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AquaFest 2013

 

Saturday, August 31, 2013
10:00am

 

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor

706 Navigation Circle

Rockport, TX

 

 

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Admission is $2 per person, ages 3 yrs & up

 

 

Category: Benefits-Fundraisers

 

Target Audience: Families

 

General Info Phone: 361-727-0016

 

General Info Email: danaddaniel@yahoo.com

 

Website: http://rockportaquarium.com

 

Event Details:

 

Organizers from the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor are expecting another successful year at their main fundraiser event, AquaFest that will now expand to a two-day family-geared event on Labor Day weekend.  The festival will take place in front of the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor and is set for Saturday, August 31st from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, September 1st from noon to 6pm.
“AquaFest will feature dozens of activities this year for the whole family and is mainly geared to entertain children, so we encourage parents to load the kids up for an affordable experience,” said Dana Daniel, Chairperson of AquaFest and Board of Directors Member for the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor .  “This event is crucial to help the Aquarium continue with daily operations, add new exhibits and to maintain a free admission to the Aquarium year-round.  We want families to know they are making a difference by attending AquaFest.”
Guests of AquaFest will be in for a real treat with live water demos and educational exhibits from the United States Coast Guard, TAMUCC and Texas Parks & Wildlife.  Children can try their luck at the Kid Fish and Ping Pong Toss.  The weekend will also offer Wheel of Fortune, face painting and a lollipop tree.
The festival will also offer a dunking booth, featuring Mayor C.J. Wax with the City of Rockport , Mayor Jimmy Kendrix from Town of Fulton , Tommy Moore with the Navigation District and the local Sharks Swim Team. 
Not only will there be a raffle for a fishing trip, Aquafest boasts a long list of items that include framed art, jewelry, a night in Rockport and dinner for two, an airboat tour, shopping spree and a membership to the USS Lexington on the Bay.  The silent auction will feature a wide variety of items for pet lovers and Texas A&M University fans, as well as artwork, gift baskets, home décor , health and beauty items- just to name a few that was all donated by the downtown merchants of Rockport. 
Families with a competitive side may also try their skills against one another at the Rubber Ducky Regatta, ShishkaBall, TP Toss and Giant Jenga on both days of the festival.
AquaFest is also proud to announce a line-up of entertainment, featuring the Scott Taylor Band, an Aqua Puppet Show and other live bands, including- Tripp Hunt, Big C Band, Mark Williams Band, and much more.  The festival will also have food and drink vendors, as well as a variety of booths for some unique shopping. 
If guests have never made it to the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor for a tour, they will get the opportunity to take a break from the sun and stroll through the Aquarium’s exhibits featuring hundreds of creatures from the sea.  Don’t miss the Birthday Celebration for the Aquarium’s most famous and prized Honeycomb Morey eel, Marley on Saturday at 2pm inside the Aquarium.  Marley was a gift to the Aquarium from a local Rockport resident and he is the only specimen inside the Aquarium that is not of the native bay waters.  He’s known to show-off when guests are around and loves the company!  Saturday at 9:00am, gear up for the Gnarly Marley 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk.  The first 100 participants will receive a free t-shirt and free admission to AquaFest.  The race will kick-off at the Aquarium and is $20 each.

 

Directions:

 

On the grounds of the Aquarium, 706 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Tx.

 

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