Above: Downtown McKinney
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
Over 450 vendors offer almost anything you can imagine - unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, dogs, and specialty items along with many fantastic "state fair" type food concessions. 4550 W. University. Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Parking $5 per car before 3 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday; free all day Friday.
 
 
 
 
 
2nd Annual Hot Tech Chili Cook-Off (Saturday)
Enjoy an evening of beer, live music, and chili made by technology and other entrepreneurs who are collaborating to benefit The WERX Foundation and the Love Life Foundation. Teams can still register to compete for $50 entry fee. Cooking starts at noon, tasting starts at 5 p.m. At TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Saturday)
This two day event provides brides-to-be access to a diverse selection of wedding gowns, all at affordable prices. All consignment gowns and accessories selected for sale go through a strict inspection. Dressing rooms will be available, with an attendant to assist you with your selection. Friday night is the VIP “sip & stroll” party with wine, Hors d’oeuvres, a first glance at the gowns, local wedding vendors, and giveaways. Saturday's show includes vendors, consignment wedding gowns, advice from wedding professionals, a fashion show, and more. The event takes place at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at 3220 Craig Drive, on Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at the McKinney Performing Arts Center Courtroom Theater,
111 N. Tennessee., 214-544-2630

(Final Weekend: Friday-Saturday)
Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives in this McKinney Repertory Theatre production. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. General admission tickets available online - $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, $13 children. 
 
 
 
 
 
Art Exhibits

Sandy and Alex Forbes - Images of America (Friday-Saturday): Artists Sandy and Alex (shown at right) love portraying beautiful American landscapes in oils, pastels and acrylics. Their paintings reflect their travels from Maine to Montana to McKinney. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.

LAST Art Gallery: Featuring 25 local artists. 105 W. Louisiana.

Artist Kirk Sisco : Orisons Art & Framing welcomes artist Kirk Sisco's new series called "Rock Iconography".110 E. Louisiana.
 
 
 
 
 
3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride (Saturday)
Ride through Collin County from Harley Davidson of Dallas to McKinney's VFW Post 2150, 1710 Church Street, in an event to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research. Registration includes t-shirt, raffle ticket, lunch and prizes. Registration begins at Harley Davison of Dallas, 304 Central Expwy in Allen at 9 a.m. Ride starts at 11 a.m. Live music with The Dalton Gang starts at the McKinney VFW at 1 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibits/talks included in admission.

Dinosaurs Live (Thru Feb. 19)
They're back! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard's nature trails.Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 10:30-11 a.m.

Third Saturday Nature Talk: Fossils (Saturday) 
9:30-10:30 a.m. These programs (unless otherwise noted) are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. Register online (required).  
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Sonic Moonshine (Fri.); The Rumble Kings (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (shown), Psychic Fair (Thur.); Go Solo (Fri.); Skeleton McKee (Sat.); Chris Grooms (10:30 a.m.), Times Irish Music Session (3 p.m.), Songs & Earhart (6:30 p.m., Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Blake Burrow (Thur.); Reckless Kelly (Fri.); Zac Wilkerson (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.); Mike Allyn and Tommy Williams  (Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thurs.); Jon Griffin (Fri.);    
4-Way Street Band (Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: Men From Nantucket (Thur., 6-8 p.m.); Jake Worthington plus Lucky 2 BBQ Food Truck (Fri., 7-10 p.m.); 
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
The McKinney CVB starred in a recent episode of the city's new #SeeMcKinneyWithMe program. Check it out in our latest blog entry. You'll find links there, too, to episodes about the city's airport and fire department!
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

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

Pumpkin Village (Thru Oct. 31)
At Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. Free admission and pumpkins for sale. 100 percent of the profits from the pumpkin sale supports Stonebridge UMC youth and missions projects.

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

Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

THURSDAY/SATURDAY
Antigone: McKinney High School's MGM Theatre presents the classic play "Antigone" by Sophocles. 1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy. Tickets are available online or at the door - $10. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; matinee at 2 p.m.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

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

TUPPS Brewery Tours & Tastings:12:30 and 4 p.m. for tours. 795 Anderson. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 beer, live music.

Quilter's Alley Sale: Find big bargains at the Ultimate Quilter's Garage Sale! Booths with 30 vendors at Central Park (SE corner of Hunt St & Wood St.). Fabric, notions, books, patterns, kits, finished quilts. 217 N. Kentucky. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Events at Myers Park, 
7117 CR 166
Farm Aid Fundraiser (Friday) 1-11 p.m. in the amphitheater and Farm Museum.

Superfly Running, Inc. 5K Run (Saturday) 6 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Back 40.

COMING NEXT WEEK!

MONDAY, Oct. 17
9th Annual Pros4Care Charity Golf Event: Enjoy a fun filled day with local and national Major League Baseball celebrities at Stonebridge Ranch. Proceeds go to awareness of prostate cancer and finding a cure. 9 a.m-6 p.m. 7003 Beacon Hill Road. 

Pumpkinville at Tucker Hill (Starts Monday, Oct. 17)
Monday-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sundays,
1-5 p.m. Admission free. Schedule on the event website.

 
 
 
 

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