Foot Races in McKinney

Night Moves Glow Run and Kids K (Saturday)
This event features a fun run through McKinney in Adriatica, kicking off at The Guitar Sanctuary. Participants receive a shirt, and 3 glow products. Registration is required; participants are encouraged to register in advance online. All registered participants receive free food, a beer (21 & older with valid ID) and drinks from our sponsors - Papa Murphy's Pizza, Bahama Buck's, and TUPPS Brewery. Spectators are welcome to the concert after the race. 

Kiwanis McKinney Triathlon & 5K (Sunday)
This annual event based at McKinney High School, 1400 Wilson Creek Pwky., and will include a 
triathlon, kids triathlon, and 5K as part of this event. 7:30-11 p.m. registration is available online.
 
 
 
 
 
At the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

(Thru April 18)
This annual art competition was created to build a public and permanent art collection for the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Artists from all over the state submit work for cash prizes and the chance to have their piece hung at MPAC. Open to the public; free. 111 N. Tennessee.

Peter Pan (Thursday-Friday)
This adaptation, presented by Frisco Home Is School Drama
Club, captures all the magic and charm of this timeless tale
by J.M. Barrie. 7 p.m. both nights. $7 general admission. In the MPAC Courtroom Theater.
 
 
 
 
 
Fresh Landscapes (Friday-Sunday)
This new exhibit of works by painter Steve Uriegas features landscapes done in what he describes as Angular
Expressionism. Fri. 6-9 p.m., Sat. 4-9 p.m. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.

(Saturday)
These talks cover an assortment of natural science topics which vary each month. Many of the programs include an outside component so make sure to dress appropriately.  Included with paid general admission or membership. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Casino Night (Friday): Raffle prizes, live entertainment, food, and casino tables for your enjoyment, all located at
TUPPS. 100% of money raised goes to Open Horizons, a local McKinney charity supporting special needs adults in the community. Details can be found online as can pre-sale tickets.

3rd Annual Crawfish Boil (shown above, Sunday)
From noon to 6 p.m., enjoy a plate of crawfish, potatoes and corn as well as more than 10 beers on tap ($5 per beer). Pre-purchase tickets online for either $10 or $20. Live music from 1-4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
8649 Luscombe Farm Dr., Anna 

*This event isn't in McKinney, but Luscombe Farms has been a long-time vendor at the McKinney Farmers Market and regularly partners with downtown chefs, so we're including it here.

Springtime on the Hill (Thru April 25)
Martha McDowell (aka Aunt Martha) opens her award-winning Iris Gardens to the public. We offer lunch by reservation Mon.-Fri. during the event which can be boxed or platted for your convenience. We welcome garden clubs, church organizations, book clubs, etc. to come enjoy the blooms! The gardens are open through April 25 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Leighton Fields Unplugged (Thur.); Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Fri.); Manny & the Gringoderos (Sat.).
The Celt:  Tradasium (Thur.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Fri.); Five Second Rule (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. and Name that Tune Trivia, Parker Hernandez at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Go Solo (Fri.); Live DJ (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: The Gypsy Playboys (Fri.); Marina & Anthony (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: The Usrey Bros. (Thur.); Jason Boland - The Stragglers (Fri.); Mike Ryan (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: EJ Mathews (Thur.); Steve Griggs (Fri.); Whiskey Holler (Sat.); Lizzy Easley (Sat.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sun.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Carly Reign (Fri.); Luqman Rashada (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: This exhibit continues into 2018, honoring Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

Also at the museum: Stubby WWI Dog Hero! 

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Book Signing at History Museum: Author Christa Allan will be signing copies of her books while sharing stories about her life. 2-4 p.m. on Thurs. and 10 a.m-noon on Fri. 300 E. Virginia.

FRIDAY
Neighborhood Night at the Movie: The City of McKinney  hosts this free family event, a viewing of Sing (PG) at Horizon Park, 401 Flatrock Dr. 8:15-10:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a family-friendly movie under the stars!

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

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

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

Boyd Bailadora Spring Show: McKinney Boyd High, 7 p.m., 600 N. Lake Forest. $5 if purchased before 4/20; $10 at door.

Earth Day at Trinity Falls: Celebrate nature and spring. View 10:30 a.m. butterfly release. B.B. Owen Park (7801 Trinity Falls Pkwy.) kicks off the free event. Food trucks, kids' activities, model home tours and more.10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

TUPPS Brewery: Open at 11 a.m. Free tour at 12:30. 721 Anderson.
 
 
 
 
At Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166
Collin County Master Gardeners Plant Sale (Saturday), 9 a.m. -3 p.m., Show Barn. 972-548-4232.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hop On the Downtown McKinney DASH or call
469-733-DASH (3274)
 
 
 
 
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