TO-DO LIST: 8 activities in McKinney this September and October

McKinney's Oktober Bier Walk will take place downtown. (Courtesy Jettpack Creative)
McKinney's Oktober Bier Walk will take place downtown. (Courtesy Jettpack Creative)

McKinney's Oktober Bier Walk will take place downtown. (Courtesy Jettpack Creative)

From in-depth sports discussions to beer strolls, here are eight things to do in McKinney over the next few weeks.

Sept. 22, Oct. 13 | Family Game Show

McKinney Parks & Recreation will host a two-hour virtual family game show with an evening of trivia and prizes. Registration is required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 972-547-7480.

Sept. 25 | Adventures of Science Club

The Apex Centre is offering a free trial class for the Adventures of Science Club, which is for children between 6 and 12 years of age to discover the wonder of science through hands-on experiments and projects that can be brought home. Registration in advance is required. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Road, McKinney. 972-547-2739.

Sept. 26 | Parktoberfest Drive-in Concert

The socially distanced drive-in is a celebration of Oktoberfest, featuring live music by Brave Combo, keg tapping, a stein holding competition and interactive trivia. German fare will also be offered along with beers from TUPPS Brewery. 5:30-10:30 p.m. $65 per car. Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St., McKinney. 972-547-2660.

Sept. 26 | Feeding Friends and Families

McKinney-based nonprofits Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership and Community Lifeline Center are collaborating to distribute food boxes to those in need in McKinney and surrounding areas at no cost. Each family will receive two large boxes of food per distribution, one containing produce and dairy and the other containing shelf-stable items, including fruit, vegetables and proteins. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 300 Throckmorton St., McKinney.

Sept. 28 | McKinney Sports Talk

Sports fans can participate in a virtual round-table discussion hosted by McKinney Parks & Recreation and debate over local and national sports. The event is for those over 21 years of age, and registration is required. 5-6 p.m. Free. 972-547-7480.

Oct. 3 | Bavarian Biergarten

The reservation-based dinner features a menu from Harvest Seasonal Kitchen, Oktoberfest biers and live German music in Historic Downtown McKinney. Each table holds up to six guests and is six feet apart. The package includes a three-course menu, a beer tasting, a stein and a t-shirt for each person. 7:30 p.m. $450 per table. 972-547-2660.

Oct. 3-4 | McKinney Oktober Bier Walk

Presented by Davis at the Square, at this event, attendees will stroll around the square and taste 20 beers as German folk music plays along the streets of Historic Downtown McKinney. The Marktplatz will also offer an array of local vendors and artisans. The walk will practice social distancing, and attendees must be prepared to wear a face mask when not drinking. Noon-7 p.m. (Oct. 3), noon-5 p.m. (Oct. 4). $30. Historic Downtown McKinney, 202 S. Chestnut St., McKinney.

Oct. 17-18 | McKinney Wine & Music Walk

Known as the McKinney Wine & Musical Festival, this year’s event will be a walk to accommodate social distancing. The event will feature a variety of wines at 20 tasting locations at the shops in downtown McKinney. Local musicians will set up tents throughout downtown as attendees walk. Culinary demonstrations and an outdoor market will also be available. Noon-7 p.m. (Oct. 17), noon-5 p.m. (Oct. 18). $30. Historic Downtown McKinney, 202 S. Chestnut St., McKinney.
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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