Kentucky Kingdom Introduces 2023 Entertainment Lineup and First Ever Kentucky Kingdom Fireworks Show, "Summer Blast"

April 27, 2023

Louisville, KY.— April 27, 2023— Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville’s daycation destination, opens the 2023 season on Saturday, May 13 with high-flying entertainment featuring magic, music and extreme athletic tricks along with the park’s first ever fireworks show, Summer Blast! Guests will experience the park like never before with ample opportunities for endless memory making.

Guests will be able to soar, splash, and end their summer nights with a boom every Friday and Saturday evening July 7-29. The 15-minute fireworks show will illuminate the night sky, launching up to 350 feet over Louisville casting a vibrant glow that can be seen anywhere from the park! With more than 125 years of experience, the Rozzi Famous Fireworks Pyrotechnic Display will ensure guests have the best Summer Blast experience. And, to help guests pack in as many major memories as possible, Kentucky Kingdom is introducing extended park hours, open until 10:00 PM, every Friday and Saturday throughout July.

“Each season, Kentucky Kingdom welcomes top-notch entertainment to the park to delight and captivate our guests all while providing a safe, family friendly environment that is perfect for memory making,” said Sarah Worrell, Kentucky Kingdom General Manager. “With our unique entertainment options, the opportunities for fun are endless. We look forward to opening our gates for the 2023 season as Louisville’s number one daycation destination.”

And, for some playful splashes or out of this world bouncing, guests can check out the WOW Water Circus or towering jumps performed by the Xpogo Team, and so much more! Need a laugh? Comedy Kingdom will offer family friendly humor to keep guests of all ages smiling for their entire visit. Guests can enjoy each of these shows at the conveniently located Kentucky Kingdom Amphitheater.

This season, the cinema will roll out the red carpet to help guests take a break from the sun with The Lego Movie in 4D. Or jam out to exciting musicians like Artie Harris, Conch Republic, Lunar Beach House, The Monarchs, or Will Wright at Kentucky Kingdom’s new Sound Waves Stage located at Hurricane Bay.

Throughout the season guests will be wowed by magicians that can be found roaming throughout Kentucky Kingdom from Louisville’s David Gerrard to David Cottrell to Jayden Gowen. To stay up-to-date on Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay’s artists and performers, visit the calendar online at!

The start of the 2023 season is right around the corner, and beginning Saturday, May 13 the summer fun starts at just $74.99 with a variety of season pass options for the entire family. Season passholders have access to even more perks including free parking, discounted drinks, and much more to help families and guests take advantage of the park! Learn more about season pass options and compare values and benefits online at

For more information on entertainment schedule, hours, season passes, and more, visit


About Kentucky Kingdom: Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is Kentucky’s largest amusement and water park, owned by Herschend Family Entertainment, located in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. Spanning over 67 acres, Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay offers family-friendly entertainment with over 70 rides and attractions – including five World-class roller coasters, two giant wave pools, and one of the largest selections of children’s rides in the region (King Louie’s Playland). Learn more about Kentucky Kingdom at


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