LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The Kentucky Derby Festival announced the 2019 theme for Thunder Over Louisville is "The Wonderful World of Thunder."

A magical soundtrack will be played as the fireworks are set off. The fireworks show is celebrating 30 years with a soundtrack of songs from everyone’s favorite fairytale and animated movies.

Thunder Over Louisville is the opening to the Kentucky Derby Festival and a huge event for Kentuckiana. It is just one of 70 events held by the KDF in the spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

Thunder over Louisville theme the wonderful world of thunder

This year's Thunder is set for Saturday, April 13.      

Pegasus Pins will go on sale in early March. That pin is the admission to watch Thunder at Louisville's Waterfront Park. 


Tickets to first Kentucky Derby Festival event on sale now

On your mark, get set – start training for the KDF mini and marathon

Tips for surviving Thunder

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