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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. More info>>

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.

Update: the Columbus Commons funzone on Friday, July 22 will include a waterslide so be sure to bring a bathing suit and towel for maximum fun!

Friday, June 24, at 7pm
Followed by a free movie, Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Friday, July 22, at 7pm
Followed by a free movie, Minions

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.

Friday, June 17: Ch Ch Ch Changes - A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of David Bowie
Saturday, June 18: Indigo Girls
Saturday, June 25: Melissa Etheridge 
Saturday, July 2: Patriotic Pops and Fireworks
Saturday, July 9: A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop Featuring Nelly
Saturday, July 16: The Police Experience
Saturday, July 23: Landslide - A Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac
Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30: The OSU Marching Band