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Run with the bulls, relax at Hotel Provincial

July 1 2014 | News

You don’t have to travel to Spain to run with the bulls - just to the French Quarter.


Since 2007, thousands of people dressed in white with red handkerchiefs have lined up in the French Quarter to run through the streets with “bulls.”  We’re not talking about the animals though; we’re talking about the Big Easy Rollergirls.

This annual event is called San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, and it’s happening again Saturday.  At 8 a.m., participants will line the streets to run from the Big Easy Rollergirls and other rollergirls from around the nation.  The rollergirls will be donning sparkly horns and decorated bats, all to “gore” the runners with if they slow down.

The actual run takes place Saturday at 8 a.m., but there will be other events associated with it all weekend long.  Everything kicks off Friday night at the Txupinazo at The Sugar Mill.  After the run Saturday, there’s the La Fiesta de Pantalones at Maison on Frenchman Street.  Participants finish off the weekend at the El Pobre de Mi (Poor Me) event.

Since everything takes place in the French Quarter, Hotel Provincial is a great place to rent a room this weekend. You can walk to all of the events, and nothing is better then having the hotel close by for a little recovery time when needed.

Since it’s now summer, you’ll love Hotel Provincial’s pool, too.  The pool area is enclosed in the courtyard area, surrounded by pretty landscaping and balconies. When it gets too hot, you can take a swim, relax, and head back out into the French Quarter whenever you’re ready.

To book a room, call (504) 581-4955, or book a room online. 

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