Submitted By McKinney Convention And Visitors Bureau
Top of the weekend to you and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The weekend ahead looks to be a great weekend to get your Irish on or shop till you drop.From Third Monday Trade Days to the fun vintage finds in the Flour Mill District, there is a treasure somewhere in McKinney just waiting for you to find it and take it home.
Thanks to our friends at the McKinney Conventionand Visitors Bureau for compiling this seclection of fun stuff on tap.
Third Monday Trade Days (Friday-Saturday)
Stroll the streets of Third Monday Trade Days to shop for bargains, savor the carnival-type food, pet the cute puppies, and delight in the joyous expressions as your kids ride the train or the pony ride. Nearby is the Buckner Cemetery, final resting place of many of McKinney’s original settlers. Third Monday is a fantastic family-friendly outing. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. all three days. Parking $5 before 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; free admission
Oriental Rug Event (Thur.-Sun.)
Fair & Square Imports is hosting an Oriental Rug event this weekend. It starts with their Intro to Oriental Rug evening (Thursday, 3/14, 6 p.m.) when attendees will learn how Oriental rugs are made and hear how fair trade makes a difference both in Oriental rug quality and in artisans’ lives. Admission free, but reservations required. The event also includes a sale of hand-knotted Oriental rugs made by fairly paid adult artists in Pakistan. 469-343-4421, 219 E. Louisiana.
Flour Mill District Shopping (Fri.-Sat.)
Vintage shoppers – McKinney’s Flour Mill District is calling you this weekend! From Old Red Lumberyard, Fringe, and new vendor, the Vintagemobile, on the south side of the Historic Flour Mill to Dumpster Diva (open regular weekdays, too), TreasureSpotters and such to the north, antiques, collectibles and more await you! Many of their vendors also post pictures of what they’re offering this weekend on their Facebook (underlined text above are links to these) and Etsy pages.
MLB.com Academy (Sat.-Sun.)
The Mobile Tour will bring its 2013 road trip to McKinney on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch (6151 Alma). The free event gives guests a first look into the 2013 season and the opportunity to test the new swing analysis technology that MLB.com Academy will launch this spring. The myHits technology captures participant’s hitting video compared side by side against an MLB pro using video analysis.
Entertainment This Weekend
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thurs.); Silvertones (Fri.); Schroomville (Sat.)
Hank’s: The LACs (Thurs.); 121 North (Fri.); Micky & the Motorcars (Sat.)
Grand/Rick’s: Lynne Cadena (Thurs.); Melissa Medlock (Fri.); Jon Griffin (Sat.)
Grotto: Texas Flood-Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn (Fri.); Prophets & Outlaws (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Daniel Chrysler (Fri.); Carolyn Jones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Steve Rose (Thurs & Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Downtown Art Exhibits
The art galleries are featuring these artists in March.
Garret Gallery: Katie Rifkin. 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging on the Square: Local artists.109 S. Tennessee; 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: Jeffrey Cortland Jones. 107 S. Tennessee; 214-914-3630.
Orisons Art: Dallas artists Melissa Ellis and Julia Pappas. 110 E. Louisiana; 972-529-1441.
Still looking forfun stuff to fill your time?Be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.comCommunity Calendar. Feel free to add your own event while you are there.