Historic tour, coffee with cops and live music: 5 things to do in McKinney this weekend, Oct. 6-8


There are many events to choose from this weekend in McKinney, including a fall festival, downtown block party and live music.

Friday and Saturday

1. Take a walking tour of McKinney’s history, ghosts and legends
This tour, presented by TexPart Paranormal LLC, takes guests to some of McKinney’s most famous and haunted locations in downtown. 8-9:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). $15 (adults ages 12 and older), $8 (children under 12 years old). Collin County Historical Society & Museum, 300 E. Virginia St. www.facebook.com/TexPartHauntsandLegends


2. Sip on coffee, chat with police officers
The McKinney Police Department invites residents to enjoy Coffee with Cops. This event is an opportunity for the community to ask questions and learn more about the police department. 7-10 a.m. Free. Starbucks in Adriatica, 6841 Virginia Parkway. www.mckinneytexas.org

3. Free fall festival held at Calloway’s Nursery
This family-friendly event includes harvest games, an interactive science demo, balloon animals, a pumpkin patch, snacks, giveaways and arts and crafts. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Calloway’s Nursery, 4050 W. Eldorado Parkway. 972-540-0707. www.calloways.com/events 

4. Live music event supports homeless veterans
We Got Your Six, a nonprofit supporting veterans, hosts this country music night. There is also a silent auction. Noon-midnight. Free (veterans), $15 (before), $20 (at the door). Hank’s Texas Grill, 1310 N. Central Expressway.
972-872-8800. www.wgy6.org

Saturday and Sunday

5. Concert, block party takes place in downtown
The “Historic Good Times Block Party” includes a musical performance by Maylee and Mayor George Fuller Friday, an open house at the McKinney Performing Arts Center Saturday and “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” Saturday night. The open house will offer food, face painting and arts and crafts. 7:30 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Saturday), 8 p.m. (show Saturday). Free (concert Friday, open house Saturday), $15-25 (discounts available for children, students, groups and seniors age 65 and older; show Saturday). McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. www.mckinneytexas.org

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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