Above: McKinney Veterans Memorial Park
City of McKinney Veterans Day Events
At Veterans Park
6053 Weiskopf Ave.

Veterans Day Sundown Ceremony (Friday): Bugle will sound at 5:27 p.m. and ceremony will last about 30 minutes as names on the Veterans Memorial Park Wall of Honor are read.

Veterans Day Tribute (Saturday) Officials and dignitaries will gather at Veterans Memorial Park in a tribute celebration. Speakers include Mayor Brian Loughmiller, retired U.S. Army Major-General Gary Bunch and Barry Brown, McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board Chairman. A missing man formation flyover and a performance of patriotic songs by the McKinney High School choir are included in the program. 11 a.m.

Veterans Day photo gallery exhibit at the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt in downtown McKinney, Nov. 11-18.
Events at MPAC
(McKinney Performing Arts Center)
111 N. Tennessee 

Aaron Neville Duo (Thursday)
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents multiple Grammy award-winner Aaron Neville and special guest local singer-songwriter Crystal Yates. 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $57 ($52 for senior citizens and $47 for ages 6-18). It's nearly sold out, so get tickets now.

Red White & The Blues Free Veterans Day Concert
(Friday) The McKinney Dance Band honors those who have and are serving in our armed forces with jazz, blues and patriotic favorites. Special appearance by the McKinney Flute Choir. Free admission. No ticket required. 7-9:30 p.m.
Jason Elmore & HooDoo Witch Concert (Friday)
Jason Elmore and Hoodoo Witch perform at a special CD release party featuring special guest Korey Hicks and The Dirty Tricks. Starts at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Pkwy. in Adriatica. Tickets are $15 and
available online.
Artists from McKinney and surrounding areas welcome art lovers and collectors to the eighth annual McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST). Hands-on demonstrations by over 60 artists span a wide range of media including pottery, woodturning, painting, printmaking, millinery, glass, fiber art and much more. Original art will be for sale and commissions are available from many artists. The free, self-guided tour is set for Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Galleries Taking Part in MAST & Second Saturday

The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee: Jeni Tomlinson, Christine Scott, Judy Simon, and Marc Truelove are featured. The whole gallery is full of art and will host a reception Saturday evening until 9 p.m.

Orisons Art & Framing, 110 E. Louisiana: Pete Quaid is the featured artist for the November Second Saturday. Meet-the-artist reception from 7-10 p.m.

LAST Art Gallery, 105 W. Louisiana: This gallery will showcase works from talented area artists ranging from the traditional to the eclectic, and stays open until 9 p.m. on Second Saturdays.

Creating in Cahoots - B.A.T.C.H. Art & Beer Celebration (Saturday)
Two events in one, being held in conjunction with MAST. Starting at 3 p.m, Creating In Cahoots will feature a beer-themed art gallery at 1827 W. Louisiana. Gallery admission is free; all art is for sale. At 6 p.m., load a bus to head to Franconia Brewing Company for beer and a tour, then at 8 p.m. the bus heads to TUPPS Brewery for more art exhibits, beer and BBQ from Smoken S BBQ. Bus returns to Creating in Cahoots at 9:30 p.m. $45 per person with beer, $35 per person without beer; ages 21 and up only. Tickets are available online.
721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill)

Bottles & Brushes (shown, Friday): Honor or memorialize someone that has been impacted with cancer by adding their spirit to the bottle tree. Paint a message and or image(s) on a wine bottle to be forever displayed on TUPPS’ Bottle tree. $10 a bottle. Ages 18+ welcome. All supplies included. Must be 21 to drink alcohol. 6-9 p.m. Also from 4:30-10 p.m., Helen's Hot Chicken Food Truck is serving food.

B.A.T.C.H. (Saturday): See event information above under MAST.
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.

2nd Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday): This is also a great program for those who have been birding for a while and would like some pointers. Second Saturday Bird Walks are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques. No reservations are required, but you must arrive on time (8 a.m.). This walk is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum members. 8-9 a.m.

Zip Line Day (shown, Sunday): Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration required and spots are limited. For ages 10+; see ropes course program information page for information on size requirements. 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
Challenge your family and friends to the fun of McKinney's latest attraction, North Texas Escape Rooms. 
Check it out in our blog!

Collin County Historical Museum: This museum is only open by appointment from now through Nov. 25, when the Collin McKinney 250 exhibit reopens.

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

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m. Also enjoy a trolley tour of the historic district starting at 10 a.m. Tickets available online - $7 adults/$5 kids, seniors, military.

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

Fall Festival: Family fun including a chili cook-off, hayrides and hay maze, facepainting, games and bonfire at sunset. At Stepping Stones Church, 6828 CR 202. Free admission. 5-7 p.m.

Local Yocal Steak Dinner:
Enjoy a five-course meal on the patio of this organic meat market. Seats are $65; reservations available online. 7 p.m. Very limited seating available so make reservations now! 213 N. Tennessee.

Events at Myers Park, 
7117 CR 166
McKinney FFA Livestock Show (Saturday), show barn.


Click to access the web map or pick up a pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Love Past Blue upstairs, Psychic Night downstairs (Thur.); Michael William Harrison (Fri.); Piper Jones Band at noon, Skeleton McKee at 8 p.m. (Sat.); Chris Grooms at 10:30 a.m., Times Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Bodarks at 6:30 p.m.(Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill:Judson Cole Band (Thur.); Rich O'Toole (Fri.); Jason Boland & Stragglers (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Lenno Summers (Thur.); Tommy Williams (Fri.); Mike Allyn & Tommy Williams (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Jazz (Thur. & Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Buss Andrews (Sat.) 
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Nickel & Dime (Sat.)
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.