Above: Melon Dash 5K Race & Fun Run Sponsor Village at S. Tennessee Green Space (Saturday)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coinciding with the Chestnut Square Farmers Market, this race showcases the charm of McKinney, including its shady historic district streets. Participants will be greeted at the finish line with cool towels and refreshments, and the sponsor village will be packed with goodies including live music, food and beer. Participants can stroll through the Farmers Market at the conclusion of the race. 314 S. Chestnut. Fun run starts at 7:45, 5K walk/run starts at 8:15 p.m. Online registration open until Thursday, July 30.

 
 
 
(Thursday) 
Need a girls night out or just to de-stress? Bottle & Bottega Plano and TUPPS Brewery hosts a night of painting pint glasses and drinking beer! This is the first in a series of four beer glass painting levels – from pint glass to large beer mug. Each glass painting is a Tupp’s theme. Mix and Mingle at 6:30 p.m., then painting from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35 and include all paint supplies, instruction, use of aprons and 2 pint glasses! At Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St. on the southeast corner of the Cotton Mill property.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Quinten Hope Band (Fri.); Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Seamus Stout (Fri.); Behan (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m.; TIMES Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Ray Johnston Band (Thur.); Robby White (Fri.); JB and The Moonshine Band (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Eddie Goodson (Fri.); Tommy Williams (Sat.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Shane Frame with Clevergirls (Fri.); Brian Bertrand (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Fri.); Nickel & Dime (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Earshot Trio (Thur.); Chant Duplantier (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)

First United Methodist Youth Center Auditorium (102 W. Lamar): Chamber Music Recital: 3:30 p.m. (Thur.)
Church Street Auditorium (306 N. Church): World Music Concert featuring jazz and bluegrass (7 p.m., Fri.); Chamber Music, Orchestra & Guitar concert (6 p.m., Sat.)
 
 
 
 
Coming Next Week!
(Saturday, 8/8): Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery hosts their annual harvest with a hands-on learning experience followed by food and celebration. Reservations (for planning purposes) are requested to 972-316-7991 or by email.
 
 
 
For more city events information, check the online calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
ALSO THIS WEEKEND:
ONGOING
Downtown Explorers Club (Through Aug. 8) Children are filling lanyards with buttons for completing fun activities. McKinney Main Street/City of McKinney are hosting this FREE activity which culminates with a party on Aug. 8. Pick up a club kit at the McKinney Performing Arts Center or the McKinney CVB Visitors Center. Find details online.

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place. Included in cost of admission.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit: (shown above) Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11a.m.-4p.m. Also open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.

Mickey Mantle World Series: U16 teams are in McKinney competing in the 20th annual tournament at Craig Ranch Ballfields. 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY
​Real Texas Gun Show: At
The Landing at Myers Park, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 7117 CR 166. 713-724-8881

SATURDAY
Franconia Brewery Tour:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5. Tour the brewery & sample the brew. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Farmers Market: From 8 a.m.-noon, Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut.

Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 (In the MCVB Visitors Center, 200 W. Virginia, downtown)

College students are headed back to campus soon. Time to outfit them with McKinney gear so they can show their hometown pride. 
 
 
                              
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