Winter Night Hike
Saturday  | 6-7 p.m. | $12-14
Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will learn how to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of nocturnal animal life and learn more about inhabitants of the Heard. Pre-registration required. $12, members;
$14, non-members.

Dinosaurs Live
Thru Feb. 18 | Included with general admission
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine other life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails. The exhibit gives families a fun, educational activity to enjoy together, and makes for great photos. Play area dinos are available as well as an outdoor fossil dig. Some trails are jogger-stroller friendly. 

Activities included with museum admission:
Second Saturday Bird WalkSaturday from 8-9 a.m. These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There will also be plenty of opportunity for

questions. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.
Nature Story Time, Friday, 10:30-11 a.m. 

Second Saturday on the Square
Saturday | 5-8 p.m. | Downtown McKinney | Multiple businesses
Sip & Shop for this month's Second Saturday McKinney! Enjoy a warm drink while you shop at 50+ participating businesses in Historic Downtown McKinney that will be open until 8 p.m.  Also, while downtown, enjoy live music, dinner, dessert, wine tastings and more!

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Saturday | 7-9 p.m. | $30-45 | McKinney Performing Arts Center
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. 111 N. Tennessee.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Saturday | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 200 West Virginia | FREE 

This guided tour will include stories about the history of our downtown's early days and the people who have built the square into what it is today. Guests will also learn about the city's new digital map tools. This FREE tour begins at the Visitors Center, 200 West Virginia. Bottled water and snacks will be provided. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Newcomer's Guide to Gardening in North Texas
Saturday | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.| Collin College Conference Center | FREE
Are you a Texas transplant, new to gardening or want to learn how to be a successful gardener? This free event was designed with you in mind. Through a variety of short lectures, local experts will share their horticultural expertise, research-based information and hands-on experience about the challenges and rewards of gardening in North Texas. Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave. Register online.

Other Events This Weekend

  • Free Tour - Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chestnut Square Visitors Center.
  • Brewery Tour - Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy. $5 admission, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
  • Brewery Tour - TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson. 12:30 p.m.
  • Bake Macarons - Savor Patisserie, 119 W. Virginia. Call 469-617-7414 to reserve spot. Noon-2 p.m.

Live Music This Weekend

Thursday-Sunday | Times vary | Multiple locations

  • Cadillac Pizza Pub: John McDonough (Thur.); Linear Groove (Fri.); Manny & The Gringoderos (Sat.)
  • The Celt Irish Pub: Shane Frame & Beth Mason (Thur.); Beyond The Pale (Fri.); Analog (Sat.); Misty Posey Music, 11 a.m.; Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Eclair Bistro: Cafe Society Band (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
  • E.J. Wills Gastropub: Shelby Ballenger (Fri.)
  • Hank's Texas Grill: Canaan Bryce Music (Thur.); Roger Creager  (Fri.); Sunny Sweeney with Bri Bagwell (Sat.)
  • Landon Winery: Alex Kennedy (Fri.); Joseph Reyna (Sat.)
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.); Steve Douthit (Fri.);
    Philip Brumley (Sat.); Byron Haynie (Sun.)
  • McKinney Coffee Company: Alexa B Heart (Sat.)
  • The Pub McKinney: Robin Lore (Thur.); Peak Range Intensity (Fri.); JERICO (Sat.)
  • Rick's Chophouse: Jerry Don Branch (Thur.); Highway 31 (Fri.); Mark Sena (Sat.)
  • TUPPS Brewery: Blackland Brewed (Fri.); Nate And The Rules at
    1 p.m., PRI Band at 7 p.m. (Sat.)
  • Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Zack King Band (Thur.); Aaron Hendra (Fri); Missing 3 Band (Sat.)  

Linear Groove


Zack King Band


Beyond the Pale