One of the biggest fireworks and air shows in the world offers entices travelers to Louisville, Kentucky on April 16, 2011!
Thunder Over Louisville is a fireworks show and air show that is beyond compare. It’s one thing to see the fireworks that last nearly one half hour, but it’s quite another to contemplate the hugeness of the display. There are 60 tons of fireworks shells used, 250 tons of launching tubes, 2 millions pounds of sand, 1,800 feet of barges, 700 miles of wire cable, and 20 firing boards. Wow! This is the largest show that Zambellis, the largest fireworks family in the world, performs each year. It is coordinated to soundtracks of popular music, and the $1 million investment pays off.
Thunder Over Louisville started as a small beer garden sponsored by Kroger in 1988 to kick off Derby, but it had grown massively since then. The festival brings in $31 million in revenue to local businesses and the cities surrounding the area. Even Holiday Inn Express in Corydon, Indiana, sees business from this event. While partying all day, watching the air show and the fireworks, guests can travel away from the late-night revelry into peaceful Corydon, simply 20 miles away from the show! How better to end a day outside then a relaxing night at the quiet Holiday Inn Express in Corydon, Indiana.
This year, Thunder Over Louisville features many exciting events that you won’t want to miss. The air show and boat show is spectacular. It begins at 3:00pm and lasts until 9:30pm when the fireworks begin. McDonalds sponsors a Thunder Funder competition that will occur from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The fireworks, of course, cap the whole evening off. Besides scheduled events, restaurants, local stores, and even venders add to the festival environment along the streets of Clarksville, Jeffersonville, Louisville, and New Albany. There are so many places to be a part of the festival that millions of people can attend!
Holiday Inn Express in Corydon, Indiana, can help make Thunder Over Louisville spectacular for you. We may not be on the river overlooking the fireworks, but you can find a comfortable, quiet hotel to retire to when the festival is over. No worries about partying neighbors or police sirens here! We offer a refuge from traffic and the craziness of the late-night revelry. So come on down and call or “click” today to make reservations. If you look in the horizon to the West on April 16, 2011, you may even see some of those awesome fireworks from here!
Make your reservation today by calling us directly at 812-738-1623 or visit our Holiday Inn Express Corydon website online.
Holiday Inn Express - Corydon, Indiana
249 Federal Drive, Corydon, IN 47112
Reservations: 812-738-1623 Fax: 812-738-4858