Above: Scare on the Square, Halloween, Oct. 31
 
 
 
 
Brew HaHa (Saturday)
Franconia Brewing hosts a night of comedy at the brewery. Guests receive a limited edition pint glass, a brewery tour, three craft beers, and a comedy show from top comedians in the metroplex with ticket. This always sells out, so get your
tickets online now495 McKinney Pkwy.
 
 
 
 
 
Legends of McKinney Ghostwalk (Saturday)
This is a self-guided, self-paced Ghost Walk throughout Chestnut Square Historic Village, the Collin County History Museum and the downtown McKinney Square. Ticket booklets guide you to the sites and storytellers who will share the legends and tales of downtown's paranormal history. Adults, $15 in advance/$20 at event; kids 4-12, $5; Kids 3 and under are free. Tickets available online.

Add Jernigan's Swamp (Finch Park) to your reservation for a trolley tour and storytelling of ghost legends in the park which was once a swamp. 
 
 
 
 
 
(Thru Oct. 31)
Visit the pumpkin patch, take photos at several designated areas and enjoy other family activities. Weekends include additional activities. Free admission. Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins goes to McKinney Christian Academy. At Tucker Hill, 7404 Wescott (off W. University/380). Schedule on the
event website.
 
 
 
 
 
721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill)

Friday: Lucky 2 BBQ Food Truck Friday, 4-10 p.m.

Saturday: Halloween Bash
 A day filled with a kids costume contest, an adult costume contest, TUPPKin beer release, a scarecrow competition, food truck (Arete Courmet Sliders). Live music by John Tipton from 1-4 p.m. Free admission all day.  
 
 
 
 
 
Art Exhibits
(Friday-Sunday)
Born in Havana, Cuba, our artist has a very colorful perspective that comes across in her art: the blues of the Caribbean and the reds and yellows in the sunrises. Her paintings are abstracts in acrylics.Opening reception Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 3-9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee St.
 
 
 
 
 
House Concert Featuring String Fever and Ordinary Elephant (Saturday) Spend an enjoyable evening listening to the acoustic music by String Fever and Ordinary Elephant. (Music starts at 7:30 p.m.) House concert at 3615 Canyon View Ct, 7-9 p.m. $15 per person.
 
 
 
 
 
FAMILY MOVIES
Outdoor Movie Night-Captain America: Civil War (Thursday) 
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and watch a great movie (PG-13) under the stars. Pre-registration is preferred. Parents must attend with minors. Free drinks and popcorn provided! Additional concessions available for sale. 2001 S. Central Expwy.

Neighborhood Night at the Movies-Hotel Transylvania 2 (shown, Friday)  Outdoor movie (PG) at Old Settlers Park, 1201 E. Louisiana. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars! Movie begins at 7:30 p.m. or dusk. Free.
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
HALLOWEEN (Monday. Oct. 31)

(Monday, at right) Holiday Inn hosts a family Fright Night showing the movie "Hocus Pocus" starting at 7 p.m. Event from 6-10 p.m. Free admission; food and beverage options are available. Bring a chair, blanket or sleeping bag. Prize giveaway. 3220 Craig Drive.

Scare on the Square : Halloween fun on the downtown square which will be closed off for the afternoon festival. Trick-or-treating at the stores, costume contest in the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. Live music with Rockin' with Rhett. The schedule and details of activities can be found online. 
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Maylee Thomas (Fri.); Vinyl Review (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Irish Rogues (Thur.); Rory Payne (shown, Fri.); After5 Band (Sat.); Sarah Copus (10:30 a.m.), Times Irish Music (3 p.m.), Glenn McLaughlin (6:30 p.m., Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Zach Nytomt (Thur.); Gander Slue featuring Buffalo Rukus (Fri.); Sunny Sweeney (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eddie Goodson (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); 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: Lynne Cadena (Thurs.); Soul Society (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: See separate listing above for TUPPS weekend.
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (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.​ 
 
 
 
 
McKinney loves its veterans For Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 11-12), our blog this week covers events taking place during which we can all express our thanks in honoring them.
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

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

Pumpkin Village (Thru Oct. 31)
At Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. Free admission and pumpkins for sale. 100 percent of the profits from the pumpkin sale supports Stonebridge UMC youth and missions projects.

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

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

FRIDAY
Trunk or Treat: Family-friendly trick or treating at First Baptist Church Family Life Center (east side parking lot), 1615 Louisiana. Free. 6-8 p.m.

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.

TUPPS Brewery Tours & Tastings:12:30 and 4 p.m. for tours. 795 Anderson. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 beer, live music.

Halloween Party with music, costume contest and more. At The Pub, 204 W Virginia.

SUNDAY
Fall Shine the Light Festival: Victory Church is throwing a community-wide party with super bounce houses, train rides, pony rides, carnival games, costume contests, prize giveaways and more. 1008 W. Erwin. 3-6 p.m.

Events at Myers Park, 
7117 CR 166
Dallas Dog Sports Dog Agility Show (Saturday-Sunday) in the Show Barn.
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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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