Weekend activities abound, with a list provided by the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau:
McKinney Bridal Show (Saturday): McKinney offers some of the most perfect locations and outstanding wedding service providers for brides wanting a truly unique experience on their special day. From venue to caterer, to flowers and officiants, McKinney has everything for the bride-to-be. Meet with more than 50 of the area’s top wedding exhibitors, hear expert advice from wedding professionals, experience tastings and receive special discounts. Some of the vendors at the McKinney Bridal Show only attend this show! You won’t find them at other area shows. For more information and to register, visit McKinneyBridalShow.com. Admission is $5 per person. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. (Photo courtesy of tomK Photography. Click photo to access his web link.)
Third Monday Trade Days (Friday-Sunday): Weather should be perfect for strolling the 16 acres of Third Monday Trade Days this weekend. Shop for trendy attire, home décor, antiques, collectibles, and one-of-a-kind Valentine gifts for your sweetie. Take advantage of the all-weather parking, covered booths, heated Mall, ATMs, and bargain prices. Located just two miles west of Central Expressway (U.S. 75) at 4550 W. University.972-562-5466. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. all three days. Admission is free; parking is $5 per car before 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Old Red Lumberyard (Friday-Saturday): Looking for a special vintage piece or someone else’s junk that is a treasure to you? You can find all sorts of shabby chic pieces and collectibles at the Old Red Lumberyard and surrounding vendors in the Flour Mill District. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aaron’s Race & Roll (Saturday): Aaron’s Race and Roll is a 5K or 1K race to give kids or adults with challenges, disabilities and issues the chance to accomplish a goal. It is open to racers of all abilities (able bodied or special needs) with a special division for those with special needs. The race is a school project of a student at McKinney’s Imagine International School to raise money for ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship in McKinney. Registration closes Friday, Jan. 17. At Cooper Aerobics Center at Craig Ranch, 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy. Click race logo to register and get race details.
Downtown Art Gallery Exhibits:
- Garret Art Gallery (shown):Annual Original Art Sale; runs through Jan. 31. 111 E. Virginia.
- Orisons Art & Framing:Displaying original work of 40 local artists. 110 E. Louisiana.
- Imaging on the Square: Local artists.109 S. Tennessee.
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic Night (Thurs.); Song Swap (Sun.)