Thunder Over Louisville VIP Rooftop Party

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Thunder Over Louisville VIP Rooftop Party

Get the best view of Thunder with the VIP Rooftop Party Presented by Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport!

By Kentucky Derby Festival

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 22 · 2:30 - 10:30pm EDT


Waterside Parking Garage Rooftop 201 North Brook Street Louisville, KY 40202

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Enjoy a spectacular view of the largest annual fireworks display in North America and day-long airshow. VIP ticket includes:

  • Premium viewing location of air show and fireworks display
  • General Admission rooftop viewing
  • Appetizers (served 3-5pm) and dinner (5:30-7:30pm), featuring Kentucky Proud Cuisine
  • Complimentary bar featuring local & regional beers, specialty cocktails and more
  • Private restrooms
  • VIP tent access

Additional VIP Table opportunity (in check-out, select VIP/RESERVED - Table of 8) 

Premium ticket includes everything listed above plus:

  • Reserved table for 8 people
  • 4 parking passes
  • Table service for drinks
  • And more

Menu and bar details to be announced at a later date.

Sponsored By: Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

Presenting Sponsors: Farm Credit Mid-America and Kentucky Proud

Military Zone Sponsor: AKIMA

Media Partners: Wave

Your electronic ticket will serve as your access pass to the Rooftop. All tickets will be scanned and wristbands provided upon entry. Rules and Regulations will be sent to you electronically the week prior to the event. Parking passes (if applicable) will be shipped in advance.

Thunder Over Louisville VIP Rooftop Party FAQ's

Is this event all-ages? Is there a children's price?

This event is all-ages, but there is only one ticket price.

Where is the rooftop located?

The venue is located at 201 N. Brook St, in downtown Louisville just at the Waterfront and near the Second St. Bridge, for an optimal view of the fireworks display.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no dress code to this event. Please keep in mind, while there is a tent provided, you will be outdoors for the majority of the day, so be sure to check the weather and plan accordingly.

Can I buy additional parking passes?

No, parking passes are only issued with every four (4) tickets purchased.  Carpooling is encouraged as parking is extremely limited. Special accommodations will be provided for handicapped guests - please mention circumstances in the "Notes to Organizer" text box during checkout.

When will I receive my passes?

Parking passes (if applicable), will be mailed up until the event sells out, no later than two (2) business days before the event. Please plan to show your electronic tickets to be scanned at the event (by phone or printed out). You will be issued a wristband at that time. Rules and Regulations will be emailed one week prior to the event.

Is there seating at this event?

Yes, there are tables and chairs provided in the VIP tent, though this is NOT a "Reserved" seating event.

Can I bring coolers, games, etc.?

No coolers including outside food or drinks, and no large games that could interfere with other guests. Cards and table games are allowed.

What drinks are available at the bar?

The open bar includes beer, wine and liquor options, as well as non-alcoholic beverages such as water and sodas. We do not allow liquor shots at the bars.

What food will be served?

The menu will be decided closer to event date and can be found here when available.

Can I re-enter the venue?

Yes, your wristband will allow you to leave and re-enter the premises.

About the organizer

We stretched a famous two minutes into a month-long party. What the Run for the Roses is to horse racing, Louisville’s Derby Festival is to community celebrations. The Festival is one of the premiere events of its kind in the world and a proud five-time winner of the International Festivals & Events Association award for Best Overall Festival. It brings fun, excitement, international recognition and a spirit that is unmatched anywhere. When 1.5 million people gather to celebrate spring and the unique vitality of their community, the focus is on fun and the whimsical.