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Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

Aug. 19

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

MillHouse Summer ArtFest

Aug. 27-28

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm, Suite 1000

Beat the heat with art, wine, food, and fun. Explore juried art (indoors) by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Pit Pals Barbecue and other vendors bring delicious food. The facility is large and spacious with plenty of room to browse, shop, and relax with family and friends. Proceeds benefit the MillHouse Foundation to support small businesswomen in creative fields.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

Dinosaurs Live!

Sept. 3, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Encounter the 46-foot tall T-Rex and 10 new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 16th annual exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. An outdoor fossil dig is available for kids. The dinosaur trail is great for jogging strollers, but not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs.

heardmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live

Trolley Tour

Sept. 10

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic

Sept. 10

Filtered Coffee Shop, 218 E. Louisiana

The Filtered Coffee Shop stage comes alive with Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic. All singers and musicians of all ages are welcome.

getmefiltered.com

Third Monday Trade Days

Sept. 16-18

Third Monday Trade Days Grounds, 4550 W. University Drive

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 400 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission.

tmmtd.com

Oktoberfest

Sept. 23-25

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Put on your lederhosen and join in for a full weekend of German-themed fun in historic downtown McKinney. Enjoy the tradition of authentic German food, domestic and imported beers, live music, and games. Próst, y'all.

mckinneytexas.org/664/oktoberfest

Trolley Tour

Oct. 8

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic

Oct. 8

Filtered Coffee Shop, 218 E. Louisiana

The Filtered Coffee Shop stage comes alive with Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic. All singers and musicians of all ages are welcome.

getmefiltered.com

Third Monday Trade Days

Oct. 14-16

Third Monday Trade Days Grounds, 4550 W. University Drive

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 400 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission.

tmmtd.com

Día de los Muertos

Oct. 15

Mitchell Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

Legacy Keepers of Old East McKinney use the strength of our unique identities in a collective framework to document, honor, and promote the historic legacies of McKinney's Black and Mexican communities, ensuring that all cultures are natural parts of the community's experience. Día de Los Muertos is a day of fun with food, music, games, and art.

mckinneydiadelosmuertos.com

Country Lane Community Holiday Craft Sale

Nov. 12

Country Lane Senior Community, 2401 Country View Lane

Multiple craft items created by local residents of the Country Lane Senior Community are presented in this annual holiday craft sale. Some of the featured items include rope bowls, greeting cards, wreaths, needlepoint, painting, quilting, knitting, jewelry, and books by local authors. There are hourly raffles of select craft items for all event goers.

Trolley Tour

Nov. 12

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas

Nov. 25-27

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Stroll the 14-block area of McKinney's 166-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with neighbors and visitors from near and far. Admission is free and open to the public. Enjoy live holiday music, seasonal food and drink, vendors for holiday shopping, and a community Christmas tree lighting event.

mckinneytexas.org/677/home-for-the-holidays

Holidays at The Heard

Dec. 9-10

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

The beauty of the holiday season is brought into nature. Bundle up and experience one of the most unique holiday events in North Texas. Guests see lights and holiday decor along a half-mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard’s role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary’s natural beauty. Also, you’ll get to travel back in time to experience 10 life-size dinosaurs along a nature trail. Children and the young at heart enjoy the opportunity to take a photo with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting.

heardmuseum.org/holidays-at-the-heard

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