The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show will return to Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City March 25-26, 2023. This 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 2023 air show will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
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.