A premier event of the Kentucky Derby Festival and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country, Thunder Over Louisville has graced the skies with a spectacular air and fireworks show for more than 30 years. Locals know some of the best views are on the Southern Indiana side of the Ohio River.

Arrive early to nab a free seat on the banks of the Ohio River. Public viewing areas are located in SoIN along Riverside Drive.

Closure Alert: Note that for Thunder Over Louisville 2024, a portion of Riverside Drive in Clarksville will be closed to cars and pedestrians. The construction zone stretches from the 2nd Street Bridge to the east entrance of Ashland Park. Thunder viewers can use marked detours to move between Jeffersonville and Clarksville. View a map and more info here.

If you want to take Thunder to the next level, check out these viewing parties and paid locations in SoIN.

Thunder Over Louisville 2024 Events


Upland Brewing Patio

Upland Thunder

Thunder Over Louisville at Upland Jeffersonville
Kick off the Kentucky Derby season with a front row view of the waterfront and show from Upland Jeffersonville! Indoor, outdoor and patio seating are available. This year, Upland is offering a variety of options to craft your ideal experience, including a 21+ patio section. Choose from reserved tables, individual bar seats, and an outdoor beer garden. Regardless of choice, all tickets include access to a delicious buffet served all day, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. View all options and pricing on Upland Jeffersonville's Thunder ticket site.


KingFish Jeffersonville

Thunder Over Louisville at KingFish Jeffersonville
One of the best views around, see Thunder Over Louisville riverside from KingFish Jeffersonville. Tickets include prime seating for the air show and fireworks, plus an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Inside seating is $195 per person. Lower deck seating is available for $495 for a table of 4, and outdoor tent seating is $100 per person. 


Parlour Thunder

Rent out The Loft at Parlour Jeffersonville
Parlour Jeffersonville will be open to the public on Thunder Day, serving up delicious pizza, brews and cocktails. If you’re looking for a location to host a private party for Thunder, check out The Loft at Parlour. Host up to 45 guests in this upstairs space. A prime location next to the Big Four Bridge, The Loft provides guests with a beautiful view of the air show and fireworks. Rental includes a private bartender, buffet, cash bar, and all nonalcoholic drinks are on the house. Email Don@craftcultureconcepts.com for more details on reserving the space.

Ten20 Brewery Clarksville

Thunder Over Louisville at Ten20 Clarksville
Experience Thunder Over Louisville in style at TEN20 Clarksville! From 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere as you witness spectacular fireworks from Southern Indiana. Attendees can also enjoy live music from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Ticket Options:
General Admission: $10 per wristband for access to facilities including restrooms and indoor bar.
VIP Experience: For $75 per person, secure VIP Bar Seating with a reserved barstool (8 stools available), MozzaPi pizza, two drink tickets, and facility access wristband.
Premier Table Experience: Also $75 per person, reserve a table for 2-10 people with MozzaPi pizza, two drink tickets, and facility access wristbands.
Add-On: Secure parking is available for $50 each.
Click here to get your tickets now!


Game on the River

Thunder Over Louisville Viewing at GAME on the River
Secure your front row seat to Thunder at GAME on the river! GAME is offering a limited number of wristbands priced at $100, granting access to both floors of indoor seating, outdoor seating, the bar, and restrooms from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Throughout the day, indulge in their express food menu available for purchase, and don't miss the complimentary "Lite Fare" buffet from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. While guests have the flexibility to come and go as they please, please note that seating is not reserved or held. Purchase your wristbands in person or by calling 812-725-0099.

Water Tower Place

RV & Car Spaces at Water Tower Square
Pack the fun and the crew into your RV or car to enjoy the show from Water Tower Square. Car parking is available for $100 and RV parking for $400. Call the Water Tower Square office at 812-288-9057 to make your reservation. NOTE: Parking at Water Tower Square is fully booked for Thunder Over Louisville 2024. 


Harry's Taphouse

JakJaw Live at Harry's Taphouse and Kitchen
If you’re looking for somewhere to go before the big fireworks show, check out the Harry’s Taphouse and Kitchen. Enjoy a beer garden, local food trucks and live music from JakJaw. Doors will be open from 2 pm - 12am.

Thunder in Jeff flyer 2024

Thunder in Jeff
If you're viewing from Riverside Drive, grab a bite (or a few!) from the food court hosted by the Louisville Food Truck Association. There will be a kids' fun zone and music by DJ Nerdiboi. 

Thunder Party at Viva Art

Thunder Party at Viva Art
Don't leave your Thunder Over Louisville plans to chance—reserve your spot at Viva Art now for a paint party! Registration is required for all group members. Cost includes access to indoor restrooms, complimentary bottled water, painting activities for all ages, face painting for kids 12 and under and the flexibility to come and go until after the fireworks. Additional beverages and snacks are available for purchase. Kids 5 and under enter free with a paying adult. Note that due to the City Public Parking, parking is not included in the price of admission.

belle of louisville

Thunder Belle of Louisville Dockside Event
Just across the river, along the Ohio River, you can watch the fireworks from your seat on the water! A ticket to the Belle of Louisville’s dockside Thunder Over Louisville event gets you front row seats to the amazing airshow and the fantastic fireworks display … with official Thunder sound! Ticket also includes a delicious Southern-style barbecue buffet and exclusive admission to the historic vessel with come-and-go access from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $199.99 each (free for children ages 2 & under). Funds from ticket sales serves support Belle of Louisville Riverboats. 

No matter how and where you plan to celebrate Thunder Over Louisville this year, make sure you book your trip in advance!