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 the 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.
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.
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
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