~Texas Coastal Bend 2014 Summer Special Events Calendar~

While you’re browsing the gorgeous Texas coast for a second, vacation, or retirement home or you’ve already found your paradise home, be sure and catch all the action and excitement during this year’s summer line-up of Texas-sized fun on the coast!

June

ARANSAS PASS: Shrimporee June 13-15. The largest shrimp festival in Texas, now in its 66th year, offers live entertainment and dancing all weekend, as well as culinary events, carnival rides and a parade. Johnson Community Park. www.aransaspass.org/Shrimporee.cfm 361/758-2750 or 800/633-3028

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CORPUS CHRISTI: Metal in Motion II: Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford June 1-22.  Houston artist Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford creates whimsical and unusual kinetic sculptures from scrap metal found in scrapyards and other recycling centers. Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org 361/825-3500

CORPUS CHRISTI: Scrapdaddy: Metal in Motion 2 June 1-September 1.  Houston sculptor Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford—best-known for his robotic, hydraulic scrap-metal creations—brings huge, mind-blowing art cars and other contraptions to South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. At 8545 S. Staples St. www.stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: Happy Tiki Nightime 5K and 10K Runs June 21.  Enjoy a beautiful nighttime beach run with a tropical flair. Begins at 8:30 p.m. North Beach and at Fajitaville, 221 S. Hotel Place. www.fight-tothefinish.com 956/793-4713

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PORT ARANSAS: CCA Take A Kid Fishing Tournament June 6-7.  Fishing tournament is for anglers 16 years old or younger. Sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association. Woody’s Sport Center, 136 W. Cotter. www.woodysonline.com 361/749-5252

PORT ARANSAS: Powderpuff Fishing Tournament June 20-21.   Open to women only. Registration is Friday, and fishing day is Saturday. Woody’s Sport Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave. www.woodysonline.com 361/749-5252

July

CORPUS CHRISTI: Scrapdaddy: Metal in Motion 2 July 1-September 1.  Houston sculptor Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford—best-known for his robotic, hydraulic scrap metal creations—brings huge, mind-blowing art cars and other contraptions to South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. At 8545 S. Staples St. www.stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: South Texas Summer Polka Fest July 26. 

Enjoy live music, Czech food, kolaches for sale and a raffle. Continuous music and dancing goes from noon–6 p.m. with performances by The Leo Majek Orchestra and The Red Ravens in a traditional Czech “battle dance.” Moravian Hall, 5601 Kostoryz Road. www.chssouthtexas.org 361/215-9163

PORT ARANSAS: Hope Devlin Kids’ Fishing Tournament July 4-5.  Open to anglers ages 16 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club Scholarship Program. Robert’s Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. www.portaransaskiwanis.org 361/749-5814

PORT ARANSAS: Deep Sea Roundup July 10-13.  Categories include fly fishing, surf fishing, offshore and bay fishing, junior divisions and a piggy perch contest for children. Robert’s Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. www.deepsearoundup.com 361/749-6339

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PORT ARANSAS: HT-3 Tournament July 16-18.  This is a redfish invitational series tournament. Robert’s Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. www.htredfishseries.com 321/217-3515

PORT ARANSAS: Outboard Fishing Tournament July 18-20.  Offers a tournament for vessels powered exclusively by outboard motors. Sponsored by the Port Aransas Fire Auxiliary. Registration is Friday, and fishing days are Saturday and Sunday. Robert’s Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. www.outboardfishingtournament.com 361/749-4923

ROCKPORT: Patriotic Boat Parade and Fireworks Display July 4.  Decorated boats parade through Little Bay at noon, and fireworks light up the sky at dusk. The best views are from Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. Rockport Beach Park. www.rockport-fulton.org 361/729-6445

ROCKPORT: Rockport Art Festival July 5-6.   Enjoy a weekend of beautiful, juried fine arts such as pottery, watercolors and woodcarvings at the Rockport Center for the Arts. www.rockportartcenter.com 361/729-5519

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August

CORPUS CHRISTI: Scrapdaddy: Metal in Motion 2 August 1-September 1.   Houston sculptor Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford—best-known for his robotic, hydraulic scrap-metal creations—brings huge, mind-blowing art cars and other contraptions to South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. At 8545 S. Staples St. www.stxbot.org

PORT ARANSAS: Texas Legends Billfish Tournament August 6-10.  Anglers can leave from any Texas port. Weigh-in is in Port Aransas on Saturday. Robert’s Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. www.txlegends.com 361/749-4870

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PORT ARANSAS: Texas Women Anglers Tournament August 22-24.  Robert’s Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. www.gofishtx.com

ROCKPORT: AquaFest August 30-31.  Family festival includes children’s activities, music and food. Rockport Aquarium, 706 Navigation Circle. www.rockportaquarium.com 361/727-0016

2014 FISHING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

  • IFA Redfish Tournament — April 4th 6th, 2014
  • Anglers on Wheels — May 16th – 17th, 2014
  • Port A Pachanga Fishing Tournament — May 30th – 31st, 2014
  • CCA Take a Kid Fishing Tournament — June 6th – 7th, 2014
  • Young Texans Against Cancer Fishing Tournament — June 6th – 7th, 2014
  • Powderpuff Tournament — June 20th – 21st, 2014
  • 21st Annual Fishing Break — June 27th – 28th, 2014
  • Casting for a Cause — June 19th – 20th, 2014
  • Hope Devlin’s Kids Tournament — July 4th – 5th, 2014
  • 79th Annual Deep Sea Roundup — July 10th – 13th, 2014
  • HT-3 Tournament — July 16th – 18th, 2014
  • Outboard Fishing Tournament — July 18th – 20th, 2014
  • Texas Legends Billfish Tournament — August 6th – 10th, 2014
  • Majek Owners Tournament — August 8th – 9th, 2014
  • HT-3 Qualifying Tournament — August 14th – 17th, 2014
  • Texas Women Angler’s Tournament — August 22nd – 24th, 2014

 Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation and the Port Aransas Texas Chamber of Commerce

 

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