Get ready to get wild. We’ve all heard about the glorious event that is the running of the bulls. Thousands of tourists being chased down little Spanish streets by a parade of bulls. But the running of the bulls is only one component of a much bigger festival: San Fermín.
Festivities commence with the Chupinazo, one hell of an opening ceremony. This is one event you don’t want to miss. The Chupinazo involves the setting off of a pyrotechnic firecracker at noon on the 6th of July from the town hall. From then on in, there are insane street parties all day and all night for the rest of the festival. The entire city of Pamplona is taken over with drinking, dancing, concerts, parades, rides and fireworks. The biggest party you’ve yet to witness, with bars open all night and non-stop festivities. Ain’t no rest for the wicked, as they say.