News and Tribune

April 14, 2013

Belle seats on sale for Thunder

LOUISVILLE — The historic Belle of Louisville will continue her long tradition of entertaining dockside on the Ohio River for Thunder Over Louisville, Saturday, April 20.

The Belle will offer some of the best views on the river for this annual kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival tradition.

Passengers will be able to enjoy the comfort of having an air-conditioned ballroom deck on the Belle, as well as onboard restroom facilities and on/off access to the Fourth street wharf to participate in all the festival activities at Waterfront Park.

A cash bar, concessions and gifts will be available for purchase on board. Tickets are available and include a dinner buffet and desserts, as well as unlimited soft drinks. Tickets are $144.40 per person and can be reserved by calling 502-574-2992 or online at

Boarding for the Belle of Louisville begins at 2:30 p.m. in time for the scheduled air show at 3 p.m. followed by the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.