Barksdale to host 2023 Defenders of Liberty Air Show

Defenders of Liberty air show preview
Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 3:15 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 10:19 AM CDT
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (KSLA) - Barksdale Air Force Base is preparing to hold the Defenders of Liberty Air Show this upcoming month.

The gates will open March 25 to March 26 at 9 a.m. The show is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Event admissions and parking are free, but overnight parking is not allowed.

Visitors can expect performances from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Red Bull Aviation, Rob Holland, Kevin Coleman, Aftershock Jet Fire Truck, Randy Ball, and many more. There will also be fly overs by B-1B Lancers, B-2 Spirits and B-52H Stratofortresses.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the show. Upon entry, attendees will be subject to search for any unauthorized items.

Barksdale Air Show prohibited items
Barksdale Air Show prohibited items(Barksdale Air Force Base)

Permitted items include the following:

  • diaper bags and small purses (not to exceed one cubic foot)
  • strollers
  • wheelchairs
  • electric scooters (for handicapped/elderly)
  • small cameras (without bags)
  • lawn chairs

Prohibited items include the following:

  • weapons (i.e., guns, knives, pepper spray)
  • illegal drugs
  • outside alcoholic beverages
  • glass bottles
  • pets (excluding service animals)
  • sports equipment (i.e. roller skates, bicycles, skateboards)
  • drones
  • large hand carried items (i.e. tote bags, backpacks, coolers)
  • laser pointers
  • tobacco products
  • electronic cigarettes (unless in designated areas)

For updates on the air show, click here. FAQs can be found here.