Salsa Fest and more: A look back at July events in McKinney

Salsa Fest took place July 4 at Chestnut Square in McKinney.

Salsa Fest took place July 4 at Chestnut Square in McKinney.

Many events took place in McKinney this July, including the Red, White and Boom parade and a classic car, truck and cycle show. The first Star-Spangled Salsa Fest was also held in July at Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney.

McKinney also experienced hot temperatures in July, causing many residents and pets to find ways to beat the heat.



Red, White and Boom Parade


This year’s Red, White and Boom Parade, hosted by the city of McKinney and Craig Ranch, had 87 floats.






Car, Truck and Cycle Show


After the Fourth of July parade a car, truck and cycle show was held in Historic Downtown McKinney.






Beat the heat


To avoid the heat McKinney resident Melanie Morgan took her two dogs to Baker’s Drive-In for a sweet treat.





Star-Spangled Salsa Fest









Salsa Fest featured hot sauce and salsa competitions and well-known spicy food chefs from across Texas.







The event also included live music, salsa dancing and more. Proceeds from the event went toward Community Garden Kitchen, a McKinney-based nonprofit serving daily meals to those in need.




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