Above: September 11 Day of Remembrance, Sunday at Boyd High School
The Public Ceremony will be held on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at McKinney Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Leadership McKinney in partnership with the City of McKinney Public Safety Office, the Collin County Sheriff's Office and KLAK-HM 95 Radio. Gates will be open at 5 p.m. for reading of the names. Free.
Art Exhibit Openings
(shown at right, Friday-Sunday)
Sculptor Lor Clark and surrealist Leo Malboeuf will be featured in an exhibit at The Cove this weekend. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 4-9 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m. 402 N. Tennessee. 

Joe Sambataro Exhibit (Saturday): Orisons Art & Framing opens a new exhibit of paintings by with a meet-the-artist reception, 7-10 p.m. Wine and small bites provided. Free admission. 110 E. Louisiana.
Train Show & Meet (Saturday)
The Lone Star Division of the Train Collectors Association presents a Train Show and Meet Saturday at the Collin College Conference Center on the Central Park Campus, 2400 Community Drive. There will be operating layouts to see with special layouts for children to operate. $6 per adult; $9 per family. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week, these programs are included in the general admission. 10:30-11 a.m.

2nd Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday)
If you've ever had an interest in birding, this is a great opportunity to learn basics or experienced birders tio learn some pointers. Included with general admission. Reservations not required, but attendees need to arrive on time (8 a.m.)

Ropes Course Adventure Day (Saturday)
Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or less persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Adventure Days. Reservations are required for these programs ($35 per person) and can be made online. 1-4 p.m.

North Texas Butterfly House & Garden (shown, ongoing) 
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Open during normal museum hours; included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Broken Code (Fri.); Wanda King (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Go Solo (Fri.); String Theory- 6-7:30 p.m.; What? 8-11 p.m. (Sat.); Harbor Row at 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Glenn McLaughlin at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: (upstairs lounge) Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: David Lee (Thur.); Mark McKinney (Fri.); Max Stalling (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Lenno Summers (Thur.); Tommy Williams (Fri.); Double Down with Mike Allyn and Tommy Williams (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thurs.); Soul Society (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: Men from Nantucket (Thur., 6-8 p.m.); A Hard Night's Day (Friday, 6-10 p.m.); Devin  Leigh, 1-4 p.m.,
Jon Christopher Davis, $10 Cover Fee, 7-10 p.m. (shown, Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Chant (Sat.); 10th Anniversary Celebration (all week)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
Check out the events coming up in McKinney this fall (September-November).

An Early Texas Exhibit: The Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. Artifacts of Collin McKinney's home and life. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3.

Heard-Craig House: Tours on Thursdays. $5, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. 

Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in Adriatica.

Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the village's 10 historic buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

3-Day Jewelry Workshop: Silhouette expert and metal clay artist, Cindy Pope, will help you create three different projects during the workshop. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Class fee is $600. Call 469-406-7704 to reserve a spot in the workshop. Art on the Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana.

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

Trolley Tours of Historic McKinney: 10 a.m. from Chestnut Square. $10 adults; $7 children under 12, seniors and military. Tickets available online.

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

TUPPS Brewery Tours & Tastings:12:30 and 4 p.m. 795 Anderson. Also Muffins, Scones and Beer Pairing, $15 per pairing, pre-purchase tickets available online. The McKinney Creative Community shares art by local artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

North Texas Pride Festival: This event is family-oriented and includes children’s activities from 1-5 p.m. as well as music, live performances, giveaways, food, drinks and more. Entertainment will continue from 5-8 p.m. with drink specials and dancing. At Louisiana Street Grill, 350 E. Louisiana. Free admission.

Cooper Fall Sprint Triathlon: 350 meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5K run at Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch, 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Tea & Conversation Heard-Craig Registration Deadline: Saturday is the deadline for reservations to The Heard-Craig Center's Tea & Conversation Sept. 14 event featuring a program on porcelain given by Harriett Allred of the North Texas Porcelain Group. Tickets are $35 and include the program, tea and a light lunch, and a tour.

Click to access the web map or pick up a fold-out pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.