McNay Second Thursdays

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

McNay Second Thursdays

Join on the second Thursday of each month from March through October for live music, art, food, and drinks. Enjoy FREE general Museum admission courtesy of H-E-B during this family-fun event. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to lounge on the grounds. Experience local talent and themed art workshops at the McNay Fountain. Pets on leashes are always welcome on the grounds. In the event of inclement weather, the concert moves indoors to the Leeper Auditorium.


  • March 12, 6–9 pm - Spring Break FREE Family Night + Second Thursday
  • April 9, 6–9 pm
    Band: Chavela


  • Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to lounge on the grounds while listening to live music.
  • Dog-friendly (outside).
  • Food trucks on campus
  • Family-friendly.
  • Beer for purchase by Real Ale Brewing Company.


  • Tours of the main collection galleries are offered at 6:30 and 7:30 pm.
  • Main collection galleries will be free of charge thanks to H-E-B!


Art at the Fountain: Families can enjoy an art-making activity during Second Thursdays at the Koehler Fountain on the grounds.

  • March 12, 6–9 pm: Spring Break FREE Family Night
  • April 9, 6–9 pm: Hypercolor Sculpture


  • There is free parking at the McNay, but it is limited. These lots are located behind the Jones Building, off of Emporia Blvd and off of N New Braunfels Ave.