Above: North Tennessee Street in downtown McKinney
 
 
 
 
Monte Montgomery Live at the Sanctuary (Saturday)
The Guitar Sanctuary welcomes back Monte Montgomery live at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. VIP tables (seating for 4) directly in front of the stage are $200 per table. Reserved seats downstairs are $35 each. General Admission (standing room only) tickets on the main floor and upstairs balcony are $25 each.
 
 
 
 
 
At the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. 

(Friday-Sunday)
In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories. This MRT Young Actors Guild production plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. $12 adults; $8 students/seniors; $6 YAG members. 

"But·ter·fly": This recent collection of art by photographer Missy Burton can be seen in the basement gallery of the McKinney Performing Center through this Sunday. The series presented at the McKinney Performing Arts Center features a collection of black & white photographs that highlight the transient beauty of butterflies.
 
 
 
 
 
972-562-5566
 
Summer Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times designed primarily for preschoolers are held Fridays in June and July, 10:30 a.m. Included with admission; free for museum members.​

Design-a-Dino Coloring Contest (Shown, now through Aug. 5) The Heard prepares for the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit by inviting children ages 12 and under to submit their own original coloring designs for a chance to have their artwork replicated through a custom paint job on one of this year’s exhibit dinosaurs—the Stegosaurus. Free. 

North Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Ongoing) 
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. This exhibit is open during normal museum hours and is included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Where's This New Sculpture?
The Watchdog Sculpture:Local artist Jake Dobscha has completed another beautiful Texas limestone sculpture, commissioned by Councilman Don Day to sit at 230 W. Hunt Street in downtown McKinney. The sculpture, entitled “The Watchdog,” honors the men and women in uniform within the city of McKinney. It is carved from Texas Limestone and took Dobscha roughly two months to complete.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Eric Mathews Band (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Michael William Harrison (Thur.); Gerdes Brothers (Fri.); After 5 Band (Sat.); Innisfall at 10:30 a.m., Times Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Clenn McLaughlin at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Delaney's Irish Pub: Live Music (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: (upstairs lounge) Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Sean Franks (Thur.); Adam Hood & Jason Eady - Southern Brothers  (Fri.); Deryl Dodd (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Steve Brummet on Sax (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thurs.); TBD (Fri.); Nickel & Dime (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery - Local Texas Music - Chick’n Fry Tater and The Tots (Thur.); Jenna Clark, 1-4 p.m.; Grace Spaulding, 6-7 p.m.; Aaron Hendra (shown, from Real Housewives of Dallas), 7:30-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Nick & the Nighthawks (Fri.); Wyatt Martin (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learn why the downtown square is packed with people hunting for all sorts of things, including virtual monsters in this week's blog entry.
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

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

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

Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in Adriatica.

THURSDAY & SATURDAY
Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the village's 10 historic buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 305 S. McDonald. 972-562-8790.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Also a tour of the village, 11 a.m.

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

TUPPS Brewery Tours:
12:30 and 4 p.m. 795 Anderson. Food available from The Pit Commander.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Princeton FFA Show: At the Show Barn at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. All day both days. Free admission for spectators. 

ALL SUMMER
City Pool Hours:The City of McKinney's two outdoor pools are open for the summer. See website for hours.

 
 
 
 
 
Need help finding parking in Downtown McKinney? Click to access the web map or pick up a map at the visitors center.
 
 
 
 
 
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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