Thunder Over Louisville

The Kentucky Derby Festival held its annual opening ceremonies event, Thunder Over Louisville, on April 23. This was the 27th year of the event, which is the largest annual pyrotechnics display in North America. This show’s music was provided by the Louisville Orchestra.

Photos by JAMES EATON

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