Above: HAPPY EASTER!
 
 
 
 
Third Monday Trade Days 
(Friday-Sunday)
Do you love a bargain? Whether you’re looking for trendy apparel, gifts for Mom or the graduate, or something to beautify your home or yard, discover what 400-plus vendors offer - an amazing variety of unique items at incomparable prices. Kids can enjoy the train ride, face painting and the pony ride. Choose "state fair" type food from the 20 concessions. 4550 W. University. Free admission; parking is $5 per car. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Ukulele Night for Beginners (Saturday) 
Join the fun as we learn how to play the ukulele. No experience required; bring your own uke or use one of ours. $20 per person, RSVP requested to 972-832-1646. McKinney Guitar Studio, 3615 Canyon View. 7-9 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Neighborhood Night at the Movies: Angry Birds (Friday)
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars! Movie will start at dusk, around 8:15 p.m. 2701 Bois D'Arc Road at Slaughter Elementary. Free. Movie is rated PG.
 
 
 
 
 

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children, introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book. Included in general admission; free for Heard Members. 10:30 a.m.

Meet the Plants: 3rd Saturday Nature Talk (Saturday)
See slides that illustrate blooms and foliage for each plant and provide information about their sizes, growth habits, and cultural preferences. See a preview of the Native Plants of the 2017 Heard Plant Sale; find out which plants will work in your problem areas, and make your wish list. 9:30-10:30 p.m. Free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership.

Team Heard - Texas Nature Challenge (Saturday)
Show the nation that DFW can boast the most species of wildlife as part of the City Nature Challenge! From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., there will be “coaches” on hand to help you learn how to score points for the Metroplex as you ID species of wildlife on the Heard’s 289-acre sanctuary. Bring a smart phone with the iNaturalist app and your love of nature. Included with general admission and free for Heard Museum members.

Zip Line Day (Saturday)
Guests climb a 23-foot tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-feet. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. 1-3 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday)
Franconia Brewery invites families to this fun event for kids and adults alike, starting at 11 a.m. Prizes for all ages will be hidden in the brewery yard and kids can play in the bounce house. $5 beer sampling for adults. Kids free! 
 
 
 
 
 
Events at TUPPS Brewery  
721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill

Bottles and Brushes (Friday)
Honor or memorialize someone that has been impacted with cancer by adding their spirit to our brewery. Paint a message and or image(s) on a wine bottle (or however many you'd like to do) just for them to be forever displayed on TUPPS’ bottle tree. $10 per bottle you paint with proceeds going directly to local charity. All supplies provided. 6-9 p.m.

Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing (Saturday) We’ve tested, studied, and discovered the best TUPPS beer to pair with Girl Scout Cookies! Join us at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $15 per person for five different types of cookies and five different beers. Purchase your tickets online

Also Saturday, food trucks will be on site Friday from Helen's Hot Chicken and Frios Gourmet Popsicles.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Jenna Clark Unplugged (Thur.); Texas Flood (Fri.); Scott Schults at noon, Southern Couch Band at 9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Aaron Burton (Thur.); After 5 (Fri.); Jeffrey Phillips at 5 p.m. and Skeleton McKee (shown) at  (Sat.); Chris Grooms at 10:30 a.m.,TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; Irish Rogues, 6:30-8 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Shultz & Hardin (Fri.); What! (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Live music in Jazz Lounge upstairs (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Brent Splawn (Thur.); Max Stalling (Fri.); Midnight River Chorus & Parker McCollum (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thurs.); Double Down (Fri.); Tommy Williams (Sat.)
Lounge at Rick's: Marc Sena (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Ole G from 1-4 p.m. and Woodland Brothers 7:30-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  The Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Chant Dulplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar
at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB
at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

ONGOING
(Thursday-Saturday) The Collin County Historical Society honors the role Collin County soldiers and Texans played in the WWI. IPads help access timelines, maps, photos, and videos. 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: 205 W. Hunt. Thursdays at 1 p.m. $10.

Psychic Night: Sample different Psychics, Mediums & card readers in an affordable way. Open for reservations at 4:45 p.m.; readings, 5-9 p.m. $20 per 20 minute reading. At The Celt, 100 N. Tennessee. 

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

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

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); Open at 11 a.m. Food trucks, live music.

Farmers Market: Chestnut Square's weekly Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. Wide variety of locally-grown produce, grass fed beef, free range chicken, specialty items (tamales, pastries, jerky and more) as well as arts and crafts. 315 S. Chestnut Square.

Breakfast at Trinity Falls:
Trinity Falls neighborhood is hosting a brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Club, 7801 Trinity Falls Parkway, featuring a selection of pastries, quiche, fruit and that elegant brunch staple, mimosas. The KLUV FM Street Teams will be on hand with a live remote of the free, public event, part of the DFW Showcase Tour of Homes. Free admission.

Weekend Events at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166
Dallas Agility Working Group Dog Show (Saturday-Sunday) at Show Barn. 972-540-1413.
 
 
 
 
Click the map to see a larger map ad and an update of the downtown parking situation.
 
 
 
 
McKinney hotels and B&Bs offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
            
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