Above: Strolling on McKinney's Downtown Square
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
The 450 vendors offer unique gift ideas, seasonal décor as well as trendy clothing and accessories—all at bargain prices. Your visit won’t be complete without a taste of the tempting carnival-type food. "If you haven't been to Third Monday, you just haven't been shopping." 8-5 p.m. 4550 W. University. Free admission; parking is $5 on Saturday and Sunday before 3 p.m. Free all day Friday.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at MPAC
(McKinney Performing Arts Center)
111 N. Tennessee 

(Friday-Sunday)
The McKinney Young Actors Guild presents two plays. Monster Problems features three friends overwhelmed with worry about starting high school. They are going to have to deal with their problems or risk being consumed.
In The Devil in Sherman Marsh, a super nerd sells his soul to the devil to make the hottest girl in school fall for him. At McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. Tickets are $12 adults & seniors; $8 students & kids; $6 YAG members. Friday
and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
A Vintage Farmhouse Christmas
(Friday-Sunday)
Vintage Market Days visits Myers Park again, providing a great start to your holiday shopping. The vendors who are unique to Vintage Market Days®, an upscale vintage-inspired indoor and outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, holiday gift ideas, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & a little more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. all three days. $10 Friday (ticket good for all three days), or $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for ages 12 and under.
 
 
 
 
 
Art Exhibits
The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee: This weekend The Cove features a shared exhibit of painters Darby LaGrave and Leslee Ortega. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 3-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Snack provided. 

A Day in the Countryside (shown): Darby LaGrave presents paintings designed to bring to remembrance the joys of taking a drive in the country, stopping to picnic, hearing the birds sing and watching the clouds go by.  

Journey to Modern Dog: In this lighthearted, fun and colorful exhibit, Leslee Ortega will share some of her artistic journey, along with her first collection, Modern Dog.
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibits/talks included in admission.

Dinosaurs Live (shown, thru Feb. 19) They're back! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and some of his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the Heard's nature trails.Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 

Nature Story Time (Friday): Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 10:30-11 a.m.

Third Saturday Nature Talk: Bird Banding (Saturday)
Did you know that the Heard operates a bird banding station on the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary that monitors the flow of migrant songbirds during spring and fall migration each year? The station was established in 1978 and is the oldest bird banding station in the state of Texas. In this talk, members
of the bird banding group at the Heard will introduce you to how the program operates and how the data collected is used to help
scientists better understand population statuses and more. Pre-registration preferred. Presentation included in paid admission to the museum. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Quinten Hope Band (Fri.); Chant (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub:Jigsaw (Thur.); Go Solo (Fri.); What? Band (Sat.); Harber Row at 10:30 a.m., Times Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Songs & Earhart at 6:30 p.m.(Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Usrey Brothers (Thur.); Shinyribs (Fri.); Brandon Rhyder (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Jim McCrain (Thur.); Steve Rose (Fri.); Steve Brummet (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Jazz (Thur. & Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Ed McMahon (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (shown, Sat.) 
TUPPS Brewery: Beth Lee and the Breakups from 7-9:30 p.m., also Lucky 2 BBQ food truck (Fri.); Mo Robson from 1-4 p.m., also Arete Gourmet Sliders serving food (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Zack King Band (Thur.); Nick and the Nighthawks (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
Challenge your family and friends to the fun of McKinney's latest attraction, North Texas Escape Rooms. 
Check it out in our blog!
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

Collin County Historical Museum: This museum is only open by appointment from now through Nov. 25, when the Collin McKinney 250 exhibit reopens.

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

Chestnut Square: Guided tours. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

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

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

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); $5 a beer, live music from 1-4 p.m., and tours at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Events at Myers Park, 
7117 CR 166
North Texas Saluki Club Dog Luring Event (Saturday-Sunday): in the Back 40.

 
 
 
 

Click to access the web map or pick up a 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.
 
 
 
            
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