Where: Waterfront Park

What: Fireworks/Air Show

Contact: 800.928.3378

Website: thunderoverlouisville.org/

Visit thunderoverlouisville.org/ for details on what you can and can’t bring and tips for the day.

General Information: 502-584-3378 (FEST)
Toll Free: (800) 928-FEST

From March 15th – May 15th for Festival event updates, tickets and Pegasus Pin info: Derby Festival Hotline at 502-584-FEST.


When people want information on Thunder Over Louisville or the Great Balloon Race, they call the Derby Festival hotline for answers. Operated for two months during the peak Festival season, the Hotline is utilized by more than 4000 callers annually as a primary source of event information.

Big Four® Bridge Thunder, Airshow, and Airshow Practice closure times:

Friday, April 20 – closes 11 AM until 5PM

Saturday April 21 –closes at 9AM until the show is complete. Based on traffic on the Ohio the bridge could stay closed until approx 11:30.

Kentucky Derby Festival will have large signage in place detailing this information on both sides of the river.