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  1. Dinosaurs Live! at The Heard

    September 2, 2017 - February 20, 2018 @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly (it is not suitable for strollers with small wheels).

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  2. Exhibit - POPPIES, A Symbol of Remembrance

    September 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 1, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Daily Exhibit (except Sundays), Open to the Public, $5.00 historic preservation donation.

    If you've ever been to the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas, you'll know the vibrancy of bright red poppies and their symbol of remembrance. From September 19 through September 30th, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (McKinney's oldest art museum) will showcase poppy paintings, porcelain works, and current McKinney Artists' whimsical works (for sale to the public) featuring poppies. Remember a loved one with a gift of poppy art. Open during the day between 9:00 - 3:00 PM and on Saturday mornings from 8:00 - noon. At 205 W. Hunt. Tickets are available online.

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  3. 10th Annual McKinney Oktoberfest

    September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017 @ Historic Downtown McKinney Square

    McKinney Oktoberfest draws close to 50,000 attendees and attracts visitors from all over North Texas and other points beyond. Tapping into the colorful tradition that began in Munich, Germany in 1810, McKinney Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing and children’s activities while staying honoring the many cultural contributions of German immigrants who settled in Texas.

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  4. Free Flu Shots at MedSpring McKinney

    September 22, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Next to Chase bank at the intersection of Stacy and Custer Road.

    Hurry in to MedSpring Urgent Care in McKinney, Texas to get your free flu shot and flu-proof your fall! The CDC is urging everyone over six months old to get a flu shot this year since the most common virus strains have changed for 2017. Come by MedSpring McKinney anytime from 8am-8pm the week of September 16-23 to protect yourself and family with a free flu shot. No appointment needed, children must be 1 year or older and offer is valid at this location only. More information: https://goo.gl/zWxhVk

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  5. Texas Road Trips: Paintings by Sandy and Alex Forbes

    September 22, 2017, 5:00 PM - September 23, 2017, 9:00 PM @ The Cove

    Sandy and Alex love taking road trips! Their paintings are inspired by their experiences. Even though Sandy is a native Texan, she finds new sites on every trip. In this show the Forbes will also show their new series, McKinney Hangouts.

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  6. Koch-Marshall Trio Live at The Sanctuary

    September 22, 2017, 8:00 PM @ The Sanctuary Music & Events

    The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present a special concert with the Koch-Marshall Trio (featuring Greg Koch) at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center on Friday 22nd at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) with special guest The Mark Lettiere Trio. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $200 per table. Downstairs Seats are $35 each Standing Room Only Tickets on the upstairs balcony are $15 each. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Sterling Events & Catering. Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio consist of American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch on drums and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall. At the heart of this organ trio is a blues sensibility - but Koch's compositions are an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country served up with heavy grooves and dynamic improvisations delivered with no small dose of humor and occasional wild abandon.

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  7. Live Jazz by Christian Ortiz at Eclair Bistro

    September 22, 2017, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Eclair Bistro

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  8. Lovejoy High School Cross Country Meet

    September 23, 2017, 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Back 40 at Myers Park

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  9. 12th Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Festival

    September 23, 2017, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ McKinney Boyd High School - North end of parking lot

    The 2017 Crape Myrtle Run and Festival, featuring USATF certified 10K and 5K courses and a 1-mile course, is set for Saturday, Sept. 23. The start/finish line for all walkers and runners is located this year at McKinney Boyd High School, 600 North Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. Races begin at 8:00, 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. with check-in and pre-race entertainment at 7 a.m. The festival aspect of the annual event includes activities in “Myrtle Village” both before and after the race. Entertainment in the area includes a petting zoo, face painter, bounce house, photo booth, inflatable obstacle course, music, warm-up exercises, and a great favorite, the Chicken Dance. In a long-established tradition, students from the school with the greatest participation will get to see their coach or principal Kiss a Pig. (“Myrtle” is her name.) In addition, local education reaps benefits when Crape Myrtle Trails Board members return $5 of students’ and parents’ registration fees to participating schools

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  10. Free Flu Shots at MedSpring McKinney

    September 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Next to Chase bank at the intersection of Stacy and Custer Road.

    Hurry in to MedSpring Urgent Care in McKinney, Texas to get your free flu shot and flu-proof your fall! The CDC is urging everyone over six months old to get a flu shot this year since the most common virus strains have changed for 2017. Come by MedSpring McKinney anytime from 8am-8pm the week of September 16-23 to protect yourself and family with a free flu shot. No appointment needed, children must be 1 year or older and offer is valid at this location only. More information: https://goo.gl/zWxhVk

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  11. Yoga, Craft Beer and Kombucha

    September 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ TUPPS Brewery, located behind the old historic Cotton Mill

    Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at the brewery each month. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap.

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  12. Discover McKinney's Museums @ John and Judy Gay Library

    September 23, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Representatives from local museums will highlight what their museum offers and what visitors will experience. Featured museums include: • Heard-Craig Center for the Arts • Chestnut Square • McKinney Fire Department • Collin County History Museum • Collin County Farm Museum • Play Street Museum

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  13. 2017 Farm and Food Leadership Conference

    September 24, 2017 - September 26, 2017 @ McKinney Performing Arts Center

    Rub shoulders with experts who will be discussing everything from the latest developments in sustainable agriculture and Texas food law to wild foraging in North Texas. Sponsored by the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA). In its 11th year, the Farm & Food Leadership Conference offers two full days of sessions, with an extra day of Pre-Conference workshops. Concurrent tracks during the Main Conference offer compelling topics for local food producers as well as consumers. - Stay informed on the issues affecting your farms and your food. - Gather the resources you need to make change at the state and national legislative level. - Get involved and donate to support the work that FARFA does to protect our rights and local food systems.

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  14. Morgan Horse Club Horse Show

    September 24, 2017, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  15. Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Agility Show

    September 29, 2017, 6:30 AM - October 1, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  16. Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show

    September 29, 2017, 6:30 AM - October 1, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  17. McKinney Brunch Fest at Tucker Hill

    September 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Tucker Hill

    Bring your appetites to McKinney's most delicious event! We'll have mouthwatering brunch cuisine from eight different restaurants and food trucks! Rye mixologists will be pouring your favorite brunch cocktails and we'll have live music on the lawn featuring the N'awlins Gumbo Kings! Come ready to shop! We'll have over 40 boutiques and artisans! Take photos with your brunch bunch at the photo booth, play lawn games, and enjoy culinary and mixology demonstrations throughout the day from talented local culinary experts! The event is free to attend! Food and beverages will be available to purchase! Signature event champagne glasses will be given out at the bar. Complimentary valet will be available. We'll see you there!

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  18. Celebrate National Poetry Day

    September 30, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ The Village at Stonebridge (Assisted Living and Memory Care)

    The McKinney Poetry Society, a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas, will read poetry to celebrate National Poetry Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017 (in lieu of September 28) at The Village at Stonebridge located at 3300 S. Stonebridge Drive, McKinney. Some of the residents are expected to participate in reading poetry. Since its founding in 1970, it stays focused in taking poetry to schools by sponsoring the Collin County Annual Poetry Contest for students and adults. It also strives to bring enjoyment to organizations like senior retirement or nursing homes through poetic events, one of which is poetry reading.

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  19. "An Evening of Classic Jazz" House concert

    September 30, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ McKinney Guitar Studio

    Join jazz sax/flute/vocalist Joyce Spencer as she performs with guitarist John Wynn. The evening will feature some wonderful arrangements of classic jazz standards as well as Latin American folk music. Desserts will be served.

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  20. "An Evening of Classic Jazz" House concert

    September 30, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ McKinney Guitar Studio

    Join jazz sax/flute/vocalist Joyce Spencer as she performs with guitarist John Wynn. The evening will feature some wonderful arrangements of classic jazz standards as well as Latin American folk music. Desserts will be served.

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