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30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Civic Theatre plus …

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join us for Mike Birbiglia "Thank god for Jokes" Comedy tour 2014. more

Georga Porter Jr. &…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 18 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

The Contemporary Arts…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during… more

Walter Wolfman…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans

A splash of Spanish culture enters the French Quarter during the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans festival. This annual festival reenacts a Spanish Encierro (bull run) paying homage to running of the bulls- san ferminthe famous Encierro of Pamploma, Spain. But the NOLA twist? Replace the snorting, angry and dangerous bulls with the feisty, strong and "not-to-be-crossed" Big Easy Rollergirls (and their friends from leagues around the world)! Last year 350 Rollergirls chased more than 12,000 participants through the streets.

What to know about San Fermin:

Save the Date: July 11­-14

Registration: To enter the festival or run with the bulls you have to register! Buy a Corredor pass ($10) to enter the festival while the VIP ($75) or Patron pass ($30) includes the 1-Mile Dash and Fun Run along with cool gear, open bar and access to some air conditioning.

Events:

Friday July 12, 2013
El Txupinazo. 5-9 p.m.
, featuring live music, DJs, performances from local dance troupes, a Roller Derby demo, food and beverages. This event is open and free to the public.

Saturday July 13, 2013
running of the bulls san fermin rollergirls 1-Mile Dash and Fun Run, 7 a.m.  The first annual 1-mile dash and fun run will kick-off the morning's festivities. All registered runners will get a 2013 T-shirt special to the 1-Mile Dash and entry into the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) festival grounds.  

The 7th Annual Running of the Bulls, 7:15 a.m-1 p.m., Location: The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Boulevard. The event features hundreds of RollerBulls (rollergirls), live music, DJs, The Reverend Psych Ward, food and beverages.  Line up at 7:15 a.m. for the parade of San Fermin followed by an 8 a.m. start of the El Encierro (don't be late) while the post-run party begins at 8:15 a.m. with live music from the Vivaz Latin band.
NOTE: All runners are required to wear white shirt, white pants or shorts and a piece of red cloth around the waist and neck. View the official rules.

photo credit: San Fermin in Nueva Orleans