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English - Barcelona Hen Do Spanish - Despedidas de soltera y soltero en Barcelona French - EVJF et EVG à Barcelone

Stag do at San Fermin, Pamplona

A stag do at San Fermín. If you could choose only one party that embodies the concept of overnight fun, there’s no doubt that would be San Fermín. It must be acknowledged that the people of Pamplona know how to enjoy themselves, because they attract thousands of visitors every year from the rocket’s launch until the ‘Podre de mi’. If someone plans to get married and wants to celebrate a high-level send-off, it’s best to organise everything to coincide with San Fermín. Here are a few things you can do to live the best possible San Fermín stag do.

The team at Barcelona Hen Do will ensure that you enjoy the best party in all of Pamplona.

The Chupinazo

What better way to get into the spirit than from the beginning? Arrive in Pamplona and wait for the start signal with the proclamation of the festival and the launching of the rocket. This is known worldwide as ‘El Chupinazo’ and marks the beginning of San Fermín.

From that moment, you can start running, dancing, drinking, and partying in any corner of the city. Pamplona becomes a festive stage where everyone is looking to have a good time.

Running of the bulls

Who has the guts to get up early in the morning, stand in front of the door where the bulls will come out, and run in front of them to the square? This is a stag do at San Fermín. See if you can convince the groom to do it, so he gets used to taking risks. Although deciding to get married at this stage is already a brave step.

City activities

Going out for tapas, touring Pamplona if you don’t know it, sampling the local delicacies or trying the wine should also be on the agenda for every stag do that takes place during San Fermín. Moreover, if you’re going to stay more than one day, you can repeat some experiences or plan it over several days to take things easy.


There are also places in Pamplona where you can organise a stag do with adventure challenges. Gymkhanas, paintball battles, routes in the heart of nature, or accommodation in country houses are not incompatible with heading to the city to enjoy the festivities. There’s time for everything in the stag do, especially if you organise it well.

‘Pobre de mi’ and return home

The so-called ‘pobre de mi’ marks the end of the festivities. A song that virtually everyone knows, with which they bid farewell, waiting for 7th July to come again to repeat the experience.

If you can spend the entire week celebrating the stag do, this is the culmination of a festive experience that everyone should live at least once. If you don’t have as much time, perhaps heading to Pamplona just when this moment is celebrated is the best way to close the stag do. The ‘pobre de mi’ can even have double meanings and turn into a ‘pobre de ti’, in honour of the one getting married…

If you’re going for a stag do at San Fermín, there are tons of things to do. Which ones do you fancy more?

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Enrique Camba

- CEO of Events Marketing Group, an events agency based in Barcelona
- Event organiser since 2011
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