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Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show

March 25, 2023 - March 26, 2023


Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2023

Come with family and friends and spend a great day packed with spectacular displays at the nation’s premier strategic bomber base.

Admission & Parking are FREE!


Blue Angels


• March 25 and March 26.
• Gates open at 9:00 a.m.
• Show Starts at 11:00 a.m.
• Show ends at approximately 4:00 p.m.


Free, on-base parking.
No overnight parking permitted.


No weapons allowed. Vehicles and persons are subject to search.

Food / Drink

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Grills and cooking devices are not permitted. No glass bottles.


US Navy Blue Angels

Our team consists of 154 world-class, active-duty Sailors and Marines, each one bringing experience and expertise from their service in the fleet. We are honored to serve as the representatives of the more than 800,000 active-duty, reserve, and civilian men and women currently serving worldwide.


Red Bull Aviation

The Red Bull Air Force is a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced aviation experts on the planet. They specialize in highly coordinated aerial jump demonstrations and continually push the limits of human flight.


Rob Holland

Now in his 18th year as a full-time airshow pilot, Rob has distinguished himself by blazing a trail of innovation, developing maneuvers never before seen at airshows. “One of my goals is to take aerobatics to the next level,” Rob explains. 


Virtual Aircraft Tours

Starbase STEM Zone has created a series of virtual aircraft tours for this year’s air show. “Igniting A Passion For Learning” by reviewing these tours in place of our usual static displays.



The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show is organized and hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale Air Force Base with the support of the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council.

Held for the first time in 1933, the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show is a full-weekend spectacular featuring displays of the latest, as well as historic, military and civilian aircraft and other related performers.

The Barksdale Defender of Liberty Air Show serves to enhance public awareness of U.S. Air Force capabilities and the Barksdale AFB mission through static displays and aerobatic performances. Likewise, it allows Shreveport-Bossier City to showcase Louisiana as the home of the B-52, pay tribute to service members,  and support the recruiting arm of the United States Armed Forces.


Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show

For any inquiries, please contact us at: Public Affairs Division, 2d Bomb Wing (AFGSC), 109 Barksdale Blvd West Suite 209, Barksdale AFB LA 71110-2270

Office: (318) 456-1015
Email: 2BW.PA@us.af.mil Military Affairs Council Communications

This website is operated exclusively by the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council.
No Federal endorsement is intended.


March 25, 2023
March 26, 2023


Barksdale AFB
109 Barksdale Blvd West Suite 209
Barksdale AFB, AZ 71110-2270 United States
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