Reviews of Thunder Over Louisville

See what people think of the nation’s largest annual fireworks display.

Fireworks in the foreground with three shadow figures in the front.

The first Thunder Over Louisville held downtown over the Ohio River was in 1991.

Thunder Over Louisville is one of the biggest events in the city — after all, it’s officially ushered in Kentucky Derby festivities since 1989.

We’ve all — at some point or another — braved downtown traffic for Waterfront Park views and funnel cakes, watched the show from home, or spent extra money on a ticketed event for private bathrooms.

But not everyone who participates in Thunder is local. So ahead of the big show this Saturday, April 22, we decided to look at what out-of-towners thought of Thunder Over Louisville on TripAdvisor.

By the numbers:

  • There are 40 total reviews — 29 excellent, 9 very good, 1 average, 1 poor, and 0 terrible.
  • The event is ranked No. 52 out of 184 things to do in Louisville.
  • It has an average 4.5 rating overall.

Most reviews praised the event, like this one from Australian user jbdave. But for some, Thunder was less of a blast.

Now that we’ve heard from the group, how many stars would you give Thunder Over Louisville? Write a review.

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