Join us for an action-packed weekend at America's foremost strategic bomber base as we celebrate over a century of combat airpower.



When To Arrive

  • The show takes place on March 25 & 26.
  • Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and remain open until 11:00 a.m.
  • Do not arrive at the gate prior to 9:00 a.m.
  • Have a printed ticket ready to show to gate security. (Tickets are free)
  • A single ticket is required to admit a single vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.

Parking Your Vehicle

  • Parking is free. Overnight parking is not permitted.
  • Follow traffic to the on-base parking area. Abide by all directions given by security personnel.
  • Your vehicle is subject to being searched while on a DOD installation. Please refer to the prohibited items list below and plan your visit accordingly.



Enjoy The Show

  • Show starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Show ends at approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • You may leave the installation during the show, but re-entry will be denied.
  • Everything you bring must go with you upon your departure, including trash.
  • Any vehicle left on the installation after 7:00 p.m. will be towed at the owners expense.


Prohibited Items

  • No drones, balloons, golf carts, segways, skateboards, bicycles, hoverboards,  Frisbees, baseballs, or other sporting equipment that can be thrown.
  • No smoking, electronic cigarettes, alcohol, glass, beach umbrellas, tents, grills or devices used to cook food.
  • No weapons including but not limited to: guns, knives or blades of any length, stun guns or Tasers, mace, explosives, etc.
  • No pets, however Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are permitted.


Dining Options

  • Food and drink will be available to purchase from on-base vendors. 
  • Coolers and non-alcoholic drinks are permitted. Remember to stay Hydrated!
  • Do not bring grills, smokers  propane stovetops, etc. 
  • Remember to take all refuse with you upon your departure.

Stay Updated

  • Visit our Facebook page for the latest Airshow information.
  • Find more information at
  • Get a preview of the static displays we may have available by visiting STARBASE-Louisiana and taking a look at the virtual aircraft tours.
  • For any other inquiries, contact Maj. Branden Yarrington  at 318-456-6196.


Showcased are some of the acts you can expect at our 2023 Defenders of Liberty Airshow




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.

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