Come channel your inner matador!

Are you ready to spice up your summer with some outrageous fun? Look no further than the Running of the Bulls in New Orleans, happening from July 12th to 14th, 2024. This isn’t your typical weekend getaway—this is New Orleans putting its unique spin on the legendary bull run of Pamplona, Spain. And trust me, you won’t want to miss a second of the excitement.

Here at the New Orleans Guest House, we’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the French Quarter, making us the perfect home base for your adventures. Our accommodations are clean, our staff is warm and welcoming, and we’re dedicated to ensuring you have a fabulous stay with us. After all, what’s a wild weekend without a cozy place to rest your head?

Now, let’s talk about the main event: The Running of the Bulls, NOLA style. In Pamplona, participants don all white with a dash of red and face off against real, live bulls. Here in New Orleans, we’ve put our own twist on things. Picture this: you, dressed in white with a splash of red, being chased not by bulls, but by fierce roller derby girls. These “bulls” are decked out in red, complete with bullhorn helmets and armed with plastic wiffleball bats. A gentle tap on the tush from one of these ladies is your cue to pick up the pace, whether you’re running, walking, or simply strutting your stuff.

The festivities kick off at The Howlin’ Wolf, located at 907 S. Peter’s St. This is where the magic begins, and believe me, it’s a sight to behold. The route winds its way through several neighborhoods in and around downtown New Orleans, transforming our city streets into a playground of merriment and mischief. It’s a spectacle of laughter, camaraderie, and just the right amount of chaos.

And if you think it’s all about the run, think again! The entire weekend is packed with a schedule of events designed to keep the party going. Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:

Friday Night Kickoff Party: Start your weekend with a bang at the Howlin’ Wolf’s kickoff party. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and a chance to size up the competition (and maybe share a drink or two with a bull).

Saturday Morning Run: The main event! Don your white attire, add that touch of red, and get ready to dash through the streets of New Orleans. Remember, the bulls are armed with wiffleball bats and they’re not afraid to use them.

Saturday Afternoon Fiesta: After the run, join the post-run fiesta. It’s the perfect opportunity to cool down, grab some refreshments, and relive the thrill of the chase with fellow participants.

Sunday Brunch: Wind down your weekend with a leisurely brunch. Reflect on the fun, swap stories, and maybe nurse a few bruises from those wiffleball bats.

This is an event that’s as much about the fun as it is about the run. Participants are encouraged to embrace the spirit of the weekend, have a blast, and most importantly, laugh until it hurts. And don’t worry if you’re more of a spectator—there’s plenty of room on the sidewalks to watch the antics unfold without getting caught up in the action.

So, pack your white clothes, add a splash of red, and get ready for a weekend of wild fun. The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, and we at the New Orleans Guest House can’t wait to be part of your adventure. Our doors are open, our beds are cozy, and our staff is ready to make sure you have an unforgettable stay. FOR INFORMATION ON ACCOMMODATIONS VISIT US AT neworleansguest.house OF PHONE US DIRECTLY AT (504)566-1177.

See you at the run, and remember: in New Orleans, the bulls are on wheels, the bats are plastic, and the fun is absolutely real. 

Viva NOLA!

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