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Community Events

Matagorda Seafood Festival - March 12, 2016

The annual "Seafood Festival" will be March 14th this year. This event is a fundraising Festival to support our school, local projects in our community, our fire department and other 501(c)(3) charities. This year the event will be bigger and better with 3 bands playing live music, vendors selling their wares, contests, a live auction and a great seafood feast harvested from our local waters.

Matagorda Beach Clean-Up - Dates to be announced – Contact Peggy Stanley 979-216-6016 for information

Start time is 9:00 a.m. at Jetty Park at Matagorda Beach. Please plan to arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Orientation will start at 9 a.m.

Cattails Art Festival – May

Contact Sue Milberger 979-863-7737 for more information.

Matagorda Blue Water Challenge – June

Contact Harbor Bait & Tackle 979-863-7620 for more information.

Texas Trio Classic – June

Contact for more information.

Annual Mermaid Offshore Tournament – July

Contact Harbor Bait & Tackle 979-863-7620 for more information.

Texas Oilman’s Charity Invitational – July 14, 15, 16, 2016


Matagorda Heritage Day & Boil Blast – Late September/Early October – 2015 Date: October 24th

The annual "Matagorda Day" celebration is designed to honor the town's heritage and those who made its shores a historic landmark for Texas. It also celebrates the exciting future that lay ahead. The local Heritage Society is the main organizer of the annual event with help from other local groups and churches. There is always a fundraising feast designed to help our local school, Volunteer Fire Department and EMS or local town projects. It's a day not to miss!

Christmas Yuletide Sail-A-Bration – Thanksgiving Weekend

Matagorda's Christmas Yuletide Sail-a-Bration is our holiday lighted boat parade held annually in Matagorda Harbor. Everyone is welcome to enter their boat and participate. Cash prizes are awarded each year for the best boats. There is always a spectacular fireworks show hosted by STP Nuclear Operating Company, the raffle always has some great items. The Gumbo Cook off provides a great food feast for all. The proceeds always help local charities. Join us for a fun-filled festival and help us welcome in the Holiday Season each year.