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Classics on the SquareMorning Maniacs
  • When: Last Saturday of the month 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
McKinney Main Street proudly welcomes local classic car and truck enthusiast group, the Morning Maniacs, to Historic Downtown McKinney. The Morning Maniacs host Classics on the Square Car Show the last Saturday of each month. Make a point to come and check out some amazing cars and trucks, enjoy some breakfast and maybe a little shopping too.

Krewe of Barkus

Krewe of Barkus
  • When: Sunday, February 26, 2017
  • Where: Mitchell Park
  • Theme: Barkus Gone Bad -
    A Salute to Our Favorite Villains
The McKinney Artistic Krewe of Barkus 2016 is calling on all four-legged canine friends and their best buddies to share in the excitement for this year's event. Embarking on its 14th annual successful year, Krewe of Barkus promises to be a howling hoot. In past years, more than 200 dogs participated in the parade alongside more than 4,500 spectators in awe of costumes, creatures and creativity. Patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned canines, Krewe of Barkus will feature a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and prizes for costumes.

Arts in Bloom

Arts in Bloom
  • When: April 8, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Local and regional artists come out to play in downtown McKinney. We invite you to experience art in all forms as creative fortes blossom throughout the Historic District. This all-day event is a perfect opportunity to experience the magic of McKinney's historic shopping district during the spring season with art, music, food and much, much more.

Bike the Bricks

Bike the Bricks
  • When: Return to this page for the 2017 date
  • Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
McKinney Main Street is proud to announce the seventh annual Bike the Bricks closed-course crit bike race in Historic Downtown McKinney. The focus is to deliver a nail-biting and interactive event that draws increased exposure not only to health and wellness but highlights our one-of-a-kind Historic Downtown. The event includes interval races along with activities, live entertainment, food and drink. The climax of the event draws racers from across the state and beyond as these cyclists square off and chase a $25,000 purse.


Red White and Boom Parade

  • When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Red, White and BOOM! kicks off Independence Day with a parade and classic car, truck and cycle show in Historic Downtown McKinney. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer.

McKinney Oktoberfest 2016

  • OktoberfestWhen:
    • Friday, September 23, 4 to 11 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 24, 10 11 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 25, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for this year’s Oktoberfest. McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more

The “beer garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney's Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. McKinney Main Street, supporting sponsors and the shops in Historic Downtown McKinney host non-stop activities in the heart of our great city.

Scare on the Square

Scare on the Square


  • When: Monday, October 31, 4-7 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
McKinney's annual Scare on the Square has grown to hundreds of trick-or-treaters enjoying hayrides, treats and a safe, secure, family-fun Halloween event. Historic Downtown is closed off for trick-or-treaters to cross the street safely and go shop-to-shop for goodies. Bring your little goblins and join us for Scare on the Square!

Home for the Holidays...A McKinney Christmas 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend
  • When:
    • Friday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Home for the Holidays
    • Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 27, 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Home for the Holidays is Downtown McKinney’s premier festival. It's a new spin on an old favorite with horse-drawn carriages, traveling carolers, visits with Santa Claus, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and activities for all ages. Plus a chance to finish all that holiday shopping in one place with over 100 boutiques, art galleries, bookstores and apparel, gift and antique shops.