WHAT IS THE BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE SHOW: Held for the first time in 1933, the Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show is a full-weekend spectacular featuring displays of latest as well as historical military and civilian aircraft and other performers.
MISSION: Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show serves to enhance the public awareness of Air Force capabilities and preparedness and allows Shreveport-Bossier City to showcase the Louisiana home of the B-52, grant access to tour the military installation, view military and aerobatic performers, and support the recruiting arm of our armed forces.
ORGANIZERS: The Air show is organized and hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale Air Force Base with the support of the Military Affairs Council, Shreveport, LA.
- Date: Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3
- Venue: Barksdale Air Force Base
- Show Time: 11am; Gates open at 9am
- Admission: Free
- Parking: Free; On-base parking will be made available for visitors entering the North (Bossier) and West (Shreveport) gates. All vehicles will be directed to the flight line parking area. COURTESY BUS TRANSPORTATION will also be available from Bossier Parish Community College to minimize traffic congestion on and off the base. The buses will run on a continuous route to and from the show.
Directions: Consult our traffic flow maps.
- Please allow enough time for coming to the base, parking your car at designated areas and going through security checks.
- Security Advisory: No weapons are allowed. Backpacks, large purses and coolers will be prohibited on the airfield. Please check our Security FAQs for further details.
- Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the air show. There will be water bottle filling stations throughout the spectator area. As there are very few shaded areas, sunscreen is highly recommended.
All performers and schedules will be made available upon confirmation. Performers are subject to change.
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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
Tel. (318) 456-1015
Military Affairs Council Communications
c/o Cindy Smith
Tel. (318) 227-8611
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