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    Thunder Over Louisville 2016 is quickly approaching; here’s a list of places you can watch!
     
     

    Parks:

     
    The number one place everyone will be, the main stage for the event, Waterfront Park is front and center for all the action. A Pegasus Pin is your ticket to everything from the Thunder Chow Wagon to the family fun zone.
    When: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: Waterfront Park, 129 River Rd. 40202
    Price: Free with Pegasus Pin
     
    Riverstage will be hosting their Thunder Throwdown Concert sponsored by Q103.1 featuring Chris Lane, Wildwood and the Shane Dawson Band.
    When: gates open at 12 p.m, show starts at 5 p.m.
    Where: W Riverside Dr, Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: Free
     
    With a great view of the Ohio River, this lesser-known spot may be just the place for a peaceful Thunder viewing.
    When: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 400 E Riverside Drive, Clarksville, IN
    Price: Free
     
    Van Dyke/Riverfront Park
    One of the many parks located along the riverfront in Indiana. Better head there early to seek out a prime spot.
    When: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: Van Dyke Park, Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: Free
     
     

    Restaurants:

     
    Located in the old waterfront Tumbleweed, Doc’s has a great view of the river. Food is including in the cost of your seat.
    When: 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 1201 River Rd.
    Price: $180 per seat; $50 for parking
     
    This Jeffersonville restaurant is riverside to all the action: watch the show from a dining room, bar or patio. Cost will include all food, iced tea, coffee, soft drinks, and sales tax.
    When: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 700 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: $115 for limited view, bar or patio seats; $180 per seat inside
     
    Buckhead Mountain Grill will be having their 9th Annual Craft Beer Extravaganza: with have 20+ craft beers to taste, food included in the ticket. This events is 21+
    When: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Where: 707 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: $50 for child; $125 for adults
     
    Rocky’s Thunder event will feature live music, food for purchase, a prime Thunder view.  
    When: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Where: 714 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: $25 for children; $50 for adults to $180 for patio seating 
     
    On Thunder, Kingfish will offer inside seating, lower deck seating, and public tent seating. All seats include a buffet.
    When: 1:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 601 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: inside seating $82.50 for children, $165 for adults; lower deck seating $375 per table; public tent $80 for adults
     
    Beer and unlimited trips to a Burger buffet? Might as well buy your ticket right now!
    When: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 134 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: $35 for children; $55 for adults
     
    Starting at noon, you can attend Thunder on the River at Flat12. This includes local food trucks, lawn games, and of course… BEER. This event is 21+
    When: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    Where: 130 W Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, IN
    Price: Free!
     

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    Enjoy the excitement and spectacle of Thunder Over Louisville from the comfort of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Make The Kentucky Center your home base for the day while you take in all the action.  Families will appreciate convenient access to the Center’s restrooms, activities for the kids, and foodservice and concessions without waiting in long lines. There will be multiple bars located around the building where adults can enjoy a variety of beer and wine options.
    When: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 501 W Main St
    Price: $25 for children; $45 for adults
     
    The historic Galt House has 3 viewing party options for multiple budgets. You don’t even have to stay overnight (but why wouldn’t you?). Two of the available parties are 21+, but there is a lot more to do than drink.
    When: Thunder VIP 1 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Thunder Under Cover 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Thunder in the Conservatory 3 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    Where: 140 N 4th St.
    Price: Price varies from $75-$599 depending on the package
     
    First come first served seating, but aboard these beautiful, historic boats is a great place for Thunder viewing. Boats stay dockside so you can come and go and check out the goings-on around the wharf.
    When: 2:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 401 West River Road
    Price: Spirit of Jefferson - $146 per person; Belle of Louisville - $126 per person
     
    Slugger Field has one of the best deals in town for Thunder viewing. For a fraction of the cost of some viewings, you get access to the air and fireworks show, a free concert, and a Bats game. You also have the freedom to come and go as you please from the stadium.
    When: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
    Where: 401 East Main Street
    Price: $20-$45
     
    Truly an experience for families, the Kentucky Science Center’s Thunderblast 2016 will have science shows, science activities, giant board games, inflatable bounce houses and slide. There will be lots of food trucks on hand to keep the party going.
    When: 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 727 West Main Street
    Price: member child $25, member adult $40; non-member child $35, non-member adult $50
     
    The third floor party room at the KFC YUM! Center overlooks 2nd street bridge and all of the Thunder action. There will be a cash bar, a DJ, and more.
    When: 1:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Where: 1 Arena Plaza
    Price: A table of 10: $1,850
     
     
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