Library events and National Night Out: Things to do in McKinney July and August


Here is a guide for events, business openings, meetings and more taking place in McKinney during the months of July and August.

John and Judy Gay Library events
6861 W. Eldorado Parkway

5 Superhero Party, 10:30 a.m.
11 “Dance Dance Revolution,” 4 p.m.
26 Safari Greg, 10:30 a.m.

2 Animanga, 5 p.m.

July 7
Dive-In movie night at Apex Centre outdoor pool

The movie “Sing” is screened at the Apex Centre’s outdoor pool. Attendees should bring their own floats. The movie begins at 7:45 p.m. 7-10 p.m. $5. Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Road. 

July 8
Pecan Grove Cemetery hosts art day

Art Without Walls is an event where attendees can create art, listen to live music and enjoy drinks throughout the afternoon. 1-5 p.m. Free. Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 S. McDonald St. 972-542-4029.

July 21
Hawaiian Night at the Aquatics Center

This event features games, prizes, food and fun for the whole family. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free (children 3 and younger), $2 (children 4-9), $3 (adults and children 10 and older). Juanita Maxfield Aquatic Center, 1701 N. McDonald St.

July 27-29, Aug. 3-5, 10-11
MRT performs ‘The Face on the Barroom Floor’

The MRT performs this play about villains separating Madeline from her fortune and love. Times and costs vary. McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Aug. 7
Meet neighbors and McKinney police officers

At National Night Out attendees can talk to officers and find events in their neighborhood. Times vary. Free. Locations vary.

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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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