Above: McKinney meets Bavaria on the downtown square this weekend
​Oktoberfest (Friday-Sunday)
McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more. The “beer garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney's Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy downtown McKinney with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. McKinney Main Street, supporting sponsors and the shops in Historic Downtown McKinney will host nonstop activities in the heart of our great city - live entertainment, Weenie Dog Races, a Volkswagen Car Show, and new this year, a carnival!
All the races (1 mile fun run, 5k and 10K) start at Boyd High School. Race course follows sidewalks and walking trails between Boyd High and Bonnie Wenk Park. See website for start times. Online registration open through Thursday, Sept. 24. Stay afterward for the family festival which includes an McKinney ISD teacher from the school with the most registrants getting a kiss from a piglet!
At the Heard Natural Science
Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Thru Sept. 30): Visit the butterfly house & garden then cool off inside while exploring the variety of Earth science and animal exhibits.
David Grissom Live at The Sanctuary
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present a special concert with David Grissom at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) David Grissom is one of the state's premier Rock, Blues and Americana guitarists. 20 VIP tables available for purchase with seating for four directly in front of the stage at $150 per table. Reserved seats downstairs are $25. Standing room only tickets are $15. 6633 Virginia Pkwy. 
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); The Bodarks (Fri.); The Chris Watson Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory Band (Thur.); Oktoberfest (Fri-Sun.); Innisfall, 10 a.m. and Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m.  (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Mike & Moonpies (Thur.); Deryl Dodd (Fri.); Tyler Rogers Band (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Oktoberfest (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Oktoberfest (Thur.-Sat.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Shane Frame (shown, Thur.); Bob Cantin, dining room, and Brian Bertrand, wine bar (Fri.); Lou Harlas and Kelly Durbin, dining room, Tony Bakly, wine bar (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Mick Tinsley Trio (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Mick Tinsley Trio (Fri.); Tyla  (Sat.)
For more about events in McKinney, check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or tollfree at 888-649-8499.​ 
(Read more in this week's blog.)

Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit: Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Tues.-Wed., 1-4 p.m.

​​Oktoberfest Girls' Night Out (Friday-Saturday): Various times available at Made of Sugar and Spice, 207 N. Kentucky. $35 per girl. Reservations required at 972-693-6141.

Farmers Market: From 8 a.m.-noon, Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. Also enjoy early morning yoga at the brewery this Saturday.

The Parlor Piano Hour: 
Filter(ed) Coffee showcases music from the golden ages of piano music and the life and times of its composers. This week, McKinney’s own Anthony Nagid shares timeless compositions of Scott Joplin, "The King of Ragtime Music." 218 E. Louisiana. 1-2:30 p.m. Free admission; CDs for sale.

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


Events at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166 (Friday-Sunday):
Shop for Oktoberfest swag & other cool items in the Made in McKinney Store located in the
MCVB Visitors Center,
200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney