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 the premier Kentucky Derby hotel, the Galt House Hotel is "front row" and home to “Thunder Command” for the fireworks and air show excitement on April 23, 2016. 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! 

ALL PACKAGES ARE TWO NIGHT PACKAGES- Friday April 22 & Saturday April 23, 2016

Early ThunderBird Special

NON-VIEW $529.00 + tax (16.07% Tax)

Thunder packages include six (6) wristbands, and one (1) parking pass and basic Wi-Fi. 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.

Come Early, Stay Late

*If you would like to come in earlier in the week or stay for additional nights after the fireworks, we offer a discount of $189.00 + tax for Deluxe Rooms and East Suites with complimentary overnight self- parking for one vehicle.*  

VIEW Rooms

Guests who have stayed in view rooms the previous year have first option to reserve their view room for Thunder Over Louisville 2016 up to July 1, 2015.  Those who desire a view room must reserve a non-view room and request to be placed onto the view room wait list by e-mailing cdecker@galthotel.com.

The following are the Current Rates for 2-night View Room Packages.

Limited View $699.00 + tax

Premium View for $749.00 + tax

The Galt House Hotel will contact people on the wait list in chronological order based on the date booked for the non-view room reservation.

Hospitality Suites & Apartments

Our Premium View Hospitality Suites serve 25-50 guests and are contracted individually by contacting E-mail Liz Broadway ebroadway@galthotel.com

All Thunder Over Louisville reservations require full prepayment of room(s). Any cancellation must be received by January 1, 2016 to receive a total refund. After January 1, 2016, all prepayments will be non-refundable. All online reservations are considered non-view rooms only. All guests, including children who are walking, are required to wear wristbands to have hotel access.

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