1. McKinney Cultural District

    The Heartbeat of the Community since 1848

Inspiring. Durable. Adaptable. Sustainable.

The Cultural District offers residents and visitors shopping, dining and arts with a variety of independently-owned shops and restaurants; with festivals such as McKinney Oktoberfest, Arts in Bloom and the Fourth of July Hometown Parade; and with the preservation of historic features that influence economic vitality.

Cultural District Interactive Map

Making the past come to life.

The history of McKinney is closely woven with the history of its Black community. People of African descent have roots here dating back to the founding of the city and Collin County.

Black History Story Map

McKinney’s Identity

This emphasis on authentic form, activities and character cannot be reproduced. The Cultural District is McKinney’s identity, and the city’s primary attraction. It’s is a nexus where the community gathers for inspiration, celebration and commemoration. 

A Unique Destination for Visitors

The Cultural District is vibrant with over 120 independently-owned businesses. Generations have shopped, worked, lived and celebrated life’s milestones in the same buildings that today make up the lively downtown. It’s still a place to gather, with its sophisticated charm, eclectic shopping and rising culinary scene.

Visitor accommodations include The Grand, a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown, or there is a variety of B&Bs in the neighboring residential historic district. 

Dining- and Entertainment-Friendly

The Cultural District continues to develop its reputation as a food destination with acclaimed chefs and restaurants. Guests have many options from wineries, to pubs to coffee shops where they can experience the welcoming environment and congenial companionship.

Arts in Bloom

McKinney Oktoberfest