RUNNING OF THE BULLS 2025 DATES & official SCHEDULE

The 2025 Running of the Bulls at the Festival de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain kicks off on July 6th and ends with an emotional candlelit ceremony at midnight on July 14th. Read on for  more details and our official San Fermin Festival 2025 schedule.

Each new day of the fiesta brings its own unique adventures. 


Music fills the streets of Old Town Pamplona, as smells of delicious Spanish cuisine waft through the air and sangria seems to be flowing everywhere. There’s something going on nearly every minute of every day so be sure to take a look at our schedule of daily activities .

 

In the mornings, visitors head to their Running of the Bulls balcony spots or – for the boldest – to the route’s entrance to run. 
In the Old Town just a block from the bull run route, the Plaza del Castillo is the central attraction for much of the fiesta. Here, you'll find live music, DJs, artists, and all manner of shops and stands. You’ll also find the famed Cafe Iruna, a favorite among Ernest Hemingway enthusiasts for its feature in his novel, The Sun Also Rises.

 

Around the City Center, the Giants and Big Heads (in Spanish, the Gigantes y Cabezudos) walk the streets in a leisurely parade each morning of the San Fermin Festival, shortly after the bull run. The group is made up of four pairs of Kings and Queens that represent the four corners of the world – Africa, America, Asia, and Europe – and the procession incldues an entourage of protectors.


As the day progresses, various acts from Spanish folk music and Navarran songs to local sports occur around City Center and a marionette show in the Old Town attracts families with children. The evening also brings the all important Feria del Toro when the Plaza de Toros bullfighting stadium fills to capacity and matadors face off against the bulls from the morning’s run. While controversial for some, this cultural tradition has taken place in Spain since the 8th century. It’s an important part of the Country’s past that showcases the respect between man and beast. 


After the bullfights, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs begin to fill across the city as everyone prepares to celebrate deep into the night. At 11:00 p.m., all eyes turn toward the Southwest skies above Pamplona which are filled with fireworks exploding into brilliant displays of intense colors creatively designed by Europe’s leading pyrotechnics firms. These companies are competing against each other to win the coveted San Fermin International Fireworks Competition. Oohh's, aahh's, loud cheers, and applause erupts as locals and global guests stop down across the city to enjoy a different program each night and express their appreciation for the joyful exhibition that gets better and better every year. 

The following is an overview of the Running of the Bulls 2024 schedule at the Festival de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. The schedule includes activities and events planned for each day. If you’re visiting Pamplona for the Opening Ceremony, plan on arriving Monday, July 5, 2024. 

July 6 - Opening Ceremony ... The Festival de San Fermin Begins


12:00 pm – Txupinazo Opening Ceremonies at Plaza Consistorial 

1:30 pm – Folkloric Festival at Plaza de Los Fueros 

4:30 pm – Giants and Big Heads parade around Pamplona’s city center

6:00 pm – Menudas fiestas activities for children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

6:30 pm – Rejones bullfights on horseback at Plaza de Toros 

6:30 pm – Piper's Parade Music in Casco Viejo

8:00 pm – Navarra Symphony Orchestra performance at Chapel of San Fermin

8:00 pm – Folkloric music El Bosquecillo

8:00 pm – Puppets and marionettes at Plaza La Libertad

8:30 pm – Live music for teens and young people at Plaza de Fueros 

9:00 pm – Folkloric dance at Plaza del Castillo 

9:00 pm – Street theater at Carlos III Ave

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (fireworks bull) starting at Santo Domingo Street

11:15 pm – Firework contests at Citadel Park

11:30 pm – Concert at Plaza de Los Fueros

11:30 pm – Dance Party at Plaza de La Cruz

11:59 pm – Midnight marching bands throughout Pamplona

12:00 am – Outdoor concert and dancing at Plaza de Castillo

12:00 am – Outdoor concert and dancing at Parque de Antonuitti

July 7 - The First Bull Run (Encierro) and Bullfights of the Festival de San Fermin


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets 

7:00 am – Equine fair (feria del Ganado) runs until 3 pm

8:00 am – First bull run of the festival starts at Santo Domingo street

10:00 am – San Fermin Procession

11:30 am – Children’s activities and entertainment at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Marching bands through Casco Viejo 

5:30 pm – Caballeros parade and music band from Plaza Consistorial 

6:00 pm – Children’s activities and entertainment at Plaza Conde Rodezno 

6:30 pm – First bullfight at Plaza de Toros 

7:30 pm – Basque music concert at Parque la Taconera

8:00 pm – El Bosquecillo folkloric music

8:00 pm – Marionettes show at Plaza Conde Rodezno 

8:30 pm – Live music and DJs at Plaza de los Fueros 

9:00 pm – Dance party at Plaza Castillo 

9:00 pm – Street theater at Carlos III Ave. 

9:00 pm -- Jazzfermín Joven concerts at Plaza de los Burgos

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (fire bull) at Plaza de Santiago

10:00 pm – Giants and Big Heads parade 

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest at Citadel Park

11:30 pm – Outdoor music concert at Plaza de Los Fueros and Plaza de la Cruz

11:59 pm – midnight marching bands throughout Pamplona

Midnight – Jazz music at Plaza de los Burgos

July 8 - Big Departure Day for Spectators ... Take Advantage of Mid-Fiesta Package Pricing


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets

8:00 am – Pamplona Bull Run 

9:30 am – Giants and Big Heads around Pamplona’s City Center

11:30 am – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Demonstrations of traditional rural sports at Plaza de los Fueros

12:00 pm – Recital de Jotas (traditional Navarre songs)

5:30 pm – Caballeros Parade and Music Band from Plaza Consistorial

6:00 pm – Activities for Children at Plaza de La Libertad

6:30 pm – Bullfight at Plaza de Toros

8:00 pm – El Bosquecillo folkloric music

8:00 pm – Marionettes show at Plaza Conde Rodezno

8:30 pm – Music for young people at Plaza de Los Fueros

9:00 pm – Street Theatre Show at Avenida Carlos III 

9:00 pm – Dance Party at Plaza Castillo

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (firework bull) 

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest 

11:30 pm – Outdoor music at Plaza de Los Fueros 

11:30 pm – Outdoor music and dance party at Plaza de la Cruz

12:00 am – Concert and dancing at Parque de Antonuitti

July 9 – Pamplona Bull Runs and Bullfights Continue


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets

8:00 am – Pamplona Bull Run 

9:30 am – Giants and Big Heads around Pamplona’s City Center

11:30 am – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Demonstrations of traditional rural sports at Plaza de los Fueros

12:00 pm – Recital de Jotas (traditional Navarre songs)

5:30 pm – Caballeros Parade and Music Band from Plaza Consistorial

6:00 pm – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

6:30 pm – Corrida de Toros bullfight at Plaza de Toros

7:30 pm – Basque music concert at Parque la Taconera

8:00 pm – Marionettes show at Plaza Conde Rodezno

8:30 pm – Music for young people at Plaza de Los Fueros 

9:00 pm – Street Theatre Show at Avenida Carlos III 

9:00 pm – Dance party at Plaza Castillo 

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (firework bull) 

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest

11:30 pm – Spanish music at Plaza de Los Fueros 

11:30 pm – Music festival at Plaza de la Cruz

12:00 am – Concert and dancing at Parque de Antonuitti until 3 am

July 10 – Second Half of Mid-Fiesta Begins ... The Party is Rolling


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets

7:00 am – Feria de Ganado equine fair

8:00 am – Pamplona Bull Run 

9:30 am – Giants and Big Heads around Pamplona’s City Center 

11:00 am – Ofrenda infantil a San Fermin -- children’s offerings of flowers to St. Fermin

11:30 am – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Demonstrations of traditional rural sports at Plaza de los Fueros

12:00 pm – Recital de Jotas (traditional Navarre songs)

12:00 pm – Band concert at Plaza de la Cruz 

1:00 pm – Basque music at Parque la Taconera

5:30 pm – Caballeros Parade and Music Band from Plaza Consistorial

6:00 pm – Ronde de Jotas - typical songs of Pamplona

6:30 pm – Corrida de Toros bullfight at Plaza de Toros

7:30 pm – Basque music concert at Parque la Taconera

8:00 pm – El Bosquecillo folkloric music

8:00 pm – Marionettes show at Plaza Conde Rodezno

8:00 pm – Music festival at Plaza de la Cruz

8:30 pm – Music for young people at Plaza de Los Fueros

9:00 pm – Jazzfermín Joven outdoor concert at Plaza de los Burgos

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (firework bull) 

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest

11:30 pm – Spanish music at Plaza de Los Fueros

11:59 pm – Midnight marching bands

11:59 pm – Dance party at Plaza Castillo

12:00 am – Jazz concert at Plaza de los Burgos

12:00 am – Concert and dancing at Parque de Antonuitti until 3 am

July 11 – Crowds Arrive for Closing Weekend of Festival de San Fermin


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets

8:00 am – Pamplona Bull Run 

9:30 am – Giants and Big Heads around Pamplona’s City Center

11:00 am – Espectáculo Taurino bull show at Plaza de Toros 

11:30 am – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Demonstrations of traditional rural sports at Plaza de los Fueros 

12:00 pm – Band concert at Plaza de la Cruz

12:00 pm – Recital de Jotas 

1:00 pm – Basque music at Parque la Taconera

1:30 pm – Folkloric music festival at Plaza de los Fueros

5:30 pm – Caballeros Parade and Music Band from Plaza Consistorial

6:00 pm – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno 

6:30 pm – Corrida de Toros bullfight at Plaza de Toros

7:30 pm – Basque music concert at Parque la Taconera

8:00 pm – El Bosquecillo folkloric music

8:00 pm – Music festival at Plaza de la Cruz 

8:30 pm – Music for young people at Plaza de Los Fueros

9:00 pm – JazzFermin Joven outdoor concert at Plaza de los Burgos 

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (firework bull) 

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest

11:30 pm – Spanish music at Plaza de Los Fueros

11:59 pm – midnight marching bands

11:59 pm – Dance party at Plaza Castillo

12:00 am – Jazz concert at Plaza de los Burgos

12:00 am – Concert and dancing at Parque de Antonuitti until 3 am

July 12 – Pamplona Roars as Final Weekend of Festival de San Fermin Arrives


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets

8:00 am – Pamplona Bull Run 

9:30 am – Giants and Big Heads around Pamplona’s City Center 

11:30 am – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Band concert at Plaza de la Cruz 

12:00 pm – Special concert Paseo de Sarasate

12:00 pm – Recital de Jotas

12:00 pm – Demonstrations of traditional rural sports at Plaza de los Fueros

1:00 pm – Basque music at Parque la Taconera

1:30 pm – Folkloric music festival at Plaza de los Fueros

5:30 pm – Caballeros Parade and Music Band from Plaza Consistorial 

6:00 pm – Ronde de Jotas - typical songs of Pamplona

6:30 pm – Corrida de Toros bullfight at Plaza de Toros

7:30 pm – Basque music concert at Parque la Taconera 

8:00 pm – El Bosquecillo folkloric music

8:00 pm – Marionettes show at Plaza Conde Rodezno

8:00 pm – Music festival at Plaza de la Cruz

8:30 pm – Music for young people at Plaza de Los Fueros

9:00 pm – JazzFermin Joven outdoor concert at Plaza de los Burgos

9:00 pm – Street theater on Carlos III Ave

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (firework bull) 

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest

11:30 pm – Spanish music at Plaza de Los Fueros

11:59 pm – midnight marching bands

11:59 pm – Dance party at Plaza Castillo

12:00 am – Jazz concert at Plaza de los Burgos

12:00 am – Concert and dancing at Parque de Antonuitti until 3 am

July 13 – Penultimate day of San Fermin Festival


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets

8:00 am – Pamplona Bull Run 

9:30 am – Giants and Big Heads around Pamplona’s City Center

11:00 am – Espectáculo Taurino bull show at Plaza de Toros

11:30 am – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Band concert at Plaza de la Cruz

12:00 pm – Special concert Paseo de Sarasate

12:00 pm – Recital de Jotas

12:00 pm – Demonstrations of traditional rural sports at Plaza de los Fueros

1:00 pm – Basque music at Parque la Taconera

1:30 pm – Folkloric music festival at Plaza de los Fueros 

5:30 pm – Caballeros Parade and Music Band from Plaza Consistorial 

6:00 pm – Ronde de Jotas - typical songs of Pamplona

6:30 pm – Corrida de Toros bullfight at Plaza de Toros

7:30 pm – Basque music concert at Parque la Taconera

8:00 pm – El Bosquecillo folkloric music 

8:00 pm – Marionettes show at Plaza Conde Rodezno

8:00 pm – Music festival at Plaza de la Cruz 

8:30 pm – Music for young people at Plaza de Los Fueros

9:00 pm – Street theater on Carlos III Ave

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (firework bull) 

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest

11:30 pm – Spanish music at Plaza de Los Fueros

11:59 pm – midnight marching bands

11:59 pm – Dance party at Plaza Castillo

July 14 -  Pobre de Mi Closing Ceremony


6:45 am – The Pamplonesa music band marches through the streets

8:00 am – Final bull run for the festival  

9:30 am – Giants and Big Heads around Pamplona’s City Center 

10:45 am – Special mass to honor San Fermin 

11:30 am – Activities for Children at Plaza Conde Rodezno

12:00 pm – Band concert at Plaza de la Cruz

12:00 pm – Mid-day marching bands

12:00 pm – Recital de Jotas

12:00 pm – Demonstrations of traditional rural sports at Plaza de los Fueros

1:00 pm – Basque music at Parque la Taconera

1:00 pm – Basque flute players in Plaza San Jose

2:00 pm – Farewell to Giants and Big Heads at Plaza Consistorial

5:30 pm – Caballeros Parade and Music Band from Plaza Consistorial

6:00 pm – Ronde de Jotas - typical songs of Pamplona 

6:30 pm – Corrida de Toros bullfight at Plaza de Toros

7:30 pm – Basque music concert at Parque la Taconera

8:00 pm – El Bosquecillo folkloric music

8:00 pm – Music festival at Plaza de la Cruz

8:30 pm – Music for young people at Plaza de Los Fueros

9:00 pm – Street theater on Carlos III Ave

10:00 pm – Toro de Fuego (firework bull)  

11:00 pm – Fireworks contest

11:59 pm – Pobre de Mi candlelit closing ceremony at Plaza Consistorial