Above: McKinney Bridal Fair at MPAC
 
 
 
 
McKinney Bridal Show (Saturday)
Experience rustic elegance in Historic Downtown and learn what McKinney area wedding professionals have to offer at the 7th annual McKinney Bridal Show. The show will be held at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Visit with service providers (florists, caterers, bakeries and more). Fashion show of dresses by LeAnn's Bridal. Attendees have a chance to win an all-expense-paid honeymoon vacation. Admission is $5. (Photo by TomK Photography.)
 
 
 
 
 
Wine Glass Painting Class (Friday)
Hand paint a design on a wine glass (featuring a winter cardinal) guided by an instructor from Le Painted Grape.  All painting supplies are included for $30. Wine and food are available for extra purchase. This class starts at 7:00 p.m., pre-registration is required.  At Mitas Hill, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday-Sunday)
Trinkets and treasures become art in the hands of Vicki Charlotta & Cheri Howell, who use found objects in unexpected ways to create three-dimensional works of art. Friday, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Meet the artists and view their creations. The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. Free.
 
 
 
 
 
At The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566. Exhibits & talks included in admission. 

(shown, thru Feb. 19) Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the nature trails. Regular hours. 

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: Little Prairies and How they Grow (Saturday) Come learn how small “fields” are turning into little prairies with the help of some very dedicated folks. You may even get some ideas for your own for your yard or land. This program is open to the public and is free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. 9:30 a.m.

Zip Line Day (shown, Sunday)
During the Heard's Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-foot tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each trip you want to make on the zip line. Registration is required. 1-3 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic night (Thur.); The Bodarks  (Fri.); Southern Couch Band (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Michael William Harrison (Thur.); Sluggers Rule at 8 p.m. (Fri.); Nitty Gritty Jazz Band (Sat.); Chris Grooms, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; McLeod Nine, 6:30-9 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Vince Lujan (Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Usrey Brothers (Thur.); Sunny Sweeney (shown, Fri.); Chris Knight (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Shelby Ballanger (Thur.); Tommy WIlliams (Fri.); Double Down - Tommy Williams and Mike Allyn (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Shane Frame (Thur.); The Score (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Nick & the Nighthawks (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 about cooking at downtown McKinney's Kitchenwares on the Square and Ettiene Market!
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: 205 W. Hunt. Thursdays at 1 p.m. $10 for Tour & Tea.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m. Also visit this weekend's winter Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon.

SATURDAY
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.
 
 
 
 
Click to access the web map or pick up a pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
            
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