HUNTER: Heres Septembers Events on the Texas Coastal Bend

Beachtoberfest begins Friday and dont miss the 31st Annual HummerBird Celebration this month


By State Rep. Todd Hunter

AUSTIN Texas (Texas Insider Report)  While Texas beaches are popular tourist destinations Nature Tourism is one of the fastest-growing market segments in activities for our Coastal Bend area. Because of this Id like to share some information about this important type of tourism as well as a number of other unique nature-based attractions and activities found in our area.

The Coastal Bend is one of the top tourism destinations in the State of Texas and this is due to our regions many historical cultural and coastal attractions.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department defines Nature Tourism as tourism based on the natural attractions in the area which may include such activities as:

  • Bird-Watching
  • Stargazing
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing and
  • Visiting Parks or Wildlife Habitats

The Coastal Bend is home to several parks and preserves that serve as a refuge for migratory birds and other wildlife. These habitats contribute to one of the best examples of nature‐based activities driving visitors to our area: bird watching.

With over 215 species of birds spotted in the area the Audubon Society has routinely named Nueces County as one of the premier destinations for bird-watching in the country.


The Texas Parks & Wildlife Departments Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail is an online resource providing information about the best locations to spot birds and other wildlife.

  • For more information about the different wildlife habitats parks & nature preserves in our area CLICK HERE

If you enjoy nature and birds then be sure to visit the 31st Annual HummerBird Celebration this month. The Celebration will be held on September 19-22 in Rockport Texas.

This year the event will feature 75 vendors more than 12 speakers and a variety of nature inspired field trips.

While the Celebration is designed for bird watchers and those who follow migration patterns it can be educational inspiring and fun for all.


Also Beachtoberfest will be held between September 13 - October 30. For eight weeks this festival will have different events each week including runs movie nights a pumpkin patch an art walk and much more.

The event will feature events like:

  • Fishing for the Fallen Veterans Benefit Tournament held from September 13-14.
  • The Texas Super chef Throwdown Series held from September 18-21.
  • The Port A Music Fest with acts that will perform at venues throughout the town will be held October 4-5.

Beachtoberfest will be a great opportunity to enjoy the music food and the culture of the Coastal Bend.

If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned above please dont hesitate to call my Capitol or District Offices. As always my offices are available at any time to assist with questions concerns or comments (Capitol Office: 512-463-0672; District Office: 361-949-4603).


And feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas State Agency or if you would like to contact my office regarding constituent services.

Texas State Representative Todd Hunter represents Texas House District 32 covering Aransas Calhoun Nueces (Part) and San Patricio Counties. Email him at

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