Above: Arts in Bloom will feature art & wine in downtown McKinney on Saturday
Arts in Bloom (Saturday)
Local and regional artists come out to play in downtown McKinney. This all-day event 
is a perfect opportunity to experience the magic of McKinney's historic shopping district during the spring season with art, music, food and more from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., leading into Second Saturday which lasts until 10 p.m. or later. Also enjoy wine and great live entertainment. Free admission; the event goes on, rain or shine. Details can be found on the McKinney Main Street website.

Second Saturday (Saturday Evening)
Explore the local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste cuisine from some of the area's best eateries. Many places in Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7-10 p.m.

Also in Conjunction with Arts in Bloom & Second Saturday:

The competition and exhibition is sponsored by the McKinney Arts Commission and citizen leaders dedicated to the growth of the arts in McKinney. An awards reception will take place Friday, with the exhibit opening to the public Saturday morning. At the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. 

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Heard Craig Center for the Arts, 205 W. Hunt. Get tickets online for $5.

Orisons Art & Framing (110 E. Louisiana)
Seven Orisons Art & Framing artists will be doing live demonstrations on Louisiana St. all day. Then from 7-10 p.m., guests can enjoy an artist reception featuring 3D wood artist Michael Bosch.

LAST Art Gallery (105 W. Louisiana)
This gallery will feature the work of local artists throughout the day and into the evening. 

Live Jazz styles performed by local collegiate, professional and enthusiastic musicians in a comfortable and intimate setting. 218 E. Louisiana. 7-10 p.m.

Laura Moore Exhibit at the Martin Place Gallery, 1799 N. Graves. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through April 30. Free admission
Music of the Movies Free Concert (Sunday)
From starships to superheroes, the McKinney Community Band presents music from some 
of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. It’ll be an afternoon of great music for young and old alike. 4-5:30 p.m. McKinney Performing Arts Center. FREE
Wales Manor Music Under the Stars (Saturday)
Local singer-songwriter Jon Christopher Davis takes the stage with Tom Faulkner and 
Chaz Marie, as Wales Manor kicks off spring, and the "Music Under the Stars" concert series. Wales Manor & Winery, 4488 County Road 408. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; show runs 7-10 p.m. $15 paid at the gate. No outside beverages are allowed as wine, margaritas, sodas and water will be available for purchase as will wood-fired pizza.
Collin McKinney - An Early Texas Exhibit (Now Open-Ongoing)
In conjunction with the official Collin McKinney 250th birthday celebration in April, the Collin County Historical Society & Museum is exhibiting artifacts of Collin McKinney's home and life.Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 2016. General Admission: $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3. 300 E. Virginia (at Chestnut). Call 972-542-9457 for more information.
Maylee Thomas Band CD Release Party (Friday)
Celebrate the release of the band's new CD with a performance of the record live. Starts at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at The Sanctuary Music & Event Center, 6633 Virginia Parkway.  Reserved tables with seating for 4 right up front are for sale and general admission is free!

At Myers Park & Event Center,
7117 CR 166. Concessions available at snack bar. Free to the public, but please leave your own dogs at home. 

CCMG Plant Sale (Friday) In the Stall Barn at Myers Park. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Chaz Marie (Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Josh Osgood (Fri.); Bodarks (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m., Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Stoney LaRue (shown,Thur.); Bleu Edmondson (Fri.); Cooder McGraw (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Aaron Burton (Thur.); Tommy Williams (Fri.); Mike Allyn (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Nathan Hinojosa with Violin Virtuoso Chris Kranyak of Puerto Rico (Fri.); Joseph Lopez, PhD. on piano, in The Reserve, Wyatt Diamant in Wine Bar (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); Wyatt Martin (Fri.); Tony Bakly (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
It's wildflower season in Texas, which also signals the start of spring gardening season! Learn more about our 5,000-plus native flowering plants in the Lone Star State and how to include them (and more) in your own garden! 

Heard-Craig House: Tours on Saturdays. $5 per person, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. Also notice special exhibit for Arts in Bloom (at left).

Lagooned: Family friendly, wacky, hilarious play everyone will enjoy, presented by the Frisco High School Drama Department. 7-9:15 p.m. General admission, $7. 

Chestnut Square: Enjoy a guided tour of the village's 10 historic buildings (from 1854-1920). Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 305 S. McDonald. 972-562-8790.

Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. Brewery open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Second Saturday Bird Walk
Perfect for beginning and intermediate birders as these walks held with bird spotting and identification. Reservations are not required; just make sure to arrive on time. 8-9 a.m. Then stay to enjoy the trails and exhibits. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place.

Cooper Olympic Family Field Day: Enjoy a day filled with Olympic-themed contests and games, arts & crafts, food, 
prizes, and much more! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cooper Aerobics Center, 7910 Collin McKinney 
Parkway. $7.50/kids; $5/adults.

Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.

Need help finding parking in Downtown McKinney? The city has created a very helpful resource map, illustrating where complimentary parking is available, either in the three-hour areas on the immediate square, or in other designated lots.
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options, from modern hotels to quaint B&Bs.

Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
Or call the McKinney CVB at 888-649-8499 for assistance.
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