San Fermin Nueva Orleans | Running of the Bulls 2016

The 10th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (#SFNO2015) is the city’s most incredible Summer Spectacle! Join thousands of runners as they roam the streets of New Orleans and party with hundreds of RollerBulls (roller derby skaters with horns on their helmets and plastic bats in their hands) from around the globe during the Encierro.

Check for your weekend itinerary & registration info!

As always, a portion of the proceeds will benefit our favorite charities: Animal Rescue New Orleans and Beth’s Friends Forever.

WHAT: El Txupinazo – SFNO Pre-party
WHEN: Friday, July 8th, from 5 – 9 PM
This year’s event will be hosted at Little Gem Saloon (445 S. Rampart Street) from 5-9PM. For one ticket price, you will enjoy open bar, live music from Los Po-boy-citos, food from Commander’s Palace, SoBou, Little Gem, Apolline, and Bayona. Plus, you have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction benefitting Beth’s Friends Forever.

El Encierro: The Running of the Bulls
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (#SFNO2016) is our homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, a.k.a. The Running of the Bulls. Instead of bovines, our bulls are actually RollerBulls played by skaters selected from roller derby leagues around the world including New Orleans’ all-female flat-track derby team the Big Easy Rollergirls! Join us, more than 18,000 runners and over 400 RollerBulls as we bring our version of Pamplona’s Fiesta to New Orleans!

Event Details

WHAT: 10th Annual Running of the Bulls in New Orleans
WHEN: Saturday, July 9th
7:15 AM Procession of San Fermin
8:00 AM SHARP El Encierro (bull run) begins
8:15 AM (not so sharp) Post Encierro party featuring live entertainment, spectacles, foods, drinks, and RollerBulls
WHY: ¿Por qué no?

La Fiesta de Pantalones
The Rusty Nail
1100 Constance St.
11:30 AM
Despite what the title may imply, there is no dress code regarding pants. But, we do encourage you to attend Pamplonese style: white shirt, white pants/shorts/skirt/dress, with red about the neck and waist. Consider that a starting point and get creative with your gear.

El Pobré de Mi (Poor Me)
As the final event of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, the annual Pobre de Mi is a chance to relax in the shade, to nurse a beautiful hangover (not to mention a beautifully-bruised backside), and to let the excitement come to you for a change. Enjoy a savory tapas brunch and specialty drinks on the Sunday following the run. Then, without having to leave your table, let us bring the 6th Annual Ernest Hemingway Celebration & Talent Contest to you. Our Hemingway Celebration features skit contests, dramatic readings and a Hemingway look-alike contest in collaboration with the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival.
Little Gem Saloon
445 S. Rampart St.
11 AM

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