- Thursday, July 9th: Marqués de Cáceres Wine Dinner
- Friday, July 10th: El Txupinazo
- Saturday, July 11th 8 AM SHARP!: El Encierro: The Running of the Bulls
- Saturday Evening: La Fiesta de Pantalones
- Sunday, July 12th: El Pobré de Mi (Poor Me)
Thursday, July 9
SFNO Spanish Wine Dinner
Despite being the youngest event at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, our wine dinner has a group of fans that try to attend each year, and with good reason. It is hard to beat four courses of gourmet fare paired with rich, full-bodied Spanish wines and enjoyed in the luxury of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.
Event Details & Ticketing
Wine dinner hosts, and Nola Bulls’ Official Hotel Parter, New Orleans Hotel Collection has graciously agreed to handle all of the logistics for this event so that Los Pastores can focus on El Encierro…and drinking sangria.
Click the registration link below to view the menu for the evening.
Friday, July 10
El Txupinazo is the official kickoff party for #SFNO2015. We’re getting retro for 2015 and returning El Txupinazo to a its exclusive, VIP roots. We’ll have food, music and good times. More information shortly.
Event Details & Ticketing
- WHAT: El Txupinazo, the Official Pre-party of SFNO 2015 featuring live music, libations & outstanding food!
- WHERE: TBD
- WHEN: 5-9pm • Friday – July 10th
- COST: TBD
Saturday, July 11
El Encierro: The Running of the Bulls
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (#SFNO2015) is our homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, a.k.a. The Running of the Bulls. Instead of bovines, our bulls are actually RollerBulls played by skaters from New Orleans’ all-female flat-track derby team the Big Easy Rollergirls and skaters selected from other roller derby leagues across the continent! Join us, more than 18,000 runners and over 400 RollerBulls as we bring our version of Pamplona’s Fiesta to New Orleans!
- WHAT: 9th Annual Running of the Bulls in New Orleans
- WHERE: The Sugar Mill • 1021 Convention Center Boulevard
- WHEN: Saturday, July 11th 7:15 AM Procession of San Fermin
- WHY: ¿Por qué no?
8:00 AM SHARP El Encierro (bull run) begins
8:15 AM (not so sharp) Post Encierro party featuring 2011 Big Easy
Award nominee for Best Latin Band Vivaz, DJ Brice Nice and food by New Orleans best food trucks.
RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR (ANY KIND OF) WHITE SHIRT, WHITE PANTS OR SHORTS, AND A PIECE OF RED CLOTH ABOUT THE WAIST AND NECK!
REGISTRATION FOR RUNNING OF THE BULLS IN NEW ORLEANS
Los Pastores created San Fermin in Nueva Orleans because we love to party, and we wanted to help worthy causes along the way. Thanks to you, San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is one of the fastest growing festivals in Louisiana and almost certainly the fastest growing summer festival in New Orleans.
Although participation in the encierro (Running of the Bulls) remains open to the public, we ask that you consider registering to enter the festival grounds of SFNO 2015. Your registration fees help us offset the rising production costs (permits, insurance, etc.) so that we have enough green to benefit our charities, which are Animal Rescue of New Orleans and a player to be named shortly!
Several registration options are available. VIP includes gear, open bar, viewing deck, seating & private restrooms ($80). Patron is sold out gets you in the door and gear ($25). And, Corredor gets you in the festival ($15)! Special thanks to the numerous out-of-town folks who’ve registered for the Corredor package as a donation to the festival. We wish you could make it.
VIP Option for Encierro
Before, during and after Saturday morning’s Encierro (BullRun) you can relax, cool off, and enjoy a premium open bar without missing out on any of the action.
Saturday, July 11
La Fiesta de Pantalones
First a brief quote from the American cinema classic Anchorman:
- Brick Tamland: Excuse me, Veronica?
- Veronica Corningstone: Yes? What is it, Brick?
- Brick Tamland: I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.”
Despite what the title may imply, there is no dress code regarding pants. But, we do encourage you to attend Pamplonese style: white shirt, white pants/shorts/skirt/dress, with red about the neck and waist. Consider that a starting point and get creative with your gear.
Sunday, July 12
El Pobré de Mi (Poor Me)
“The things that happened could only have happened during a fiesta. Everything became quite unreal finally and it seemed as though nothing could have any consequences.”
– Ernest Hemingway, from The Sun Also Rises
As the final event of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, the annual Pobre de Mi is a chance to relax in the shade, to nurse a beautiful hangover (not to mention a beautifully-bruised backside), and to let the excitement come to you for a change. Enjoy a savory tapas brunch and specialty drinks on the Sunday following the run. Then, without having to leave your table, let us bring the 6th Annual Ernest Hemingway Celebration & Talent Contest to you. Our Hemingway Celebration features skit contests, dramatic readings and a Hemingway look-alike contest in collaboration with the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival.
- PARTICIPATION: If you wish to participate in any of the Ernest Hemingway contests (see below for details), please email Sunday. Include your name, phone number and e-mail address in your note.
- WHERE: Maison on Frenchmen • 508 Frenchmen Street
- WHEN: Sunday, July 12th
- Noon! Doors open for brunch/drinks/music
- 12:30 pm Performers and Contest participants arrive
- 1:00 pm Hemingway Events begin
- COST: FREE!
- WHY: ¿Por qué no?
The 6th Annual Ernest Hemingway Celebration and Talent Contest
An Afternoon of Earthly Delights:
Two Thrilling Contests
The 6th Annual Ernest Hemingway Dramatic Reading/Skit Contest
Draw from Hemingway’s works or use your own original inventions to bring your Hemingway-inspired alter egos to life for this pageant of awesomeness. In years past, we have been dazzled by great readings, puppet shows, improv comedy routines, and skits performed entirely with stuffed animals. We have beheld musical performances, acrobatics, clowns boxing and terrific original poetry. Whatever your special talent is, bring it to the stage and release your inner Hemingway! Great prizes lie in store for winners of numerous categories.
Hemingway Lookalike Contest
Have you got the look? We want to see it! Special prizes (not to mention enduring, manly glory) go to the winners of this contest.
If you’re interested in participating in any of the events listed above, please email Sunday.
“…that every day should be a fiesta seemed to me a marvelous discovery”
– Ernest Hemingway