Running of the Bulls® 2021 Dates
Running of the Bulls® 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Learn more about the 2020 Running of the Bulls cancellation. We look forward to hosting you in Pamplona in 2021!
The Running of the Bulls 2021 will be here before we know it and many people are already scheduling their trips. The Running of the Bulls 2021 dates are July 7 – 14, 2021 in Pamplona, Spain. The San Fermin Festival runs from July 6, 2021 at Noon, until July 14, 2021 at Midnight.
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Here is a list of what day these dates fall on in 2021 and the general focus of each day:
Monday, July 5, 2021 : Arrival day for those who want to see the opening ceremony the next day
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 : 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.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 : 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.
Thursday, July 8, 2021: 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.
Friday, July 9, 2021: 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.
Saturday, July 10, 2021: Daily Pamplona bull run and bullfights continue. Weekend day very busy with guests from the rest of Spain – crowded bull run on Saturday mornings.
Sunday, July 11, 2021: 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.
Monday, July 12, 2021: Bull run and bullfights continue. Great arrival day for 4 day/3 night Closing Ceremonies package.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021: Bull running and Pamplona bullfights continue. Must arrive today in order to see the final bull run on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021: 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).
Thursday, July 15, 2021: Typical departure day for people who watch the Closing Ceremonies of the San Fermin Festival.
For a detailed schedule of daily events at the 2021 San Fermin Festival and the Pamplona Running of the Bulls 2021, go to our Running of the Bulls Official Schedule page.
If you would like expert advice on planning your Running of the Bulls trip, use our Pamplona Expert Travel Advice page.