Things to do in McKinney this March: St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Goat Yoga, Gardening Show and more

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March 29-Tupps—Inks and Succulents (Courtesy ColorHype)
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Updated on March 13 at 1:09 p.m.

Collin County Master Gardeners' Garden Show scheduled for March 14-15 and the St. Patrick's Day Festival scheduled for March 14 has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The events may be rescheduled.

Originally posted March 4

Several events are taking place in McKinney this March, including a St. Patrick’s Day Festival, gardening show, Goat Yoga and more.

March 04

Green Seminar: Top 100 Plants for North Texas

Spend an evening learning about the best plants for the Texas landscape. Participants will also learn about soil preparation and tips for keeping plants healthy year-round. Participants should pre-register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney. 972-547-7335.

March 07

Literary Heroes

Join loved female literary heroes to celebrate Women’s History Month. Activities include target practice with Katniss Everdeen and hovercraft building with Violet Baudelaire. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite literary heroes. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Roy and Helen Hall Library, 101 E. Hunt St., McKinney. 972-547-7500.

March 07

Intro to Brush Calligraphy

Take a class on hand lettering using brush markers. Carol Alexander will teach you the basics of this craft. 2-4:30 p.m. $30. Graphite Pencil + Paper, 211 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. 214-548-5380.

March 10

A Night on the Town with Pat Rogers

Enjoy a presentation by McKinney historian Pat Rogers about famous entertainers who visited McKinney in the past. The event includes a luncheon following the program. 2-4:30 p.m. $35. Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, 205 W. Hunt St., McKinney. 972-569-6909.

March 13

An Evening with Byrne and Kelly

Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly will perform a combination of traditional Irish and Americana music. 7-9 p.m. $40 (general admission), $60 (VIP). McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. 972-547-2650.

March 14

St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Shamrock Run

The event kicks off with a 5K run in the morning, followed by activities at the festival, including live music at two stages, costume contests and lawn games. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (general admission), $20 (St. Paddy’s Day Beer Pass for 3 beer tickets), $30 (5K run). TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson St., McKinney.

March 14

Owl Prowl Night Hike

Enjoy a live owl presentation and a guided night hike on the Heard Museum’s sanctuary trails. Age 3 and up. Pre-registration is required. 6-8 p.m. $18 (members), $20 (non-members). Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. 972-562-5566.

March 14-15

The Garden Show 2020

Enjoy a day of gardening presentations at the Collin County Master Gardeners’ garden show. The show will have over 70 vendors as well as children’s activities and a tool sharpening service. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $2. Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166, McKinney. 972-548-4232.

March 15

Goat Yoga

Join Kelly’s Art Shack and Lone Star Ranch and Rescue for a relaxing hour of goat yoga, followed by goat playtime. The event will also have free mimosas. 10 a.m.-noon. $25 (goat yoga), free (goat playtime). Kelly’s Art Shack, 312 E. Cloyd St., McKinney. 214-935-8891.

March 18

Container Gardening Class

Learn the basics of container gardening, which is perfect for apartments and other small spaces. Advance registration is required by March 16. Price includes supplies to make one container garden. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $15 (residents), $16 (nonresidents). McKinney Senior Recreation Center, 1400 S. College St., McKinney. 972-547-7491.

March 21

Lego Garden World

Create a garden world for Lego. Participants will design and create a terrarium. 9-10:30 a.m. $20 (includes supplies). Collin County Farm Museum, 7117 CR 166, McKinney.972-548-4792.

March 29

Adriatica Wine Walk

Enjoy an afternoon strolling through Adriatica tasting wine. Participants will be able to exchange tokens for glasses of wine at participating Wine Walks restaurants as well as for a ticket for a carriage ride. Tickets must be bought in advance. $35 (includes three wine tokens, a souvenir wine glass and a ticket for a carriage ride). 1-6 p.m. Adriatica Village, 6625 Mediterranean Drive, McKinney. 972-540-5955.

March 29

Tupps-Inks and Succulents

Join Tupps Brewery and ColorHype to learn alcohol ink painting techniques. Each participant will paint a planter, which they get to take home. 1:15-2:45 p.m. $45 (includes supplies and one drink). TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson St., McKinney. 214-856-7996.•/events/d41d8cd9/tupps-inks-and-succulents/178702483205552/

March 31

Light Saber Build

All ages are welcome to build a light saber at this event. Participants need to bring a small 9-LED flashlight. 10-11:30 a.m. $10. Collin County Farm Museum, 7117 CR 166, McKinney. 972-548-4792.

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By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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