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Running of the Bulls


  • Sugar Mill 1021 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70130 United States (map)

Each July in New Orleans, the Crescent City hosts its own version of Spain’s Encierro de Pamploma. But instead of running from real bulls, New Orleanians gather in the traditional colors of Spain’s bull run and run from New Orleans Roller Derby Girls, who chase runners with plastic bats on their rollerblades. 

Thousands of runners gather early in the morning in Downtown New Orleans to participate in the run, wearing all white with a dash of red. After the race, plenty of bars in the Warehouse District remain open all day to keep the festivities going.

Earlier Event: July 4
Essence Festival
Later Event: August 1
COOLinary New Orleans