McKinney Farmers Market picture used with permission from Instagram user @cjrehrig
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
Whimsical artist Kim Guthrie calls you to explore the fun and fantasy of her painted and paper critters and mice. Explore these sculpted mini personalities up close and enjoy the artist's use of vintage finds for a throwback to a nostalgic era.  Photo booth, T-shirts, giveaways, sips-n-nibbles, too. Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
Third Monday Trade Days
(Friday-Sunday)
Bring your friends and family for a day full of fun to see the fashion styles you’re looking for, home and yard décor to reflect your personality, food truck concessions, friendly vendors, and lots of things to spark your imagination. Free admission. Friday, 8-4 p.m. with free parking. Saturday-Sunday, 8a.m.-5 p.m. with $5 per car for parking until 3 p.m. 4550 W. University.
 
 
 
 
Tuck & Patti Live at the Sanctuary
(Friday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents a special evening with Tuck and Patti on Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. VIP tables with seating for four at $150 per table. Downstairs seats are $25. General admission (standing room only tickets) on the upstairs balcony are $15. Food and bar service will be available. 6633 Virginia.
 
 
 
 
Schon Everywhere International Pop-Up Gallery  (Starting Friday thru Sept. 29)
Schon Everywhere is an international pop-up gallery partnership between the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in McKinney and the Freya Frahm Haus in Laboe, Germany. The artwork is shown for a several-month gallery exposition before switching hands ... and countries. In August, the United States artwork was shown in Laboe. This month, the German artwork will be shown here in McKinney. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Arrange group tours by calling 972-569-6909. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. 205 W. Hunt.
 
 
 
 
McKinney Classic Rock Festival 
(Friday-Sunday)
Hear some of the best local rock talent, all in one place. Family-friendly, free at Dempsey's Place, 310 E. Louisiana. Full band schedule available on the event page HERE. Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-10 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Autumn Harvest Coffee Cruise Bike Ride
(Saturday) 
This ladies-only Coffee Cruise to Wattage Coffee Company in Downtown McKinney invites ladies to bring their cruiser (or any other) bikes for a fun Saturday morning spin to the shop. Once there, enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts and then cruise back. Riding will be on the paved trail that starts at McKinney Boyd and the total mileage will be approximately 14 miles. McKinney Boyd High School, 600 Lake Forest Dr. FREE! 8-11 a.m.
 
 
 
 
At TUPPS Brewery,
721 Anderson near the Cotton Mill

Make Your Own Terrarium (Sunday)
Ephemera Terrariums will walk you step-by-step through how to make and care for your very own terrarium! Once that's done, you'll visit our Decoration Station where you can use our wide variety of gravels, mosses, woodsy bits, and tiny toys to bring your mini world to life! Classes at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.; seating is limited. $20. Make your reservation online.

Mason's Troop Buddy Walk Benefit (Sunday)
Live performances by Trevor Garrard, Matt Brooks, Shelby Ballenger, The Usrey Brothers. BBQ plates available from Pit Pals BBQ, raffle items and more. No cover charge. 1-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place
972-562-5566; Check museum website for hours/rates. 

Dinosaurs Live (Shown, thru Feb. 18, 2019)  
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! The exhibit gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly, but not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers with small wheels.

Third Saturday Nature Talks: These programs 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. 9:30-11 a.m.

Moth Migration Project (Thru Sept. 30) The Moth Migration Project is a crowd-sourced collection of hand printed, drawn and cut paper moths founded by Hilary Lorenz. This collection will be exhibited in an installation along walls of the Heard exhibit halls. The featured moths will include species native to our region.

Nature Storytime (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. Included with general admission to the museum. 10:30-11 a.m.

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Open thru September) Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. The garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract butterflies. Included in general admission.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE MUSIC

Cadillac Pizza: The Bodarks (Thur.); Mojo Filter (Fri.); Spencer Cople Band (Sat.)
The Celt: Empty Boxes (Thur.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Fri.); Tyler Rogers Band (Sat.); Harber Row at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Karl Berkebile Trio (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
E.J. Wills Gastro Pub: Shelby Ballenger (Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Randall King (Thur.) Shinyribs (Fri.); Red Leather (Sat.)
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: Mick Tinsley (Fri.); Jerry Don Branch (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Tony Rey (Fri.); Wyatt Martin (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.); Tommy Ray Williams (Fri.); Byron Haynie (Sat.); Whiskey Holler (Sun.)
The Pub: The Crocker Brothers (Thur.); Josh Osgood (Fri.); Beth Mason featuring Shane Frame (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Shane Frame (Thur.); Marc Sena  (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)

TUPPS Brewery: Danni & Kris (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Student Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame featuring Beth Mason & Dennis Richards (Fri.); Luqman Rashada (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
​​​​​​​For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

ONGOING
War Hero Bobby Younger Exhibit:
 Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, and a gunner on a B-17 during WWII, Bobby Younger, was finally laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Tours are at 11 a.m. Thursdays/Saturdays. Private tours, call. 972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.


THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit:
This exhibit honors Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide an interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky/Tennessee at Hunt.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for samples of beers on tap as well as a tour of this green facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery Tour: 12:30 p.m. Free. 721 Anderson.

CCC Community & Health Fair: Games, free school supplies, free health screenings, Ask a Doctor, how to conduct yourself when in contact with law enforcement, and more. Free backpacks online registrants. 600 N. Tennessee. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE.

WEEKEND EVENT AT MYERS PARK, 7117 CR 166.
North Texas Barn Hunters Dog Event (Friday-Sunday) in the Show Barn at Myers Park.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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