Above: Springtime on the Wilson Creek Trail south of Bonnie Wenk Park (Click to watch a video)
Chestnut Square Historic Village Events (Saturday)
315 S. Chestnut, 972-562-8790

Farmers Market: Shop from a variety of vendors offering locally grown produce, grass-fed beef and free range chicken, specialty items (tamales, pastries, jerky and more) and a wide selection of arts and crafts, from locally made goat milk soap to wood turned bowls. 8 a.m.-noon. 

Ghostly Hauntings Tour: During this 2-hour tour by flash light of the historic homes, you'll hear the history of the homes, the people who lived in them, how they lived and all the ghostly hauntings in each house. Tour starts at the school house. Children under 12 not permitted; children 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. $20 per person ($18 for Chestnut Square members). Tickets available online. 8-10 p.m.
Over 400 artisans, crafters, upcyclers, apparel merchandisers, antique dealers, and other vendors offer a wide variety of items. Children (and adults) can enjoy a fun train ride through the market, the pony ride, and carnival type foods. 4550 W. University. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Parking is $5 per car. 
(Saturday-Sunday) The Garden Show is an indoor event packed with exciting and informative educational events with hands on activities and demos from local experts. Speakers will present timely information on outdoor living in North Texas. Bring your wagons and carts to fill with your purchases! $2 donation per person to support Hope's Door/New Beginnings. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Myers Park, 7117 CR 166.
At The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566. Exhibits & talks included in admission. 

3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trail (Saturday) Experience the diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration required. Minimum age: 7 years. 1-4 p.m.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members. 10:30 a.m.

3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Your Buggy Backyard (Saturday)
Come learn about the bugs you can find in your yard or at the park or in a field. Understand which ones are beneficial and how you can enhance your habitat to attract them. Program open to the public and free with paid admission or Heard Museum Membership. Talk begins at 9:30 a.m.
Classes at Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana, Call 469-301-6659 to reserve your space.

Mexican Street Style Hands-On Cooking Class (shown, Thursday)
Learn to prepare carnitas tacos with salsa, Mexican street corn, and Mexican fruit cups. Also a signature cocktail - Michelada with a tequila bomb. The cost $59. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

St. Patty's Day Celebration Cooking Class  (Saturday)
During this hands-on class, you will learn to make Ultimate Irish Apple Cake, Guinness beef stew with cheddar herb dumplings, and smoked wild Irish salmon with chive pancake. The cost is $69. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Ron Taylor Unplugged (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Sonic Moonshine (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: 5 Second Rule (Thur.);String Theory, 5 p.m., and Slugger's Rule, 8 p.m. (Fri.); Seamus Stout, 8:30 p.m. (Sat.); Harbor Row, 10:30 a.m.,  TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; Rory Payne, 6:30-8 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Music (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Live music in Jazz Lounge upstairs (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Cody Wayne Band (Thur.); Prophets & Outlaws (Fri.); Reckless Kelly (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tony Ramey (Thur.); Steve Rose (Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Ed McMahon (Thur.); Mike "Junior" Clark (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: St. Patty's Day party featuring a DJ to get the party going from 6-10 p.m. No cover charge (Fri.);  live music and food truck (Arete Gourmet Sliders), no cover (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com
 or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 
or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
Learn where you can enjoy the "wearing o' the green" McKinney-style!

(Thursday-Saturday) The Collin County Historical Society Museum honors the role Collin County soldiers and Texans played in the Great War. IPads help you access timelines, maps, photographs, and videos. 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.

Heard-Craig House: 205 W. Hunt. Thursdays at 1 p.m. $10.

Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m. 

St. Patrick's Day at TUPPS: Enjoy a layered Irish Red and Irish Dry Stout. Food truck will serve Corned Beef Sliders. 4-10 p.m. 721 Anderson.

MRT Presents The Sunshine Boys (Final weekend) Al and Willie, top-billed vaudevillians for over 40 years, aren't speaking. A reunion brings them back together. $18. McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee.

Beatles for Breakfast Acoustic Guitar Workshop: Arrange Beatles classics for solo acoustic guitar. No arranging experience necessary. Bring an acoustic guitar, $15 per person. Jam session after class. McKinney Guitar Studio, 3615 Canyon View Ct.10 a.m.-noon.

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

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); Open at 11 a.m. Food trucks, live music.
Construction has begun on the 9-acre site which resulted in the city opening up some new parking options. Click the map to see a larger map and an explanation.
McKinney hotels and B&Bs offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB at
888-649-8499 for assistance.