Back with a BOOM!

Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019

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

Admission is FREE!

Parking is FREE!



• May 18 and May 19.
• Gates open at 9:00 a.m.
• Show Starts at 11:00 a.m.
• Show ends at approximately 4:30 p.m.


Free, on-base parking through the North and West gates. A parking map can be found on the Information tab. No overnight parking permitted.

Food / Drink

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Water bottle filling stations will be placed throughout.

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Black Daggers

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Tora, Tora, Tora!

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The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space 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 & Space 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 & Space 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 & Space 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: Military Affairs Council Communications

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