News/Upcoming Events:
Fall Fun in McKinney
It may still be summer, but in addition to summer fun, McKinney is in high gear with planning for Oktoberfest and other great fall events. Add some of these activities to your calendar and then head to McKinney to experience what awaits your meeting or event guests. 
  • Oktoberfest (see pic at right, Sept. 22-24)
  • Jack Ingram in Concert (Sept.30)
  • Chills & Thrills Free Family Band Concert (Oct. 1)
  • Farmers Market (Saturdays through November)
  • North Texas Butterfly House and Gardens (Thru Oct. 1)
  • Dinosaurs Live! (Opens Sept. 2)
  • Zip Line Day (Sept. 9)
  • Heard 50th Anniversary Celebration (Oct. 1)
For more events taking place in McKinney, check out our website calendar at
New Venues/Properties & Coming Soon
New and coming properties in McKinney include:

Now Open!
This property opened in the spring and is receiving rave reviews. Its beautiful colors and comfortable appointments will quickly make it a favorite with travelers. The rooms have all the amenities popular with travelers - free wi-fi, microwave, mini-fridge, a phone in the bathroom and black-out shades for more sound sleeping any time of the day. The lobby area includes a large and cozy area where guests will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning; this include pancakes guests cook themselves in a little oven complete with conveyor belt and window to watch the pancakes cooking. The lobby and dining areas are all designed with the business traveler in mind with plugs and USB ports in all the tables and walls. The property also features a fitness room and outdoor pool, open to all guests. The hotel sits adjacent to the Craig Ranch Sports Complex - baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer.
Designed as a training and camp facility for adolescent and teen girls, Arete' management also offers their newly-opened facilities for weekday corporate meetings, outings, and team building. In addition to large volleyball courts, the space also provides ample seating for tables and serving refreshments, registration, exhibits, and more. Arete' Athletics Center, 1720 Bray Central Dr., Ste 200
Whether you need indoor seating for 50 guests or an outdoor courtyard garden setting complete with a water fountain and bistro lighting, 305 Event Gallery (shown at right) is the perfect place for a private dinner, intimate gathering, or small corporate meeting. Their companion space, Venue at McKinney Town Center, is just a couple blocks away and can accommodate 120 for a reception, company or association party or meeting. Five Star Event Services provides catering and event staffing for both venues. 

Coming/Under Construction:
Springhill Suites & Hilton Home 2 are being built adjacent to each other off of Country Club & Central Expressway (75), bringing a combined 235 rooms to McKinney's available hotel room inventory. Slated for completion in late 2017-early 2018, both are located just north of Eldorado on the west side of Central Expressway/U.S.75. ​​​​​​
McKinney's Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) is an electric six-seat
shuttle that scoots around the downtown area, taking shoppers, diners
and other visitors where they need to go. It doesn't have a set route;
rather, the DASH travels from remote parking lots to bring guests to the square or to help them get from one location to another. Your event or meeting guests will be able to use the DASH at their leisure during free time or for moving around during events taking place downtown. Either wave it down, or call 469-733-DASH (3274). DASH rides are free!
Step Into Our Virtual Venues and Attractions

Check out our Pinterest Bulletin Boards where you'll find photos of venues, restaurants, attractions and more - all the things that keep McKinney "unique by nature." 

The McKinney CVB is in the final approval stages of videos that take you inside some of our venues and hotels. Watch our YouTube channel and website for videos of the Holiday Inn & Suites, the Hampton Inn, Myers Park, the Cotton Mill and Chestnut Square Historic Village.
Available now: See the fun that awaits you in Historic Downtown McKinney!
We'll Provide Support for Your Meeting or Event

The McKinney CVB offers a number of complimentary services to any organization or private group hosting a meeting or event at a McKinney venue while also staying in McKinney.
  • Online RFPs (for quick & easy online submission)
  • Welcome bags containing various brochures, map and more (shown)
  • Site visits of venues/properties to help you in the decision-making process
  • On-site guest registration
  • Itineraries specific featuring must-see spots in McKinney.

For more about our services, we invite you to contact our sales manager today at the email address and/or phone number shown below.

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau 
200 W. Virginia, McKinney TX 75069
Contact our Sales Manager, Vanesa Rhodes at 
or call
1-888-649-8499 to schedule a site visit or
learn more about bringing your meeting to McKinney.

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