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The official kickoff of the Kentucky Derby – and one of the key components of the greater Kentucky Derby Festival – Thunder Over Louisville lights up the sky with a phenomenal airshow and fireworks display set along the Ohio River. As the largest...more
231 E Witherspoon St, Louisville Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY 40202-1397
No matter the weather, the fireworks are never a disappointment. You probably shouldn't go if crowds are not your thing, but if you love to people watch and have an enjoyable few hours with several thousand of your friends, it's the best !
We had never done this before and were unsure of the best place to go to see the fireworks. We spent some time 'googling' and found the Kentucky science center was selling tickets for viewing (from their riverfront parking lot). We purchased 2 at $50...More
We were just passing through Louisville, Kentucky, and stopped at the Louisville Slugger Store. We say many people walking down to the waterfront and decided to join the crowd. We stayed about an hour to watch the airshow with the helicopters. It was truly a...More
This years show was 28 minutes of disco fantasy, you can not miss this event unless lots of people drive you crazy. If the later is the case, then reserve your place with one of the restaurants or hotels located on the river and have...More
The best fireworks show hands down! I love watching different aircraft! 2018 is the 4th yr since I started going to Louisville to watch this show. Every year there seems to be subtle improvement, back in 2016, portable toilets could not accommodate the crowd and...More
I wanted to rate this lower but it really is one of the best firework displays in the country. I wish the music was better. It seems to be really hit or miss. I believe thunder is better viewed online. There are way too many...More
I was heading to Louisville for a conference on Sunday, but decided to fly a day early to witness Thunder Over Louisville. I was booked at the Galt House for a week but when I tried to book one more night, it was sold out,...More
If you want to feel the thunder and see the lightning of an amazing fireworks show in the lead up to the Kentucky Derby then you need to go to Thunder in Louisville! 30 minutes of amazing pyrotechnics that will light up your evening and...More
Wow - was super impressed by the fireworks. Loud and beautiful. We drove over to the Indiana side of the river and had the city of Louisville in the background. Busy but compared to NY area -really not overwhelming. The fireworks were on for a...More
We've been attending Thunder on the Indiana side for approx 15 years and never had a bad experience. We've seen a multitude of weather conditions over the years but never a cancellation of this amazing show. We use to drive into the event but for...More