Above: A busy Saturday dining on the sidewalks in downtown McKinney
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
Experience an eclectic ceramic collection by a group of friends who love to play in the fire. From functional to sculptural, hand built to thrown and altered, these artists explore what can be made with clay. Refreshments served. Meet the artists on Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Live Raku firings (bring a lawn chair) on Saturday, 4-10 p.m.; and cool down on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee

Larry Gatlin in Concert
(Friday)
Over 50 years ago, Larry Gatlin started singing in his little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element, music. Larry Takes the MPAC stage Friday evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $40 for seniors 65+, and $35 for ages 6-12. This show is practically sold out, so get one of the few remaining tickets now!
 
 
 
 
The Pairing Series "Hues and Blues"  John Bramblitt + Cast of Blues
(Ongoing thru Aug. 11)
The first exhibit in the Pairing Series, "Hues and Blues" pairs paintings by world renowned blind painter John Bramblitt (shown above right) with The Cast of Blues Exhibit from Midwest Arts Alliance featuring interactive touchable casts by sight impaired sculpturer Sharon McConnell-Dickerson.  9 a.m.-8 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
At The Sanctuary Music & Events
6633 Virginia in Adriatica

Andy Timmons & Monte Montgomery Concert (Thursday)
Join The Guitar Sanctuary to welcome back The Andy Timmons Band live at The Sanctuary Music & Events at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) with special guest appearance by Monte Montgomery. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $200 per table. Downstairs seats (first come, first served) are $35 each General Admission (Standing Room Only). Tickets on the upstairs balcony are $15 each. Standard bar and food service available from Sterling Events & Catering. 
 
 
 
 
After joining Andy Timmons as a special guest on stage Thursday, Monte Montgomery is featured while Andy Timmons returns the favor! Same ticket information as above.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at the brewery each month. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap. 9-10 a.m. at TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Escape to Hawaii for an evening of fun without leaving McKinney! $3 for adults & children over 10; $2 for children 3-9; free for children under 3. At Juanita Maxfield Aquatics Center, 1701 N. McDonald St. 5:30-8:30 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 with a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes. 10:30 a.m.
 

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Now Open)
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 during regular operating hours.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Dillon Myers Unplugged (Thur.); Beer Garden with Trey Allen at noon, Highway 31 at 9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt: Michael William Harrison (Thur.); Joe Savage Band (Fri.); Slugger's Rule (Sat.); Plectra at 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Fred Spears & Friends at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Vince Lujan (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Gypsy Playboys (shown, Friday); Simone (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Shotgun Rider (Thur.); Sunny Sweeney (Fri.); Wade Bowen (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Phillip Brumley (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Steve Douthit (Sat.); Sandy Bates (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Buzz Andrews (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
TUPPS: Keith Owens (Fri.); Sweet Crooner, 1-4 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Acoustically Speaking (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
Beginning July 29, The Farmers Market makes a temporary move due to construction. More HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
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.

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.

TUPPS Brewery: Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4 p.m. Brewery closes at 5 p.m. for a private function.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Princeton FFA Livestock Show: (Saturday-Sunday), Myers Park Show Barn, 7117 CR 166. 214-733-1254.
 
 
 
 
 
Hey kids! Fill your passport in downtown McKinney and earn free ice cream at Chick-fil-a! Thru August 12
 
 
 
 
STAY THE NIGHT
Book your overnight in  at VisitMcKinney.com.
 
 
 
 
 
With the Visit McKinney App
 
 
            
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