Above: McKinney's downtown square in the 1880s (in honor of Texas Independence Day March 2)
 
 
 
 
Collin McKinney - An Early Texas Exhibit (Now Open- Ongoing)
In conjunction with the official Collin McKinney 250 celebration in April (the Sestercentennial of Collin McKinney’s birthday, the Collin County Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce the "Collin McKinney - An Early Texas Exhibit." Exhibit hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what life was like for the county and city’s namesake. The Museum will be featuring artifacts of Collin McKinney’s home (from the 1800’s) along with other pioneer-period artifacts from the Museum’s archive. General Admission: $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3. 300 E. Virginia (at Chestnut). Call 972-542-9457 for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
1st Annual McKinney Community Fashion Showcase (Sunday)
This showcase features a Red Carpet Review of the newly released clothing line by McKinney Designers Downtown on the Square. 100 percent of all proceeds benefit Teachers Fighting Cancer of America-North Texas Chapter. At the Sheraton Conference Center, 1900 Gateway Blvd., 4-5:30 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance (
available online); $25 at the door. 
 
 
 
 
 
Events in the Courtroom Theater, McKinney Performing Arts Center
(MPAC) 111 N. Tennessee St.,
214-544-4630 (ticket office)

Nature turns on humanity in this tense Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Birds by the hundreds (or thousands) attack people with no explanation and, as the attacks become more vicious, the only priority is survival. This classic film stars  Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette and Jessica Tandy. Cash bar courtesy of Square Burger. 8-10 p.m. General admission is $8.
 
 
 
 
 
The exhibit on display at Orisons Art & Framing this month features up and coming artists Kim Carothers (ceramic sculpture), Maggie Golinski (alcohol inks), Silky Hart (painting), Kanyi Muraguri (photography), and Christine Scott (watercolor).  110 E. Louisiana.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at Myers Park & Event Center Show Barn, 7117 CR 166. Dog events are free to spectators. Leave your own dogs at home please. Concessions available at snack bar.
Dallas Dog Sports Dog Agility Show (Saturday-Sunday) In the Show Barn, all day both days. Call 972-442-9226 for more information.

North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event (Saturday-Sunday) In the Stall Barn area. All day both days. Call 972-914-8735 for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at City of McKinney Libraries: These events are open to the public and free. 972-547-7323 
Free Genealogy Assistance (Saturday): The North Collin County Genealogical Society offers this service the first Saturday of the month. 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt Street just off the downtown square. 

Sunday Afternoon Cinema (shown, Sunday)
Both libraries will present the family film "Minions." Bring your own blankets and pillows.  2-4 p.m. at the Ralph and Helen Hall Memorial Library (101 E. Hunt) and at the John & Judy Gay Library (6861 W. Eldorado Pwky.).
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Wanda King Band (Fri.); Kevin Vaugh & The Backup Blues Band (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Michael William Harrison (Thur.);Bodarks (Fri.); The Gypsy Playboys (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m., Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Hank's Texas GrillNo Dry County (Thur.); Tracy Byrd (Fri.); Adam Hood & Jason Eady (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Aaron Burton (Thur.); Django Walker (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Tommy Williams (Sunday)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Brian Bertrand (Fri.); Thiago Nascimento in The Reserve, Ian Dickson in The Wine Bar (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Live music (Thur.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Earshot Trio (Thur.); The Three Amigos (Fri.); Eric Erickson (shown, Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
Learn what awaits you in McKinney by visiting our website blog.
 
 
 
 
 
ALSO THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. Brewery open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. $8 for a flight of five beers. Live music with food by Butcher & Barley. Tours at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.

 
 
 
Your Source for Cool McKinney Merchandise.

Check out our green section (above) where you'll find the perfect gift for 
 St. Patty's Day.

Also, check out newly discounted merchandise!

We're remodeling our store to make room for new merchandise. This means some great discounts including
50% off holiday items &
$5 t-shirt BLOW OUT!

Located inside the 
MCVB Visitors Center, 
200 W. Virginia
in downtown McKinney
 
 
 
 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide assortment of lodging options, from modern hotels to quaint bed & breakfasts. Check out the lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com.
Or call the McKinney CVB at 888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
 
 
 
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