Above: McKinney Community Band in Concert Sunday
 
 
 
 
American Spirit Free Band Concert (Sunday)
Enjoy a free Sunday afternoon concert featuring music of American composers such as Copland, Williams and Sousa as the McKinney Community Band honors the American spirit in celebration of the band's 10th anniversary. As always, MCB concerts are free and no ticket is required. Concert is from 4-5:30 p.m. in the McKinney Performing Arts Center Courtroom Theater, 111 N. Tennessee. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday-Sunday)
McKinney Summer Musicals presents this year's musical production about the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this musicial has been a favorite among theater audiences since it debuted on stage in 1968.
Showtimes and dates are on their website. This weekend, Saturday show is at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Reserved Seating! $20, $25 and $30 per person. Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest. Get tickets online
 
 
 
 
 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Friday)
The McKinney Performing Arts Center presents this classic Clint Eastwood western as their July Friday Night Flick. Tickets are $8. Showtime is 8 p.m. in the Courtroom Theater. 111 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Duarte Live at the Sanctuary (Friday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents Chris Duarte, a Texas-born musician and recording artist. VIP tables with seating for four directly in front of the stage are $150 per table. Reserves seats downstairs are $20. General admission (standing room only tickets) are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert starts at 8 p.m. At The Sanctuary Music & Event Center, 6633 Virginia Pkwy. Tickets available online.

 
 
 
 
 
972-562-5566
 
Summer Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times designed primarily for preschoolers are held Fridays in June and July, 10:30 a.m. Included with admission; free for museum members.​

Design-a-Dino Coloring Contest (Now through Aug. 5) The Heard prepares for the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit by inviting children ages 12 and under to submit their own original coloring designs for a chance to have their artwork replicated through a custom paint job on one of this year’s exhibit dinosaurs—the Stegosaurus. Free. 

North Texas Butterfly House & Garden (above, Ongoing) 
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. This exhibit is open during normal museum hours and is included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or fewer) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Adventure Days. Reservations are required for these programs. The ropes course can be scheduled for custom programs for groups of ten or more persons. 1-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Jake Glenn & the Real Deal (Fri.); Southern Couch Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Rory Payne (Fri.); The Southland Swing Band (Sat.); Innisfall at 10:30 a.m., Times Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Delaney's Irish Pub: Live Music (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: (upstairs lounge) Paris by Night (shown, Fri.); live music (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Brent Splawn (Thur.); Wade Bowen (Fri.); Mark McKinney (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Aaron Burton (Thur.); Tommy Williams (Fri.); Double Down with Mike Allyn and Tommy Williams (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thurs.); John Griffin (Fri.); 4-Way Street Band (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery - Local Texas Music - Very Old Ships (Thur.); Big Gus Samuelson (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Earshot Trio (Thur.); Wyatt Martin (Fri.); Nickel & Dime (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(The new blog header above gives you a sneak peek into our revamped website design launching early Friday morning.)
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

ONGOING
An Early Texas Exhibit: The Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. Artifacts of Collin McKinney's home and life. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3.

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: Tours on Thursdays. $5, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. 

Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in Adriatica.

THURSDAY & SATURDAY
Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the village's 10 historic buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 305 S. McDonald. 972-562-8790.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Also a tour of the village, 11 a.m.

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

TUPPS Brewery Tours:
12:30 and 4 p.m. 795 Anderson. Second Saturday Art Show.

ALL SUMMER
City Pool Hours:The City of McKinney's two outdoor pools are open for the summer. See website for hours.

 
 
 
 
 
JEWELRY CLASSES
At Art on the Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana. Make reservations to 469-406-7704.

Handmade Chain Necklace:  (Friday) Create a beautiful handmade chain necklace; learn how to manipulate the wire and how to patina. $80 class fee/$20 supply fee. 1-5 p.m. 

Beginning Metal Clay Class: (shown, Saturday.) Learn basic techniques for creating jewelry with fine silver metal clay. $150 class fee. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday) 
Spend a fun day of touring aircraft and learning more about the McKinney airport. In addition, all high school students are eligible for a FREE flight around McKinney. Register online. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the McKinney National Airport, 1500 Industrial Blvd. 214-932-1169.
 
 
 
 
 
Need help finding parking in Downtown McKinney? Click to access the web map or pick up a map at the visitors center.
 
 
 
 
 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
            
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