This year, the Thunder Over Louisville Air Show drew massive crowds at the 85-acre Louisville Waterfront Park. Thousands of aircraft enthusiasts went on over to the banks of the Ohio River to watch some lively and impressive aircraft maneuvers in the sky to celebrate the US Air Force’s 75th anniversary.

This year’s air show marks the full-on return of the festivities as the 2020 edition (along with the entire Kentucky Derby Festival) was canceled due to public health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The same concern was raised in the 2021 edition of the air show, which went forward as “pop-up” festivities to be held in 5 different sites.

In a fitting 2022 fashion, this year’s theme was “The Legend Returns,” and rightfully so! The highly anticipated return of the air show was met with great excitement and thrill from not just the organizers but also the general public.

“We can’t wait to be back at the waterfront for Thunder Over Louisville this year and celebrate one of our favorite traditions together again,” Festival President and CEO Matt Gibson said.