This story has been updated.
Thunder Over Louisville is returning to the waterfront on Saturday, April 23 after last year’s multi-neighborhood firework show and 2020’s cancellation. You can watch the show along the Louisville riverfront for the price of a Pegasus Pin, of course, but there are other, less crowded-options. Here is a list of parties you can attend — some for viewing, others just an excuse to celebrate.
Thunder Over River Road @ Zero’s Luxe Lounge | 1346 River Road | thunderoverriverroad.eventbrite.com | $50 per person | Noon
Your meal is included with a ticket to Zero’s Luxe Lounge’s Thunder party, also featuring private parking for some ticketholders and cornhole/other games in the parking lot.
Thunder Over Louisville @ Lynn Family Stadium | 350 Adams St. | loucity.com/lynnfamilystadium | Tickets start at $19 | Noon
The soccer stadium’s video board will air Louisville City FC’s away game versus the Charleston Battery and then they will begin a countdown to the fireworks. Live music from Radiotronic will start at 8 p.m. ahead of the show at 9:30 p.m.
Jammin’ At The Jefferson @ The Jefferson Venue | 715 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, Indiana | Search Facebook | $65-$150 | 1 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music from Clayton Anderson and a beer garden while watching Thunder from a venue with a prime location at the base of the Second Street Bridge.
Thunder @ the Kentucky Center | 501 W. Main St. | kyperformingarts.org | $25-$50 | 2 p.m.
Take in musical and theatrical performances (as well as the fireworks) at the Kentucky Center’s first Thunder event since 2018 — also featuring food and multiple bars.
ThunderBlast @ Kentucky Science Center | 727 W. Main St. | kysciencecenter.org | $35-$125 | 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Enjoy the full experience of the Kentucky Science Center, food trucks and great views of the Thunder action.
Thunder Over Louisville @ Upland Jeffersonville | 707 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, Indiana | Search Facebook | $100-$180 per person | 2-11 p.m.
Enjoy a beer garden and fantastic river views from Upland Brewing Co.’s Jeffersonville location.
FUN-DER Viewing Party | KFC Yum Center | 1 Arena Plaza | kfcyumcenter.com. |. Tickets start at $420 for a table of two | 2:30 p.m.
Watch the show from the Spirit Room, which offers an indoor panoramic view of the fireworks and the air show. The event will include afternoon snack, a delicious dinner, a dessert buffet, a DJ, a photo booth and a cash bar.
Thunder Over Louisville! @ KingFish | 601 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, Indiana | kingfishrestaurants.com | $100-$185 | 3 p.m.
Chow down on an included all-you-can-eat seafood buffet while watching Thunder from one of Southern Indiana’s riverfront restaurants.
Thunder @ 300 Spring | 300 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Indiana | Search Facebook | $10-$20 | 3-11:30 p.m.
Take a break from the elements, organizers say, to enjoy live music and drink specials.
Thunder Over Louisville @ Play Louisville | 1101 E. Washington St. | Search Facebook | $35-$60 | 5 p.m.-4 a.m.
Spend the local holiday making thunder of your own on the dance floor, featuring beats from “two legendary house and techno DJs,” Mark Farina and Stacey Pullen.
Thunder Rolls! Rooftop Thunder Viewing Party @ Copper & Kings | 1121 E. Washington St. | Search Facebook | $125 | 7-10:30 p.m.
An intimate Thunder viewing party, with a welcome cocktail and hors d’oeuvres.
Houseplant & Mr. Please Thunder Bash @ Vernon Lanes | 1575 Story Ave. | Search Facebook | $15 | 8 p.m.
Enjoy live music at the newly renovated Vernon Lanes bowling alley, with Thunder viewing from the parking lot.
The Crashers + Thunder Fireworks Stream @ Christy’s Garden | 720 Brent St. | Search Facebook | $15-$50 | 8 p.m.
Christy’s Garden is far away from the Thunder hubub, but you’ll be able to watch the show on the outdoor venue’s giant LED wall while also enjoying the sounds of the Louisville Crashers.