 361-205-2789;  Fulton Market Days Debut Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fulton Festival Grounds. Call 361-463-0125

 

February 2017

 

Rockport-Fulton: Bountiful Bowl, Feb. 4; Rockport-Fulton High School; FMI call 361-729- 5353.• Clay Expo, Feb. 4-5 Rockport Center for the Arts;  LaMardi Gras festival on the Lamar Peninsula, Feb. 10-11 www.lamarvfd.com

 

Fennessey Ranch: Whooping Crane Festival Board Tours, Make reservations at 1-800-45-COAST; Wild Boar Hunts, call 261-529-6600 for reservations.

 

Palacios: Harmonie Club Valentine Parade & Dance, Feb. 11; Chamber Banquet, Feb. 16; African American Heritage Day, Feb. 18; Bird Parade, Feb. 18; 6th Annual Winter Gala St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Feb. 18.

 

Port Aransas: Whooping Crane Festival, Feb. 23-26, www.whoopingcranefestival.org

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland CommunityCenter, www.portlandtx.com

 

March 2017

 

Beeville: Annual Bee County Living History Celebration. www.facebook.com/BeeCountyHistoricalSociety

 

Fennessey Ranch: Wild Boar Hunts, call 261-529-6600 for reservations.

 

George West: Live Oak County Fair

 

Goliad: PRCA Rodeo and Goliad County Fair, 3rd weekend in March, call 361-645-8204

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com

 

Rockport-Fulton: Fulton Oysterfest, March 2-5, Fulton Harbor Navigation Park, call 361-463-9955, visit www.fultonoysterfest.org;  Whooping Crane Strut, March 11, Tule Hike & Bike Trail, two-mile walk, 5K and 10K run, call 361- 727-2158

 

April 2017

 

Aransas Pass: Women’s Style Show, Miss Shrimporee Pageant, Rock the Dock Inwater Boat Show

 

Fennessey Ranch: Spring Migration Bird Tours. Call 361-529-6600; Wild Boar Hunt, call 261-529-6600 for reservations.

 

Goliad: Presidio La Bahia’s Living History Program Reenactment, 1st weekend in April, call 361-645-3752.

 

Kenedy: Miss Bluebonnet Days Pageant, April 29

 

Palacios: Colorful 5K by the Bay, April 1; Patchwork of Life Christian Women’s Conference,

 

April 29; Palacios Rotary Golf Tournament, April 8; Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, April 18; Trail Riders Annual Trail Ride, April 22-23; Denim &
Diamonds-Beneath the Oaks, April 27

 

Port Aransas: Texas Sand Fest, Mustang Island, April 22-23, www.texassandfest.org

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com ;  Portland Windfest, www.windfest.org

 

Rockport-Fulton: Tour of Homes/Boats, Apirl 8-9; call Rockport Center for the Arts at 361-729-5519

 

Corpus Christi: BIG BLOOM Mega Plant Sale & Garden Festival; Dollar Day; So. Tx. Botanic Gardens & Nature Center, April 1; April 20-23 - Birdiest Festival in N. America, So. Tx. Botanical Gardens; stx.bot.org

 

May 2017

 

Alice: Tejano ROOTS Cinco de Mayo celebration, first weekend of May

 

Fennessey Ranch: Wild Boar Hunts, call 261-529-6600 for reservations.

 

Goliad: Cinco de Mayo, 1st weekend in May, call 361-564-5727.

 

Kenedy: Bluebonnet Days, May 5 & 6 Palacios: Palacios Historical Association Chicken Dinner May 28

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com

 

Rockport-Fulton: Nautical Flea Market, May 6-7, hosted by Rockport Yacht Club, call 361-729-3115; Babes on Bay, 18th annual, women’s angler tournament, www.babesonthebay.com May 19-20; 21st Annual Festival of Wines, Texas Maritime Museum, www. texasmaritimemuseum.org, May 27-28; Crawfish Boil, Coastal Bend Troop Support at VFW

 

June 2017

 

Aransas Pass: Great Outhouse Race, Shrimporee Parade, Shrimporee Festival

 

Coleto Creek: Annual Kids Fishing Tournament, 1st Saturday in June, www.coletocreekpark.com

 

Goliad: 1st Saturday in June, Annual Summer Flotilla, www.canoetrailgoliad.com

 

Palacios: Palacios Community Hub Pirate Festival, June 23-24

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com

 

Rockport-Fulton: June 2-3 LAC Attack “CPR” Kayak Fishing Tournament; FMI 361-729-6445;  June 16-17 Texas Game Warden Assoc. annual fishing tournament,www.twgajustgofishin.com;  June 17-18, 2nd TSA Youth Sailing Rockin’ Rockport, www.rockportyachtclub.org

 

July 2017

 

Aransas Pass: 4th of July Celebration fireworks display

 

Palacios: Lions Club 4th of July Celebration, July 4; Poker in Palacios, July 8

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com

 

Port Aransas: Deep Sea Round Up - July 6-9; www.deepsearoundup.com

 

Rockport-Fulton: Rockport Art Festival, July 1-2; July 4 events include boat parade at noon, Wendell Family Fireworks Show at night, July 4; Art Festival, call 361-729-5510 or visit www.rockportartcenter.com

 

August 2017

 

Aransas Pass: Coastal Bend Classic & Custom Car Show & Swap Meet

 

Palacios: St. Anthony’s Shrimporee Dinner, Aug. 5-6; Chamber Fish Fest Family Fishing Tournament, Aug. 12; Cannonball Run Youth Sailing, Aug. 12-13

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com; Kid Katch, Aug. 1, Indian Point Pier, www.portlandtx.com

 

September 2017

 

Alice: Hispanic Heritage Festival; Oilfield Trash-Off; call 361-664-3454

 

Aransas Pass: Hotties on the Harbor

 

Fennessey Ranch: Hummingbird Celebration Tours. Call 361-729-6445 forreservations; Hawk Watch Tours. Call 361-529-6600 for reservations.

 

Palacios: Sept. 23 Chamber Foundation BBQ Cook-off, South Bay Park; Community Medical Center Box Supper Fundraiser, Sept. 28

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com; Taste of Portland, Northshore Country Club, www.portlandtx.org

 

Rockport-Fulton: Warrior’s Weekend Heroes Cup fishing tournament for wounded soldiers, Sept. 6-8; www.warriorsweekend.org; HummerBird Celebration, Sept. 14-17, call 361-729-6445 or visit www.rockporthummingbird.com

 

October 2017

 

Alice: Street Rods of Alice Rod Run, first weekend of October

 

Aransas Pass: Toast & Taste of Aransas Pass

 

Coleto Creek: Bow hunts held through December, www.coletocreekpark.com

 

Corpus Christi: Moonlight in the Gardens; So. Tx. Botancal Gardens & Nature Center; Oct. 6; stxbot.org

 

Cuero: Turkeyfest Celebration, the second full weekend of October

 

Goliad: Missions Tour de Goliad Bike Ride, 3rd Saturday in October, call 361-645-3563.

 

Kenedy: Six Shooter Junction Shoot-Out Golf Tournament, Oct. 21

 

Palacios: Pedal of Palacios Bike Ride, Oct. 28; Monstrous 5K Run Bash by the Sea, Oct. 28; Harvest Moon Library Oct. 21

 

Port Aransas: Harvest Moon Regatta, Oct. 5-8; www.harvestmoonregatta.com

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com; Boo Bash Triathlon, Aquatic Center, www.portlandtx.com; Boo Bash Carnival & Games, Joe Burke Pavilion, www.portlandtx.com

 

Robstown: Cottonfest, 361-387-3933; free to the public; and once again - Hot Air Balloon Festival Balloonapalooza

 

Rockport-Fulton: 6th Annual Shopping Tournament, teams of four, Oct. 6-7, www.acedfoundation.org; Seafair, gumbo cook-off, crab races, boat show and more,; Oct. 12-15; Battle of the Bands Oct.5, www.rockportseafair.com or call 361-729-6445; Lamar Market Days, oct. 27-28; FMI 361-729-5003.

 

November 2017

 

Alice: Lipan Apache Pow Wow, JWC Fairgrounds; 361-664-3454

 

Cuero: Christmas in the Park begins the fourth weekend in November and continues through mid-December.

 

George West: Storyfest, Nov. 4

 

Goliad: Fall Flotilla, 1st Saturday in November

 

Palacios: CDA Turkey Dinner at KC Hall, Nov. 12

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com

 

Rockport-Fulton: Film Festival, call 361-729-5519 or visit www.rockportartcenter.com

 

December 2017

 

Aransas Pass: Saltwater Christmas Illuminated Parade, Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

 

Beeville: 7th Annual Christmas Tree Forest at Historic McClanahan House www.facebook.com/BeeCountyHistoricalSociety

 

George West: Winterfest, Dec. 15-16

 

Goliad: Christmas in Goliad,1st weekend in December, parade, music and more; call 361-645-8767.

 

Kenedy: Christmas in Kenedy, Dec. 2. Holiday Tour of Homes, Dec. 14

 

Palacios: Chamber Seaside Holiday and Tour of Home, Dec. 2; Chamber Seaside Holiday, Dec. 2.

 

Port Aransas: Carolers Afloat & Boat Lighting Parade

 

Portland: Portland Opry, 2nd Thursday, Portland Community Center, www.portlandtx.com; Christmas in Portland

 

Robstown: Holiday events and Christmas Parade, 361-387-3933

 

Rockport-Fulton: Tropical Christmas - Rockport Downtown & Harbor Area, Dec. 2; FMI 361-727-2158; Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 2-3,  www.aransashistorycenter.org; Christmas in Fulton, Dec. 13-14, FMI 361-729-2388; Lighted Boat Paradae, Little Baby, Dec. 9, FMI 361-463-1193; Holiday Symphony by the Sea, Dec. 10; Martha Luigi Auditorium; FMI www.acedfoundation.org; Caroling at the Mansion - Fulton Mansion, Dec. 9

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