Places, parties where you can watch Thunder Over Louisville 2022

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Thunder Over Louisville is back and bigger than ever in its triumphant return to Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The theme of the 2022 event, heading into its 33rd year, is “The Legend Returns.” 

“After a two-year hiatus, ‘The Legend Returns,’ to the Waterfront and we’re so excited,” Kentucky Derby Festival president Matt Gibson said previously. “The Louisville waterfront is one of the best venues for an airshow and fireworks in the country.”

In addition to the return of one of the nation’s largest annual fireworks shows, produced by Zambelli Fireworks International, the air show, consistently ranked in the top five in the country, is also returning. Spectators can expect to see various planes including the U.S. Airforce F-22 Raptor Demo, U.S. Airforce C-17 Demo, U.S. Airforce Heritage Flight, the Kentucky National Guard 123rd Airlight Wine with new C-130J, the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29, B-24 and B-25 as well as the  U.S. Navy E/A-18 Growler Demo with a Legacy Flight, Youkin Airshow, and more, plus a special appearance by the UPS 767, which has flown in past shows, as well.