NEWS + EVENTS

Weekend Update: July 17-20, 2014 
From McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Above: Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market 

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ALL WEEKEND
Heard Museum Events:
Native Texas Butterflies:  
See native butterflies and other pollinators in the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Common Vines: Learn the basics of plant ID. This takes place both inside and outside so that participants may see some of these plants firsthand. Pre-register at 972-562-5566.
Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. Free with paid museum admission; free to museum members.

Footloose! McKinney Summer Musicals’ 2014 production of “Footloose!” wraps its run this weekend with shows Thursday-Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and matinees on Saturday and Sunday (2 p.m.). Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest. Tickets are $10-25 and are available online.

THURSDAY

Farmers Market at Adriatica: 3-6 p.m. 6851 Virginia Pkwy.

SATURDAY

Franconia Tour:

At 495 McKinney Pkwy. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.

Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: 8 a.m.-noon. Wide variety of locally grown produce and more. 315 S. Chestnut.

Steak 101 Class:
Learn about meat grade/cuts then enjoy grass-fed beef, grilled for you! Local Yocal, 213 N. Tennessee. Reservations needed.

Stay “in the know”.

In the

McKinney CVB

Visitors Center

200 W. Virginia
in downtown McKinney

Hours:
  M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.    Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

We have a wide assortment of McKinney & Texas merchandise, great for gift-giving!

Roots Revival (Saturday) 
Local singer-songwriter and host Jon Christopher Davis is bringing back the long-lost Saturday night shindig. He’ll start the show along with the Roots Revival Band, followed by Nashville’s Mike Ferris & The McGuire Sisters and local favorite and national Texaco Country Showdown winner Crystal Yates and husband Will. Enjoy an evening of family entertainment that’s reminiscent of the Grand Ole Opry complete with a good story, great music and the art of community. 8-10 p.m. in the McKinney Performing Arts Center Courthouse Theater. Tickets are general admission ($18) and are available from the MPAC ticket office and online.

Ian Moore in Concert (Thursday) 
Ian Moore and The Lossy Coils perform Thursday at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center in an intimate concert event. Tickets start at $25 for general admission, Reserved Tables seat four for $160 upstairs and $180 downstairs in front of the stage. Food, beverages, and alcohol will be available for purchase. This winner of seven Austin Music Awards has performed on hundreds of radio and television programs worldwide including The Late Show with David Letterman. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. at 6633 Virginia Pkwy. Tickets are available online.

Friday Night Flicks  (Friday) 

Pat Lobb’s Toyota of McKinney presents a classic film series at McKinney Performing Arts Center’s Courtroom Theater. This week: “Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. 8 p.m. Winner of four 1969 Academy Awards. Tickets ($8) are general admission from MPAC’s ticket office or online.

Vintage/Flea Market Shopping (Friday-Sunday)
We should have decent weather for some outdoor flea market and junk market shopping.

Live Entertainment    
Cadillac Pizza Pub:

Open Mic (Thur.); The Stratoblasters (Fri.); Jason Elmore & the Hoodoo Witch (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga:Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank’s Texas Grill:  Josh Ward (Thur.); Curtis Grimes (Fri.); Red Leather (Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
  Shane Frame (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)

Grotto Live: Blue 22s (Fri.); Missing 3 (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Duane Bates (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Live music  (Thurs.–Sat.)
Zin-Zen Wine Bistro: Shane Frame (pictured, Fri.); The Nix Brothers (Sat.)

Jewelry Making Classes (Friday-Saturday)  
The following classes are available at Art on the Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana. Walk out wearing the jewelry you created! Call 469-406-7704 to make reservations.

Kids’ Camps in July-August  
Looking for ways to seek the young ones engaged this summer?

The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitors Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.;  Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney. 214-544-1407; info@visitmckinney.com

Full events calendar available at VisitMcKinney.com

 

Weekend Update: July 10-13, 2014 
From McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Above: Crape Myrtles in McKinney 

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Do you Munzee?

This fun outdoor app is headquartered right here in McKinney.  Learn more about this every-age activity on our blog! 

ALL WEEKEND
Native Texas Butterflies:  
See native butterflies and other pollinators in the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place.THURSDAY

Farmers Market at Adriatica: 3-6 p.m. or until everything is sold out. 6851 Virginia Pkwy.

SATURDAY

Franconia Tour:

At 495 McKinney Pkwy. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.

Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: 8 a.m.-noon. Wide variety of locally grown produce and more. 315 S. Chestnut.

Steak 101 Class:

Learn about meat grade/cuts then enjoy grass-fed beef, grilled just for you! Local Yocal, 213 N. Tennessee. Reservations required.

ALL WEEKEND:

Public Pools Are Open: Click link for location/hours.

Stay “in the know”.


McKinney CVB
Visitors Center

200 W. Virginia
in downtown McKinney

Hours:
  M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.    Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Texas tees & totes in our store:

Footloose! (Saturday-Sunday)

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. McKinney Summer Musicals kicks off their Sunday shoes and cuts loose for their 2014 production of “Footloose!”, on stage Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.) this weekend and continuing Thursday-Sunday next week. At Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest. Tickets are $10-25 and are available online.

Snow White (Friday-Sunday) 

A modern take on a classic fairy tale, McKinney Repertory Theatre’s Young Actors Guild presents “Snow White” by Tim Kelly. Set in the Enchanted Kingdom Mall, the play features an Evil Queen, a walking-talking Magic Mirror, and Seven Geniuses from the Computer Cottage. Shows are Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. $12 for adults; discounts for students. Call 214-544-4630 for tickets or buy them online.

Second Saturday (Saturday)  

Enjoy an evening of art, music and wine in Historic Downtown McKinney! Explore the local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste cuisine from some of the area’s best eateries.
Many businesses in Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. Below is a list of a few special events this month!

  • Acoustic Jam Session: If you play an instrument, bring it and play along. If you don’t play an instrument, come on and sing along anyway. There’s always plenty of hot coffee, hot chocolate and sweet treats to make the evening complete at McKinney Sweet Spot, 120 W. Louisiana. 7-10 p.m.
  • Meet-the-Artist Reception: Orisons Art & Framing features the work of Cindy Gray and Kris Byars this month. Gray’s complex images are inspired by Southwest/American Indian, Japanese, and Aboriginal art, while Byars derives her subjects from the animals she loves, small towns she encounters, and everything Texas. 110 E. Louisiana. 7-10 p.m.
  • Magic Shows: Main Street Magic & Fun Company hosts their monthly Second Saturday magic shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Shows are $10 per person, and adults are welcomed to BYOB. 211 N. Tennessee.

McKinney Main Street‘s website has a list of other galleries that sometimes observe late hours on Second Saturdays. Call them directly for more information.

Kids’ Camps in July-August      Looking for camps for the young ones in your life? Here are some suggestions of camps starting up this week in McKinney.

Live Entertainment  

Cadillac Pizza Pub:

Open Mic (Thur.); Christian Brooks Band (Fri.); Elvis T. Busboy & The Blues Butchers (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga:Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank’s Texas Grill:  Mark McKinney(Thur.); Cory Morrow (Fri.); Tyler Rogers Band (Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
  Shane Frame (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)

Grotto Live: Maylee Thomas (pictured, Fri.); POA (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.); Tu Tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Live music  (Thurs.–Sat.)

The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitors Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.;  Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney. 214-544-1407; info@visitmckinney.com

Full events calendar available at VisitMcKinney.com
Weekend Update: July 3-6, 2014 
From McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Above: July 4th Hometown Parade  

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Do you Munzee? 

We do…and you ought to try it too. It’s a fun outdoor activity for all ages. Learn more about it on our blog!

ALL WEEKEND
Native Texas Butterflies:  
See native butterflies and other pollinators in the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place.THURSDAY
Farmers Market at Adriatica: 3-6 p.m. or until everything is sold out. 6851 Virginia Pkwy.
 
FRIDAY 
Note that city offices are closed on Friday in observation of Independence Day.SATURDAY

Franconia Tour:

At 495 McKinney Pkwy. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.

Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: 8 a.m.-noon. Wide variety of locally grown produce and more. 315 S. Chestnut.

Steak 101 Class:
Learn about meat grade/cuts then enjoy grass-fed beef, grilled just for you! Local Yocal, 213 N. Tennessee. Reservations required.

ALL WEEKEND:

Public Pools Are Open: Click link for location/hours.

Stay “in the know”.

  McKinney CVB
Visitors Center
200 W. Virginia
in downtown McKinney
Hours this week:
 Mon.-Thurs.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.         Sat.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Friday this week for July 4th  

July 4th Festivities (Friday)

From morning to night on Independence Day,  you can enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities in McKinney.
Wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Hometown Parade: 10 a.m. on the downtown square.

Classic Car, Truck & Cycle Show: 1-5 p.m. in the parking lot at Tennessee & Davis

Family Festival & Fireworks
: McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch. 6375 Collin McKinney Pkwy.

  • Gates open at 7 p.m.
  • Family activities and food: 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Live entertainment (Zane Williams) – 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.
East Louisiana 4th of July Street Festival: Bounce house, games, snow cones, doggy kissing booth & more. Between Tennessee and Chestnut. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The ropes course usually requires a group (of 10 or more) in order to participate. On this day, however, individuals or groups get a chance to experience our challenging ropes course. You’ll have a chance to participate in three High Rope Elements at least once (possibly more as time allows): Team Power Pole, Bessie’s Tree Climb, and an exciting chance to soar down 500 ft long zip line. Plus, enjoy low ropes elements. 1-4 p.m. $35. Preregistration required. 1 Nature Place.

Camps in July-August  

 Looking for camps for the young ones in your life? Here are some suggestions of camps starting up this week in McKinney.

  • Prairie Adventure Camp at Chestnut Square – Thru Aug. 7. Kids will learn about the lives of McKinney’s earliest settlers when they churn butter, crank ice cream, play pioneer games and more. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.
  • Summer Horse & Youth Camp – Thru Aug 22 – Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Storybook Ranch, 3701 S. Custer.
  • Cooper Craig Ranch Youth Fit Camp: Thru Aug. 22 – Activities include teambuilding and recreational games, indoor rock climbing and much more. Full and half day programs available.
    Call 214-383-1035 or 214-383-1056 for more information. 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy.
  • Made of Sugar & Spice Girly-Girl Camps: Themes like Diva Rock Star, Princess and Under the Sea run now through early August. 207 N. Kentucky.

Live Entertainment 

Cadillac Pizza Pub:

Open Mic (Thur.); No music on Friday; this Friday, open for lunch only (Fri.); The Michael Lee Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga:Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank’s Texas Grill:  Chuck T (Thur.); Matt Caldwell Band (Fri.); Breaking Southwest (pictured, Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
  Jim Stewart (Thur.); Texas Slim (Fri.); Elvis T. Busboy (Sat.)

Grotto Live: Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Back to Blue (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Live music (Thurs.–Sat.)

The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitors Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.;  Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney. 214-544-1407; info@visitmckinney.com

Full events calendar available at VisitMcKinney.com
Weekend Update: June 26-29, 2014 
From McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Above: McKinney Community Band  

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Happy Trails Carriage Rides is already taking holiday reservations!

ALL WEEKEND
Native Texas Butterflies:  
See native butterflies and other pollinators in the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place.THURSDAY

Farmers Market at Adriatica: 3-6 p.m. or until everything is sold out. 6851 Virginia Pkwy.
 
SATURDAY

Franconia Tour:

At 495 McKinney Pkwy. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.

Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: 8 a.m.-noon. Wide variety of locally grown produce and more. 315 S. Chestnut.

Steak 101 Class:
Learn about meat grade/cuts then enjoy grass-fed beef, grilled just for you! Local Yocal, 213 N. Tennessee. Reservations required.
 Wine Glass Painting Class: At Art On The Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana St. Call 469-406-7704 to reserve a spot. $55 class fee includes two glasses/supplies. 1-4 p.m.McKinney Air Center Open House: Tour the renovated facilities & see fly-ins of various aircraft. McKinney National Airport, 1500 E. Industrial. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

ALL WEEKEND:

Public Pools Are Open: Click link for location/hours.

Stay “in the know”.

Friday Night Flicks: Jaws (Friday)  

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.  The McKinney Performing Arts Center is hosting a classic film series called Friday Night Flicks in the Courtroom Theater. There will be one classic film showing every month through November. 8-10 p.m. $8 general admission seats. Concessions and a cash bar will be available serving beer, wine, soda and water.

(Saturday)

The all-volunteer McKinney Community Band performs its annual patriotic concert featuring tunes that celebrate all things American! Bring the family and friends to enjoy pieces including patriotic numbers as well as tributes to Bob Hope, Irving Berlin and even the Andrews Sisters (complete with a delightful singing trio)! As always, the MCB concerts are free. This performance is funded in part by a grant from the McKinney Arts Commission.

This afternoon of music features Texas/Americana Singer-Songwriters playing songs leaning toward the gospel side featuring Davin James, Walt Wilkins, Austin Cunningham (pictured), Kevin Deal and Fritz Schultz and the Dirty Boot Band. There will be a cash bar, provided by Square Burger, and Local Yocal Farm to Market will have smoked brisket sandwiches with potato salad and cole slaw for sale. All proceeds will go to benefit Exodus Cry. 4-8 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. $20 general admission tickets.

Jammin’ in June (Thursday)

Enjoy the sounds of summer with Low Pointe at McKinney’s newest park, Bonnie Wenk Park, at 2996 Virginia Parkway. The free concert runs from 7:30-9 p.m. Sponsored by the City of McKinney Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department.

(Saturday) 

Enjoy a night of great music under the stars at Wales Manor’s outdoor venue. Jon Christopher Davis and Daryl Dodd share the stage from 7-10 p.m. Gates open by 6:15 p.m. and admission is $15 per person. No outside beverages allowed; wine, water and sodas are available to purchase.

Live Entertainment 

Cadillac Pizza Pub:

Open Mic (Thur.); The Stratoblasters (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Bill Brooks  (Fri.); Mojo Filler (Beatles cover band)  (Sat.)
Hank’s Texas Grill:  Kyle James Dunlap (Thur.); John David Kent (Fri.); Casey Daniels Band (Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
  Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Jason Michael (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)

Grotto Live:  Southern Couch Band (pictured, Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Live music (Thurs.–Sat.)
Spoons: Open Mic (Thur.); Ladies Song Swap (Sun.)

  McKinney CVB
Visitors Center
200 W. Virginia
in downtown McKinney


Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.         Sat.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  

The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitors Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.;  Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney. 214-544-1407; info@visitmckinney.com

Full events calendar available at VisitMcKinney.com

 

Weekend Update: June 19-22, 2014 
From McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Above: Bonnie Wenk Park Trails 

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Happy Trails Carriage Rides is already taking holiday reservations!

THURSDAY

Farmers Market at Adriatica: 3-6 p.m. or until everything is sold out. 6851 Virginia Pkwy.
McKinney Connects Ice Cream Social:City residents are invited to learn more about their city at an ice cream social and family gathering. Gabe Nesbitt Community Park, 6-8 p.m.SATURDAY

Franconia Tour:

At 495 McKinney Pkwy. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.

Farmers Market at Chestnut Square Historic Village: 8 a.m.-noon. Offering a wide range of locally grown produce and other goods.

Steak 101 Class:
Learn about meat grade, cuts, and enjoy organic, grass-fed beef, grilled just for you! Local Yocal, 213 N. Tennessee. Class fills up quickly; reservations required.
Wine Glass Painting Class: At Art On The Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana St. Call 469-406-7704 to reserve a spot in the class. $55 class fee includes two glasses and supplies. 1-4 p.m.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Grave Adventure Tour of Historic Collin County Cemeteries: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour maps available at Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia.
SUNDAY
Morgan Horse Show: Myers Park. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

ALL WEEKEND:
Public Pools Are Open: Click above for more information.

Stay “in the know”.

Jazz-Grass: A Summer Concert  
(Friday)

Jazz standards meet bluegrass sounds in this final and free concert of the Summer Music Intensives.  Gerald Jones, Jason Davis, Jerry Rizzi (far right), John Wynn (at right), and more great musicians on stage at the beautiful Heard-Craig Auditorium (306 N. Church St.).  Sponsored by the Arts and Music Guild and supported with a grant from the McKinney Arts Commission. 6-7 p.m..

Disney’s Mulan, Jr. (Friday-Sunday)
This action-packed stage adaptation of the Disney film “Mulan” is presented by McKinney Repertory Theatre’s Young Actors Guild Broadway Bound program.. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from  having to serve in the army, in a heartwarming celebration of culture, family, honor and the fighting spirit. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7; at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee.

Did you know that Texas has many species of bees?  They range in size from  very large to very small.  Most of these bees are solitary and gentle, and do not form colonies like the introduced European Honeybee that most of us are familiar with. In this presentation, you’ll be introduced to the different kinds of bees, their nesting requirements, and how you can take steps to host and preserve these helpful little pollinators in your own landscape. Master Naturalists Carol Clark and Jessica Womack will discuss their habits and lifestyles, and talk about manmade nesting areas for native bees. After the presentation, there will be an outside walk where you will have a chance to see and identify some of these native bees. 9:30-11 a.m. at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place. Bee presentation is included free with paid general admission to The Heard.

Jammin’ in June (Thursday)

Enjoy the sounds of summer with R&D at McKinney’s newest park, Bonnie Wenk Park, at 2996 Virginia Parkway. The free concert runs from 7:30-9 p.m. Sponsored by the City of McKinney Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department.

(Friday) 

Local Yocal Farm-to-Market is launching a new steakology education experience – a slightly condensed version of their popular Saturday steak class that is also a seated dinner. Home-style sides will be served to each table along side a progression of many steak cuts. Just bring or appetite and BYOB!  6 p.m. $60/person! Call 469-952-3838 to make reservations.

Live
Entertainment         

Cadillac Pizza Pub:

Open Mic (Thur.); The Silvertones (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Lenno & Company (Fri.); Jimmy Wallace (Sat.)
Hank’s Texas Grill:  Travis Parker Band (Thur.); The Damn Quails (Fri.); Eleven Hundred Springs (pictured, Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
  Ed McMahon (Thur.); Jon Griffin (Fri.); Joey Love (Sat.)

Grotto Live:  Sweater Puppies (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Joel Clarke (Fri.); Duane Bates (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Crystal & Will Yates (Thur.); Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Spoons: Open Mic (Thur.); Fellas Song Swap (Sun.)

Stop by for a souvenir of your stay in McKinney…
and if you take a picture with Bigfoot, please post it on our Facebook page.
(Bigfoot LOVES visitors!)
McKinney CVB Visitors Center

200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney

 M-F: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  Sat.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.   

The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitors Center is open
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.,
and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney. 214-544-1407; info@visitmckinney.com
Full events calendar available atVisitMcKinney.com

 

Weekend Update: June 12-15, 2014 
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From McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Above: Farmers Market at Chestnut Square 

THURSDAY

Farmers Market at Adriatica: 3-6 p.m. or until everything is sold out. 6851 Virginia Pkwy.Jammin’ in June: Tyler Rogers Band Concert at Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia. 7:30-9 p.m.SATURDAY

Franconia Tour:

At 495 McKinney Pkwy. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.

Farmers Market at Chestnut Square Historic Village: 8 a.m.-noon. Buy a wide range of locally grown produced goods.

Steak 101 Class:
Learn about meat grade, cuts, and enjoy organic, grass-fed beef, grilled just for you! Local Yocal, 213 N. Tennessee.
ALL WEEKEND:
Public Pools Are Open: Click above for more information.NEXT WEEKEND:
Historic Cemetery Tour: Sat.-Sun. 6/21-22

Stay “in the know”.

for your favorite McKinney stores through June 15

19th Ice Cream Crank-Off (Saturday)  
Enjoy homemade ice cream in a wide variety of flavors from crankers competing for trophies at the 19th Annual Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank Off. The fun starts Saturday at 10 a.m. at Chestnut Square Historic Village, with serving of Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tasting in the cranking tent starts at noon. Admission to the Crank-Off and entertainment is free. Scoops of Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream are $3, games are $2 and petting zoo and pony rides are $3.  A hot dog, chips and drink is $5.  An entry ticket to the crankers’ tent for unlimited tastings is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Grave Adventure Tour (Saturday-Sunday)

Take a self-guided driving tour of some of the most historically significant cemeteries throughout Collin County. The program for the event will contain maps to each cemetery, a cemetery biography, and information about some of the original settlers buried in Collin County. Programs are available at the Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 per car.
(Continues next weekend.)

Looking for a perfect Father’s Day gift this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Shop at Third Monday Trade Days for sporting goods, tools, plants, outdoor furniture, antiques, collectibles, etc. Treat Dad to fantastic carnival food and drinks available only at Trade Days. You’re sure to find that special gift for Dad…and something for yourself. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free admission; $5 to park, on Sat.-Sun. 7-3 p.m. Parking free on Friday. 4550 W. University/380.Other Unique Outdoor Shopping:

 Second Saturday Exhibit Opening 
(Saturday)
Orisons Art & Framing hosts a free Second Saturday exhibit opening of work by Brenda Brannon (pictured) and Pete Quaid, both oil painters of nature, still life and architecture. Quaid will be demonstrating outside the gallery, as light permits, during the reception. Emerging artist Carlos Torres will also be painting live during the evening. Snacks, desserts by McKinney Sweet Spot, beverages and wine are served. 110 E. Louisiana. 7-10 p.m.

Live Entertainment        

Cadillac Pizza Pub:

Open Mic (Thur.); Broken Code (Fri.); Chris Watson Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: The Bodarks (Fri.); Phil Cole Band (Sat.)
Hank’s Texas Grill:  Rory Payne(Thur.); Adam Hood & Jason Eady (Fri.); Thrown (Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
  Shane Frame (Thur.); Nickel&Dime (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)

Grotto Live:  Jon Christopher Davis with Crystal & Will Yates (pictured, Fri.); Joey Love (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Steve Duncan (Fri.); Tu-Tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Spoons: Open Mic (Thur.); Ladies Song Swap (Sun.)
Sweet Spot Jam Session: (Sat) Bring an instrument! 7-10 p.m.

Located in the MCVB Visitors Center,
200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney

 M-F: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sat.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitors Center is open
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.,
and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney. 214-544-1407; info@visitmckinney.com
Full events calendar available atVisitMcKinney.com

HOME & GARDEN TOUR

This Saturday, June 14th is that time of the year again, when some of the greatest gardens in McKinney open their doors to the public to be able to enjoy beautiful walks around lovely flowers, it’s the HOME & GARDEN TOUR!

My sweet friend Carol had the honor to design the official map for this year’s tour, so I thought I would share it with you all and let you read about her wonderful experience she had with the Home and Garden Tour Chairman, Valarie Merchant Kerby.

I recently just finished creating a map for the upcoming Home and Garden Show in our new hometown of McKinney, TX. Valarie Merchant Kerby, the Home and Garden Tour Chairman, contacted me a few weeks back so we sat down and discussed a little bit about the show, her real estate business, and how I grew up attending garden walk shows with my mother. We had a lot common, it was a perfect match! Valarie is such a sweet woman full of great ideas and passion for everything she does, very inspiring! I am so happy we met and I can’t wait to work with her again soon. Check out the map below that will also double as a fan for the attendees!  The McKinney Home and Garden Show is June 14, more information can be found at www.mckinneygardenclub.org.

You can read more about Carol Wilmot and her passion for Design and Maps on her website: cws-designs.com

McKinney H&G Tour 2014_Map Front

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