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Upcoming Events in Gulf Coast

Lake Jackson

Brew on the Bayou

Nov. 6

Sample specialty brews from local breweries as well as wines, hear live music, grab a bite to eat fr...

Turkey Shoot

Nov. 20

Participants receive a turkey at this two-person team, best-ball formatted, shotgun-start golf tourn...

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

Dec. 4

Visit the historic archeological site of Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackso...

Christmas with the Fishes

Dec. 4

“Sandy Claws” dives with the Sea Center Texas fishes to find out their Christmas wishes and to m...

Tracy Byrd in Concert

Dec. 10

Tracy Byrd burst onto the country music scene in 1993 when the third single, "Holdin' Heaven," from ...

Bird Banding

Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 19

Watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is ...

Symphony Orchestra Concert: Handel's "Messiah"

Dec. 18

The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra performs Handel's "Messiah," a glorious holiday tradition for all....

Paul Shaffer in Concert

Jan. 29

Best known for serving as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick for 33 years, Paul Shaffer...

Symphony Orchestra Concert: Playing with Fire

Feb. 5

Listen to the soaring music of Stravinsky and Beethoven, as well as John Williams’ score to "Harry...

Nederland

Christmas on the Avenue

Dec. 4

Have a holly jolly time at this family-friendly event, which includes food and craft vendors, games ...

Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 7

Get in the holiday spirit with a lighted parade with more than 100 entries, including Santa and Mrs....

Orange

CeCe Winans in Concert

Jan. 22

With a staggering 12 Grammy Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and seven Stellar Awards, CeCe Winans is one of...

"Hairspray"

Dec. 9

You can’t stop the beat of this Tony Award-winning musical comedy that inspired the blockbuster fi...

Palacios

Pedal Palacios Bike Ride

Oct. 30

Quiet country roads offer water views and a flat and friendly ride. Proceeds benefit Palacios hike a...

Monstrous 5K Run Bash by the Sea

Oct. 30

Light the night for a great cause: the Boys and Girls Club of Palacios. Dress up in costumes that gl...

Seaside Holiday

Dec. 4

Santa arrives for photos in Palacios on a shrimp boat. There are also carolers, refreshments, and a ...

African American Heritage Day

Feb. 19

The Palacios Community Coalition presents local speakers to show contributions made and being made b...

Matagorda Bay Birdfest

March 18-20 (new dates)

(The 2021 festival has been canceled. New dates are March 18-20, 2022.) The fourth annual festival i...

Port Aransas

Harvest Moon Regatta

Oct. 21-23

The Harvest Moon Regatta is a sailing race that has been hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club every year si...

Wooden Boat Festival

Oct. 29-31

(Rescheduled from April) Bring your wooden boats to display. Boats don't need to be fancy, just made...

Wooden Boat Festival

Oct. 29-31

A great family-friendly event in the beautiful beach town of Port Aransas, the festival began in 201...

Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 4

Decorate your boats and light up the marina for a chance to win prizes and money. Spectators are enc...

Restaurant Week

Jan. 27-30

Get hooked on Port A by taking a culinary tour through its thriving food culture. Enjoy a prix-fixe ...

Port Aransas Garden Club Home Tour

Jan. 29

The 32nd annual home tour has a gorgeous lineup of homes. Bus tours are available in the morning. Se...

Chocolate Crawl

Feb. 10

Celebrate the season of love with the Chocolate Crawl. Shoppers are treated to beverages and a wide ...

Whooping Crane Festival

Feb. 24-27

Each year since 1996, the Whooping Crane Festival has celebrated the annual return of the cranes to ...

Richmond

Big Top Shopping Festival

Nov. 6-7

A wide selection of vendors showcases 300 small businesses with handcrafted and unique items, boutiq...

Rockport

Film Festival

Nov. 11-14

See the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast starting with a red-carpet party on Nov. 11. ...

Tropical Christmas

Dec. 4

This free, day-long extravaganza kicks off the holiday season. The Rockport downtown and harbor area...

Christmas on the Beach

Dec. 5-Jan. 2

Rockport-Fulton presents Christmas on The Beach with a drive-thru celebration of displays on and aro...

Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 11

Rockport Yacht Club hosts a parade of decorated vessels that are judged in several classes including...

Christmas in the District

Dec. 11

Shops in downtown Rockport get in the Christmas spirit with Santa, treasure hunts, live music, food,...

Caroling at the Mansion

Dec. 11

Starting at 6:30 p.m., Fulton Mansion comes alive with the Christmas season, offering a candlelight ...

Gospel Music Festival 

Jan. 7-9

The festival features numerous gospel groups from around the state and nation, including Crimson Riv...

Winter Texan Appreciation Day

Jan. 29

The RV Park Council and Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce host an Appreciation Day for the area's ...

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