Beer and Bites Festival, Bonnie Wenk Park opening and more: McKinney events taking place in June and early July

McKinneyu2019s first all-abilities park will open June 15 at nBonnie Wenk Park.

McKinneyu2019s first all-abilities park will open June 15 at nBonnie Wenk Park.

Events taking place in June include a beer and bites festival, the spring opening of Hugs Greenhouse and more.

June 6

Get involved in your community

At this event, participants learn how to get involved in volunteerism and community boards by mingling with representatives from nonprofits in addition to city and county boards and commissions. 5:30-7 p.m. Open to the public. Collin College Central Park Campus, 2400 Community Ave. 972-542-0163.

June 8

Pair food and beer at a festival

At the inaugural McKinney Beer and Bites Festival six McKinney restaurants serve food tastings paired with Tupps beers. Participants vote on the best pairing at the end of the day. Other festivities include shopping booths and live music. Proceeds benefit Hugs Cafe, a McKinney nonprofit that supports adults with special needs. 4-8 p.m. $40. Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St.

June 8

Modern Farmhouse

Rusty Silo Events hosts a market with decor and clothing from more than 100 vendors, food trucks, door prizes and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). Venue at McKinney Town Center, 207 E. Davis St. 469-325-6977.

June 9

Party at Hugs Greenhouse

Hugs Greenhouse hosts a celebration for its spring opening. Attendees can shop for plants and flowers, play in a cornhole tournament and witness a pie-eating contest among McKinney community members. Proceeds benefit Hugs’ mission to support adults with special needs. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). Hugs Greenhouse, 3054 CR 205. 972-670-2062.

June 15

Celebrate opening of all-abilities park

The McKinney Parks and Recreation Department hosts a grand opening and celebration for the newly renovated Bonnie Wenk Park. Renovations include an all-abilities playground, extended trails and multiuse fields. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Parkway. 972-547-7480.

June 17

Golf for a cause

This inaugural charity golf tournament supports Connection Therapeutic Riding Center in Lampasas and the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. Participants can compete in a variety of golf-related contests, and each attendee will receive a free drink. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Prices vary. Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, 7003 Beacon Hill Road. 214-843-3835.

June 21

Stretch out in the sun during solstice yoga

This outdoor yoga session takes place at the Apex Centre during the summer solstice. Age 12 and younger are not permitted. 5:15-6:15 p.m. $5 (members), $7 (nonmembers). Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Road. 972-547-2739.

June 21

Make new friends at Neon Glow

This glow-in-the-dark dance party is for adults with special needs age 18 and older, as well as their families and caregivers. Attendees must be accompanied by a guardian. 6-8 p.m. $5 (per person). McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expressway. 972-547-2690.

Upcoming events

Celebrate the Fourth of July

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

  • Hometown Parade, 10 a.m.

  • Yankee Doodle Block Party,11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Classic car, truck and cycle show, 1-5 p.m.

Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St.

  • Star-Spangled Salsa Festival,11 a.m.-3 p.m.

McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch, 6375 Collin McKinney Parkway

  • Activities and food, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Concert, 8-9:30 p.m.

  • Firework show, 9:45 p.m.

By Emily Davis

Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.


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