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"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 22 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring YOJIMBO. more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 22 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 22 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Ritz-Carlton, New…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and NOLA Brewing Company have joined forces to… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Workshop…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Come explore as we do three out of this world science experiments: a hoop… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… 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