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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! 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