Officially called the San Fermin Festival, it starts at Noon and goes until Midnight of the 14th. And this year is going to be epic, with all the built-up party tension that was unable to let loose the past two years.
It it’s a pretty simple event: people gather San Fermin, officials release bulls who run through the town (and sometimes through people so don’t be standing in the street or you may get gored or run over by a bull) and into a stadium where there is a bullfight.
There is music in the streets, concerts and fireworks on Wednesday, July 12.
Here is the daily schedule from the official site, Running of the Bulls® Offical Schedule | San Fermin Festival Schedule.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 : Arrival day for those who want to see the opening ceremony the next day
Wednesday, July 5, 2022 : Opening ceremonies begin at Noon on Plaza Consistorial (be on a balcony by 10:00 a.m. if you want to see it), today is the only day of the Rejones bullfight (matador on horseback) at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 6, 2023 : First Pamplona bull run at 8:00 a.m. (be on a balcony by 7am if you want to see it), Procession of San Fermin at 10:00 a.m., first traditional bullfight in the Plaza de Toros at 6:30 p.m. Very crowded day at the bull run due to it being the first run.
Friday, July 7, 2023: Daily bull runs and bullfights continue. Big departure day for guests who only came for the opening ceremonies and the first bull run. Excellent arrival day to save up to 45% for mid-fiesta pricing.
Saturday, July 8, 2023: Daily bull run and bullfights continue. Beginning of weekend arrivals of Europeans wanting to take in the festival. Prices go up and availability goes down as a result.
Sunday, July 9, 2023: Daily Pamplona bull run and bullfights continue. Weekend day very busy with guests from the rest of Spain – crowded bull run on Saturday mornings.
Monday, July 10, 2023: Morning bull run is crowded due to weekenders in town. Great arrival day for those taking in the final days of fiesta, prices drop Sunday night.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023: Bull run and bullfights continue. Great arrival day for 4 day/3 night Closing Ceremonies package.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023: Bull running and Pamplona bullfights continue. Must arrive today in order to see the final bull run on Wednesday morning.
Thursday, July 13, 2023: Final day of the festival. Pobre de Mi Closing Ceremony occurs at Midnight in Plaza Consistorial (be on a balcony by 10:00pm if you want to see it from above).
Friday, July 14, 2023: Typical departure day for people who watch the Closing Ceremonies of the San Fermin Festival.
The site also has trip planning for this creative event, which began in the early 140os and was made famous by writer Ernest Hemmingway.
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