2019 Thunder Over Louisville theme celebrates fairy tales, animated movies

Theme for Thunder Over Louisville 2019 announced

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The theme for one of the largest fireworks shows in North America was announced Monday.

The 2019 show theme, The Wonderful World of Thunder, will be a celebration of every favorite fairy tale and animated movie.

“I don’t care if your 8 years old or 80 years old, you’re gonna find all the music you grew up with,” Thunder Over Louisville producer Wayne Hettinger said.

Hettinger added: “We’ve taken Thunder Over Louisville to be the jewel of the city and the pride of the nation. This is the largest event that occurs in Kentucky, and really in the southeast U.S. each year.”

And each year the show is extraordinary, especially in 2019.

“This year marks a special milestone for Thunder as it will be the 30th year of our opening ceremonies,” Kentucky Derby Festival president and CEO Mike Berry said.

The fireworks won’t be the only thing filling the sky in WAVE Country.

This year’s event promises to have another packed airshow of planes, jets and all things that fly.

“There’s also gonna be dozens of air acts that will perform,” Berry said. “The entire show is shaping up to be a grand 30th celebration.”

This year’s festival will be a three week celebration to avoid any conflict with Easter, one of the most widely celebrated holidays across the country.

Thunder Over Louisville will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019.

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