Above: Pioneer Village at the Heard Museum

Texas Heritage Festival (Saturday)
This festival will feature toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’ Western music, local artisans, historical demonstrations, and interactive children’s activities. Say “Howdy” to our resident wildlife ambassadors and explore the Native Texas Butterfly Garden. Children will love exploring the Heard’s Pioneer Village. $9 adults, $6 seniors (60+) and children (3-12). Museum members and McKinney residents free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Summer Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times designed primarily for preschoolers are offered each Friday in June and July at 10:30 a.m. These programs will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. About 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place. Included in general admission; free for Heard Museum members.​

Zip Line Day (Saturday)
Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line. Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration required. For ages 10+. Registration available online.
North Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Ongoing) 
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and which are available from suppliers. This exhibit is open during normal museum hours and is included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Link Bracelet-Metal Clay (Saturday)
Love playing with metal clay? This link bracelet is fun to create and a beautiful piece to wear. Class fee of $200 includes supplies. (Metal clay experience required to take this class.) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Art on the Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana. Call 469-406-7704 to reserve your spot in the class.
Thursday: Daniel Hilbert (6-8 p.m.)
Friday: Town Skanks (7-9 p.m.)
Saturday: Sweet Crooner (1-4 p.m.); Jon Christopher Davis & Tom Faulkner (shown, 7-10 p.m.)
Also this weekend at TUPPS:
Adorably Adoptable Pets with Cody's Friends Rescue. Beers are $5, or $15 ticket for two beers and a TUPPS barrel pint glass. Entry is free.
Eric Gales Live at The Sanctuary
(Sunday)  The Guitar Sanctuary presents Eric Gales in concert. VIP Tables for four directly in front of the stage, $150 per table;  reserved seats downstairs, $25 (general admiss; main floor/upstairs balcony, $15. Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia. 8-11 p.m. Get tickets online.
Events at Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166, 972-548-4792

Collin County Master Gardeners – “A Walk in the Park” (Saturday)
7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Research Gardens.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Quinten Hope Band (Fri.); Manny & the Gringoderos (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Innisfall (Thur.); Josh Osgood (Fri.); String Theory (Sat.); 10 a.m., Chris Grooms (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Live Jazz (upstairs, Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Jerry Audley  (Thur.); Curtis Grimes (Fri.); Micky & The Motorcars (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Aaron Burton (Thur.); Crystal & Will Yates (shown, Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Tommy Williams (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery:  Faith & Rye (Fri.); Joanna Ceja in The Reserve, Wine Bar is closed (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Live Music (Thurs.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tony Bakly (Thur.); Earshot Trio (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
The Gold Star Memorial Paver Project

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.

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

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

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut.

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

The City of McKinney's two outdoor pools open for the summer  beginning on Saturday. See the city website for hours.

Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.
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, from modern hotels to quaint B&Bs.
Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.
Remember the graduates in your life by getting them a hometown shirt ! 
Located inside the 
MCVB Visitors Center, 
200 W. Virginia
in downtown McKinney