Above: Bonnie Wenk Park, site of Jammin' in June on Thursdays
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
For hometown family fun and homemade ice cream head to this annual competition and festival offering games, food, music, the Farmers Market and plenty of unique flavors of homemade ice cream. New this year is a 5K and Fun Run which starts at 9 a.m., ending in time for the start of the Crank-Off (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). At Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut. 
 
 
 
 
 
Events at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

The Muppet Movie (Friday)
This month's Friday Night Flicks offering finds Kermit the Frog heading for a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and a motley crew of other Muppets. Rated G. 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $8 (general admission).

Texas Music Revival (Sunday)
For the third year,  Texas singer-songwriters come together on the stage of the Courtroom Theater including Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Kevin Deal and Mikki Daniel. Presented by Kevin Deal and Local Yocal with cash bar service provided by Square Burger. Tickets are $20; kids 12 and under are free. Tickets available online.
 
 
 
 
 
972-562-5566

RESCHEDULED from Last Week
Texas Heritage Festival
(shown, Saturday)
This festival will feature music, local artisans, historical demonstrations, and interactive children’s activities. Say “Howdy” to our resident wildlife ambassadors and stop at the Native Texas Butterfly Garden. Children will love exploring the Pioneer Village. $9 adults, $6 seniors (60+) and children (3-12). Museum members and McKinney residents free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 
Summer Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times designed primarily for preschoolers are held Fridays in June and July, 10:30 a.m. Included with admission; free for museum members.​

Design-a-Dino Coloring Contest (Now through Aug. 5)
The Heard prepares for the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit by inviting children ages 12 and under to submit their own original coloring designs for a chance to have their artwork replicated through a custom paint job on one of this year’s exhibit dinosaurs—the Stegosaurus. Free. 
 
 
 
 
North Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Ongoing) 
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. This exhibit is open during normal museum hours and is included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Beginning Jewelry Making (Friday)
Learn about tools, wire gauges, making simple loops to connect parts, using a crimp and many more helpful hints. Class fee is $50 plus $5 supply fee. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Art on the Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana. Call 469-406-7704 to reserve your seat.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Saturday)
TUPPS Brewery hosts an IBCA sanctioned BBQ Competition this weekend. This event is for all ages with family fun, live music, food, brewery tours and raffles hosted by Triple G Group, Hutchins BBQ, and TUPPS Brewery. Friday's jackpot competitions includes margaritas and desserts, with Saturday's competitions featuring chicken, pork spare ribs and brisket. Live music includes Duane Bates Band (4-6:30 p.m Friday) and Michael Prysock (1-3 p.m. Saturday). 721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill.

Also at TUPPS this weekend: 
Local Texas Live Music with Sean & Faye Collins: Thursday, 6-8 p.m. 
Second Saturday Local Art Show: Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Pat Boyack (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Go Solo (Fri.); Skeleton McKee (Sat.);  Innisfall at 10:30 a.m., Times Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., and Glenn McLaughlin at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Live Jazz (upstairs, Fri.-Sat. 8-11 p.m.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Kyle James Dunlap (Thur.); Shane Smith & The Saints (Fri.); Max Stalling (shown, Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Eric Erickson (Thur.); Tommy Williams (Fri.); Mike Allyn (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery:  Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Bill Longhorn (Thurs.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Missing 3 (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); The Three Amigos (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
Our blog offers a wide range of information about McKinney and what it has in store for you!
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

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

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

Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in Adriatica.

Jammin' in June Concert Series: The Rafter Burners kick off this annual city concert series held at the Bonnie Wenk Park Amphitheater, 2996 Virginia. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for an evening of free family fun. 7:30-9 p.m.

THURSDAY & SATURDAY
Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the village's 10 historic buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 305 S. McDonald. 972-562-8790.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut.

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

Summer Fest: First United Bank presents the Craig Ranch Summer Fest on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. KLAK radio remote, food trucks, Morning Maniacs car show, games and prizes for the whole family, plus a chance to win a hot air balloon ride for two. At Cooper Fitness Center, 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy. Free.

The City of McKinney's two outdoor pools open for the summer  beginning on Saturday. See the city website for hours.

McKinney FFA Show: In the Myers Park Show Barn, 7117 CR 166. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Need help finding parking in Downtown McKinney? Click to access the web map or pick up a map at the visitors center.
 
 
 
 
 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options, from modern hotels to quaint B&Bs.
Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
 
 
Remember the graduates in your life by getting them a hometown shirt ! 
Located inside the 
MCVB Visitors Center, 
200 W. Virginia
in downtown McKinney
 
 
 
            
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