Memorial Day Weekend Activities ...

Bike the Bricks (Friday)
Spectators are merely inches from the action as riders rocket past powered only by their legs and protected from the pavement only by their skill. Bring the whole family to enjoy food, spirits and festivities at this free cycling event in Historic Downtown McKinney. 3-11 p.m. (Warm-up laps begin at 2:30 p.m.) Free admission to the public.
 
 
 
 
Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony (Saturday)
A ceremony honoring Gold Star Families will take place at the Veterans Memorial Park with a wreath-laying Ceremony. The ceremony will also include new name inductions that span the Mexican War of 1846 to the Vietnam war. 10 a.m. at 6053 Weiskopf. Free.
 
 
 
 
Yellow Wood Music & Outdoor Festival (Saturday)
Enjoy live music, delicious food and beverages, an artisan village, cooking classes, recreation activities, hands-on outdoorsman classes, a 5K run (fee required), camping, a family-friendly movie night and the Barnyard Party (tickets available) presented by Trinity Falls. The festival is FREE & Family friendly. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166.
 
 
 
 
Smiles Concert featuring Joe Nichols (Sunday)
This family festival supports disabled veterans and features music by headliner Joe Nichols, local favorite The Maylee Thomas Band, and more. Food and beverages available for purchase. Admission is $5 at the gate and the first 2,500 making a $5 donation get a souvenir t-shirt. In Adriatica, 6595 Virginia.
 
 
 
 
Pecan Grove Cemetery Memorial Day Tribute (Monday)
Join hundreds of others for a morning of remembrance. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms. All are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Free. Music starts at 9:30 a.m. with the ceremony starting at 10 a.m. At Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 S. McDonald, near the Harry E. McKillop Memorial Hall.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. The storytime and talk events are included with general admission.

Nature Storytime (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. 10:30-11 a.m. 

The Heard Museum is open Monday for the Memorial Day observance.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday: The Twin Taco food truck
Saturday: Pit Pals BBQ/Bike Race
Sunday: Free yoga open to all levels with North Texas Yoga at 10 a.m. Food by Helen's Hot Chicken.
Monday: Open special hours for Memorial Day, noon-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Cadence Cyclery Grand Reopening (Friday)
Cadence Cyclery has teamed up with Giant Bicycles to announce the opening of their new store which includes the Wattage Coffee Company, a new coffee shop to the square. View their great selection of the world’s best bikes and cycling gear, and get a free cup of coffee when you buy one during Bike the Bricks. Celebration continues Sunday with a road ride.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Carson McHone Unplugged (Thur.); The Bodarks (Fri.); Eric Mathews Band (Sat.).
The Celt:   Jason Cloud (Fri.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Josh Osgood (Fri.);  Live DJ (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro:Karl Berkebile (Thur.); Joey Love (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.) 
Hank's Texas Grill: Grant Gilbert (Thur.); Sunny Sweeney (Fri.); Muscadine Bloodline (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:Tommy Williams (Thur.); Tradasium (Fri.); Jimmy Nash (Sat.); Jason Lovell/Buffalo Ruckus (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); 4-Way Street Band (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery:Sean & Faye (Fri.); Josh Osgood (Sat.); Tyler Rogers (Sun.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Mark Alan (Thur.); Luqman Rashada (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend. (Includes information for overnight accommodations.)
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: This exhibit honors Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

SATURDAY
Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky and Tennessee at Hunt.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of this "green" facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery: Open at 11 a.m. Free tour at 12:30. 721 Anderson.

Classics on the Square: All classics, customs, and hot rods are welcome to join the Morning Maniacs on the downtown square from 7:30-10:30 a.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hop On or Call
469-733-DASH (3274) 
 
 
 
 
 
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