Above: The Beauty of Nature at Myers Park
 
 
 
 
At the McKinney Performing Arts Center,
111 N. Tennessee
Downtown McKinney

Chills & Thrills Free Family Concert
(Sunday)
Calling all fans of thrilling (and slightly chilling) family films featuring superheroes, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Disney and more for a concert especially for the little ones and those of us who are young at heart! The musical afternoon will feature an instrument “petting zoo” so the kids can get a close-up look at some of the band instruments. As always, the McKinney Community Band’s concerts are free and open to the public with no ticket required. 4-5:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
MPAC Presents: Jack Ingram
(Saturday)
Spend an intimate evening with Jack Ingram, an artist whose recording career spans more than 20 years, earning a fiercely devoted fan base as well as reams of critical acclaim along the way. 8-9:30 p.m. Reserved seating. Tickets are $40 adults, $35 seniors (65+), and $30 for kids/students 6-22 yrs. Only a very few tickets still available.
 
 
 
 
The Onset Worship Night
(Friday)
Enjoy a night of music and worship with recording artist Macy McKinzie as she leads the audience through the music of her debut EP, The Onset!. Tickets are $12, general admission. 8-9:15 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

Heard 50th Anniversary Celebration 
(Sunday)
Celebrate the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's 50 years serving the McKinney community and preserving nature. Tickets, which are limited, include the cost of admission to the museum. Heard Museum Members receive free admission. Enjoy a butterfly talk, refreshments, music by WRR 101 and the Texas Chamber Music Project, and of course, Dinosaurs Live! 1-4 p.m.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children with a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 min. 10:30 a.m.

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Now Open)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden, which opens for its summer season on Saturday. This exhibit is open during regular operating hours.
 
 
 
 
Dinosaurs Live!
(Through Feb. 18) 
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Exhibit is included in museum general admission. Visit museum website for hours and rates. 
 
 
 
 
 
Glass Half Full: Paintings by Alison Daffin Montgomery (Friday-Saturday)
This new art exhibit features imagery that focuses on love, health, spirituality and my favorite qualities of the human soul. It is a joyful and colorful collection of paintings
that aims to bring smiles and comfort to the viewer. 6-9 p.m. both nights. Free admission. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee just north of downtown McKinney.
 
 
 
 
 
Seasons Sacred & Other Works on Paper (Thru September 30th.) Local artist Anne Royer creates visual metaphors of sacred narratives using liturgical colors and abstract forms.  At The Martin Place, 177 N, Graves.
 
 
 
 
 
POPPIES: A Symbol of Remembrance
(Through Sept. 30)
The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts is hosting a showcase of poppy paintings, porcelain works, and current McKinney Artists' whimsical works (for sale to the public) featuring poppies. Remember a loved one with a gift of poppy art. Open during the day between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. 205 W. Hunt. Tickets are
available online.
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney Brunch Fest at Tucker Hill
(Saturday)
Bring your appetites to McKinney's most delicious event featuring mouthwatering brunch cuisine from eight different restaurants and food trucks! Rye mixologists will be pouring brunch cocktails. Enjoy live music on the lawn featuring the N'awlins Gumbo Kings! There will be more than 40 boutiques and artisans, a photo booth, lawn games and culinary demonstrations. The event is free to attend with food and beverages available to purchase. Complimentary valet will be available. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tucker Hill, 2100 State Blvd.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Buffalo Ruckus Unplugged (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Droo on the Patio, noon, and Zack King Band (Sat.)
The Celt: Jigsaw (Thur.); Love Past Blue (Fri.); Nathan & Russ at 5 p.m. and Nitty Gritty Jazz Band at 8 p.m. (Sat.); Sarah Copus,10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session, 3 p.m., Glenn McLaughlin (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: TBA (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Aaron Burton (Thur.); Marcelo Trio (shown, Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Corb Lund (Thur.); King George (Fri.); John Baumann (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Ray Williams (Thur.); Nick McLean (Fri.); Tyler John (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Marc Sena (Thur.); Nick & the Nighthawks (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Brews & Boutiques (Thur.); Richard John Kandy (Fri.); Cody Jasper, 1-4 p.m. and Whiskey Routes 7:30-10 p.m. with no cover charges (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Sabrina Taylor (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
You can cast a maximum of 5 votes per day
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. 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. 

THURSDAY
Farmers Market at Adriatica:  3-6 p.m. at Bella Donna Chapel.

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

Farmers Market: Temporary location at Hunt and Tennessee. 8 a.m.-noon.

TUPPS Brewery: Free yoga at 9 a.m. Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Day: The McKinney Poetry Society, a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas, will read poetry at The Village at Stonebridge, 3300 S. Stonebridge Drive. Some of the residents are expected to participate in reading poetry. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free.

Relay for Life 5K and Fun Run: All proceeds from this race event go to Relay for Life. Together, as a community we can kick cancer! $20 registration for 5K, $15 for 1 mile fun run. T-shirt with registration. 8 a.m. at Boyd High School, 600 Lake Forest.

Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166
Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Agility Show (Saturday-Sunday) in the Show Barn, Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. 972-875-9883.
 
 
 
 
 
200 West Virginia
in downtown McKinney 
 
 
 
 
 
STAY THE NIGHT
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