Thunder Over Louisville Dockside Event | Saturday, April 22, 3-10 p.m.

On the Belle of Louisville

About this Cruise

Watch the nation’s largest annual fireworks show from your seat on the water!

With your ticket to the Belle of Louisville’s dockside Thunder Over Louisville event on April 22, you’ll be treated to front row seats at the amazing airshow and the fantastic fireworks display… with official Thunder sound! Your ticket includes a delicious BBQ meal from City Barbeque and exclusive admission to the historic vessel with come-and-go access from 3 P.M. to 10 P.M. (Can you say “private restrooms?!”)

Tickets to this dockside event, which serves a fundraiser for Belle of Louisville Riverboats, are $199.99 each. (Free for children ages 4 & under.)

Sample Menu (Subject to Change):

  • Garden Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette & Ranch Dressing*
  • Pulled Chicken with Bama Sauce*
  • Pulled Pork*
  • Green Beans*
  • Potato Salad*
  • Banana Pudding with Whipped Cream
  • Triple Chocolate Cake
  • Sweet and Unsweet Iced Tea Sweet


**Special dietary requests (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) require a 72-hour notice for the caterer to accommodate your request. Please notify our ticket office at 502-574-2992 with any special dietary requests at least 72 hours before your cruise.


Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your cruise. Boarding begins 60 minutes prior to departure.

Dress Code

Casual. Come as you are! We do recommend checking the weather before your cruise and dressing accordingly. Sunscreen or hats are recommended during the summer. Flat shoes are encouraged due to uneven walking surfaces and stairs on the wharf and boat.

Welcome Aboard!

Book Now
Interested in booking for a group?

Group Rates are available for groups of 15+ people. Click here to learn more about Group & Private events or fill out our contact form.

more cruises like this

Derby, Drinks & Dessert Cruise | Friday, April 21, 3-5 p.m.

Belle of Louisville Riverboats is helping kick-off the 2023 Kentucky Derby Festival with a special post-luncheon cruise! After the “They’re Off Luncheon” at the Galt House, join us onboard the Belle for Kentucky-inspired desserts, live music by the Hot Sauce Brass Band and horseracing-themed drinks and activities. You might even get a preview of the air show during the excursion!

Juleps & Jazz Cruise | April 14, 7-9 p.m.

All aboard for the ultimate Mint Julep and jazz-infused cruise experience to celebrate Mint Julep Month! Board the Belle, grab a julep and enjoy an evening of soulful and energetic brass sounds by the Hot Sauce Brass Band. Before the night is over, be sure to visit the speakeasy in the Captain’s Quarters, where Andrea D. Meriwether, Historian & Food and Beverage Curator, will provide a narrated history on the mint julep along with a bourbon shot and julep chocolate pairing.