Celebrate the Fourth of July a few days early at Picnic with the Pops. On June 30, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents its Patriotic Pops, a collection of well-known tunes that embody the holiday. Peter Stafford Wilson will serve as the conductor.

This year, Picnic with the Pops is moving venues - they will perform their 2012 series at the new Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.

Make sure to get your tickets in advance, as they go fast! Tickets are $23 for adults and $8 for children. Kids 2 and under are free. Learn more about the concert and see the rest of the summer lineup at picnicwiththepops.com.

-Heather Weekley