Above: McKinney's Mounted Patrol are a popular sight on the downtown square
 
 
 
 
The McKinney Celtic Music Festival
(Friday-Sunday)
Thirty bands perform over three days in downtown McKinney, featuring headliner Cleghorn (shown). Sponsors include TUPPS Brewery, Franconia Brewing, North Texas School of Music, Guitar Sanctuary, Canine Cookie Company, Filtered Coffee, Bamboo Grove Creative, and urNameonit.com. No cover charge. Donations welcome to benefit local charities. Three locations: The Celt, 100 N. Tennessee; Dempsey's Place, 310 E. Louisiana; and Filtered, 218 E. Louisiana. 
 
 
 
 
 
Flattery or Forgery? Kim Guthrie Art
(Friday-Sunday)
Kim Guthrie Art presents a showing of her talent that includes paper mache’ sculpture, oil paintings and the people that inspired them! This show, Flattery or Forgery, is a just a sneak peek into Kim's heart and mind and the some of the people and art that are inspiring her along the way. Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4 p.m. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.

Other Art Gallery Shows Centered Around Second Saturday:

Orisons Art & Framing (Saturday)
Julia Pappas - Showing: June 10-July 1. Opening reception on Saturday, 7-10 p.m. with wine and small bites provided. 110 E. Louisiana.

LAST Art Gallery (Saturday)
Open until 9 p.m. featuring original work by 30 local artists.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)  The Miles for the Mounted Patrol 5K/10K is a fundraiser for the mounted unit of the McKinney Police Department. Join us for music, snacks, and a certified race course. Come enjoy snacks, drinks, free hot dogs, live music, and meet the mounted patrol police officers and their horses. At Cockrill Middle School, White/Hardin.
 
 
 
 
 
Texas Flood and Maylee Thomas Band Concert (Saturday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents a special double bill with Tommy Katona and Texas Flood and the Maylee Thomas Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music from 8-11:30 p.m. VIP Tables for 4 directly in front of the stage, $150 per table; downstairs seats, $25; general admission (standing room only, upstairs balcony), $15. Bar, food service available.
 
 
 
 
 
TUPPS Brewery Events
721 Anderson, Cotton Mill District

Bottles & Brushes (Friday)
Honor or memorialize someone that has been impacted with cancer by adding their spirit to the bottle tree. Paint a message and or image(s) on a wine bottle just for them to be forever displayed on TUPPS’ Bottle. $10 per bottle; proceeds go to a local charity. Ages 18+ welcome. No experience required. All supplies provided. 6-9 p.m.

Second Saturday Art Show (Sunday)
Join us at TUPPS Brewery the Second Saturday of every month for our local art show! Artists in the North Dallas area show off their work and sell pieces at the brewery. Come out and support local! Free admission. Brewery tour every Saturday at 12:30pm and live music from 1-4 p.m. Food trucks onsite.
 
 
 
 
 
Tucker Hill PorchFest (Saturday)
This free event will feature live bands staged on at least six of Tucker Hill’s quaint front porches that surround & lead to the community’s central park area, known as Founders Square. Guests can also peruse a pop-up Artisan’s market with almost 20 vendors, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting hosted by Mitas Hill Vineyard, & grab a gourmet burger slider from Arete’s food truck followed by a cold treat from Rita’s Italian Ice. Bring blankets or chairs to set up and enjoy not only the porch bands, but also the main stage concert. 5-9 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children, introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book. 10:30 a.m.
 

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Opening Saturday)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden, which opens for its summer season on Saturday. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours.

2nd Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday)
These bird walks are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques. No reservations are required, but you must arrive on time (8 a.m.). This walk is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum members.

Zip Line Day (Saturday)
Guests climb a 23 ft. tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-reservations required; available online. 1-4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Ali & Griffin Madison Unplugged (Thur.); Wanda King (Fri.); Bryce Frazier in the beer garden at noon, and Kevin Vaughn & the Backup Blues Band (Sat.)
The Celt: Hardin & Deal (Thur.); Celtic Music Festival (Fri.-Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Celtic Music Festival (Friday-Sunday)
Eclair Bistro: Ladies Night with The Three Amigos (Thurs.); Anthony &  Marina (Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Tiff Taylor Band (Thur.); Uncle Lucius (Fri.); Bart Crow (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.); Mike Allyn (Fri.); Double Down (Sat.); Shelby Ballenger (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Marc Sena (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.)
TUPPS Brewery: Dad Bod Band (Fri.); Joe Savage, 1-4 p.m. and Group Therapy Band 7-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (shown, Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
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TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. At the Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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

THURSDAY
Farmers Market at Adriatica:  3-6 p.m. at Bella Donna Chapel.

Free Joint Pain Seminar:  Explore treatment options that can help you get back to the activities you enjoy most. Noon. Register online for this free event. At Baylor Scott & White, 5252 W. University/380. 

FRIDAY
Happiness is Quilting Grand Re-Opening: This long-time McKinney quilt shop recently moved from the downtown McKinney to Westgate Shopping Center, 153 S. Central Expwy. Ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Museum Basement Sale: 
Furniture, antique dishes and glassware, junktiques. Items for the basement sale donated to the museum for fundraising and not for historical preservation. Sale is 9 am.-4 p.m. both days with a preview reception on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. - (RSVP required for preview for refreshment plans. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. Free admission. 

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut. Also Trolley Tour, 11 a.m.

Boutique Event Vendor Sale: Come to the McKinney favorite Landon Winery to grab a glass of wine and shop from LulaRoe, Rodan and Fields, Plexus, and Matilda Jane. 2-4 p.m. 101 N. Kentucky.

African Heritage Concert:
McKinney's Cultural Music Series is free to the public. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs or a picnic basket. Admission and parking are free. Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia. 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Myers Park Events,
7117 CR 166
McKinney FFA Livestock Show, Saturday, show barn, 469-742-5751.

Collin County Master Gardener ~ A Walk in the Park, Gardens and Pole Barn. Saturday. 972-548-4232.
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STAY THE NIGHT
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bed & breakfasts at VisitMcKinney.com.
 
 
 
 
 





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