Thunder Over Louisville



Thunder Over Louisville is not only the official opening ceremonies for the two fun-filled weeks of the Kentucky Derby Festival, it is also North America's largest annual fireworks show and an incredible air show!

As one of the premier Kentucky Derby hotels, the Galt House Hotel is "front row" to the fireworks and air show excitement on April 18, 2015. Rated as one of the top 100 events in North America, the Kentucky Derby Festival's Opening Ceremonies is truly a sight to behold. Each year, more than 700,000 eager thrill seekers come view this amazing spectacle for the eyes and ears! Come and enjoy this Thunderous weekend with our "Friday Night FREE" promotion with Thunder Over Louisville.

Deluxe Room - RIVUE Tower

Premium View - $699 + tax for Saturday, April 18th + Friday April 17th Night FREE
Limited View - $649 + tax for Saturday, April 18th + Friday April 17th Night FREE
Non-View - $480 + tax for Saturday, April 18th + Friday April 17th FREE

Executive Suite - SUITE Tower

Non-View - $530 + tax for Saturday, April 18th + Friday, April 17th FREE

Thunder packages include six (6) wristbands, and one (1) parking pass. An additional two (2) wristbands per guestroom may be purchased at a cost of $50.00 each.  All guests, including children who are walking, are required to wear wristbands to have hotel access.

Book your Non-View Room for Thunder now. When you book Saturday night, April 18, you automatically get Friday night FREE, no need to contact anyone, it's automatically included.

To inquire about Hospitality Suites and Apartments contact Liz Broadway directly at 502-584-5600.   

If you wish to upgrade your non-view Thunder Package to a view room package, please call 1-800-843-4258 or 502-589-5200. Guests who have stayed in view rooms the previous year have first option to reserve their view room for Thunder Over Louisville 2015 up to June 1, 2014.  Those who desire a view room must reserve a non-view room and call to request to be placed onto the view room wait list. The Galt House Hotel will contact people on the wait list based on the date which the non-view room was reserved. 

All Thunder Over Louisville reservations require full prepayment of room(s). Any cancellation must be received by February 1, 2015 to receive a total refund. After February 1, 2015, all prepayments will be non-refundable. All online reservations are considered non-view rooms only.

*If you would like to come in earlier in the week or stay for additional nights after the fireworks, we offer a discount of $169.00 + tax for Deluxe Rooms and East Suites with complimentary overnight self- parking for one vehicle.*  



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