Enter Meijer Backyard Thunder Sweeps!

Share your Thunder! Bring the Festival to your backyard for a chance to win $4,500 prize pack with Meijer. Find everything you need for familiar festival foods, delicious drinks, and more at Meijer.

Just post a photo of your Backyard Thunder on Facebook or Instagram with #MeijerBackyardThunderSweeps now through April 11, 2021 to enter.

Thunder Thursday: A Look Back with Wayne

It’s a Thunder Thursday to remember! Wayne Hettinger takes a walk down memory lane with us, in this 2021 Thunder Thursday brought to you by LG&E.

Thunder Thursday: Bring Thunder to your Backyard

Share your Thunder! Bring the Festival to your backyard and find everything you need for a Thunder Barbecue in your backyard from Meijer – familiar festival foods, delicious drinks, and more!

Post a photo of your Backyard Thunder on Facebook or Instagram with #MeijerBackyardThunderSweeps​!

Thunder Thursday: A Historic Flight

This Thunder Thursday, we’re revisiting historic moments with a historic partner. Our friends at UPS Airlines have been a sponsor for 31 years. We can’t wait to see their Boeing 767 in the air during this year’s Air Show!

Meijer Backyard Thunder Fun Activity

Help make the backyard a little more colorful!

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to color the backyard photo and the riders. Cut out the riders to race them on the backyard track!

Make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

Thunder Zoom Background with Meijer

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival with the help of Meijer.

Meijer Grilled Peach Ice Cream Cups

Looking to try something to make your Thunder Backyard Barbecue even sweeter? Meijer has your next grilling party covered!

Easy, quick & delicious – this just might become as traditional at your BBQs as burgers & hot dogs!

5 Tips for Coping with Pets' Thunder Anxiety

If your pup is easily scared by loud noises like thunderstorms or fireworks, then you know how difficult it can be to calm them down. Our friends at Feeder’s Supply have these tips and more to help you aleviate some of your pet’s stress during the 18 minutes of this year’s show:

  1. Create a safe place
  2. Apply Calming Pressure
  3. Combat the Noise
  4. Use Calming Treats and Scents
  5. Offer Cuddles

Drake's Thunder Punch with Four Roses Bourbon

Learn how to make one of our favorite Thunder Over Louisville Cocktails: Drake’s Thunder Punch using Four Roses Bourbon!

Drake’s Thunder Punch Recipe:

  • 1.5 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label
  • 3 oz. Hurricane Mix
  • 1 oz. Pina Colada Mix
  • 0.5 oz. Citrus Sour Mix
  • Cherries and Orange Slices to garnish

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice in a Poco Grande glass and garnish with an orange slice and cherry. Cheers!​

Thunder Over Louisville Coloring Page

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create a Festival masterpiece to share with your friends, family and on social!

Make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

LGE-KU Coloring Page

Louie the Lightning Bug is celebrating Thunder!

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create this Coloring Book masterpiece from our Sponsors at LG&E-KU.

Share with your friends, family and on social, and make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

Meijer Mexican Cilantro Street Corn

Looking to try something savory to make your Thunder Backyard Barbecue pop? Meijer has your next meal covered!

Corn sometimes becomes the perennial summer ho-hum, but this recipe will be the talk of the picnic.

 

Facebook Profile Frame: Thunder at Home with UPS Airlines

Make your Profile Photo a little more festive by adding the Thunder At Home Frame with UPS Airlines.

Add the frame to your Facebook Profile, then follow along on our Thunder Over Louisville Page for more fun and the latest updates!

DIY Thunder at Home

Though we won’t be able to celebrate Thunder Over Louisville in person this year, our sense of community is still strong. And you can unleash your Festival spirit by creating your own event! Take these ideas as inspiration to make your party speak volumes.

Facebook Profile Frame: Thunder at Home with Caesars Southern Indiana

Make your Profile Photo a little more festive by adding the Thunder At Home Frame with Caesars Southern Indiana.

Add the frame to your Facebook Profile, then follow along on our Thunder Over Louisville Page for more fun and the latest updates!

Facebook Profile Frame: Thunder at Home with Ford

Make your Profile Photo a little more festive by adding the Thunder At Home Frame with Ford.

Add the frame to your Facebook Profile, then follow along on our Thunder Over Louisville Page for more fun and the latest updates!

Meijer Baby Back Ribs

Spice up the grill and make your Thunder Backyard Barbecue really sizzle? Meijer has your next grilling party covered!

A spicy, sweet & sticky recipe that starts in the oven & ends on the grill.

 

Facebook Profile Frame: Thunder at Home with LG&E-KU

Make your Profile Photo a little more festive by adding the Thunder At Home Frame with LG&E-KU.

Add the frame to your Facebook Profile, then follow along on our Thunder Over Louisville Page for more fun and the latest updates!

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport: A Thunder Story

The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport – SDF plays a crucial role in Thunder Over Louisville Airshow each year.

Hear from some of show’s coordintors about how they get it off the ground and into the skies each year!

Festival Zoom Background

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival.

UPS Airlines Coloring Page

It’s a bird! It’s fireworks! No, it’s actually a PLANE!

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create this Coloring Book masterpiece from our Sponsors at UPS Airlines.

Share with your friends, family and on social, and make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

Thunder Zoom Back ground with UPS Airlines

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival with the help of UPS Airlines.

Thunder Zoom Back ground with LG&E-KU

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival with the help of LG&E-KU.

Ford Spelling Bee Word Search

Think you can compete? Search for Official 2020 Spelling Bee Words in this word search.

Once you are finished, check your answers with the answer key HERE.

Festival Zoom Background

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival.

Thunder Zoom Back ground with Ford

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival with the help of Ford.

Meijer Coloring Page

Zone in on some colorful Family Fun!

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create this Coloring Book masterpiece from our Sponsors at Meijer.

Share with your friends, family and on social, and make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.