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a curated list of pre-show experiences brought to you by yours truly...

  • When: Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • Where: Palm Springs, CA
  • How: Choose any add-on when booking your Desert Air pass, or book via your Fan Account

Desert Air is proud to offer a selection of local experiences for you to take part in before the show! Effortlessly fill your day with a series of adventures, whether it be exploring the beauty of the winter desert outdoors or immersing yourself in one of our food and beverage offerings.

Browse the experiences below and snag a reservation! Available as an add-on when booking your Desert Air passes. For current ticket holders, you may add a reservation for Daytime Affairs via the Offers section of your Fan Account. To access Fan Account, login HERE and select ‘Fan Account’ from the left side menu.

Rooftop Yoga + Sound Bath

Guided morning rooftop yoga and sound bath experience. Breathe in the fresh desert air, clear your mind and move your body - open to any levels. Free for ticket holders with RSVP.

Join Power Yoga Palm Springs under a clear desert morning sky for this special rooftop yoga flow and sound bath with Kim Funkey. Located above the palm trees in the Uptown Design District with unobstructed mountain views.

What this class includes;

  • Energetic cleanse and introductions
  • Gentle Yoga Flow
  • Guided Shamanic journey meditation
  • Healing Sound Bath
  • Discount for a pre or post experience caffeine fix at Cafe La Jefe, the coffee shop located downstairs

Cost: $5 Donation to Power Yoga Palm Springs

Event Check-in Location: The Flannery Rooftop, 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Event Start Time: Saturday 12/11 at 9am
Event Duration: 75 minute experience


Warbird Plane Ride

From the tarmac to the sky, take flight in a World War II-era fighter plane and experience the beauty of the winter desert from above.

Since opening in 1996, the Palm Springs Air Museum has maintained its status as a museum that flies its aircraft. Hearing the engines and seeing these amazing Warbirds in the sky reinforces the connection between the machines and people who sacrificed so much to make them fill their role in history’s greatest conflicts.

Book a seat on one of these legendary fighter planes to experience first hand what it’s like to fly in one of the fastest propeller planes ever built. Choose between the T-6 Texan and the PT-17 Stearman. You can learn more details on the planes and ride here.

Cost: $195 per person for PT-17 Stearman; $495 per person for T-6 Texan

Event Check-in Location: Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Event Start Time: Saturday 12/11, choose your preferred time on booking page.
Event Duration: 60 minutes including check-in and gate to gate experience


Architectural Bike Tour with Modernism Week

A guided bike ride excursion highlighting architecturally significant homes in Palm Springs neighborhoods.

Cruise with us on a bike-ride through some of Palm Springs most beautiful mid century-modern neighborhoods with top-rated architectural tour guide Trevor O’Donnell. On this fun, easy-going bike tour you’ll meander along quiet, level residential streets, pausing along the way to learn about the history of Palm Springs and an extraordinary group of architects who honed their craft here during the city’s Hollywood heyday. Few cities in the world contain such a rare concentration of modernist buildings, and Palm Springs' south end, the subject of this tour, is a modern home lover’s dream come true.

Just a friendly reminder that we host the ride but DO NOT provide bikes. Please bring your own bike or contact Big Wheel Tours to rent one: asnowden@bwbtours.com or (760) 548-0500. They will fit you at the start of the ride. Bikes available by prior reservation only. For those staying at the Saguaro, free hotel bikes are available with your room.

Cost: $25 per person

Event Check-in Location: Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Event Start Time: Saturday 12/11 at 10am
Event Duration: 90 minutes


Poolside Mezcal Tasting

Our mezcal tasting experience will feature several brands pouring a wide array of mezcals. You’ll get to learn about the history and the unique variations of mezcal, with the option to purchase a bottle as you wish. Sip, mingle, and go at your own pace...

The tasting will be located on the San Jacinto lawn, adjacent to the pool at the Saguaro, with lawn games and light bites available. Following the tasting, join us for music and happy hour at the pool. Salud!

Cost: $30 per person

Event Check-in Location: Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Event Start Time: Saturday 12/11 at 1pm
Event Duration: 30-60 minutes


Dead or Alive Wine Tasting

Join us at our favorite local wine shop for a special pouring of natural wines on the patio with the option to add oysters.

Kick off your Saturday with a natural wine tasting and optional oyster pairing at our favorite Palm Springs wine bar and bottle shop, Dead or Alive. Our friend, owner, and somm Christine Soto, has curated a special selection of classic wines - from naturally-produced sparkling wine to rosé - and will guide us through a private wine tasting experience.

Dead or Alive is a locally owned wine bar + bottle shop in the heart of South Palm Springs offering a curated selection of small-production, natural, organic, and low-intervention wine, beer, and cider from across California, the US, and beyond.

Cost: $35 per person; ½ dozen oyster add-on available at $23

Event Check-in Location: Dead or Alive Bar + Shop, 150 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Event Start Time: Saturday 12/11 12:30pm
Event Duration: 50 minutes


Guided Trail Hike

Come hiking, Oswit canyon is calling. Sweet, rain-scented creosote surrounds you, sun bleached stones line the trail, Symara Stone, yoga and breath work facilitator, musician, singer and avid hiker will guide you in, on a journey towards a sacred desert vortex, a palm oasis, through a dry wash, or into a meditative stone garden. Take part in a peaceful meditative journey in the desert air. Oswit Canyon is a haven to a vast variety of desert flora and fauna and ecological wonders, take in views of the towering alluvial fan set against the azure skies with Palm Springs slowly slipping away as you rise every so slightly in elevation with each step. Meet indigenous plants, herbs, witness migratory birds and perhaps a family of Bighorn sheep should fate be on our side.

Cost: $20 per person

Event Check-In Location: Coming Soon
Event Start Time: Saturday 12/11 9:00AM
Event Duration: 90 minutes