Breaking Down Wanderlust: 2-Day City Festivals vs. 108s

So many events to choose from, so little time! Here’s what you need to know about the difference between our new 2-day city Festival and Wanderlust 108.

As the global mindful movement grows, there are more ways than ever to find your true north. In an effort to ensure accessibility and inclusivity with our programming and locations, we’re offering more types of events than ever. It’s apropos that we celebrate our 10 year anniversary with the rollout of a brand new festival in 2019: The 2-day city Festival.

If your city hosted a Wanderlust 108 in years past, we 100 percent get your confusion regarding just what a 2-day city Festival is—and why tickets are more expensive. We hear you. Read on for your handy guide to decipher the difference, and to help you decide which event is best for you. Can’t wait to see you on tour this summer.

2-day city Festivals

Confirmed locations:

  • Atlanta (April 6–7)
  • San Francisco (May 4–5)
  • Seattle (May 18–19)
  • Denver (August 10–11)
  • Brooklyn (September 7–8)

2-day city Festivals are shortened versions of our traditional mountaintop Festivals you know and love. The original transformational festival, Wanderlust is the gold standard when it comes to throwing a mindful party. Expect to be completely enveloped in your community, with activities ranging from yoga and fitness, to sound baths, bodywork, and breathwork, to wellness lectures and a silent disco. Think of it as a transformational staycation, where you can practice and party in equal measure.

There will be a food market, curated with some of our favorite local vendors, and the opportunity to schedule your day by signing up for classes through Sched—just like at our 4-day destination Festivals. You’ll be able to schedule up to three (3) classes PLUS a Speakeasy (our signature mindful lecture) per day—that’s eight activities in total, all taught by all-star talent, plus access to music and the marketplace. All paid 2-day tickets include aerial, hooping, and Acro classes as part of admission. If you still have energy, you’ll be able to drop in to additional activities as long as they’re not full. In between the busy days, rest your head on your own pillow—note that there is no Wanderlust-supported lodging for 2-day Festivals.

We’re proud to roll out a Community Area at all 2-day Festivals, featuring local teachers and studios, and the Kula Marketplace will be hosting (y)our favorite wellness brands. Both the Community Area and the Kula Marketplace are accessible by the donation ticket, for $1.08, donated directly to our friends at (RED). The Community Area is also accessible for ticket-holders. Attending classes in the Community Area does not count toward your three scheduled classes.

Note that there will be running programming… But not a 5K, like we have at a 108. Running programming at 2-day city Festivals will be akin to that at a 4-day destination Festival, with a Trailhead and run-leads.

Ticket price: $225 for two days

woman on stage teaching large crowd of yoga

Wanderlust 108

Confirmed locations:

  • San Diego (March 23)
  • Scottsdale (March 31)
  • Dallas (April 13)
  • Los Angeles (Saturday: April 27; Sunday: April 28)
  • Twin Cities (June 29)
  • Philadelphia (September 21)
  • Tampa (November 2)

Wanderlust 108 is the original mindful triathlon, consisting of a 5K your way, a DJ-powered yoga flow, and a large-scale group meditation. If a 2-day city Festival is a transformational staycation, 108 is a field day for your soul. You’ll get a taste of the power of Wanderlust’s community, and have the opportunity to mingle with world-class teachers and leaders all throughout the afternoon.

Unlike 2-day city Festivals, 108 Run Yoga Meditate ticket-holders will not be able to schedule additional activities. In order to book bonus classes—like aerial—participants will need to purchase a premium package. Premium packages also include some great schwag from our partners, a free Wanderlust TV class, and a Wanderbowl. Our signature Wanderbowl is available for all ticket-holders to purchase at the True North Cafe.

Ticket prices: Vary depending on ticket type.

(RED) premium bundle = $151.08
108 premium bundle = $76.08
Run Yoga Meditate ticket = $26.08

people at starting line of 5K race

Please note that the Wanderlust Scholarship is not available for either 2-day city Festivals or 108s, but other Wander For All discounts (for military, students, etc.) are applicable. 

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to ask. Reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram, or email support@wanderlust.com. Where will we see you this year?