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Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops

Join the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for their summer Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops series’ at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion at Columbus Commons.

Event Information

For helpful tips, rules, pricing and information about attending Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops performances, check out these Quick Facts.


Preferred parking will be available at the Columbus Commons Main Garage, located at 55 East Rich Street for $5. Click here for easy, prepaid parking. A receipt is required if you pre-pay for parking. Please print your PayPal confirmation and bring it with you the day of the event.

Popcorn Pops

Families can enjoy a special night under the stars with a musical performance from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and kid-friendly activities, including the Columbus Commons Inflatable Zone and more. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and concerts start at 7 p.m. A free movie starts at 8:15 p.m. The movie is not part of the Columbus Symphony Orcestra Popcorn concert. The park will open for the movie at the conclusion of the concert.

Friday, June 30, at 7pm
(No movie to follow)

Friday, July 21, at 7pm
Followed by a free movie, Lego Batman

Picnic with the Pops

Don’t miss this year’s terrific lineup of acclaimed artists (to be announced soon) and the renowned Columbus Symphony Orchestra! This season will host amazing performances. Gates open at 6 p.m., and concerts start at 8 p.m.

Schedule TBA