Thunder Over Louisville


The Galt House Hotel is the Official Hotel of Thunder Over Louisville and home to the Thunder Command Center. 

Thunder Over Louisville is North America’s largest fireworks and air show and is hosted by the Kentucky Derby Festival. The spectacle attracts over 500,000 people to downtown Louisville and the banks of the Ohio River. Thunder is a tradition for the region and a must see for visitors.

Bourbon lovers and foodies will love what's new to the Galt House for Thunder Over Louisville 2020 - Walker's Exchange an American Brasserie and the new Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar.

Thunder Over Louisville 2020 Non-View packages include:

  • Two night stay
  • Four wristbands per room granting access to the hotel (Two additional wristband available for purchase at $75.00 each)
  • Complimentary covered self-parking
  • Easy access to downtown attractions, including the Urban Bourbon Trail, 4th Street Live!, museums and dining
  • Easy access to riverside viewing and vendors - for more information about viewing areas.

All Thunder Over Louisville Packages require full prepayment of room(s) at the time of booking with a major credit card number. 2 night minimum, April 17 – 19, 2020. All prepayments are non-refundable after January 1, 2020. A $50 per night hold will be placed on your credit card to guarantee any and all charges to your account at time of check in. It may take your bank up to ten (10) business days to return these funds to your account after your departure. All online reservations are considered non-view rooms only. All guests, including children who are walking, are required to wear wristbands purchased with their stay to have hotel access. Reservations for guest rooms do not include access to the pool deck area.

For those who desire a room in which to view the fireworks and air show, email Cathy Decker at

For Waterfront Hospitality Suites, please contact Galt House Hotel Sales at (502) 589-5200, ext. 4155, or email



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