This Saturdsay, April 21, is Thunder Over Louisville. Rated as one of the top 100 events in North America, the Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies is truly a sight to behold.
Each year more than 500,000 eager thrill-seekers do just that. The day-long event kicks off the two exciting weeks of events that are part of the annual Kentucky Derby Festival. The Thunder Air Show dazzles the crowd with more than 100 planes, aerobatics teams, daring sky diving teams and breathtaking stunts. When it gets dark, the Thunder rolls. The fireworks will feature the latest in pyrotechnic power from Zambelli Internationale, America's "first family of fireworks”.
Eight 400-foot barges assemble on both sides of the 2nd Street Bridge to form the stage from which the fireworks spectacular ignites. The breathtaking and mind-numbing 28-minute show includes Thunder’s signature one-mile “waterfall” effect off the bridge.
After more than a decade, the show remains the largest annual pyrotechnic display in North America.
April 21 at 9:00pm
Ohio River waterfront in downtown Louisville.