Above: Chestnut Square Historic Village
 
 
 
 
Bridal Trunk Show (Sunday)
Sara's Bridal Boutique is hosting a bridal trunk show of their 2017 Bridal Collection. Dessert table and drinks, music, fashion show, raffles and more. At Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery, 4488 CR 408. RSVPs required by Thursday, May 18. 469-734-7729.
 
 
 
 
 
Jazz in the Garden (Saturday)
Free admission and open to the public. Bring your friends. Tables and chairs will be set up. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food from vendors here or from vendors next door. Enjoy the breeze and some cool music on the lawn. Katie's Garden at the Heard-Craig House, 205 W. Hunt. Noon-4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee

(Shown, through Sunday)
This is the first exhibit for Youth Stop Inc., showcasing a collection of photographs
taken by the photographers with images captured from both inside and outside of their
communities. The week-long event features inspiring photography, a meet-and-greet with the artists. Free. Ground floor gallery in the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

Plano Symphony Orchestra Presents: Bugs, Flowers, & Bees
(Sunday) This concert in the Family Symphony Sundays Series includes a performance by Le Theatre De Marionette puppeteers featuring an instrumental ensemble that showcases each of the four instrument families along with puppet characters. Come early and enjoy the
Instrument Petting Zoo where you can see, hear and play real instruments, as well as other activities. 3-4 p.m. with pre-concert activities at 2:15 p.m. $12 per person.

(Friday-Sunday, final weekend) 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.
 
 
 
 
 
Outdoor Puppet Demonstration
(Friday-Sunday)
An interactive exhibit of large puppets, flying creatures and animated inventions by Melissa Patrello, owner of StageWorthy Arts, a local theatrical design studio that specializes in creating the unexpected! Come meet the artist, visit with puppeteers, peek inside puppets and see what makes them work. At The Cove,
402 N. Tennessee. 6-10 p.m. each night. Demonstrations 7:30 p.m. nightly and artist
Q&A 8 p.m. nightly.
 
 
 
 
 
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.

3rd Saturday Nature Talks (above, Saturday)
This month's nature talk at the Heard Museum feature Dragonflies–The Insect World’s Top Gun! Learn about dragonfly habits, predation, habitats, and beauty through photographs. 9:39-10:30 a.m. This program is open to the public and is free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership.

Date Night at the Heard (Saturday)
The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will host adults with a fun, outdoor fundraising event featuring live music, dancing, a cash bar and food trucks. Tickets will be available to the public while supplies last for $15 each. The event will be for guests ages 21+; however, childcare is available. (Spots are limited and only available for event participants for kids ages 5-12. Kids will enjoy live animal presentations, kid-friendly nature videos, games and puzzles. 6-9 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Buzz Andrews Unplugged (Thur.); TUPPS Brewery Pink Night and Missing Three (Fri.); Peticolas Brewery Co. Pint Night and Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.) .
The Celt: Michael William Harrison  (Thur.); Beyond the Pale at 8 p.m. (Fri.); Skeleton McKee (Sat.); Harbor Row at 10:30 a.m.,TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; Irish Rogues, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Vince Lujan (Fri.); Jason Cloud (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Ladies Night with Music by Anthony and Marina (Thurs.); Lou Harlas & Kelly Durbin (Fri.); Gypsy Playboys (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Randall King (Thur.); Roger Creager (Fri.); Bleu Edmondson (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Steve Brummet (Thur.); Sandy Bates (Fri.); Shane Frame (shown, Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Shane Frame (shown, Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Andrew Dutton (Fri.); Sweet Crooner from 1-4 p.m. and Clay Mobley from 7-10 p.m. Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.); 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
 
 
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Check out #GETSOCIAL  which provides access to McKinney-related posts across social media!
 
 
 
 
 
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. 

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.

Cooper Spring Sprint: Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch hosts its Sprint Triathlon: 350 meter pool swim, 12 mile bike and 5K run. USAT sanctioned race. Time trial serpentine swim course. This race is the first in our 2017 race series. Starts at 7:30 a.m.; Super sprint distance: 150 meter swim, 6 mile bike, and 1.5 mile run. 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy. 8-11 a.m.

The School of Rock Music Festival takes place at TUPPS from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday. School of Rock has a performance-based approach to music instruction. The students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result. Come on out and hear them perform! $10 cover fee; purchase tickets at the door. All ages welcome.


SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Trinity Valley Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Texas 
In the Back 40 at Myers Park, 7117 CR. 166. 972-308-8377
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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
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