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McKinney, Texas
200 W. Virginia
McKinney, TX 75069
214-544-1407
www.visitmckinney.com
McKinney, Texas

Events in McKinney 

Part of what makes McKinney such a great place to visit is its loaded events calendar. The holidays in particular are some of the best weeks for families to visit, with activities planned around Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Sports fans will want to be on hand in late spring and summer, when a popular bike race and a famous youth baseball tournament comes to town. So whether you're a dog lover, an arts enthusiast, or just someone who loves getting out and enjoying some good, clean fun, McKinney is the place to go. Use this guide to the annual events in McKinney to plan your next trip to this charming North Texas town. 


February/March
Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade
Modeled after the original in The Big Easy that was created to draw attention to the plight of abused dogs, the parade includes interactive activities, a costume contest with prizes, and vendor booths.
300 West Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX 75069


April
Arts in Bloom
Revel in all the art produced by more than 150 local artists during Arts in Bloom in early April. The showcase spans the 12 blocks of downtown and features a wine garden, live entertainment, food and drink, and fun activities.
West Virginia Street & North Kentucky Street
McKinney, TX 75069


May
Bike the Bricks
Cycling fans and racers from across the state come out to this annual event in downtown McKinney, where race entrants compete for a share of a $25,000 purse. Bike the Bricks is free to the public, with free remote parking and a shuttle available. 
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069


June
Ice Cream Crank-Off
Instead of a chili cook-off, McKinney’s chefs battle it out to see who makes the best food to beat the Texas summer heat: ice cream! A ticket lets you sample competition entries while they last. Tickets can also be used for pony rides, face painting, magic shows, petting zoo, and other fun stuff for the kids.
315 South Chestnut Street
McKinney, TX 75069


July
Red, White and Boom
Catch the rockets' red glare over the McKinney skyline at the city's Independence Day spectacular. The fun begins early with a parade and a classic car and truck show, and food and live music throughout the day. A spectacular fireworks show caps the event, held every year in downtown McKinney.
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069


August
Mickey Mantle World Series
Each August, McKinney's Al Alford Field hosts the Mickey Mantle World Series, one of the premier youth baseball competitions in the world. Teams from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico affiliated with the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) compete in the event, which is meant for players younger than 16 years old. Come watch some of the most exciting young ball players from North America as they vie for the title.
2011 White Avenue
McKinney, TX 75069


September
McKinney Oktoberfest
In true Bavarian style, McKinney's beer fest happens in mid-September, rain or shine, and covers 14 blocks throughout downtown over three days. In addition to the libations, you'll find authentic German music, food, and dress, plus activities for kids. To miss the lines, order your concession coupons online ahead of time.
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069


October
Scare on the Square
McKinney's official Halloween bash, Scare on the Square, is one of the best kids' events of the year. With a costume contest, street magic, "ghost hunt," and candy, your little ghouls and goblins will be wired clear into November.
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069


November
Home for the Holidays...A McKinney Christmas
Get in the holiday spirit the last weekend of November at Home for the Holidays in historic downtown McKinney. Friday night is the Christmas tree lighting and the kickoff of Candlelight Shopping at the shops on the square. The rest of the weekend features food, live entertainment, photo ops with Mr. Claus, a charity 5K/10K, and lots of fun family activities.
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069


December
Holiday Tour of Homes
For two days in early December, some of the finest historic homes and buildings in town are decorated for the season and opened to the public. The tour is one of the longest-running local events in McKinney. It’s hosted by The Heritage Guild of Collin County, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving McKinney's heritage and history.
315 South Chestnut Street
McKinney, TX 75069

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McKinney, Texas
200 W. Virginia
McKinney, TX 75069
214-544-1407
www.visitmckinney.com
McKinney, Texas

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