Wendell Fireworks


Make the most of your 4th of July in Rockport-Fulton by choosing the best places to eat, best places to stay, and best places to watch the Wendell Fireworks Show!
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a special meal at Key Allegro Yacht Club. Located on Key Allegro Island, our waterfront restaurant offers stunning views of Aransas Bay. Enjoy exquisite cuisine crafted from the freshest local ingredients in an exclusive, upscale setting. Make this Independence Day unforgettable with a dining experience that embodies the coastal charm and culinary excellence of Rockport-Fulton.
Best places to Eat KAYC

Looking for a laid-back spot to enjoy some great food on the Fourth of July? Head over to Poor Man’s Country Club! Our rustic bayside hangout features a full bar, cold beer, and delicious pub fare. Relax with a drink overlooking the ski basin and Little Bay, and dig into a salad, fish taco, fried shrimp basket, or cheeseburger from our grill. Experience the casual, friendly atmosphere that makes Poor Man’s a local favorite.

Enjoy fresh seafood and stunning waterfront views this Fourth of July at Charlotte Plummer’s Seafare Restaurant. A beloved local favorite since the mid-1970s, Charlotte Plummer offers a delicious menu featuring seafood platters, shrimp gumbo, and more. With both indoor and outdoor dining options, you can savor your meal while enjoying the coastal breeze. Make great memories with fresh food and beautiful views at Charlotte Plummer’s!
Best places to Eat Plummers

Enjoy Wendell Family Fireworks with a visit to Fulton’s Irish Pub and Grill! Located at 301 N Fulton Beach Rd, savor drinks at the 60-foot bar, relish ocean views, and indulge in unique pub grub. Experience live music and a vibrant community atmosphere. Cheers to a memorable 4th of July!


Planning a Fourth of July getaway? Key Allegro Real Estate offers stunning vacation rentals in the beautiful Rockport-Fulton area. Choose from luxury homes, charming cottages, and waterfront properties. For over 60 years, we’ve helped visitors enjoy the unparalleled charm and lifestyle of the Texas Coast. Make your holiday special with a stay in one of our premier coastal rentals!

Best places to Eat KAYC

Experience a relaxing Fourth of July getaway at the Inn at Fulton Harbor. Located on Fulton Harbor and Aransas Bay, our hotel features a large tropical pool with a hot tub, waterfall, fountains, beach entry area, and children’s splash pad. Enjoy spacious rooms with high ceilings, free WiFi, and beautiful views of the courtyard and bay. Whether you’re on a family vacation, honeymoon, or business trip, the Inn at Fulton Harbor offers the perfect retreat with a variety of room options, including kitchenettes and suites. Make your holiday memorable with a stay at Rockport’s top-rated inn!

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the best in Rockport, Texas vacation rentals and services from Evoke Concierge. Our unique properties and exceptional guest experiences, combined with 24/7 support and hands-on hosting, ensure a memorable stay. Make your Independence Day unforgettable with Evoke Concierge’s professional, turnkey service and enjoy all that Rockport has to offer!

Best places to stay Evoke

Celebrate the Wendell Family Fireworks with a comfortable stay at Hampton by Hilton, managed by Intrepid Hotel Management. Enjoy top-notch amenities and exceptional service. Book your room now for a fantastic 4th of July experience!


If you’ve ever been in Aransas County on the Fourth of July, chances are very good you have watched the Rockport 4th Of July Fireworks show known as the Wendell Family Fireworks!

Wendell Family Fireworks is a Rockport 4th of July Fireworks tradition, started by the late Jerry and Jan Wendell back in 1965.

The Fireworks start at dark. Best spots to view the Wendell Family Fireworks are:

  • Along Broadway/Fulton Beach Road
  • Along highway 35 by little bay
  • Rockport beach park
  • Rockport marina and sea wall
We think the Best Places to Eat and Best Places to Stay in Rockport around the 4th are those that support our show, please consider dining at the restaurants and staying at the hotels and vacation rentals listed on this page!
July 4th 1965
Shells fired
each year
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