Live music, beverage crawls and more things to do in McKinney this summer

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The Celt Irish Pub will host a live Irish music session on July 25. (Courtesy The Celt Irish Pub)

The Celt Irish Pub will host a live Irish music session on July 25. (Courtesy The Celt Irish Pub)

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American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Medical City McKinney on Aug 2. (Courtesy American Red Cross)
July 25 | Live Music Session

The Celt Irish Pub will host its Live Music Session from 3-6 p.m. The theme will be traditional Irish music. Free. 100 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. 972-562-2929. www.theceltmckinney.com

Aug. 2 | Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Medical City McKinney in order to help the shortages of blood for hospital patients. Free. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney. 972-547-8000. www.medicalcityhealthcare.com

Aug. 3 | McKinney ISD New Teacher Breakfast


The McKinney Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast to welcome new faculty and staff as well as celebrate principals and teachers of the year. Superintendent Rick McDaniel will provide updates for the upcoming school year. The chamber invites attendees to wear their school colors. Those interested in providing goody bags for the event can sign up online by July 30. 7-9:30 a.m. Free. McKinney High School, 1400 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney. 972-542-0163. www.mckinneychamber.com/events

Aug. 7 | Sips of Summer

Presented by the Luxe Premier Realty Group, Sips of Summer will feature a walk through the streets of downtown McKinney with 20 different beverage stops. The beverages will include margaritas, craft beers and summer spritzers. $30 per person. 12-7 p.m. 202 S. Chestnut St., McKinney. 318-527-9221. www.mckinneysipandstroll.com

Aug. 11 | Reluctant Cook

Designed for adults who dislike cooking, McKinney Public Library is hosting a workshop to teach attendees how to cook quick meals using simple ingredients. Free (registration required). 4-5 p.m. 6861 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney. 972-547-7323. https://mckinneytexas.org/2057/Calendar-Programs

Aug. 12 | Lunch Bunch Trip

The Lunch Bunch, a traveling group for senior citizens, will travel to Hutchins Barbeque for its monthly Lunch Bunch trip. $5 for members, $10 for non-members (register by Aug. 10). 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1301 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. www.mckinneytexas.org/DocumentCenter/View/27362/Trip-Flyer

Aug. 18 | Egg Games

City Church Melissa presents the Egg Games for kids from 6-12th grade.The Egg Games will be a part of the Summer Games that the church is hosting through the end of August. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney. https://citychurchmelissa.com

Aug 21 | Bikes and Coffee

Duino Coffee will host a Bikes and Coffee event from 8-11 a.m. where residents will bring their two-wheelers and grab coffee from the shop. Free. 7650 Stacy Road, McKinney. 469-424-0050. https://stayhappening.com/e/bikes-andamp-coffee-august-E2ISTN759MK
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.


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