Thunder Over Louisville
Private Viewing Suite at The Galt House
3 Days | April 21-23, 2023
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Thunder Over Louisville is North America’s largest fireworks and air show and is the kick-off event for the Kentucky Derby Festival. This spectacle attracts over 500,000 people to downtown Louisville, it’s a tradition and a must see for visitors. Join us and enjoy a suite for your groups private viewing at the luxurious Galt House.
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Day 1 – Louisville, KY – Command Center – Pilot & Aircrew Reception
Arrive today in Louisville, KY for Thunder Over Louisville, the official kick-off of the Kentucky Derby Festival. You will be staying the next two nights at the Galt House, the official hotel of Thunder Over Louisville. A commemorative Thunder pin is also included with your stay.
The Galt House Hotel is “front row” and home to Thunder Command Central. This is the nerve center for the entire show, from air operations to fireworks and sound to the central command for police, fire and emergency medical services. Four hotel rooms are converted in one week to house better technology than was used by NASA for the 1st lunar landing. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Command Center and see all the work that goes into making Thunder Over Louisville a must see event.
Tonight, you are invited to attend the Pilot & Aircrew Reception. This private, invitation-only event is for the pilots of the Thunder Over Louisville Air Show and special guests. Each year, on the eve of Thunder Over Louisville, they enjoy some Louisville hospitality together. Meet them both before they take to the skies.
Day 2 – Thunder Over Louisville – Private Viewing Suite –
The morning is free time. We are happy to add local tours and attractions before your afternoon and evening at Thunder Over Louisville. Enjoy all day access to a private viewing suite with outside balcony at the Galt House. The Air Show & Fireworks begin at 3 pm.
The afternoon starts with the Air Show, ranked as one of the top five air shows in the nation. Each year the event promises to fill the Louisville skyline with action packed aviation. The air show dazzles the crowd with more than 100 planes, aerobatic teams, daring sky diving groups and breathtaking stunts. And the amazing technology of the United States Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines is always a crowd favorite.
Then there will be plenty of time to visit the festival vendors located along River Road and the Waterfront.
Then at 9:30 pm, the Thunder fireworks begin. Thunder Over Louisville is the nation’s largest annual fireworks show. Now in it’s 30th year, this breathtaking and mind-numbing show includes Thunder’s signature one-mile “waterfall” effect off a bridge over the Ohio River, making the fireworks seem to rain down forever.
One of the things that makes Thunder Over Louisville so magical each year is the soundtrack broadcast from the Thunder sound system around the venue during the fireworks show. The shells seem to dance along to the beat of each score. For 28 minutes each year, fans are treated to a broad range of music from urban contemporary and pop to country, rock n’ roll, Broadway show tunes and just about anything recorded! (B)
Day 3 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)