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    The Kentucky Derby Festival kicks off Saturday with Thunder Over Louisville, the air show and North America's largest fireworks display that has marked the two-week countdown to Derby since 1990. Rather than pretend I'm an expert on Thunder though (this year will be my first time in attendance), I'll direct you to helpful online resources that will help you enjoy the show.The official Thunder Over Louisville websiteFor the same reason I don't get my news from official government outlets, I'm not a fan of getting information on events from their official websites. The Thunder Over Louisville website, however, provides a thorough (if busy) look at the event.News websitesSocial networksThunder Over Louisville is being quite social this year with official (ugh, I hate that word) accounts onLouisville.comNo, this reference isn't just a shameless plug for my employer. Louisville.com's Kentucky Derby 2009 section is full of useful information about the entire Kentucky Derby Festival. (Photo: Flickr/7263255)

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    I'm a freelance writer, focusing on travel, food, and A&E. I've contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Gawker Media's Gridskipper and Deadspin, USA Today, BlackBook, and Curbed. Previously I was a senior editor at Aol Travel and MapQuest. And, before that, director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville. Washington, DC based. Boston born. Kentucky Colonel.

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