Thunderfest in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – At the National Corvette Museum for the 52nd year, the Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green holds a firework extravaganza.

Hundreds of people flocked to the amphitheater area of the museum to plant their lawn chairs and blankets to sit and listen to music, eat and, of course, watch the fireworks after the stars came out ahead of Independence Day.

This year was a little more music heavy than usual with three bands taking the stage for around five hours of live music with shout outs to various sponsors and conversation from the emcees for the evening. A good number of food trucks were in attendance as well this past Saturday to make sure everyone had a variety of options to pick from.

The scene was packed, with people as far as the eye could see, and when 9 p.m. hit, it was magic.

The Kiwanis Club spent close to $15,000 on fireworks this year and it showed, with the sky lighting up red, green and every color in between.