CORPUS CHRISTI – Fiesta de la Flor, a major festival honoring the life and legacy of Tejano star Selena Quintanilla Perez will take place in Corpus Christi’s downtown North Bayfront Park on April 17-18, the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau announced on Wednesday.
In a statement released Wednesday, Paulette Kluge, the CEO of the CVB said, “Our team wanted to honor this beautiful, talented woman for the hearts that she has touched and the substantial contributions that she has made to the culture of our city.”
Family members of Selena are excited about this big celebration.
“It’s been a long time we have waited for this to happen. We know what Selena brings as far as tourism on yearly, so better late than never,” said Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s Sister.
“Anything that is going to help perpetuate Selena’s legacy memory and music and the great person that she was. It is awesome, it’s incredible,” said Chris Perez.
Officials estimate about 50,000 people will attend the two day event and be a million dollar economic boost to the area.
Festivities will kick off Friday, April 17, with acts by Steven James & The Jaded, Las Fenix and Grammy award-winning Los Lobos, followed by a special outdoor screening of Selena.
Saturday’s line-up will include local Corpus Christi favorite Clarissa Serna, along with Nina Diaz, Stefani Montiel, Jay Perez & Band, Grammy Award-winning Chris Perez, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning Los Palominos, Latin Grammy Award-winning A.B. Quintanilla & Los Kumbia Kings Allstarz, as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning Little Joe Y La Familia.
Fiesta de La Flor will offer a front gate admission price of $5 for adults and $2 for ages 5 through 12. Children under the age of 5 will be free.