The Ohio River is expected to reach flood stage today and stay there through Saturday. The high water means some popular spots to watch the fireworks are unusable. That includes areas like the Wharf and a huge part of the Great Lawn.
You will have to be more careful if you want to go out on the water, but the Coast Guard isn't banning people from watching the show from their boats. Watch out for debris floating in the river and make sure kids (and really, adults, too) are wearing life preservers at all times!â
Great Viewing Places You May Have Missed
With a soggy waterfront soaking up seats on the Great Lawn, it's time to start thinking of some other places to catch a glimpse of Thunder Over Louisville. While some will cost you, there are some free options out there.
Lannan Park - At Lannan Park in the Portland neighborhood, you are right on the river, but flooding isn't a concern. While it may not be the best view of the Clark Memorial Bridge, you will definitely see the fireworks and the best part it won't cost you a cent.
Slugger Field - At Louisville Slugger Field just a handful of tickets remain, but after they're gone, you're not completely out of luck. $20 will at least get you in door.
Take in a baseball game at 2 p.m. an air show at 3 p.m. and of course that firework display unlike any other.
Top Thunder Survival Tips:
Wear your Pegasus Pin. Show your support for the Festival, plus you'll need it for the Thunder Chow Wagon, Meijer Family Fun Zone on the West Belvedere and North Great Lawn viewing area.ââ
Park as far away from event venue as you can comfortably walk. Refer to the LMPD Traffic Plan to help choose the best place to park and exit route.
Please do NOT bring pets, tents or materials to rope off/section off areas of the venue.
Make sure your car has plenty of gas for the exit traffic delays.
BRING A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER. (Thunder pots can run out!!)