Corpus Christi, TX – February 15, 2019 – Visit Corpus Christi and CITGO are proud to present the 5th annual Fiesta de la Flor signature festival honoring Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla.
This event will be held at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi on April 12 – 13, 2019.
Once again CITGO will be the presenting sponsor. CITGO, a longtime leader in Corpus Christi and generous provider to the community, enhances the quality of life for all of Corpus Christi and Visit Corpus Christi is proud to partner with them for this extraordinary event.
The festival will include great music, food trucks, a Kids Zone and a Mercado that includes more than 80 artisan vendors. A grand fireworks finale show will wrap up the festivities on Saturday night.
The awesome entertainment line-up for this year’s event is as follows:
On Friday, April 12th enjoy music by Multi Grammy-Award winning artists such as Little Joe Y La Familia, Gilbert “Gibby” Velasquez and Friends (David Marez, Joe Posada, Ram Herrera, Ricardo Castillon, Oscar G., and Stevie D.) and Corpus Christi favorite JonMikael Mrez!
On Saturday, April 13th, enjoy non-stop entertainment from pop music sensation Leslie Grace, Jay Perez, Mariachi Campanas de America, Erick Y Su Grupo Massore, Jenny and the Mexicats, Raulito Naviara con Grupo Remedio, Lucky Joe and JonMikael Mrez.
“It is hard to believe it has been five years since we started Fiesta de la Flor,” said Paulette Kluge, CEO of Visit Corpus Christi. “We look forward to another successful festival that celebrates our very own Selena and welcome visitors from all over the world.”
The festival also will feature One Person Unites Us, a sit-down conversation with Suzette Quintanilla, president and CEO of Q Productions, American singer, actress and TV personality Adrienne Bailon. Bailon known for her singing with 3LW and the Cheetah Girls, currently is one of the hosts of syndicated talk show The Real.
Other exciting festival activities include:
El Mercado presented by Herrman and Herrman, PLLC, Attorneys At Law, features over 80 artisans from Mexico, Central America, South America and within the United States. El Mercado will be strategically located inside and outside of the spacious American Bank Center to showcase the art, clothing and accessories crafted by the talented hands of the national and international artisans. Herrman and Herrman has been a staple of the Coastal Bend for nearly two decades and they are excited to give back to the community that they serve through this festival.
La Plaza, presented by Stripes, offers a variety of dishes from dozens of food truck vendors which will be located on-site to serve festival-goers. Stripes will take this opportunity to showcase its very own food truck featuring delicious menu items from Laredo Taco Company, their in-house provider of fresh Tex-Mex food.
El Parque is a kids zone with a variety of immersive experiences that will bring hours of delightful family fun for all children.
Enjoy beverage offerings provided by L&F Distributors. L&F Distributors will offer multiple on-site Cerveza Stations at the festival. As the leading distributor of Anheuser-Busch in south and west Texas and southeastern New Mexico, L&F Distributors is a generous supporter of the Corpus Christi community.
Chevy Dealers of South Texas will have models of the latest and greatest Chevy models and an interactive experience at the festival site for everyone to see.
The American Bank Center Arena serves as a perfect venue to give Fiesta de la Flor guests the opportunity to truly celebrate Selena’s legacy with the Tejano Lowrider Extravaganza. We’ve gathered nationally acclaimed and award-winning cars like the 2019 Lowrider Magazine Car of the Year, “Double Trouble” – a radical custom 1957 custom lowrider with a multi-color patterned paint job painted right here in Corpus Christi. Full custom interior, full custom undercarriage, suspension and Super Engine Compartment… and that’s not all – Texas Championship cars, past winners of the Lowrider Magazine Car of the year. It’s really more than a lowrider show… it’s art and it’s a celebration of the finest work in the car industry. We will also be bringing the Anything for Selenas car from the Selena movie to exhibit at the Tejano Lowrider Extravaganza!
H-E-B will also once again underwrite the festival’s Fireworks Grand Finale, illuminating the Corpus Christi Bay. For more than 100 years, H-E-B has been giving back to its communities and we thank them for their support of Fiesta de la Flor.
Fiesta de la Flor will have a VIP ticket experience for festival attendees. At $100, VIP ticket holders will get a VIP ultimate collector’s edition badge, exclusive Fiesta de la Flor VIP branded wristband, FDLF merch, a VIP FDLF branded water bottle, access to a VIP-only festival merchandise tent, access to a VIP-only beverage station, access to a VIP-only chill zone, special seating 1 hr before “One Person Unites Us”, line jumping all FDLF lines through the duration of the event and 1 hr early entry into the festival both days…and of course, 2-day admission into Fiesta de la Flor! Purchase your VIP ticket for $100 today to secure your spot. There is a very limited quantity of VIP tickets for sale, so make sure you grab yours before they sell out!
Fiesta de la Flor will be held at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi. Festival gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 and at noon on Saturday, April 13. Tickets will be available for purchase at Eventbrite.com. Fiesta de la Flor offers a 2-Day Pass at $25 through Thursday, April 11. Individual day tickets for Friday and Saturday will be sold for $15 each through Thursday, April 11. On Friday, April 12, only individual day tickets will be available at the increased price of $20 for each day. Festival attendees may purchase tickets in person starting March 1 at select H-E-B Business Centers across the state.
For more information, please visit www.fiestadelaflor.com. Follow us on social media at facebook.com/fiestadelaflorcc and Instagram and Twitter @fiestaflorcc for all official festival updates.