Above: Scene at Myers Park & Event Center
 
 
 
 
Collin County Rural Heritage Fair (Saturday) Family-family activities include: Model T rides Old-time town baseball game Heritage demonstrations Shopping and crafts from local organizations Open fire cooking and food sampling and more. Free admission. Hosted by the Collin County Farm Museum at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166.
 
 
 
 
 
Third Monday Trade Days (Friday-Sunday)
Over 450 vendors offer almost anything you can imagine - unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, dogs and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions. 4550 W. University. $5 to park Saturday-Sunday before 3 p.m.; free parking on Friday. Free admission. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Jazz Under the Stars (Saturday)
Good music, wine and dancing on the outdoor dance floor. Bring a lawn chair and picnic basket; winery tables/chairs are limited. No outside beverages. $15 at the gate. 7:30-10 p.m. at Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery, 4488 CR 408.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
With his wife out of town, an alibi from his best friend and a gourmet chef to add culinary spice, Bernard has the perfect romantic evening planned for his French mistress - or so he thinks. Hidden identities and outrageous infidelities are exposed and hilarity abounds. 8-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets available online - $18 adults, $15 students 13 & up, $15 seniors 55 & up. At McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
SECOND SATURDAY EVENTS
Downtown McKinney

Souvenirs: Artwork by Magali Munoz Smith (Saturday-Sunday)
During Second Saturday, art exhibit event will also feature music by Nestor Salazar and Len Barnett. 6-9 p.m. Also open Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Free. At The Cover, 402 N. Tennessee. 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Open late for Second Saturday, the LAST Art Gallery will be featuring work by 30 local artists. 105 W. Louisiana. (Shown is an oil painting by Bev Boren.  Until 9 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children, introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book. Included in general admission; free for Heard Members. 10:30 a.m.

Zip Line Day (Saturday)
During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-reservations required.

2nd Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday)
Second Saturday Bird Walks are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques. No reservations are required, but you must arrive on time (8 a.m.). This walk is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum members. 8-9 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
721 Anderson
Brewery tour every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and live music from 1-4 p.m. Food trucks onsite. 

Local Block Party (Friday)
From 4-9 p.m., enjoy live music, a silent auction and door prizes. No cover fee. Benefitting The Block Foundation. A portion of the proceeds of this event are going to benefit Arlington Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Duke and his family, who’s house was destroyed in the recent tornados in Canton, Texas.

Bottles & Brushes (Friday)
Honor or memorialize someone that has been impacted with cancer by adding their spirit to the bottle tree. Paint a message and or image(s) on a wine bottle just for them to be forever displayed on TUPPS’ Bottle. All supplies provided. $10 per bottle. Ages 18+ welcome; must be 21 to drink alcohol. 6-9 p.m.

Second Saturday Art Show (Saturday)
Artists in the North Dallas area show off their work and sell pieces at the brewery. Free admission.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Scott Schults Unplugged (Thur.); Mark Sena's Funk Machine (Fri.); Beer Garden with Eli Mosley at noon, The Superkings at 9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: John Hardin Trio upstairs, Psychic Night downstairs (Thur.); Slugger's Rule (Fri.); Jeffrey Phillips Band at 5 p.m., Seamus Stout at 8 p.m. (Sat.); Cierra Brannies at 10:30 a.m.,TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; Bodarks Duo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Rory Payne (Fri.); Jeffrey Phillips(Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Ladies Night with Music by A.J.LeGrand Trio (Thurs.); Aaron Flores (Fri.); Anthony & Marina (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Usrey Brothers (Thur.); Koe Wetzel (shown, Fri.); Jarrod Birmingham (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Robin Lore (Thur.); Tommy Williams (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Mark Sena (Thur.); TBD (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Big Gus, 1-4 p.m., and Shelby Ballenger, 3-5 p.m.(Sat.); Parker Hernandez, 2-4 p.m. (Sun.) 
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); The Three Amigos (Sat.); 
 
 
 
 
 
We wrap up National Travel & Tourism Week on Saturday.  We hope you're having a fun week exploring and learning about all McKinney has to offer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
 
 
NEW TO OUR WEBSITE:
Check out #GETSOCIAL  which provides access to McKinney-related posts across social media!
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY
Pj's, Pancakes & Bingo: Enjoy a yummy Pancake Bar and Bingo. Best pajamas will win a gift card. Each round of Bingo wins a prize, too. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Oxford Grand of McKinney, 2851 Orchid. FREE.

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. 

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.

MBHS Engineering Car Show: Boyd High School car and motorcycle show, 600 N. Lake Forest. Music, food, raffle and Smash Bash Awards. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission free. Entering a vehicle is $10 before 5/13 or $10 on 5/13; available online.

Mother's Day Shopping Event for Dads and Kids: Stop by for lunch and shop for Mom! We'll have hot dogs for the kids and brats and beer for dad. Gift certificates of $50 and up are 15% off, free gift wrapping, all Nora Fleming wood pieces are 10% off. Shop the "how to create the perfect breakfast-in-bed" idea area. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana.

Festival of Flight: LeTourneau University, in partnership with the City of McKinney, will host its second annual “McKinney Festival of Flight” at the McKinney National Airport, 1500 E. Industrial Blvd. The event is free and open to the public with free parking. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Officers Down 5K: Celebrating officers putting lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. Race starts at 6 p.m. with pre-race activities that start around 4 p.m. Starts at Cockrill Middle School, 1351 Hardin. 

Night Moves Glow Run and Kids K: Participants will receive a shirt, and 3 glow products. Registration for the Glow Run and Kids K required. Proceeds benefit the work of The Love Life Foundation. At The Guitar Sanctuary, 6633 Virginia. Race start time is 7:30 p.m.

 
 
 
 
 


STAY THE NIGHT
McKinney hotels, B&Bs and crafting retreats offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. 
​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
 


UPDATED DOWNTOWN PARKING MAP
Click the map to see a larger map ad and an update of the downtown parking situation. 
 
 
 
            
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