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Help launch the Guardians of Freedom Air Show weekend with a free community-wide celebration: The “Pre-Flight Festival & Market.”

📅 Friday, April 26th
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
📍 MSU campus at the quadrangle off Council Drive

Groove to the beats of a live DJ while exploring the Artist & Farmer’s Market, and enjoy dinner from local food trucks. Families and students can enjoy interactive games, crafts, and inflatables and can meet real-life Guardians of Freedom Heroes from Sheppard Air Force Base.  

The Pre-Flight Festival is hosted by MSU Texas, The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, The Museum of Art at MSU, The YMCA, and The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce.

The Pre-Flight Festival & Market is one of three community events to help kick off the Guardians of Freedom Air Show hosted by Sheppard Air Force Base on Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th.

For more information about the community events, visit For more information about the Guardians of Freedom Airshow, visit