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15 Photos & Videos That Show The Quirkiness of New Orleans’ Very Own Running of the Bulls

New Orleans’ Spanish roots are as old as the city itself. The city alternated between Spanish and French rule from 1718 to 1803. We still have tons of Spanish roots here in the city, including most of the architecture in the French Quarter. Another good example of these roots is the Running of Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans.

But how could you do a “Running of the Bulls” in South Louisana? Well, the creator of this magical event Mickey Hanning actually had something in mind. He enlisted “RollerBulls,” members of roller derby leagues from all over the country. This included our very own “Big Easy Rollergirls.”

“When we included the idea of replacing the raging bulls with Roller Derby ladies on skates, people just had to see that! People love any reason to get dressed up and drunk.”– MICKEY HANNING

The result has been 13 years of success, with Running of The Bulls providing some memorable moments over the past 13 years. The best part? The money raised goes directly to local charities. 

2019 proved no different, as thousands of people partied into the night this past Saturday. See some of our favorite photos below! 


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#NOPD Commander Williams having done fun today at the 13th annual #RunningOfTheBulls in our awesome City ⚜️🐂⚜️ #NOPDifference #NOPDcares #WeAreNewOrleans

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Tired of running? 💃🐂 Come wind down with us at #DesiVegaSteaks! 🥩 #RunningOfTheBulls • 📸: actqloves

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“Olé, etc!” 🌹⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ New Orleans very own Running of The Bulls took over the city this morning, and what a time it was. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head to the link in our bio to read the background story on this special day filled with bats, Rollergirls, and tons of red & white attire ⬆️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸| @NolaTrevor ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #RunningOfTheBullsNOLA #Runningofthebulls #Nolaculture #NolaNeighborhoods #nola #followyournola #nolanewsgram #nolalife #nola⚜️#nolaphotography #neworleansculture #neworleans #itsyournola #nawlins #visitneworleans #showmeyournola #iheartnola #bigeasy #onetimeinnola

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If he’s not scared, you shouldn’t be either. Hope you don’t bruise easy! 🙃 📷 Matt Flash

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