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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 31 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 31 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 31 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Listen to some catchy tunes and upbeat dance numbers, as well as enjoy some… more

House of Blues…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Vacationer is an American Nu-Hula band from Philadelphia. Lead singer Kenny… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Andrew Block. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 31 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Monster Jam

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Monster Jam returns to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! A few trucks at this year's… more

Pilates in the…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for Pilates in the Sculpture Garden, among NOMA's outstanding… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 31 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Albinas Prizgintas…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  Albinas Prizgintas organist/pianist/harpsichordist, Raul… more

House of Blues Gospel…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Grammy award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with the House of… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Marigny Opera House…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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